Gadgets

Makeshift Travel Adapter is the Epitome of Fire Hazard

If you happen to be traveling overseas you’re going to want to bring your travel adapter, or you might end up like this guy. There are plenty of places where tourists can pick up adapters in other countries, but not if you get into your hotel at 3 a.m. with a phone in need of a charge. With a few ...

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Sir Spudnik: The Steampunk Mr. Potato Head

Inspired by a craft swap project which encouraged the use of dual mediums, New York artist Sarita Maria decided to take the classic Mr. Potato Head toy and recreate him in the image of Sir Spudnik, Potato Head’s Victorian counterpart. But Maria didn’t just design a steampunk variation, she literally covered an actual Mr. Potato Head toy in metallic or ...

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Portal Bookends

How would you like to be able to travel through such classic literature as Huxley’s Brave New World, Asimov’s Foundation, Palahniuk’s Fight Club and… wait a second… The Gay Science? How’d that get in there? I swear that’s not mine. That sort of thing ain’t my bag, baby. These Portal Bookends were result of one man with access to a ...

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Lollipop Pencils Give You Something to Chew On

Rubber is an acquired taste. Sugar, everyone loves. So it makes sense that pencil chewers ditch their pencil erasers for something a bit more appetizing. Lollipop Pencils replace the standard eraser with a flavored lolly candy. If you’re a wood nibbler, I’m still short on solutions. But hopefully the sweet taste of the candy eraser will deter you from chewing ...

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Whoopsy Daisy: iPod Touch 4G Case Leaks Early

All but confirming the super accurate tabulation provided by our patented Gearfuse percentage of likliness in the “Special Event” post earlier today, Hard Candy Cases seems to have dropped the ball on Apple’s big new iPod Touch announcement with the early release of Street Skin for iPod Touch 4G cases, which will be available to order on Wednesday, September 15, ...

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Turn Your Cremated Ashes Into Your Own Vinyl Record

It’s like the day the music died in reverse. The company And Vinyly lets you use your own or your pets cremated ashes to create a limited run of vinyl records. Each record holds a 24-minute segment in which you customize with final thoughts or your favorite music. For extra fees, you can add in exclusive artwork, where UK artist ...

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Pi Necklace

Looking for that perfect accessory to go with your new Geometric Cube Bracelet? The Pi Necklace by RGB-Works is a mathematical beauty, rock-ible by both humans of the male and female variety. As far as I can tell, RGB-works products are only available in a select number of stores in Japan. So if you want this beauty, you might want ...

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The Changing World of the Modern Geisha

At the peak of their career, they numbered over 80,000 in Japan. Now, boiled down to a number lower than 1,000, the modern geisha has become more a novelty than the once revered and exclusive figures they once were. Largely the result of a 20-year economic slump in Japan, professional geisha, born and raised into the life of servitude, entertainment ...

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