There are millions of prescription drugs and medication on the market these days. But sometimes the side effects of these pills are worse than the reason you are taking them in the first place. These are some of the weirdest medication side effects.
Tetracycline has been used for fighting bacteria for decades. It’s so powerful that it has found its way as an acne treatment in teens. After a few decades, doctors started noticing that while it did get rid of acne, it also caused discoloration in teeth. The chemical reaction that causes the discoloration happens inside of the tooth, and if the acne treatment is continued, the teeth can go from yellow to a brown, or grey hue. The most effective way to treat the tetracycline stained smile is to replace them with porcelain veneers.
In 2009, a man was stopped at the airport when his fingerprints couldn’t be recorded. It turned out that his cancer medication was causing his fingerprints to vanish. The cancer treatment drug Capecitabine is known to cause swelling in the hands and feet, called hand-foot syndrome. This syndrome can also cause the skin to peel and cause blisters. Though it is rare, this can affect someone’s fingerprints, but after stopping the medication, your fingerprints will go back to normal.
Hypotension is when someone has abnormally low blood pressure. But your blood pressure is sure to soar when you notice that the blue in the toilet isn’t from your toilet cleaner. There are medications used to treat hypotension that contain methylene blue, and this substance is known to turn urine blue. It’s more likely that the methylene blue will cause your urine to be more of a green when eliminated. Reaching a true blue isn’t as common, but is totally possible.
Featured in Forbes’ 30 under 30 – twice – Param Jaggi gained a reputation while still in high school, when he invented a world changing device to convert the carbon dioxide emitted by cars into oxygen. As a child, Jaggi pursued projects related to saving the environment and world problems. By the time he was learning to drive in 2008, and still passionate about the environment, Jaggi sought to invent a device that would reduce his carbon footprint, after seeing the amount of fumes released from a car. At just 17 years old, he built his bio-reactor. Filled with algae, and therefore named the Algae Mobile, the device fits over a car’s tailpipe, allowing the algae to convert the toxic gas. His invention won Jaggi an award from the Environmental Protection Agency.
While diving with his family in Greece, 16-year-old Boyan Slat was shocked to see so much plastic in the sea. Millions of tons of plastic have littered the world’s oceans over the last few decades, and Slat was shocked to learn that there was no clear solution for cleaning up the sea. He became determined to do something about it. Rather than attempting to clean the ocean by picking up the litter, which would take thousands of years, Slat designed a system that would allow the litter to come to him. By creating an array of floating barriers anchored to the seabed, Slat’s invention would catch and concentrate floating debris, while allowing sea life to pass through it. The collected plastic could then be recycled or made into oil. Having already raised over $2 million, in 2017 Slat is set to deploy a pilot device near the Japanese island of Tsushima.
The trampoline was first conceived by George Nissen when he was just a boy, and it’s probably one of the most fun toys on the planet. While visiting a circus with his parents, Nissen became fascinated by the trapeze artists as they bounced and flipped onto safety nets. In love with the act, he imagined how exciting it would be if the gymnasts could just keep bouncing and flipping when they dropped. As a University student, Nissen worked with his gymnastics coach Larry Griswold on bringing his bouncy dreams to life. They later went on to form the Griswold-Nissen Trampoline and Tumbling Company in 1941, selling the trampoline around the world and even getting orders from the US forces, which wanted to use it as a training tool. By the mid 1960s the trampoline invention was so popular that Nissen no longer bothered to enforce the patent. But, as popular as the trampoline became, it wasn’t until the year 2000 that Nissen actually achieved his lifetime goal. Trampolining was finally inducted into the Sydney Olympics, receiving the respectability as a sport that Nissen had dreamed of as a child.
Braille is the tactile writing system used by blind and visually impaired people. But did you know that a child invented the revolutionary communication system? Born in 1809, Louis Braille was blinded in both eyes when he was just a few years old. But nonetheless he was able to excel in his education, earning a scholarship to France’s Royal Institute for Blind Youth. While there, Braille learned about ‘night writing’, a code that had been devised by Captain Charles Barbier. Made up of dots and dashes impressed into thick paper, the code allowed soldiers to communicate silently and without any light. Inspired by this, Braille set about creating his own system, specifically for the needs of the blind. By 1824, at the age of 15, Braille’s system was complete. But his school refused to teach it. Braille spent the rest of his life refining and extending the system, but it wasn’t until 1854, two years after his death, that the Institute finally adopted the system. Braille’s invention eventually spread throughout the French-speaking world and today it is used internationally.
Having been a child prodigy, Blaise Pascal grew up to become one of France’s most celebrated mathematicians and physicists. Influenced by his father’s role as a tax accountant, at the age of 18 Pascal invented the first mechanical calculator – this was in the year 1642! The calculator used metal wheel dials to perform additions and subtractions, and it was also able to perform more complicated tasks, such as division and multiplication. Incredibly, it used similar techniques to those employed by modern computers. After making 50 prototypes of his invention, he presented them to the public. This led to King Louis XIV of France granting him exclusive rights to design and manufacture calculating machines. Although the calculator didn’t become a successful commercial venture, it marked a step forward in employing the use of machines to make boring tasks easier.
Now an international sport with millions of participants, water skiing was first demonstrated in the summer of 1922, when 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson invented it. Skilled at the water sport aquaplaning, which required standing on a board while being pulled by a powerboat, the adventurous teenager came up with the idea for water skiing as a new take on snow-based skiing. Experimenting with both wooden barrels and snow skis, Samuelson eventually made water skis out of pine boards, bending the tips by softening the wood with boiling water. Samuelson’s skiing attracted attention from the local community, but he failed to register his invention for patent, which later went to inventor Fred Waller. However, 50 years after his invention, Samuelson was recognized for his role in the sport and made the guest of honor at a celebration for the water skiing 50th anniversary, in 1972.
A hot day isn’t complete without an ice pop, but it took the innocence of a child to invent this delicious summertime snack. Frank Epperson was just 11 years old when he was mixing a drink of powdered soda and water. He became distracted and forgot about the drink, leaving the glass with a mixing stick on his front porch on a cold night. When he found it again, it was morning and the drink had completely frozen. Epperson was excited by his accidental but tasty invention. He named it the Epsicle and seventeen years later he was serving it at a local ball. The frozen treats were a massive hit, which led Epperson to experiment with a variety of flavors. A quick name change to Popsicle and the rest is essentially frozen confectionary history.
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A self-professed ‘typical teenager’, 18-year-old Eesha Khare was away from home with a dead cell phone when she came up with her futuristic invention, which allows cell phones to be fully charged in less than 30 seconds. Having been fascinated by inventive science her whole life, Khare used the opportunity to develop a supercapacitor. The energy storage device holds a great amount of energy in a small amount of space, meaning that people wouldn’t have to rely on electrical outlets. Not only could the device charge phones, but hypothetically it could be scaled up to charge electric cars as well. Khare submitted her invention to the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award and came in as runner up, winning $50,000. Impressively, her design caught the attention of big corporations including Intel and Google.
