Those stress toys are supposed to help relieve your angst as you squeeze and just generally abuse them. So you’d think they could stand up to a lot of stress themselves. How much? Pyrogirl aimed to find out how much this pig stress toy could take.
The fragile nature of the traditional piggy bank was meant to force you to save your money until you really needed it, but it also meant you couldn’t count how much you already saved unless you break the thing open.
Remember that clever USB hub and drive combo that looked like a pig and her piglets? At the time, it was just a design concept, and now it’s been made real. As a matter of fact, we’re getting a whole series of mama animals and their younglings in USB form.
We’ve seen plenty of USB drives, but this design is super cute if you like pigs. Funny thing, not everyone like pigs, but we all love bacon. Anyway, this concept USB design by Weplaygod is pretty neat and I don’t even like pigs.
Art Lebedev is harnessing the power of the pig with their new power strip concept. The Svintus Power Strip Pig concept makes a lot of sense as it doesn’t take up a lot of space, yet gives you many outlets to plug your gadgets into.
When I was much younger, my mom gave me a tin can with a coin slot on top. She instructed me to drop any spare change I had to save up for a rainy day. I examined the can up close and saw that it was actually a free piggy bank tin that was being given away by a local bank.
Speakal has been peddling some iPhone and iPod speaker docks for a while that are very strange and look like animals and various other things. The company had the iPig a few years back and is back with a new versions of the iPig called the Cool iPig.
Scientists in the Netherlands managed to create artificial meat using muscle cells extracted from a live pig combined with “a broth of other animal products”, which allowed the muscle cells to multiply and form muscle tissue.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have invented a machine that can keep an animal heart functional even after it has been removed from its body. Freaky. Andrew Richards, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, designed the “dynamic heart system”, which “pumps fluid through a pig heart so that it functions in a very realistic way.”
It is said that Jesus is the King of Kings, and that three kings visited him when he was born. So what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to plaster a huge strip of bacon – made from The Meat of Kings (try it with onion rings) – on your screen while you’re surfing?
Looking for a place to keep all that loose change you’ve been saving up since you gave up on tipping the baristas at the Starbucks? Keep ’em all in this whimsical piggy bank that chows down on your coinage before it heads deep into its porty, porky belly.
These piggy banks from i-Kiddo are not only goofy looking, but they’re actually quite tech savvy.
The i-Panda and i-Piggy digiBanks automatically identify each coin placed in the bank, then calculate the total and display them on the bank’s LCD screen.
These hand sewn cases for the iPod Nano are pretty goofy looking if you ask me. They’re certainly not the typical sleek metal or plastic cases you usually see.
Individually crafted by artist Anna Lee (a.k.a.