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Beagle Dog Mailbox: A Mailman’s Best Friend

Beagle Dog Mailbox

If you’ve always wanted a beagle but never got one, then here’s your change. Granted, it’s not an actual live beagle, and it’s far from being the next best thing, but hey–at least you can say you finally have one! The Beagle mailbox is definitely awesomer than your average mailbox, plus it’s a canine that’s a welcome change for your mailman.

It’s handmade, and the beagle wooden structure is basically built around a steel, standard-sized mailbox. If you’re a cat person, then there’s a Whimsical Cat mailbox that’s also available.

They’re available at Jimmy Warren’s Etsy store for $110.

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Truth or Dare: Home Lie Detector Test

Home Lie Detector Test

Who left the door open? Who broke your limited-edition action figure? Who ate the last cookie in the cookie jar? Sure, these are trivial matters, but rules are rules, and honesty is still always the best policy. But if no one’s owning up to the crime, then it’s time to break out the Home Lie Detector test.

Just hook the nifty little gadget to your laptop and snap the sensor onto your subject’s finger. It keeps track of the person’s pulse, which will most likely speed up when they’re about to tell or are telling a tall tale.

It’s available online for $300.

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Star Wars Lightsaber : The Force is With Your Notes

Star Wars Lightsaber Pen

Ace that exam, finish that report, or get through another all-nighter by swapping your current, boring old pen with the Star Wars lightsaber pen. Granted, your professor or boss might not take you as seriously, but hey, at least you’ll easily have the awesomest and geekiest pen in the room, at any given time.

The pen is a conversation starter, an awesome gift for that Star Wars aficionado in your life, a collector’s item, and of course, a lightsaber for all your battles once it’s off the paper. It’s available online for about $14.

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Have a Merry Beardy Christmas With Beard Baubles!

Beard Baubles

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, twelve baubles hanging, eleven of them shining, ten of them about to fall off his big ol’ beard… That’s not quite how the song goes, but it might as well be sung that way with the introduction of these Beard Baubles. As the name implies, these are basically colorful ornaments that are meant to be hung on your beard (or on the facial fluff of your man or loved one.)

These unusual holiday wearable decors were thought up by Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford.

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Pong Traffic Light Lets You Play With Folks On the Other Side

Pong Traffic Light


Pong. What’s not to like? It’s a fun, simple game that makes you forget your problems…until the next stoplight, that is. This would be the case if you were playing Pong on these newly-installed systems that are attached to the base of traffic lights in Germany. When the lights are green, pedestrians can play a round of Pong with folks who are on the other side of the road while they wait.

Hit the break for a video of the awesome street Pong system!

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Fooled Ya: Chocolate Lumps Of Coal

Chocolate Lumps Of Coal


For this holiday season, don’t be a grinch and give someone the gift of coals– chocolate lumps of coal, that is. That’s what they might look like at first glance, but you’ll soon realize that they’re just delectable chunks of chocolate wrapped in a not-so-appetizing package. To ward off kids and prying fingers, maybe?

Each package holds three lumps of chocolate wrapped in shiny black foil. They’re available online for $8.

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Wakie App Lets You Get Wake-Up Calls from Strangers

Wakie App


You can hit snooze on your alarm, but you can’t exactly hit snooze on someone, can you? That’s what the developers of Wakie are counting on to make sure that you’re awake when your alarm goes off. It’s an app that makes alarms social in the sense that it works by having a complete stranger give you a wake up call.

Just set it up so that you’ll get a call at the desired time and go to bed. No contact information or numbers will be exchanged, and the call will automatically be disconnected after a minute to save everyone from awkward goodbyes.

Wakie is available for the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.

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This Useless Box is Utterly Useless

Useless Box

What’s in a name? Well, in the case of the Useless Box, everything, because its name basically gives it away. This fancy-looking box with the regal feel is nothing more than junk, given the fact that it’s useless. It makes the perfect gift for your sworn enemy and for people you feel like pranking this season because despite appearances, the box exists to disappoint.

The moment you flick that switch to turn the box on, it automatically turns itself off, no matter how many times you try.

Captain Jules’s Useless Box is a very simple device. Inside the wooden box (with real metal accents) resides a bunch of gears and the latest in electricity-powered motors. Turn the switch on, and a bit of machinery will poke out and flip the switch off. That’s all the Captain Jules’s Useless Box does. But it’s enough of an oddity to make it right at home on your desk or bookshelf.

Would you shell out $40 for something so useless? ThinkGeek seems to think so.

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Realistic-Looking Fake Food Jewelry Looks Good Enough to Eat

Fake Food Jewelry

Look away if you’re on a diet and want to still be on one at the end of the day. Because while we’re talking fashion accessories, they might as well be food because of how close to the real thing they actually look. This line of jewelry was created by Hatanaka, a Japanese manufacturer that specializes in making uber-realistic plastic food replicas for restaurants.

Now they’re expanding their line of business to the fashion industry with their bacon belts, soba necklaces, spaghetti hairpieces, and pasta earrings.

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