Children get a bad rep for watching TV for hours on end, so it makes sense that the man who made it all happen was a child himself. Philo Farnsworth was just 15 years old when he had the idea for the world’s first electric television. An electronics whiz kid, Farnsworth sought to revolutionize the image scanning method of the time, which was purely mechanical and involved scanning an image through a spinning disc with holes, before the image was projected onto a screen. Having been inspired by watching the back and forth motion of plows in fields, a young Farnsworth came up with an innovative way that images could be scanned electronically, as a series of lines. Farnsworth drew up sketches of his invention and presented the idea to his chemistry teacher. Four years later he was actually able to realize his idea with the help of funding from his friends. The invention worked and Farnsworth secured his place as one of the forefathers of television.
For the last 39 years, the US state of Maine has marked the first day of winter by celebrating Chester Greenwood Day, in honor of the 15 year old who invented the modern day earmuff, all the way back in 1873. An avid ice skater, Chester Greenwood would often find that he’d be forced to cut his fun short, due to his ears becoming too cold. As he was allergic to wool caps, Greenwood approached his grandma and asked her to sew together some ‘ear muffs’ made of wire, beaver fur and cloth. Although he was initially mocked for his strange ear protectors, Greenwood’s friends soon realized that they served a real purpose, and before long everyone was wearing them. As an adult, Greenwood built a small factory and began mass-producing his ear protectors. When WW1 broke out, Greenwood’s factory was enlisted to provide earmuffs for thousands of troops, and by 1936 the company was producing 400,000 pairs a year.
1. Jules Undersea Lodge
Located in Key Largo, Florida, The Jules Undersea Lodge started its existence at the La Chalupa research laboratory in the early 1970’s. It has been an undersea lodge for last 30 years, and entrance by scuba diving only. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be certified to get access to this lodge, which is 21 feet underwater. The lodge offers a three-hour scuba course so that visitors can safely get to the location. Compressed air prevents the structure from flooding, and it also looks like a reef from the outside so that local wildlife can still have a place to settle.
2. Poseidon Undersea Resort
Conceived and developed by U.S. submarines, Inc. Poseidon is a proposed chain of five underwater resort that first gained media attention in 2008. While there has been a lot of hype over these underwater habitats, construction keeps getting postponed for what we assume is due to engineering & architectural difficulties. The plans include a 22 room building with a library, SPA, and 1200 square foot suite. Breaking ground is still anticipated & people can be added to a mailing list for advance reservations on the company website.
3. Water Discus
The water discus hotel is still in the planning stages, but already it is proving to become one of the most incredible underwater structures in history. Designed by deep ocean technology, it will be located in Dubai and will feature 21 luxury rooms underwater along with a beautiful lobby and scuba diving lessons. There will also be an above water structure as well for those who don’t wish to go below the surface of the water. Plans were announced in 2012 & it’s becoming one of the most anticipated hotel openings of the decade.
H2OME is the first conception of an underwater house, where people, who have a lot of money can pay the US Submarine Structures company to build an underwater house of dream. The underwater houses will be two floor with two bedrooms, 600 square feet of space, a dining room, and a lounge. All sitting at around 60 feet below the ocean surface. The underwater houses will cost about $10 million each and interested buyers can be added to a waiting list. Of course, there will be windows and special feeding technology to encourage wildlife to pay you a visit.
5. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
Ithaa is an underwater restaurant located about 16 feet below the surface that opened in 2004. The restaurant’s anticipated lifespan is only about 20 years and located at the Conrad Maldives Rangoli Island in alif dhaal atoll in the republic of Maldives. The restaurant’s capacity is only 14 people and the structure is about 16 by 30 feet and offers a 270-degree panoramic view of the ocean floor. Entrance to the restaurant is done by a staircase that is located at the end of a jetty. So no diving or swimming is required.
6. Utter Inn
The Utter Inn isn’t very glamorous, but it is one of the first underwater structures that is still functioning today. In 2000, a Swedish man by the name of Mikael Genberg built the Utter Inn at Vasteras, Sweden. As a way to make art available to the public. Located a little over 9 feet under the surface of lake Malaren, guests can sleep in the bunker, which has panoramic views of the underwater area. Genberg will even deliver dinner to guests. Reservations book way ahead in advance, and the summer months are the most popular time to stay at the Inn.
Aquarius is one of the last underwater research facilities in the world & is located off of the Florida keys. The structure is owned by Florida international university & is only used by their research students who stay there 10 days at a time. The structure can house 6 people at a time and is located about 120 feet below the ocean surface. Making it one of the deepest underwater structures in existence. There is air conditioning, refrigerators, plumbing, and even internet access.
Tektite was founded in 1969 by four aquanaunts for the purpose of training astronauts for long trips to space. Located in Great Lameshur Bay, Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The original four aquanauts stayed in the metal structure from February to April of 1969 and a second Tektite project came around in 1970. The second project facilitated about 11 different missions where 53 astronauts spent 2-3 weeks in the structure as part of their training. Both structures featured bunkers as well as a research base. The facility is no longer functioning but has been immortalized into a museum.
Hydrolab was conceived by the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration (NOAA). As a research base for scientific study of the Atlantic ocean. The structure was located off of the Virgin Islands about 131 feet deep underwater on the ocean floor. It was a small space about 16 feet long and about 8 feet tall with running water, bunks, and viewpoints to observe the ocean. Hydrolab eventually closed in 1986 and now resides at the museum of natural history.
Subsix is the first underwater nightclub, located in Maldives and submerges into the Indian ocean. The nightclub sits a little over 19 feet below the surface and is located about a quarter of a mile off the beach. The nightclub is owned by Niyama Resorts and has proven to be of the most popular nightclubs in the area. With ultra-violet lighting and hip interior decorating people of all ages can enjoy the nightclub with panoramic views of the surrounding ocean.
1. Antelope Canyon, USA
Formed by an erosion of Navajo sandstone, it only took a time and many monsoon seasons to create these swirling passageways through the Antelope Canyons. The speed of sand and water rushing through the slot canyon sections is what created the smoothed over walls of these now very deep corridors of the sandstone history.
2. Ice Cave, Iceland
When rain and the melting water glaze over the ice and creep into crevices, we can witness what frozen water looks like as cold wind creates the sculpted grotto. Its cavelike form was created by the streams melting numerous holes along the surface until it created a long tunnel of intricate icy walls.
3. Glass Beach, California
In Fort Bragg, California you can find the product of early twentieth century garbage dumping turning from distasteful to beautiful. As the waves pounded over glass, dismantled automobiles and appliances all that was left was the glass and pottery completely smoothed over and colorful. This beach now exists as a proof that the power of nature can wash away man’s destructive ways.
Vacationers are strictly not allowed to take glass stones out of the park, but in spite of this, you can find them in other places on the coast. Many people go in Fort Bragg to see Glass Beach in the summertime. Also, the period during the end of May, before the Day of Remembrance, the festival of glass takes place.
As known from different sources, the glass decomposes from 500 to 1000 years. So in about a thousand years the incredible Glass Beach will turn into an ordinary sand beach. But now it is one of the most beautiful places and the unique beach, that was created by man and nature. To avoid losing the sights and stop the damage from water, periodically beach replenishes with glass. Thanks to this the summer visitors are able to enjoy the Glass Beach in full beauty again and again.
