Posts tagged "inventions"

Heated Panty Liners: Brilliant Method For Easing Period Pains Or Weird Way To Set Your Vagina On Fire?

Those of us with with a uterus know what it's like to be desperate for a heating pad to ease the writhing, stabbing pain from menstruation cramps. It turns out, we could go for a little more relief directly at the source --  by way of Korea, there now exist heated panty liners. The blog…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2014

New Urinal Design Tries To Get Men To Wash Their Hands More After Peeing

I always knew that boys were kind of gross. But it's apparently worse than I thought: a Latvian designer has created a built-in sink on urinals to encourage more men to wash their hands after peeing. According to a study by Michigan State University, 15 percent of men don't wash their hands at all after…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2013

Swirly Pasta Fork: Lazy Eaters Rejoice!

Do you love spaghetti but find twirling it makes you sleepy? Well never fear, you can now burn even fewer calories while you eat massive amounts of carbs, thanks to inventor Bob Balow and his Spaghetti-Pasta-Noodle Fork.  Bob’s site says it’s “EASY & FUN. the Pasta Fork is for EatingYOUR Spaghetti or Noodles!”  (As opposed to…
By: TruTV / July 5, 2013

10 Dream Sexventions For Women

We've had lots of boyfriends who we've had to remind to wash their hands before they put them anywhere near our vaginas. Don't they know that dirty paws cause yeast and bacterial infections, or, on the off chance that he's been chopping jalepenos, a fucking wildfire down there? These are the kinds of thing that…
By: The Frisky / December 13, 2012

New Invention Everpurse Lets You Charge Your Phone On The Go

I don’t know about y’all, but ever since I upgraded my iPhone 4S to the new iOS 6 update, the battery has been hastily dying with every iHoroscope and Instagram fix. Feeling mine and millions of other women’s wireless woes, Chicagoan Liz Ormesher Salcedo created the Everpurse, a small clutch that actually charges your phone whe…
By: Daley Quinn / October 3, 2012

These Light-Up GPS Shoes Will Guide You Home

As I've mentioned before, there are very few moments in my life where I'm not wondering, Where the hell am I? So it was with great interest that I read about a pair of "No Place Like Home" GPS shoes that can guide you to any destination with a Dorothy-esque click of your heels.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 20, 2012

11 Dumb Toys That Made Somebody Rich

Silly toys may be child's play, but that doesn't mean they aren't big business. Here are 11 of the dumbest items that, in the hands of children, turned into pure gold for the people who sold them. Silly Bandz These goofy wristbands are just silicone rubber, formed into shapes. That's it. A pack of 24…
By: TruTV / September 6, 2012

I Think We All Need A Hugvie, The Vibrating Communication Pillow

Um. Sold. And they only cost $60. I need a Hugvie, the vibrating communication pillow. You just put your cell phone in a pouch in its minimalist human form, cuddle it, and it vibrates to the rhythm of the voice of the person you're talking to. "The two vibrators produce a throbbing sound like a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 25, 2012

Wear This Mask And Control Your Dreams?

Ever wished you could to go bed and dream about exactly what you want? The two 30-year-old inventors behind the Remee sleep mask say you can. Here's how it supposedly works: The $95 mask contains six red LED lights that are apparently bright enough to grab your brain's attention while you slumber, yet dim enough…
By: Newser / May 22, 2012

Japanese Butt Robot Proves Her Creator Is An Ass Man

Meet SHIRI, the Japanese butt robot. She's legless and headless, but seems to enjoy a sensual massage to the silicon skin covering her posterior. Like a human woman, her artificial muscles can react to being spanked, caressed and groped. As this video helpfully notes, "The user may also feel SHIRI bracing after feeling a sla…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2012

New 3D Chocolate Printer Is Way More Delicious Than A Regular Printer

Your old printer has served you well. It's dutifully churned out term papers, contracts, and last-minute photo gifts. But wouldn't it be nice to upgrade to a printer that prints chocolate? Seriously though: a team of researchers in the UK have devised a machine that does just that. Apparently the magical chocolate printer works like…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 3, 2012

Genius Invention: A Pizza Box That Turns Into Paper Plates

Three designers -- Yu Kyung Ha, Won Min Jung, and Kwon Young Hee -- won this year's Red Dot design award for their ingenious new creation: a pizza box that can be broken up into individual pizza-sized plates. How has this never happened before? I'm a huge fan of anything that helps better…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 19, 2012

Bucket Seats & Back Beats: 9 Celebrity Inventors

Celebrities -- so fluffy, so innocuous, so silly and pointless. It seems we're surrounded by manufactured celebs these days. But for every Paris Hilton there's a Hedy Lamarr -- a strong, brilliant woman who succeeded in both the celebrity realm and in scientific endeavors.
By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011

18 Inventions We Need Now

Science is a beautiful thing. Science has brought us many technological advancements, such as and including, air travel, tanning beds and mini-pizzas. But there are many things that science has yet to deliver on. And that's got us kind of mad with science. We kind of want to have some words with science, okay? I…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 23, 2011

A Bracelet That Predicts Your PMS Threat Level

Help for men everywhere is finally here! U.K. man, Kari Dorn, invented a PMS alert wristband. After being married for 16 years and hearing his buddies complain about their domestic woes -- because a PMSing woman is so, so scary! -- Dorn had a brilliant idea for a bracelet that lets men know at…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 23, 2011

Stroller/Scooter Hybrid Makes Traveling With Your Baby Fun!

I may not have a baby (yet!), but I'm still completely obsessed with this scooter/stroller hybrid created by award-winning Austrian inventor, Valentin Vodev. With the click of a switch, the Roller Buggy transforms from your usual baby stroller into a scooter capable of going up to 10 miles per hour. As soon as this become…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 2, 2010

Kind Of Genius: Unbreakable Hangers

Here's one of those things that makes you go, "Why didn't I think of that?" Behold Monkey Hangers, which, quite clearly, are unbreakable hangers. I don't know about you, but replacing trivial household items—like hangers, which I seem to go through like a box of cereal—really annoys me. Can someone please bring the "unbreakable" concept…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 7, 2010

Gotta Have It: Robot Hair Washer

So, I hate showering. I find it tedious and boring and it's hard to do my usual multi-tasking in there. But unfortunately, while I can get away with ye olde whore's bath on off-shower days, my hair can get a little lackluster. That is why I want, nay, need, this robot hair washer (currently o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 29, 2010

The Hair Dryer Phone: A Look At Beauty Salons Of The Future

Does anyone use those retro hair dryers that fit over your head anymore? Some Danish design students have figured out a way to make the vintage appliances new again, by converting them into phone booths. Problem is, everyone can hear your conversation—quite loudly. Although, if you had that hair dryer going at the same time,…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 9, 2010

Doin’ It With Dr. V: The Best Sex Inventions Of The Past Decade

I thought sex just couldn’t get any better when I was partying back in 1999. But since 2000, there have been a lot of technological advances in sex for men and women. Forget your right hand, your man with a member that would make a porn star cry, and even your old vibrator, things are…
By: Dr. V / December 15, 2009
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