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Tag Archives: Unusual

There’s Catnip Wine So You Don’t Have To Drink Alone!

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You fancy a little nightcap before hitting the sack? Or maybe you don’t want to think of it like that, maybe you’re more upfront: you like getting smashed by yourself? Look, we don’t judge, but if you’ve grown tired of doing that alone, but still can’t stand the company of humans, you might want to consider enrolling your cat into your solo drinking activities. Yes, your cat. Pictured above is The MosCATo, and the Pinot Meow, two catnip-based non-alcoholic drinks for your feline friend to enjoy. They’re made from a proprietary blend of catnip, fresh beets, and natural preservatives. And what do they do to your cat?

Well, depending on how much they drink – the effects will vary. When cats smell catnip, they tend to get funny, move around and play a lot. The exact opposite occurs when they ingest catnip. They normally will become more “mellowed” out when they drink the wine so it might actually help for those restless nights.

Mellowed out kitty? Yeah, they already spend 3/4 of their life asleep, so we’re not sure where the fun is in this drink. But we imagine it does’t matter anyway, you’ll be too smashed to care. It’s $12 for an 8 Mewounce (get it?) bottle.

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Why Not: A Tungsten Sphere As A Desk Toy

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There’s a literally endless array of things you can purchase to decorate your work desk. What you decide on says a lot about your personality, so if you opt for the above Tungsten sphere, we imagine you’re telling the world that you’re a little geeky and can appreciate the beauty in having a ball of relatively uncommon material just lay there, inviting conversation. Tungsten, incidentally, is the material from which lightbulb coils are made of. What’s cool about it is that it’s quite dense: a 2 inch sphere weighs 3 lbs! It comes with a plastic 3D printed base, and for a limited time the manufacturer will throw in a 1 inch Tungsten cube. The very dense sphere costs a very dense $229, but if you’ve got the spare cash, we think it’s a great purchase, if only just for kicks.

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Set Of Pistols Crafted From 4.5 Billion Year Old Meteorite

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A really long time ago, a meteorite landed in what is now Gibeon, Namibia. The space rock itself is estimated to have been formed around the same time the Earth was: 4.5 billion years ago. And now, a US company called Cabot Guns took a 77 pound fragment from the impact, and used that to forge two classic M1911 pistols, originally made by none other than Colt. Their creation looks stunning, clearly highlighting the otherworldly nature of the material that forms it. It’s called the Big Bang Pistol Set, and it’s a one-of-a-kind item that is expected to be worth around $5 million. They’re not only decorative either:

The pistols are fully-functional – and resultant of their National Match barrels, accurate; verified both on the rest and in off-hand shooting. Leaving nothing to chance in terms of functionality, our engineers used electron beam technology to meticulously add bimetal support only to the frame/slide rails, hammer, guide rod and extractor of the Big Bag set. – and the pistol’s components, down to the barrel bushing and trigger – are 100% Gibeon meteorite.

That’s really all there is to say about this, so come on over the fold and admire this work of art in a series of fascinating photos.

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Poor Leo: There Now Exists A Vitruvian Man Action Figure

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Sometime around 1490, Leonardo Da Vinci drew the Vitruvian Man, a depiction of the ideal body proportions as suggested by the architect Vitruvius. The drawing shows two superimposed men with arms outstretched, inscribed within a circle and a square. You’ve seen it; it’s an iconic piece. And now, well… now you can also play with the Vitruvian Man action figure. It’s made by Figma, a Japanese toy maker who also produces the Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s David. It’s kind of creepy considering it has four legs and four arms, but then again it wouldn’t be the Vitruvian Man if it didn’t. It’s $59.

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It’s The Donutception, A Donut On Donut On Donut Donut

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It seems that it was National Donut Day last Friday, and to celebrate this, The Cinnamon Snail in New York City created the above. It’s a donut that uses donut-shaped cookies as decoration, cookies which in turn are decorated with Cheerio’s like rings that are meant to look like donuts themselves. It’s a donut party three levels deep, a party so intense the bakery felt it appropriate to charge $7 for its consumption. For reference, that’s about seven times more than anyone should feel entitled to charge for a ring of sugary dough, but what do we know.

Are they still selling it? Did anyone even buy it? Seeing as we like to report news a few days late, we’ll never really know.

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The Tables Have Turned: You Can Be The One Licking Your Cat This Time

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Cats are great. Even their little raspy tongues licking you is kind of fun. But haven’t you ever wished you could be the one liking them, rather than the other way around? No? Well… neither have we. But the folks behind Licki Brush seem to think there’s a market for this. Either that, or we’re looking at a very late April’s Fool. The Licki Brush is meant to be inserted in your mouth, and used to brush/lick your cat without getting his fur in your mouth. There’s a website, and they mention an upcoming Kickstarter, though that’s all the info we have. How much? Is it real? Is anyone going to buy this? It’s all up in the air now, but we thought it cute nevertheless.

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KFC Makes Nail Polish That Tastes Like Chicken

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Their slogan is “Finger Lickin’ Good”, so it sort of makes sense, doesn’t it? See, as part of a promotional effort in Hong Kong, the local KFC office has apparently created nail polish that looks just like regular nail color, but happens to taste of delicious fried chicken. That way, well, you can spend your days looking entirely normal with your fingers in your mouth. They come in two flavours: Hot & Spicy, and Original Recipe. They were conceived and developed by McCormick, the spice company behind KFC’s secret spice and herb mix, and are allegedly completely safe to consume. The polishes are not being mass produced yet; the company is showing early prototypes off in promotional pics and asking fans to vote on which flavour they’d actually like to see being made. Whether it does ever make it into the wild, let alone stateside, is anyone’s guess.

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The Hammocraft: Because Why Not?

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“Screw-it, let’s do it” has got the be the most American, and awesome, attitude in approaching new product design. It’s definitely what the makers of the Hammocraft told themselves on a beer-fuelled brainstorming session, but what they made is both amazing and ridiculous at the same time. Mostly ridiculous, yes, but amazing for being so. It’s a watercraft first and foremost. And it’s also four hammocks. So that’s it. It’s so that you can go fishing while laying on a hammock. We think.

It’s not even really a water craft, actually. It’s more like a $1,000 kit so that you can make your own craft using two paddle boards, which are not included. Also not included: the hammocks. So yeah, you’re being asked to spend one large on a metal frame that might end up turning into what you see in the pictures. Also required, you and three friends. Not two because balance. And make sure one of them is not super fat, because also balance. It… I mean, it’s a cool idea, sort of. Or maybe not even… Geez, we get it: it’d be awesome to just drink beer all day, while lazily throwing a line down and laying in a hammock. We’re just not sure the Hammocraft is going to get you there.

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A Hoodie For Lovers

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Together Wear is a line of hoodies that were designed with two people in mind. Not content with sporting kangaroo pockets in the front, the hoodies also have them in the back. This way when you and your better half hug, you can cosily put your hands in their back pocket. Why? Because the Internet, that’s why. Because people will make products and post pics that some sappy heads will see and go “aawww” and poke their boyfriends and say “buy me this” and next thing you know it’s a viral hit. Well, Together Wear is not a viral hit, not yet anyway. They’re getting funding on Kicktarter and haven’t quite reached their goal. But the hoodies do seem to be made with quality in mind, and at a $69 pledge for one, or more importantly $119 for two, it’s not outrageously priced. We’re not sure how to feel about them; ridiculous product or start of a new trend?

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