4. Zhangye Danxia landform geological park, China
In Gansu Province, lies the most unusual steep cliffs displaying jewel tone colors in rock formations and it’s the result or red sandstone and mineral deposits that have been laid down for the last 24 million years. About 100 million years ago, there was a huge internal basin. Water was carrying here from the surrounding silt. Then the basin went dry, as a result of global high temperatures. Thanks to arid conditions, sediment started to oxidize and became the color of rust.
The red layer, that was 3,700 meters thick, formed in the basin about 70 million years ago. It’s also known, as the chalk bed. At the top was a solid layer, which was 1,300 meters thick. This layer gradually formed Danxia Mountain peaks in the Cretaceous period. According to scientists, the mountains Zhangye Danxia continue changing and grow to this day, for 10 000 years, they are higher by about 87 centimeters. The mountains were included in UNESCO World Heritage List, making them more popular among foreign tourists from around the world. Now you can see laid wooden walkway and organized safe viewing platforms, so that everyone could feel part of this unearthly beauty created by nature itself.
5. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
A path overgrown with greenery creating an air of mystique and romance is located deep in the forests of Ukraine, it’s about 24 km from the city of Rivne-near the town of Klevan. Thicket of trees and bushes, that are intertwined with each other tight, have created this fine arched tunnel.
Tunnel is a place of pilgrimage for tourists and couples in love. In the warm season, the green alley is good for making photos of newlyweds. There is a legend, that if a couple in love, who will pass through the tunnel, make a wish, this wish will come true.
The length of this wonderful green arch in the woodland is about 4 km. Also, it’s still used by trains to transport wood to a local factory.
6. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
In County Antrim on the Northern coast of Northern Ireland contains a unique attraction, where 40000 interlocking basalt columns remain due to a volcanic eruption over 50 million years ago. These columns were featured on Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” album.
7. Naica Mine, Mexico
Discovered back in 2000, this limestone cave filled with glistening crystal beams is as big as a football field and as high as a two story building. Besides the beauty that vaults these caverns, be wary if you are to visit as temperatures reach up to 112 degrees Fahrenheit or about 44 degrees Celsius with 90 to 100% humidity. Enough to leave you shimmering with sweat just like a crystal.
8. Red Beach, China
This beach in Panjin, China bears seaweeds called Sueda which grow green during in April and last throughout the summer. Once autumn hits, these seaweeds turn a most vibrant red.
9. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
If you weren’t sure where to find the most surreal place on Earth then check out Salar du Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats. It’s said to have been formed by transformations between several prehistoric lakes. Walking along the salt flat must really feel like walking through a hallucination.
10. “Gates of hell”, Turkmenistan
This frightening yet somehow fantastic 70 meter wide phenomenon can be found in the middle of the Karakum Desert. Caused by Soviet geologists drilling into a cavern in 1971 the ground had collapsed due to a build-up of natural gas. This large gate of inferno appeared after attempting to set ablaze. The poisonous gas discharge in hopes it would burn off. However, the blazing breath of this pit is still flaming on to this day.
1. Candy pouch
Who misses the nostalgia of childhood and candy necklaces? Surely your beau does! Bring back a simpler time with this tasty gift of an edible candy posing pouch. We are sure your Fella’s package will feel safe and secure while you chomp each one of those candy bits off for just $20. Oh wow… No! No! Actually, that sounds horrible!
2. Smitten mittens
Nothing says “I love you so mush that I want everyone who has met us to forcibly vomit for the rest of forever”. That is at least what this abhorrent invention seems to scream.
3. A custom nude portrai
In an age where the selfie is king and dick pics are just as common as pictures of sunsets, why not class things up by gifting that special someone a hand painted a portrait of every naked inch of you? All you have to do is send a photo of yourself and $100 to someone you don’t know and surely everything will turn out very romantic.
4. Salami bouquet
Flowers are always a sweet sentiment but their lives are just so fleeting, quite unlike that of the lifespan of salami. For $150 you can solve your flower conundrum by instead ordering a bouquet of a dozen salami directly to your lover’s door. Unlike flowers, we are sure these fine logs of meat will only get better with age.
5. Brief jerky
There is something about the act of giving a loved one a present that seems to always bring meat to mind. If that forementioned salami-bouquet isn’t quite your speed, then how about a pair of brief jerky? These custom made panties are one hundred percent made from the highest quality of preserved meats and designed to thrill your partner and sate your carnivorous passion. That’s so sweet!
1. Crooked teeth
While north Americans put so much emphasis on braces in order to have that perfectly straight smile, in Japan, the yaeba phenomenon is becoming an increasingly popular trend. Yaeba literally means “double tooth” and it is the art of purposely giving yourself crooked teeth. People in Japan love the snaggletooth because it apparently makes a woman look more cute and youthful… Kinda like when a kid’s teeth haven’t fully grown in yet. Women looking to score this look can get a procedure called ‘tsuke yaeba’ which caps the regular tooth with a snaggletooth for the low price of $400 US per tooth! The yaeba craze has even spawned an all-yaeba Japanese girl group called TYB48.
2. Ear stretching
Ear stretching is a beauty practice in many parts of Africa, particularly amongst the Maasai men & women of Kenya. The earlobes are gradually stretched out using heavy jewelry, stones, and bits of elephant tusk. The larger and more elongated the holes are, the more appealing they become as they show who has been in the tribe longest. Once they have been stretched, the holes are adorned with beautiful jewelry and beadwork.
3. Big booties
In the Kim Kardashian era, big butts suddenly became the envy of many a woman in North America. The buttocks infatuation only continues to grow with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Kylie Jenner, and Jennifer Lopez, all setting standards for what a sexy butt should look like. Much emphasis has been put on the female posterior specifically in the west, as women focus on plumping up their bums and proudly parading them around, with women in other parts of the world such as Korea, not really understanding the appeal.
4. Lip plates
Certain African and amazonian tribes have a beauty standard that others may find strange, but amongst these groups, it has become a beautiful tradition to wear large lip plates. When a girl reaches puberty, her two bottom teeth are removed to make way for a piercing in the lower lip. A clay or wooden plate is then inserted into the hole and is gradually replaced with larger plates as she gets older, similar to the ear stretching practice. The larger the plate, the more desirable the woman becomes, as a large plate signifies beauty, maturity, and a woman’s value in cattle.
5. Foot binding
Also knows as “lotus” feet, foot binding was the practice in imperial China. Of binding a girl’s feet when she reached the age of five, to stop them from growing. The toes were bent underneath the sole of the foot which was a very dangerous procedure resulting in illness, infection, and even death. Women with lotus feet were identified by their unique walk and foot shape and were considered the most beautiful and sexually pleasing. Because their feet meant they were of such high status that they didn’t have to work. Those who were poor and were unable to have their feet bound. Meant that they needed their regular foot shape to work all day long, this giving them a lower rank in society. This practice was banned in 1912 but up until recently, elderly Chinese women could be seen bearing the lasting effects of foot binding.
Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge
This was an odd trend that ended up being hilarious for onlookers. Teens all over the world wanted to get the same plump lips that Kylie Jenner has, and started going through extreme measures to accomplish this. Teens and young put a shot glass on their lips and suck all the air out, causing friction and swelling. However, doctors have spoken out against the challenge saying it causes disfigurement, bruising, and possible scarring if the shot glass broke.
Bull Semen Hair Treatment
This trend is pretty gross, but people swore it was effective. If you wanted to look sexy and join the popular crowd, then you got your hair conditioned with bull semen. One of the hottest salons in the world, Hari Salem in London, swears that the treatment is sanitary and safe. Basically, anyone who was anyone got this treatment.
China deals with its share of air pollution and toxic fumes on a regular basis. So much so that wearing pollution masks are a common trend in various parts of the country. However, designers made a bizarre choice and decided to create designer pollution masks with different designs. He trend took off and sexiness was judged based on a style, design, and how it shaped your face. Luckily, this trend didn’t last long as the priority for health trumped style.
Mexican Pointy Boots
These shoes are the products of Tim Burton movies, as this fancy footwear could be made at home. This trends started several years ago by a man in Northeastern Mexico when he attached 3-4 inches of foam to his footwear. For whatever reason, the trend was picked up by the younger generation and was seen in night clubs and dance competitions.
Sheep Embryo Injections
This is probably one of the grosser trends that were once considered to be sexy, as the outcome produced something sexy to look at. In the 70’s and 80’s, Debbie Harry was a regular user of sheep Embryos and got injections in her face in order to look younger. It was something all of the celebrities were doing, and even though the trend eventually died off, many people yearn for its return.
Speaking of a bigger butt, today people can get any kind of surgery done on them to look more beautiful and skinnier. One such enhancement is bum implants. There have been many celebrities who had this surgery and fans and admirers have followed suit so they can have a similar body. In a society where a bigger butts is traditionally frowned upon, this is a weird trend that has permanent results.
What better way to look sexy than to make your butt look bigger? Technically you can argue that we haven’t grown out of this bizarre trend, but now we’re going with the most natural look as opposed to stuffing our dresses with pillows and fabric. A bigger butt meant more money, and more money means sexiness.
In the late 18th century, syphilis was a common ailment among people in France. The std caused baldness, and instead of grabbing a wig a normal hair color, the french aristocracy reached for powered wigs. These wigs were very expensive and wearing them tuned into a demonstration of wealth and sexiness.
This trend has recently stopped, thank goodness. It was hot in Japan for several years, and people around the world had no idea how to respond. These bagel shaped saline injections were a major part of Japan’s body modification scene. Because the injections were made of saline, they only lasted about 16 hours after the body absorbed the fluid.
Mini pigs are pigs that have been selectively downsized over many generations in order to produce a pig that stays small, and can therefore make a great indoor pet. A mini pig will generally grow 12-16 inches and will reach 25-65 pounds; similar to a smaller dog. Mini pigs need a lot of attention; they do best with a companion pig to keep them company. They work well for people with allergies because they have coarse hair, called bristles, rather than fur. Like their larger counterparts, mini pigs enjoy a roll in the mud outdoors every so often.
The hedgehog is a carnivorous animal that originates from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Hedgehogs have excellent hearing and sense of smell, but weak eyesight. As the hedgehog forages for food in hedges), he makes a grunting noise that is similar to that of a hog, thus the name “hedgehog.” Hedgehogs are nocturnal, which means that they can be a bit grumpy when you try to handle them during the day. If the animal is feeling anti-social, he will roll into a ball, stick out his spines and make a clicking noise with his tongue; they are like cute spike-balls with an attitude.
A pygmy goat is a breed of miniature domestic goat. Pygmy goats tend to be kept as pets primarily though also work well as milk producers and working animals. The pygmy goat is quite hardy, an asset in a wide variety of settings, and can adapt to just about every climate. These goats are pretty much just wacky animals, they like jumping on random surfaces and usually have a good amount of energy. They also need companions, which means if you buy one, you need to buy a second one. Altogether, the pygmy goat makes a great pet.
Sugar gliders are generally 5 to 12 inches (120 to 320 millimeters) long with a tail that is 6 to 9 inches (150 to 230 millimeters) long. Their fur is bluish-gray with a pale belly and a dark stripe that runs down the back. Sugar gliders have gliding membranes that allow efficient movement. Sugar gliders are nocturnal and are energetic at night. They make noises such as chirping, barking, and chattering. They feed on insects and on the sap, gum, and nectar from various trees and plants. In the wild, they live in colonies that nest in tree hollows.
The Fennec Fox is the smallest fox in the world. They can be found at zoos, and even in a few homes as pets, all over the world, but their native habitat is the deserts of North Africa. They have some pretty neat genetic tricks to help them survive the harsh desert environment. Fennec Foxes are nocturnal and have huge ears( for finding prey at night); they are pretty small and have very thick sandy fur. These foxes are harmless to humans and make awesome pets as long as you have an adequate amount of space in your home.
The Genet is a slender, cat-like carnivore, recognized by a crest of long, black hairs that runs from the shoulders, along the back to the base of the tail, which can be erected when threatened. The Genet has a rather large head, rounded ears, and brown eyes. Spotted Genets are very similar to cats, they are somewhat skittish, eat the same food, are strong hunters, and are about the same size and shape, although if you ever get the choice between a cat and a Genet, pick the Genet, they are way cooler.
Capybaras are the largest rodents on earth. Adult Capybaras are typical between 3 – 4 feet long and can weigh between 100 and 150 pounds. Capybaras1 heads resemble those of other rodents but are much larger. They have small ears and legs relative to their bodies. Capybaras are well-suited for living in and near the water. Their webbed feet make them excellent swimmers, helping to propel them through the water quickly. Capybaras also have the ability to hide under water for extended periods of time by holding their noses just above the surface.
A Serval, or Felis Serval, is a member of the feline family. They are native to Africa, where they thrive in a variety of habitats including savannas, bush, thickets and moors near rivers and streams. Servals are nocturnal, which is something to take into consideration. Servals are basically giant house cats with lots of instinct. These cats are usually pretty playful, but have a ton of energy and sometimes some of that primal instinct comes out, so you have to be careful. Generally they make great pets as long as you have a decent sized home.
The Wallaroo is a macroscopic that is part of the kangaroo family. These sturdy marsupials generally are reddish-gray, tan, black or deep gray in coloration. Three distinct species of Wallaroos exist, which are the common Wallaroo, the antilopine wallaroo, and the black Wallaroo. Common Wallaroos grow to over 5 feet tall and weigh around 120 pounds. Common Wallaroos eat herbivorous diets that consist mostly of soft-textured grasses. These grazing animals can survive for several months at a time without drinking H20.
Adult chimps range in height from 4 to 5.5 feet and weigh between 70 and 180 pounds. They have short bodies and long arms — even longer than their legs. In addition to opposable thumbs, they have opposable big toes, allowing them to grasp things with both their hands and feet. Chimps usually walk on all fours but are able to stand and walk upright. They are also adept at climbing trees, easily traveling through the forests by swinging from branch to branch. They also typically sleep in trees. These primates are among the few animals who are able to use tools.
