Monday, July 27, 2009

Pancakes from a Aerosol Can

Batter Blaster Pancakes in an Aerosol Can
Just point the can’s nozzle over a heated frying pan and spray away. The San Francisco manufacturer claims to have a patent pending, though it seems hard to find a store that is stocking the product on the website's search engine. Let's just hope that's because Batter Blaster just hit the market last week.

Anti-Shrinkage Bathing suit for Men

Padded Swimsuit 'Rooster Booster' Guards Against Post-Pool Shriveling
Remember that episode of Seinfeld when a girl walks in on George Costanza as he's changing out of his swimsuit and she laughs because he's suffered "shrinkage"?
That age-old problem of guys worrying about their manhood looking diminished after taking a swim might be solved. Meet the "Rooster Booster" -- a $25 lycra bathing suit with a pocket in the crotch.
In the pocket, you insert a breathable foam padding. The manufacturer claims it not only guards against post-pool shriveling, it also keeps a man warm in a spot where he never wants to feel ice cold.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Land mine left in Goodwill donation box
A land mine found in suburban Arvada Colorado Goodwill donation box forced the evacuation of a strip mall.
The rectangular, olive-green box with the words "Front Toward Enemy" raised the suspicions of Goodwill workers Tuesday.
Arvada police say the Claymore land mine didn’t go off in the donation box and no one was hurt. A bomb squad disposed of the device.
Police Sgt. Jeff Monzingo says it’s unclear whether the device was operational or where it came from. No suspects have been identified.
Claymore mines were widely used during the Vietnam war.
U.S. town finally gets phone service
One of the most remote communities Yakima Washington is finally set to get phone service.
The National Park Service is allowing a small telephone company to use public land to bring service to Stehekin, about 100 miles (160 kilometres) northeast of Seattle in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
Stehekin has about 80 year-round residents and is reachable only by boat, float plane or a several-day hike through the wilderness.
The phone company, WeavTel, has been pursuing a chance to install telephone service there for years, despite opposition from some residents who don't want it. A few residents own satellite phones.
The Park Service announced Thursday it is issuing a permit to let WeavTel install and operate a wireless system. If the system is ineffective, the agency will issue a permit to allow the burial of fiber optic cable on public lands.
Chocolate Camel-Milk
New Treat Has Real Regional Flavor
There's a new line of chocolate out of the Middle East with a distinctly regional flavor to it. The milk used to make this chocolate comes from camels, creating a first-of-its-kind treat. The company calls their delicacy "the most sensational and tempting form of camel milk."

Dog loves his sunglasses

An Alsatian has become something of a local celebrity in a Chinese city for his habit of wearing sunglasses.
Fei Fei's owner says he bought the dog a pair of sunglasses to protect his eyes from the strong sun in Chongqing, Sichuan Province.
He wasn't sure if the dog would take to wearing sunglasses - but to his surprise he loves them so much he won't go out without them.
"I thought that the strong sunshine we get here in the summer time could not be good for his eyes," the dog's owner said.
"But now if I don't put his sunglasses on before we go out, he barks at me non-stop until I do."
Fei Fei now attracts attention wherever he goes - as the coolest dog in the city.

Candy Wrapper Purse

They are made entirely from artfully woven candy wrappers, soda labels and food packages.

Va J-J Visor

Introducing the First Cup to Protect a Woman's Crotch

In this age of equality, it was only a mater of time before women had cups to protect their crotches, just like men.
"The idea of the Va j-j Visor originated a few years ago after a night of hanging out. At one point during the evening our conversation turned to the difficulty we girls were having in being able to properly groom 'down there'," they write on product literature.
"We decided that there must be a product in
the marketplace to address this sensitive issue and when we couldn't find one, we realized we had no choice but to create it ourselves! Hey, what can we say? We take our grooming ~ and the protection of our va j-j ~ seriously!"
"We settled on the name after rejecting other possibilities like The Clam Shell, The Beaver Dam, The Bonnie Bonnet, The Hoo Ha Hoodie, and The Sister Hood because we had long referred to this area of our anatomy as our Va j-j."