The Chatterbowl allows pet owners to record messages that play back when their furry friends eat or drink. (Via Buzzfeed.) As you know, ridiculous pet products are a favorite of mine. Witness such previous postings: — The pet peek — The “oral hygiene kit” for pets — The dog-powered scooter — “Warm Whiskers” eye pillows […]
The Usborne Book of the Future was published in 1978 and envisions the world in the year 2000 “and beyond.” Some of my favorite predictions include: — the human-robot space exploration teams, — military troops transported by rocket and then dispatched via armed “hovercars,” — these crustacean-like aliens pondering high-tech crystal balls, — (under the […]
Fishing tackle as objets d’art? Damn straight. Field and Stream‘s got an excellent photo gallery of the 50 Greatest Fishing Lures of All Time, many of which are simply beautiful. The Dardevle Spinnie, for example, is awfully pretty. I also love the sleek Rapala, the flamboyant Rooster Tail, the irreverent Hula Popper, and the bulbous […]
Times Online: An Indian entrepreneur has given a new twist to the concept of low-cost airlines. The passengers boarding his Airbus 300 in Delhi do not expect to go anywhere because it never takes off. All they want is the chance to know what it is like to sit on a plane, listen to announcements […]
Taylor Gifts sells some astounding products. Case in point: the Pet Peek, above, which is designed to “satisfy your pup’s curiosity and help reduce barking, scratching and digging every time he senses something on the other side of the fence.” I also quite like the Cooler Scoop and the Heated Taco Bar.
Check out “The Top Ten Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks.” I would kill for a taste of the Pepsi Ice Cucumber. Not to mention the Coolpis Kimchi Drink.
Jorgensen Laboratories: An innovative dental care kit where brushing is literally at your fingertips. A two-piece kit consisting of a regular style toothbrush and a rubber tipped gum massager. The plastic handle fits easily over the end of your finger for fine control of brushing. Makes a difficult job easier and increases owners compliance for […]
Say hello to the Dog Powered Scooter. Related tomfoolery: How many cats would it take to pull a dog sled?
MetroNaps: pods that you can rent for naps. These are new to me. And they’re totally, totally awesome. (This one’s for you, Mike W.) (Via.)
Seriously. Click on the link for a bigger pic of what appears to be a pizza with sausage and cheese embedded in its crust. Can any Japanese readers out there help me with a translation? (Via.)