Giuliano and Claudiu Stroe
These two romanian brothers have so much strength and ability that they can perform exercise moves that grown professionals would have trouble replicating. Giuliano recently made headlines when he posted a video of himself performing 90-degree push ups. If that isn’t impressive enough the 9 year old also performed a human flag or over a minute and a half and 31 human flag pull ups. His younger brother Claudiu is following in his footsteps and you can see videos online of the youngest Stroe performing vertical push ups and human flags as if they require no effort at all.
With one-third of american children being obese, CJ Senter truly is a standout. Known as the workout kid, CJ has been exercising and getting in shape since he was 5 years old. At 10, he rose to fame thanks to a workout DVD aimed at kids who wanted to get in shape and have fun doing it. CJ’s workout routine is a more child-friendly version of something you’d expect to see in the intense p90x or insanity workouts used by adults across the world. That said, this six-pack sporting kid consistently demonstrates his strength, agility and endurance while undertaking an exercise regime most adults wouldn’t be able to handle.
Proving that being the strongest isn’t just for the guys, russian Maryana Naumova currently holds the title of strongest teenage girl in the world. This 16 year old russian student is a noted female powerlifter who wins competitions wherever she goes. When she was just 15 years old, Maryana participated in the Arnold Classic, a competition named after Arnold Schwarzenegger. At the tournament, she bench pressed an astounding 331 lbs – more than most adults can lift.
Now 15 years old, powerlifter Jake Schellenschlager began his journey to becoming one of the world’s strongest kids when he was 12. At 14 years of age, Jake entered a weight lifting competition in Pennsylvania. Weighing in at just 119 lbs, he successfully squatted 225 lbs and bench pressed 205 lbs. But, where this teenager left his mark was in the dead lift competition. There, Jake succeeded in lifting 300 lbs – well over twice his body weight and a record for his age and weight class.
While he’s now 23 years old, when Richard Sandrak was just a kid he made headlines thanks to his muscles. Born in Ukraine, Richard started exercising at 2 and by the age of 6 he was bench pressing an incredible 180 lbs. A daily workout routine of 600 push-ups and 300 squats helped Richard maintain his form and a ridiculously low body fat level of less than one percent.
At 7 years old, Yang Jinlong definitely qualifies as one of the world’s strongest kids. The chinese school boy is large for his age, weighing in at a hefty 110 lbs. He also possesses strength which is unusual for kids of his age range. Jinlong has demonstrated the ability to consistently carry his 200 lb. Father on his back. The pint-sized powerhouse can also lift and carry 220lb. Bags of cement. If that’s not enough, he demonstrated the ability to haul the family’s minivan along the road – a handy skill should it ever break down.
13 year old Naomi Kutin is another record setting female weight lifter who shows that girls can be just as strong as the boys. At just 10 years old, she managed to squat 215 lbs-more than twice her body weight, breaking a record previously held by someone four times older. Two years later, in 2013, Naomi caught everyone’s attention when she managed to squat 231 lbs and deadlift 249 lbs. Both attempts broke records and demonstrated why friends and family call her ‘Supergirl’.
The daughter of circus performers, ukrainian Varvara Akulova has been listed in the guinness book of world records and is often referred to as the strongest girl in the world. At just 4 years old she started lifting weights. By 10, she set a guinness record by lifting 220 lbs before smashing that four years later with a massive 660 lb. lift. Interestingly, Varvara doesn’t have the visible muscle mass you’d expect to see in someone so powerful. Experts believe she possesses special genetics, passed on from relatives who also demonstrated exceptional strength.
Staithes beach, Yorkshire
It may not be the warmest beach, but staithes beach in the UK is well known for its surfing. However, the group ‘surfers against sewage’ have declared it one of the worst beaches in Europe. According to the marine conservation society the water is so polluted, it fails to meet basic European standards for bathing sports. Runoffs from farmers’ fields appear to be the cause. While it hasn’t been declassified, few people actually swim there; most of the activities consist of surfing and paddle sports.
Hanakapiai beach, Hawaii
If someone wants to enjoy this picturesque location, they must first hike two miles along the Kalalau trail, along Kauai’s Na Pali coast. Hanakapiai beach is one of the most beautiful in Hawaii, but it’s also rather remote; there are no lifeguards stationed here. While the water may appear calm and tranquil, powerful rip currents have been known to pull swimmers out to sea. If pulled out, the closest shore area that’s safe is nearly six miles away. At least 83 people have drowned over the years by underestimating the waves.
New Smyrna beach, Florida
Listed as one of the top 10 Florida beaches by the Florida International University, this Florida beach’s reputation isn’t all good. Out of the 112 shark attacks worldwide in 2007, New Smyrna beach homed 17 of them. Blacktip, spinner, and bull sharks lurk in the waters, mistaking the splashing of surfers for food. While there have been 238 attacks over the years, none has been fatal yet. According to the ‘Guinness book of world records’, it’s the shark attack capital of the world. It’s not just the sharks in the water you have to worry about either; make sure to keep your eye on your bag as thieves are common on the shores.
Cape Tribulation, Australia
Home to multiple dangerous creatures, this northern Queensland beach’s own name serves as a warning to be wary. While crocodile sightings are surprisingly rare, they are not the only danger. Cassowaries, which are related to emus, and venomous snakes also make their home here. During the rainy season, from October to early June, the biggest dangers are in the water. Thousands of box jellyfish, which are translucent, swarm the waters near the beach. Known as one of the most venomous jellyfish in the world, they can kill a swimmer in minutes if stung. Their venom attacks the cardiovascular system, causing swimmers to drown; they have caused at least 70 deaths since 1883.
Just across the border from Hong Kong, Shenzhen beach is a popular spot for locals and tourists. So popular in fact that it’s dangerously overcrowded. Both the beach and the water are packed to the brim. Unfortunately with these many people on top of each other, accidents have been known to happen. It seems its popularity is its own outgoing as incidents of drownings, especially with children under the age of fourteen, are on the rise.
Playa Zipolite, Mexico
Located on the southern coast of Oaxaca, this beautiful stretch is also called ‘the beach of the dead’. With a nickname like that, you’d think people would steer clear; however the picturesque paradise masks its secrets well. While the sandy shore itself is safe, the sparkling waters are another story. Huge waves cause dangerous undercurrents. Due to these currents, specially trained lifeguards are stationed along the beach. The number of drownings since these guards were put into place have thankfully decreased.
Praia De Boa Viagem, Brazil
Before 1992, shark attacks were unheard of along the sandy beach near Recife, Brazil. Following that, at least fifty shark attacks have been reported; nineteen of which were fatal. Environmentalists believe that the appearance of fishing boats, which have destroyed the coastal ecosystem of the area, are to blame. They come closer and closer to shore, causing more damage which disrupts the sharks.
Heard Island, Antarctica
Unlike your typical beach vacation, heard island’s waters are dangerously cold. So why risk hypothermia to visit? The extreme surfing experience, if you can stand the icy waves. The island is actually a giant volcano, 4.100km south-west of Perth. While the island is owned by Australia, it’s much closer to Antarctica than anywhere else.
