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Some Business Ideas Are Just Plain Crazy

I was at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference looking for the wackiest, nonsensical start-up with an idea so wild that your jaw drops.


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Early Moving Color Images Rewrite Film History

THERE is not much of a plot – a goldfish in a bowl – but the scene and others from the same rolls of film have been revealed as the earliest colour moving images ever made in a discovery that has been hailed as ”rewriting film history”.


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The Windi: Gas Relief For Babies

A natural solution for colic, constipation, and other gas-related problems, The Windi works instantly and does not require ingestion of any drops or medication.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: September 16

1620 – The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America 1863 – Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.


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Preventing Entrepreneurial Burnout

Schedule many regular micro-breaks.


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Ostrich Eggs: A Really Bad Investment

Several years ago, a client of Stewart McLauchlan said he had an “opportunity to purchase some ostrich eggs at below the current market,”


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The Man Who Makes Money Off Earthquakes

The QuakeGuard system on which SWS was founded differs from other earthquake detection technologies because it provides the user with a different kind of information, Dickson said.


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NYC’s Doggie Playground

“To make a long story short, I decided after 20 years of managing audio/video post production facilities both in New York and San Francisco, that I was tired of running other people’s businesses and I also felt that I was stuck in an industry that had changed dramatically and I was no longer interested in,” she tells me.


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Rent An Expert

A faded starlet dancing at an oligarch’s birthday bash.


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Inventor Makes Low-Cost Prosthetic Hand

Constructed from plastic, each finger and joint on the hand operates individually.