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Walmart Lets You Swap Old Gadgets for Instant Credit

Walmart Lets You Swap Old Gadgets for Instant Credit
Running low on cash? Have a few gadgets that you can live without? Then you might want to swap the latter for some instant credit at your nearest Walmart. You won’t get cash, but you’ll get an eGift card that you can spend on groceries, clothes, and new gadgets.

‘We Are Unlike You’ is a Not Your Typical Modeling Agency

‘We Are Unlike You’ is a Not Your Typical Modeling Agency
Blonde hair, blue eyes, pearly white teeth, and a winning smile. That’s a description of your typical model. Crooked eyes, gapped teeth, tattooed face, and a gummy smile. That’s a description of some models from the Ugly Model Agency.

London Gives “Smart Bins” the Old Heave Ho

London Gives “Smart Bins” the Old Heave Ho
A year ago, pod-shaped recycling bins were installed all over the UK by Renew London. The so-called “smart bins” definitely look better than your average trash can. Now, you might be wondering, why would trash cans have Wi-Fi capabilities and an LCD installed on front?

Gourmet Dining on the Go: 12-Course Meal in a Can

Gourmet Dining on the Go: 12-Course Meal in a Can
Have you ever had a 12-course meal? The most I’ve had was eight, and I had a hard enough time keeping everything down by the end of the night. However, being too full isn’t a problem with the 12-Course Meal in a Can, for obvious reasons.

Pleygo: Netflix for LEGO

Pleygo: Netflix for LEGO
Why buy when you can rent, especially if you don’t have much to spare? This is true for houses, DVDs, even luxury bags – and now it’s true for LEGO. Sets range in price from a couple of bucks to hundreds of dollars, so if you’re the type who builds a lot but then gets bored with the set after a while, then you might want to consider Pleygo.

Hot in Tokyo: Thigh-vertising

Hot in Tokyo: Thigh-vertising
Remember Beardvertising, where people could pin ads on their beards so they can be walking beardboards? Well, Tokyo-based PR consultant Hidenori Atsumi took a page from that book and came up with their own advertising gimmick that makes use of another body part: women’s thighs.

Japan’s ‘Forever Alone’ Tables: Eat on Your Own Lonely Island

Japan’s ‘Forever Alone’ Tables: Eat on Your Own Lonely Island
So Een Maal was on the right track after all. Japan’s Kyoto University and Kobe University recently installed bocchi seki aka “lonely seats” at their dining halls while refurbishing it. The seats are called as such because they let the people seated finish their meals minus the chitchat that normally comes with dining with others.

Check out This Redditor’s Meme-rrific Proposal

Check out This Redditor’s Meme-rrific Proposal
It was a match made in heaven. So when the time was just right, Redditor SirTechnocracy put together a heart-wrenching proposal that made fellow Redditors and non-Redditors alike swoon. Last Monday morning, he posted a link of a gallery to AdviceAnimals.

Take a Bite of This $330,000 Lab-Grown Burger

Take a Bite of This $330,000 Lab-Grown Burger
I love burgers and I love steaks. I love vegetables (some of them) and I love the environment. Unfortunately, you can’t really love all of them at once (with the exception of veggies) because raising cattle is extremely taxing on the environment.

Woman Pays $1,300 for Two iPhones, Gets Two Apples Instead

Woman Pays $1,300 for Two iPhones, Gets Two Apples Instead
I don’t know why this keeps happening to people. Maybe because some people just don’t do their research first before handing over their money? Regardless, this story should be a cautionary tale to most people who buy gadgets from unauthorized and unverified merchants online.

Bought a Snowblower, and Then it Doesn’t Snow? Toro Has You Covered

Bought a Snowblower, and Then it Doesn’t Snow? Toro Has You Covered
It’s still sunny and warm here in Chicago, but Winter is only a few months off if you can believe it. If you live somewhere that it snows occasionally, but don’t want to spend money on a snowblower for fear that it won’t actually snow this season?

Netflix Removes Star Trek III to Fix the Klingon and Vulcan Subtitles

Netflix Removes Star Trek III to Fix the Klingon and Vulcan Subtitles
Apparently, Netflix pulled Star Trek III: The Search for Spock from its instant streaming service. The company has had much criticism over errors in the way it’s streaming movies, especially the subtitles. Specifically, they pulled The Search for Spock to correct the Vulcan and Klingon subtitles.

Tooth Sensor Tells Your Doctor If You’re Over-Eating or Smoking When You Shouldn’t Be

Tooth Sensor Tells Your Doctor If You’re Over-Eating or Smoking When You Shouldn’t Be
People lie to their doctors all the time, even though it’s for their own good. There’s a new invention in the works that makes it impossible to deny you had that extra slab of steak or that you smoked a couple of cigarettes: tooth sensors.

Hello Lamp Post Lets You Have a Conversation with Your City

Hello Lamp Post Lets You Have a Conversation with Your City
How many people do you know in your city? Hello Lamp Post won’t exactly let you meet or talk with anyone specific, but it will allow you to listen to the thoughts, comments, and other random ramblings of others who live in the city.

Camp Grounded is Digital Detox for Adults

Camp Grounded is Digital Detox for Adults
When a night out involves bringing two smartphones, a music player, a 7-inch tablet, and a 10-inch tablet, then you know you’ve got a problem. Most people are addicted to tech these days, and it ruins more social events than you think.

Teen Creates Flashlight Powered by the Heat of Your Hands

Teen Creates Flashlight Powered by the Heat of Your Hands
In times of great emergency, a flashlight is definitely one of the essentials to have, aside from food and water. When the electricity is out and it’s night time, you might have to stay in place and wait for the sun to rise if you don’t have a torch with you.