Da Vinci Surgical System
This robotic surgeon is currently being used to perform complex medical procedures in hospitals worldwide. The arms can hold objects and can also act as scalpels, scissors and electrosurgery equipment. Currently it requires a surgeon to operate remotely, however I expect in the future we’ll see these things being automated with artificial intelligence. If you’d like to perform your own surgery at home, you can get one of these machines to slice you into little pieces for a mere $2 million.
This bipedal robot developed by Boston Dynamics for DARPA is apparently designed for search and rescue tasks. It’s constructed of aircraft-grade materials and stands at 6 feet tall. Atlas can navigate rough terrain and climb using both its arms and legs. Boston Dynamics have also shown it can withstand being hit by projectiles and balance on one leg. I know they say it’s for search and rescue but for some reason it just reminds of The Terminator.
Developed by Honda in Japan, this is considered the most advanced humanoid robot to accurately mimic human activity. With impressive AI and humanoid motor functions, ASIMO can recognize moving objects, postures, gestures and its surrounding environment. It has the ability to distinguish between voices in a crowd and individual faces from a great distance. This robot can understand and communicate in multiple languages and it’s planned to use ASIMO as an assistant. You may even see him wandering around the offices at Honda’s headquarters.
These tiny robots are capable of flight by beating their wings 120 times a second. Having a wingspan of just a 3 cm, the RoboBee is the smallest man made device modeled on an insect that can fly. Currently they have no on-board power system, so need to be tethered with a wire. Researchers are currently working on a power supply to turn them into fully autonomous swarms of flying robots for applications such as search and rescue, artificial pollination and surveillance.
Another creepy child robot that was designed at the University of Zurich. ROBOY was crowd funded and the investors had their name or company engraved on the robot’s body, like corporate tattoos. Unlike traditional motor driven robots, ROBOY has artificial tendons, allowing for much more human-likemovements. His walking movements are nearly identical to a human and the skeletal structure is very similar. ROBOY is designed to one day be used as a helper robot for the sick and elderly.
The Legged Squad Support System. This DARPA project is for a legged robot which could function as an autonomous pack-horse for soldiers. The design is based on other previous models from Boston Dynamics like the BigDog and Cheetah. It can carry up to 400lbs of equipment and can sense and negotiate tough terrain easily and quietly. It can also run at up 38km/h or 24mph. I guess it’s only a matter of time before they attach a few machine guns and rockets to it.
Currently in development by NASA, this bipedal robot is being designed for various tasks and scenarios. These robots will be able to drive vehicles, clean up debris and cut through walls to help in human disasters. NASA will also likely send robots on space exploration mission to prepare the way for human explorers. When the humans arrive, they intend the robots and humans will work together, hand in hand.
Using a combination of robotics and telepresence, this robot is being designed to allow disabled police and military personnel to serve as patrol officers. I think that’s a great idea to allow those people to return to work and give a sense of freedom from their injuries. However I would probably change the design to be a little more discreet. They say that unlike RoboCop, this Telebot is notexpected to cause damage to life.
These unmanned ground vehicles are being used in Israel to combat and guard against invaders along the Gaza border. They can be either remotely operated by a soldier or switched into autonomous mode. The Guardium is equipped with an array of sensors, can travel up to 80km/h and has thick armor plating and both lethal and non-lethal weapons. They can work completely independently, without human interaction for up to 103 consecutive hours.
Throwbot Recon Scout
These micro-robots can travel across varied terrain, moving almost silently. They’re used mainly by soldiers to scout out high risk situations. The robot is equipped with a camera and microphone and can relay that information back to a display for the soldiers. As well as recon that can save lives, you could of course attach explosives or a grenade to it.
The first flying cars will be available to customers in 2017. Juraj Vaculik – the CEO of company-developer of the AeroMobil revieled this on multimedia conference SXSW in Austin, USA.
The implementation of the airmobile idea is conducted since 1989. Earlier, the media called it the preliminary specifications. The car is planned to be able to drive on ordinary roads, to fly in the air and to be refueled with conventional gasoline. It is announced that the car can reach speed of up to 200 kilometers per hour, and its fuel capacity will allow to fly for more than 500 kilometers. For successful aeromobile’s takeoff, by analogy with the plane, a runway is required.
According to The Verge, now AeroMobil is modifying the model, and it is able not just take off from a perfectly flat and smooth airstrip, but also from the grass. Developers intend to organize essential gas stations and special parking near highways. Juraj Vaculik also explained that operating aeromobile will remain within the existing categories for vehicles and aircrafts. The driver will have to become a certified pilot and obtain a special license.
The first commercial airmobile will be two-seater and equipped with parachutes. Juraj Vaculik didn’t mention the price of the new machine, but said it sertainly would be affordable “for affluent buyers”. The company is holding now a set of tests with different type of engines, shortly followed by crash tests.
Justin Bieber floss
Justin Bieber is flossin’ and now you can floss along with him. His shining prepubescent face will smile at your dental hygiene. With no food in your teeth, he’ll want
you to be his girlfriend.
The wine yoke
You hate holding your wine glass and you hate setting it down? So now you can wear it and free up your hands for dancing with no chance of losing your glass as the evening goes on.
Picking up luggage is boring and hard on your arms. But now you can ride your suitcase out of baggage claim because nothing screams first class like a suitcase scooter.
iPod toilet paper dock
Need a way to get down to business in the bathroom with style? Don’t browse your phone when you can blare sweet beats and let everyone know just how you handle your business.
Kountry class baby bottle
If your baby is a redneck, chances are he won’t take a regular bottle. The Kountry class bottle will bring a touch of down home into your life. It’s Jeff Foxworthy endorsed so you know it’s the real deal.
Glowing toilet seat
Having trouble finding the toilet in the middle of the night? Use this glowing toilet seat to light your way to relief and never have an accident in your home again.
Talking Smurf toothbrush
Have you ever wanted your toothbrush to talk to you? Well, now you’ve got your Smurfin’ wish and you can hear the voice of Smurfette while you brush.
NFL forest faces
Do you know how squirrels feel about your favorite NFL team? Show your support by decorating the tree in your front lawn and teach the squirrels a lesson about the best
team… your team!
If you love hauling stuff, but hate the unsightly hitch – cover it up with a hitch buddy in the animal of your choosing and say goodbye to embarrassing hitches with an adorable cover.
Bigfoot the garden statue
If you’re larger than life, a simple pink flamingo just won’t do. Adorn your lawn with a larger than life Bigfoot statue and watch out for jealousy from the homeowner’s
1. Hardwell – $17 million
DJ Hardwell is 26 years old and was born in the Netherlands. He began DJing in 2006 and has become a big name in progressive and electro-house music. He was headlined at some of the largest music festival in the world such as, “Ultra music festival” and “Tomorrowland”.
2. Skrillex – $28 million
Skrillex has become one of the most mainstream DJs in the world.
His trademark glasses and side-mullet have made him one of the most recognizable figures in electronic music. He has taken home a total of 6 Grammy awards in 2012 and 2013.
