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Hiccupops

What were you doing when you were 16? Not much? 16-year-old Mallory Kievman has invented a cure for hiccups (one that apparently actually works) and set up a business to manufacture it. She's also been invited to the White House Science Fair in a few days. From patch.com:

Kievman invented "hiccupops" after her own bout with the hiccups around the seventh grade. She researched cures and found three things that helped cure them (and were backed up by some scientific research) — apple cider, sugar and sucking on lollipops. She decided to combine all three into one product... Kievman then started setting up a business to manufacture it. Right now, she’s on the brink of getting it distributed and ready for sale.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Mar 20, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Inventions, Medicine

The Icyclist



I am so sick of winter. But maybe if I had a nice bike like this one...
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Feb 27, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Inventions, Nature, 1930's

Wearable Tomato Project

This has gotten quite a bit of attention from the Internet. But just in case some of you haven't seen it, this is the "Tomatan" — the end result of the "wearable tomato project" sponsored by a Japanese vegetable juice company to promote the idea that tomatoes are good for you and would be great food-on-the-go for runners.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Feb 26, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Food, Inventions, Chindogu

Your face on a pancake

Technology marches onward! Product development company Kinneir Dufort has created a machine that can print faces onto pancakes. It explains:

Combining CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology with embedded face recognition and tracking software, the system dispenses layers of batter directly onto a hot plate allowing the creation of detailed and complex images within the pancake surfaces. As the conventional pancake batter is applied it immediately starts to cook and change colour and as subsequent layers are added the different tonal qualities of the image build up.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Feb 23, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Food, Inventions, Photography and Photographers, Technology

Octa-Gane Water Injection Carburetor

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Even after reading this article, I'm still not sure about the physics of this device. But one thing is clear.

"Popular Science tested one of the J.C. Whitney Octa-Ganes in 1968 and reported a drop in fuel mileage and power when using it."

Original ad here. (Scroll down.)

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 31, 2014 | Comments (23)
Category: Frauds, Cons and Scams, Inventions, 1950's, Cars

Natural Body Brace

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Unnatural is more like it!

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Dec 07, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Body, Injuries, Inventions, 1920's

Shrimp Cannon



Nearly four million views, but perhaps new to you!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 30, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Food, Inventions, Asia

Inflatable Umbrella Hat, 1951

As soon as it starts raining, wouldn't the lack of spokes on this thing cause it to wrap around the wearer's head like a wet plastic bag, smothering them?


"Rain Bonnet, Los Angeles, is making an inflatable hat-umbrella of Vinylite plastic. Blowing into a small valve inflates the hat's tubular brim to the size of a woman's umbrella. When deflated the entire unit fits into a Vinylite envelope the size of a cigarette pack."
Newsweek - Aug 27, 1951
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Nov 04, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Inventions, Headgear, 1950's

Buttleopener forces resignation


Mark Gregory invented the Buttleopener, which is a bottle opener shaped like a woman's buttocks. Gregory also served as a member of the Williamson County school board in Tennessee, recently rising to become chairman. But the two aspects of his life (buttleopener inventor and school board chairman) have proven to be incompatible. Gregory recently resigned his position as chairman, bowing to pressure from parents who really, really didn't want him involved with the school board. [rawstory.com]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Oct 05, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Education, Inventions, School

Ballpoint pen cutlery

These "Din-ink" ballpoint pen caps from ZO_loft allow you to transform your pens into cutlery. Why you would want to do this, I'm not sure. But you can!

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Sep 23, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Food, Inventions
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