Life magazine has put together a special collection of dumb inventions from the past. What were they thinking? Curved Barrel Machine Gun, 1953 M3 sub-machine gun with a curved barrel for shooting around corners. Baby Cage, 1937 A nanny...

iPad Printing: Solved

Brilliantcrank over at Engadget has come up with a simple workaround for the iPad printing problem. Have a great weekend! Photo by Engadget.

The King Of The Pranksters

He was born Soren Adam Sorensen in Denmark in 1879 and migrated to the US with his family at age four, and grew up in Perth Amboy, New Jersey where his father operated a saloon. In...
According to Studio5.com, the pillow tie was invented by BYU student Thomas Brown as a project for an entrepreneur class. His idea soon blossomed into an online company where people could order these funny, yet...
I didn't catch all of the Super Bowl commercials, but this one from CareerBuilder.com accurately describes how I felt before I started my own business. How about you?
Mashable: What’s the best selling office product on Amazon.com this New Year? Perhaps printer ink and paper for all those holiday pics? Cases for all the new laptops received this Christmas? Try: none of the above. Currently leading...
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Video: Death to Pennies

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To some it may be a waste of time, to Joseph Herscher it is fun. He has designed a Rube Goldberg-style, 19 step system to turn the pages of his newspaper.

Why I Didn’t Think Of That?

Unique products to inspire and amuse. Cat & Dog Toothpaste Caps. Finally, a reason to brush. Snow Shorts. Armour for your bum. Sweet Caffeine Beef Jerky. I'm giving up coffee! The Pillowig. A perfect gift for your narcoleptic friends. Photos...

Wacky Patents

Just because you can get a patent doesn't mean you should. Dad Saddle Patent awarded: 2002 Patent says: "A number of devices have been devised for carrying infants and young children. Such devices often are not appropriate or...
Necessity is the mother of invention. The father is unknown. Golf Ball Launcher. Par 4? Forget it! Crazy Earphones. Just Don't Poke A Q-tip In Your Ear. Twirling Battery Charger. Become Your Own Power Company. Treasure Seeker Shoes. Walk...
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Happy April Fools Day!

If there was ever a day to watch your back, today would be it. Pranks are everywhere, including your inbox. If you love the newest game systems that allow you to use your body as...
Mental Floss has put together an interesting list of foods that didn’t have a very long shelf-life. Coffee-Flavored Jell-O (Celery, Too!) Flower-Flavored PEZ The Chicken Dinner Candy Bar Funky Fries Photos by Mental Floss.
A selection of products to amuse and inspire. The Drib Pair it with your Snuggie and pig out on your sofa. Wine Glass Holder Necklace After a few glasses this will come in REAL handy. Powerlung Proven to make breathing more...
That's Not How You Start a Business #1
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Here's one from last Sunday's Close to Home. There's a long line in front of the women's restroom, and no waiting at all for the men's room. An enterprising business person has set up a...

What They Did Before Fame

Names like Levi Strauss and Rube Goldberg are generally well known for many reasons, but the Quincy Herald Whig looks at what these people did before they reached fame. Levi Strauss (1829-1902) Twenty-four-year-old Levi Strauss...