3. Kaskade – $35 million
At 43 Kaskade is one of the older and more established DJ’s around, but he can still party like he’s in his 20s. He’s been known to play over 130 shows a year, most notably with his freaks of nature tour. Kaskade has released 10 albums between 2003 and 20013.
4. Afrojack – $40 million
You know you’ve got money when you crash your Ferrari 458 and then tweet a photo of the crash saying “it’s just a car”. At 27 years old, Afrojack has headlined in Las Vegas DJ lineup and played at some of the biggest music festivals. He has also helped put together tracks for big names like Chris Brown and Pitbull.
5. Deadmau5 – $45 million
Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, has been active since 195 and has put out 7 studio albums. Although he’s never won a Grammy, he’s been nominated for 5 as well as countless other awards. Deadmau5 can mix up your house party for cool $200,000, mouse helmet and all.
6. David Guetta – $45 million
David Guetta is another DJ who has been mastering his trade for a very long time. He found mainstream success in 2009 with his studio album “One love”. Guetta has collaborated with some of the top artists in the world like the Black Eyed Peas and Usher.
7. Armin Van Buuren – $50 million
Armin Van Buuren keeps his audience up-to-date with his weekly radio show, a state of trance. The trance legend landed a gig at the coronation of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in the Netherlands. Van Buuren has released 5 studio albums and has played at some of the biggest music festivals int the world.
8. Avicii – $60 million
At 23, Swedish DJ Avicii is one of the youngest and most wealthy EDM DJ’s in the world. Avicii’s skills were proudly self-taught. He honed his craft by pirating software that he tinkered with at home. He once told Forbes, “You don’t really need anything anymore, you just need your computer”.
9. Calvin Harris – $70 million
That’s rights, Calvin Harris is worth more than some of the biggest pop stars out there. The 29-year-old DJ reportedly charges fees of over $200,000 per the night and plays over 100 shows a year. He also earns from songwriting and producing for singers like Rihanna.
10. Tiesto – $90 million
Tiesto has been around longer than some of the newest DJs on the scene have been alive. He has scored major headlining acts clubs such as Las Vegas Hakkasan Club. Tiesto has put his money to good use, having organized many campaigns and fundraisers for causes like HIV and AIDS research.
Father Christmas, Great Britain
The precursor to modern Santa donned a green robe & spread joy instead of gifts. His rise in popularity was due in part to a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Over time, Father Christmas nerged with modern Santa in dress & gift giving.
The Yule Lads, Iceland
The Yule lads gained popularity from the short poem “Christmas arrives” in 1932. And their portrayal ranges from kindly pranksters to menacing child thieves. The Lads are known to leave gifts in shoes for good children & potatoes for the bad.
Tomte is similar to a garden gnome who lives in houses & watches over farmers. But he also has a temper & is quick to deliver punishment to those who cross him. He delivers gifts to the door and is given porridge with butter to eat afterward.
Promoted by Martin Luther to replace the popular holiday figure St.Nicholas. The Christkind’s intended to be a representation of the baby Jesus. In a similar fashion to Santa Claus, children never see Christkind leaving gifts.
Belsnikel, Germany & Austria
A companion of Santa, Belsnikel visits children before Christmas to remind them. To be on their best behavior before the arrival of Santa Claus. He will leave gifts for good children, but the bad children may get coal or the switch.
Pere Noel & Le Pere Fouettard, France
Similar to Santa Claus, Pere Noel is accompanied by his companion Le Pere Fouettard. Who is also know to deliver punishment and threats to children to behave. Children ofter leave gifts for Pere Noel’s donkey & receive gifts if they are good.
La Befana, Italy
Children in Italy receive gifts from both La Befana and Father Christmas. La Befana has a witch-like appearance & rides a broomstick through the sky. She is said to have fed the three wise men as they made their way to the baby Jesus.
Ded Moroz & The Snow Maiden, Russia
Ded Moroz, meaning the grandfather frost, is accompanied by his granddaughter. The snow maiden that assists with delivering gifts to children in person. While he does dress similarly to Santa, his sled is driven by horses instead of reindeer.
Sinterklaas & Black Peter, The Netherlands
Sinterklaas arrives in mid-November from Spain accompanied by Black Peter. Who will заеут leave gifts for good kids & coal or salt for the bad children. But the character has suffered a controversy due to the outdated depiction of blackface.
Another companion of Santa, the name Krampus literally translates as claw. And he is known to give out beating to poorly behaved children with a birch rod. The worst children may find themselves being tossed in a river in a burlap sack.
Caganer Man, Spain
Way to make the nativity scene super awkward! In Spain, in the Catalonian area, the Catalonians depict the scene including a figure of the Caganer a man taking a number 2 often seen smoking a pipe simultaneously. The meaning behind it goes in many directions. Some say it is a symbol of fertility and was placed in the scene to bring luck, prosperity and joy to the coming year. Others say that it is a sign of equality that no matter who you are race, gender or status, that we all have needs like the Caganer.
La Befana, Italy
11 day after Christmas, on January 5th, a witch who appears old named La Befana flies by on her broomstick and delivers even more gifts and sweets to children who have been good all year. Story goes that the witch turned down the opportunity offered by the three wise men to visit the baby Jesus. Feeling guilty, she now travels the world endlessly giving presents to children for all eternity.
Christmas Spider, Ukraine
If you’re arachnophobic, you might want to skip visiting Ukraine for Christmas. The traditional decorating the Christmas tree with spiders and webs represents good luck for Ukrainians. This custom stems from a story about a widow and her children unable to afford a Christmas tree. The spiders in the house heard their woes and spun intricate webs around their bare-branched makeshift tree and that seemed good enough to make up for not having an evergreen.
Yule Cat, Iceland
Iceland Bares a myth about a beast called the Yule Cat. If you don’t receive new clothes before Christmas Eve, you’ll be eaten by this feline monster. It’s a lesson taught to children that they must work hard to earn nice things before prestigious holidays or else their laziness may have them sacrificed to the Yule Cat.
La Quema del Diablo, Guatemala
It seems the Guatemalans see Christmas as an opportunity to rid their homes of any possibility of satanic contact. They sweep their houses spick and span before Christmas and then each town creates a giant hill of dirt. Upon the tip of the pile, they place a representation of the devil. Then they burn it.
Candy Shoes, Germany
On December 5th, children are to leave a shoe outside overnight and the next morning they should discover sweets inside their footwear. However, if they were naughty, they’ll discover not candy and chocolates but a measly tree branch.
Skates and Strings, Venezuela
On Christmas Eve, in the capital city of Caracas, children tie a string to their Big toe and let the end of the string hang outside their window. On the day of the “Early morning mass”, streets are closed off until 8am for people to roller skate their way to church. Along the way, they often tug on any string they see hanging out of these children’s windows.
Delicious Christmas Treats, Greenland
Greenland also has unusual Christmas traditions of the culinary sort where they serve up matter which is raw whale skin paired with a side of blubber. They also consume kiviak which is 500 auk birds stuffed into a seal skin and if that’s not appetizing enough, it’s left to ferment for 7 months!
