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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheThrillingWonderStory/~3/qDHa3JRoEmY/weird-vintage-ads-outrageous.html     'QUANTUM SHOT' #680 Link - by Avi Abrams You are a bigoted, chauvinist pig!.. oh wait, this ad is from 1950 Disclaimer: Please note that the views and opinions expressed in these vintage advertisements do not represent those of Dark Roasted Blend, our editors and writers....
YUMBOTS - The Friendly Cupcake Robots: " YumBots are happy to serve mankind filled with cupcake goodness. Just fill their cubic heads with cake batter and set your oven to 'stun.' In a few nanomoments you’ll have an entire squad of scifi cupcakes. Made of high-tech silicone and built to last, each 'Bot has a rotating head for extra android action. Four 'Bots in four assorted colors in each...
Gun O’Clock Lets You Start the Day With a Blast: " Most quirky alarm clocks make it difficult for the user to turn off the alarm, for obvious reasons. But Bandai’s Gun O’Clock might actually make you look forward to its alarm sounding off, because then you can shoot at it. The Gun O’Clock has three modes. The normal mode only requires you to hit the pop-up targeting area once, while...
Gakken Kaleidoscope Projector Otona no Kagaku - USD 61: "Based on an 1816 device, this working Kaleidoscope Projector is ideal for people who love to make things, science fans, or just anyone who likes a challenge. Build the kaleidoscope based on the diagrams in Gakken's Otona no Kagaku magazine and then dazzle yourself and your family with the amazing patterns and colors you can project onto...
Let Me Show You Mine Furniture: " No, that's not bad grammar in the title -- Estonian sculptor Mati Karmin makes furniture out of Russian anti-submarine mines dating from WWII to the 1960's. You'd think using a core component with such a simple shape would only lend itself to a narrow variety of objects, but Karmin's developed fireplaces, armchairs, beds, bathtubs, desks, wardrobes, bar...
The World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Is Going to Keep You Busy for a While: " Toy and puzzle making company Ravensburger has created the world’s largest commercially available jigsaw puzzle. It weighs 42 pounds and is composed of 32,256 pieces. The completed image is a compilation of 32 works by the pop artist Keith Haring. You can view more images of it at the link. Link | Company...
Blink Ketchup and Mustard Squeeze Bottles: " Blink Ketchup and Mustard Squeeze Bottles - $17.95 They say cooking is an art. Sadly you are a terrible artist. Don’t fret! The Blink Ketchup and Mustard Squeeze Bottles from the NeatoShop are here to save the day. With these little guys you can still throw a fabulous party. Guests will be so in awe of these blinking and winking charmers...
Anatomical Sleeping Bag: Wear your insides on the outside and study human anatomy while you drift off to dreamland. This creepy sleeping bag would be perfect for a Halloween sleepover. Link (in Japanese) - Via Who Killed Bambi
Transparent Specimens: " Have you ever looked at a specimen in a jar and thought, ‘this just isn’t colorful or clear enough’. If so, then this new exhibit from Japanese artist Iori Tomita is for you. From Cool Hunting.com: His collection entitled ‘New World Transparent Specimens.’ takes a colorful approach to highlighting the complex compositions of marine...
Delicious looking food miniatures crafted out of polymer clay by Kim Burke. According to the artist, the inspiration for each meal comes from scouring cooking books and pastry shops for ideas. [Kim's etsy store, via] Delicious looking food miniatures crafted out of polymer clay by Kim Burke. According to the artist, the inspiration for each meal comes from scouringcooking books and...
Latex Hippo Mask Hippos are one of the world's most dangerous animals, but they are also darn cute. This Latex Hippo Mask is perfect for those times you want to wade anonymously. Fits most adult heads.
Brain Freeze Ice Cube Tray We humans are well known for our highly-evolved sense of humor - as evidenced by Brain Freeze, the 6" x 6" ice tray that makes 4 frosty brains. So let’s celebrate our comedic triumph by raising a glass. Because a brain (not to mention a cocktail) is a terrible thing to waste. Brain Freeze is molded from super-strong, dishwasher-safe pure silicone.
'secret garden' image designboom the secret garden collection by home furniture thai company ayodhya uses real dried moss inserted under a glass table top. the indoor/outdoor collection has been shown at the IFFS - international furniture fair in singapore 2010. dried moss under the table top image designboom 'secret garden' table image designboom
Potechi no Te Popcorn no Te Set - USD 29: "Calling all lazy eaters and lovers of crazy gadgets! Takara Tomy's hilarious grabber toys are finally available as one great set! The Potechi no Te and the Popcorn no Te are 'hands' meant to help you in the difficult task of eating potato chips and popcorn respectively. Never has it been so easy! Just use the button to control the sophisticated...
USB Battleship: A Visual Weight for Chaotic USB Cables: " The USB Battleship is a new 5-port USB hub by design duo giffin'termeer. Not just a pretty hub, the device was designed to visually anchor the cable chaos surrounding most of our workspaces, with a toy-like, miniature ship. The piece was introduced during ICFF, and is now available for purchase from Kikkerland. According to...
Solar Cockroach – creepy gets eco crawlier: " This Solar Cockroach is everyone’s idea of a perfect eco pet, right? Small black, wriggly. Saving the planet. Wait… $15.00. Cockroach design # Powered by sunlight # Works directly under sunlight # Size: 40*19*19mm # Weight: 5g Tags: solar+cockroach, [...](Via The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech...
Electronic Blinking Eyeballs: " By Andrew Liszewski Working in a home office can get a little boring at times, so ThinkGeek has once again come to the rescue with this pair of electronic blinking eyes from Japan that will allow you to anthropomorphize any inanimate object in your home to become your new best friend. They attach to almost anything via suction cups or hooks and the mechanical...
hal 9000 decal: turn your macbook into a murderous machine: " MacBooks already have a distinctive Apple logo, but some smart people are doing some really great decals that will make you pause and wonder if you should finally give them a go. The HAL 9000 decal is pretty amazing. It not just reminds me of 2001: Space Odyssey, but also of the Cylons from Battlestar Galactica. This great decal...
Writer Mark Rayner holds contests in which he invited people to create vintage ads from the 1940s-1960s. Except that these ads would be from future environments depicted in science fiction. Rayner has now held a new contest with the same theme. You can view the winners at his site: http://markarayner.com/vintageads/ Extract below.....  Details on how to enter are below. See...
Japanese Cityscapes With Monster-Sized Wildlife: " Artist Shuichi Nakano's 'Searching for Paradise' paintings depict Godzilla-sized animals towering over the urban sprawl of Japan. (Via The Presurfer.)

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