Running Santas, USA
America has created the odd tradition called “The Running of the Santas”. It is quite literally a bar crawl of hundreds of people dressed up as Santa. It prepares itself like a marathon. but boozing is at every pit stop.
Kentucky Fried Christmas, Japan
If you didn’t already know, the japanise are huge on KFC on Christmas уму due seeing it in anime or commercials. It basically all stemmed from KFC’s 1974 commercial advertising that “Christmas = Kentucky” and they invested major yen into such promotion.
1. Face Slimmer
Japan has a plethora of devices designed to tone your face & decrease wrinkling. Originally thought to be a gag, the face slimmer costs about $83 in online stores. The device allegedly slims the face and must be used for three minutes per day.
A headband with a brain wave sensor that detects thoughts and emotions of the user. The motorized cat ears respond to the user’s mental state and move accordingly. A set of ears typically go for $99,95 and can be bought online or at conventions.
3. Motoman SD10
The Motoman SD10 is a dual armed robot designed to cook Japanese pancakes. Developed by Toyo Riki Co., the robot weighs 480 lbs. and stands 4,5 feet tall. It is designed to work independently alongside humans in the workplace.
4. Capsule Hotel
The first capsule hotel was opened in Osaka in 1979, offering cheap accommodations. Amenities differ by location, but most capsules are 6ft. by 3ft. by 4ft. & include T.V. Goings rates for a night’s stay are between $25 to $50 dollars per unit in Japan.
5. Easy Butter Former
Metex in Japan has solved the butter spreading issue once and for all. The straightforward device allows butter to be left at room temperature prior to use. With a simple turn, the butter is grated and easily spreads onto food items.
6. Vending Machine Dress
A Japanese garment designer created a skirt that turns into a disguise. A woman could potentially blend in with surrounding vending machines to hide. While it looks like a vending machine from the front, it might not fool attackers.
The Cupman is designed to lie snugly across your cup of noodles while they cook. It is intended to keep the heat and ensure the noodles are fully cooked. He also changes color in three minutes to alert the user that the food is ready.
8. Female Lap Pillow
The Female Lap Pillow launched in the mid-2000s & was easily dismissed as a gag. Tourists in Japan can obtain a Lap Pillow at one of many duty free shops. Originally intended to help lonely men, it has gained popularity with everyone.
9. Thumb Extender
Phone & Tablet screens have gotten a lot larger, but human thumbs have not. Thanko’s thumb extender gives a thumb 15 millimeters of extra reach for $13,56. The fake thumb comes with a precision knob to make browsing easier.
10. Square Watermelons
Square Watermelons are in boxes to ensure they maintain their shape. They weigh about 13 pounds, are harvested before they are ripe & are mostly inedible. They are sold in high-end stores and cost $100 per decorative watermelon.
Nike’s swoosh logo was designed for $35 by graphic design student Carolyn Davidson in 1971.
12 years later Nike thanked with 500 Nike stocks, now worth an estimated $643,035.
The “Just Do It” slogan was inspired by killer Gary Gilmore.
His infamous last words before his firing squad execution were “Let’s do it”.
Early Nike shoes were made a waffle iron to create the sole of the trainer.
The design was to help athletes grip running tracks & patented in 1974.
Riots broke out across America in 2011 after a re-release of Air Jordan’s.
Police smashed a car window to save 2 toddlers after their mom abandoned them to buy the shoes.
Their Kanye West trainer Air Yeezy 2 ‘Red October’ sold out in 10 minutes.
The retail price was $245 a pair were sold on eBay for $15,000
A pimp attempted to sue Nike for $100 million after being imprisoned for stomping a man in the head.
He claimed Nuke failed to provide a warning that their shoes could be used as dangerous weapons.
A Nike commercial was the first ever YouTube video to hin a million views.
The 2005 video shows football player Ronaldinho doing a reality-defying crossbar challenge.
Nike patented an “automatic lacing system” in 2010 that can open & close shoes straps using a motor unit.
They claim the Back to the Future shoes will arrive in 2015.
Nike made a commercial translating a Samburu tribesman as saying “Lust Do It” in this native Language.
They didn’t think anyone would realise the tribesman actually says “I don’t want these, give me big shoes”.
Michael Jordan earned more annually for endorsing Nike…
… that the collective 30,000 Indonesian workers who made the shoes.
Eyes Change The Taste Of Food
The color of food affects how we taste it. Scientists tricked wine experts into thinking white wine tasted like red wine, just by changing the liquid’s color.
You can miss changes before your eyes at the brain doesn’t take in all visual stimuli. In a study, 50% of people didn’t notice that the person they were giving directions to became someone else mid-conversation.
The McGurk Effect
What you see can override what you hear. In a study, people viewing a crime scene confused the phrase “He’s got your boot” with “He’s gonna shoot”.
The Size-Weight Illusion
The brain can confuse the size of an object and its expected weight. Thus, a large box will feel lighter than a small box of equal weight.
The inability to see something in plain sight as you are focused on something else. A cop, Kenny Conley, lost his job after he was so focused on chasing a suspect that he failed to notice a violent attack.
Sniff and Spend
Shops use certain scents to create an emotional connection with their custumers. Researchers found that shoppers in the presence of an orange scent spent on average 20% more.
Our ability to sense the position of our body parts can be confused by stimulating muscles. Touching your nose while stimulating arm muscles creates a false sensation that your nose is growing.
30 areas in our brain process vision. Mistakes occur when a pattern associated with danger is recognized before we consciously process it. E.g. we can mistake a clump of hair for a spider.
The Rubber Hand Illusion
Scientists placed a rubber hand in front of participants & stroked it simultaneously to their real hand. The rubber hand felt like it belonged to their body & the temperature of their real hand dropped.
During eye movements the brain ignores what we see so we don’t experience motion blur. Cumulatively this means we are temporarily blind 30-45 min a day -2% of our lives.
Sex toys are illegal in India; those caught selling them can face jail. First-time offenders can receive a 2 year sentence. Repeat offenders risk 5 years jail time.
Hong Kong law allows wives to kill unfaithful husbands. However, they must commit the murder using only their bare hands.
The head of any dead whale found on Britain’s coast legally belongs to the King. The tail belongs to the queen in case she wishes to use the bones to make corsets.
In Milan, it is a legal requirement to smile at all times. Those attending funerals or visiting hospitals are exempt from the law.
Indian students ever 15 risk 6 months jail time & fines for cheating on an exam. In February 2014, 54 cheating students were fined 2,000 rupees each.
In Minnesota, it is illegal for women to impersonate Sants. Those who do run the risk of 30 days jail time.
It is against the law to pee in an elevator in Singapore. Elevators are fitted with Urine Detection Devices triggered by odors, causing doors to lock until the cops arrive.
Idaho is the only state the US to declare cannibalism illegal, carrying a 14-year jail sentence. However, those who ingest flesh or blood in a life or death situation can escape a penalty.
In New York, it is illegal to jump from a building. The penalty for doing so is death.
Dying is illegal in Longyearbyen, Norway. Terminally ill residents are sent to the mainland. Burial is impossible as the ground’s freezing temperature prevents bodies from decomposing.