Category: Oddity

Varied collection of oddities that can be anything right from strange creations, bizarre events, weird news to strange gadgets and odd technologies from all around the globe

Driverless concept car by Dominic Wilcox for the year 2059

Dominic Wilcox Mini driverless concept car with stained glass

One look at this strange looking vehicle and you’ll assume that it has something to with the future of automation. And you are right, as this driverless glass car prototype designed by Dominic Wilcox for the Dezeen and Mini Frontiers exhibition, during the London Design Festival managed to attract many on-lookers. Dominic has a view that by the year 2059, driverless cars that are self-automated will be much safer than cars driven by drivers. Therefore, this will make sure there are no safety equipment like airbags or roll-cage inside the Mini car chassis as the car will be a living space on wheels.
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Trend Coaster lets you surf the trending internet wave, literally!

Trend Coaster Yahoo Japan

We are all acquainted with the term riding the internet wave, essentially used when you surf the internet for long durations, virtually riding a wave of information. Taking cues from this, in Japan people are now able to surf the internet literally on a roller coaster ride with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset providing all the visual elements. Yahoo being the search engine giant in Japan, is used for this roller coaster ride, as one gets on-board a roller-coaster simulator which provides all the physical input just like a racing simulator. As you go on the ride you’ll see all the relevant pictures, quotes, tweets etc. to make the ride visually appealing.
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Dutch inventors turn 13 year old’s dead pet into a ratcopter

Ratcopter by Arjen Beltman and Bart Jansen

Dutch inventors Arjen Beltman and Bart Jansen who have amazed us with their bizarre creations such as OstrichCopter and Orvillecopter in the past are back with their latest creation in the form of world’s first radio-controlled ratcopter. The artists have made this creation for the 13-year-old Pepeijn Bruins who was shattered after losing his cancer-stricken rat. To keep the memories of his beloved pet alive, the kid wanted to do something special. He had seen Bart and Arjen and their flying cat, so he asked his father if he they can create a flying rat. Thus, his father contacted the Dutch artists who after hearing the sad story of the boy immediately agreed to take the project.
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Acer creates flashy Selfie-Hat for London Fashion Week

Acer Selfie-Hat

The most common use of smartphones today is clicking selfies. But, who needs a smartphone when your hat can click selfies for you? Well, that’s what Taiwanese electronics company Acer have made possible with the creation of the Selfie-Hat in partnership with fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis. Termed as a one-of-a-kind couture hat, this unique headpiece is a huge glittery pink sombrero that features a fold-down flap integrated with Acer’s Iconia A-1 840 tablet. The face of the tablet is directed towards the wearer who can spin the hat to set different angles as per his choice for shooting a selfie.
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Designer Elie Tahari unveils iPhone dress at New York Fashion Week show

iPhone dress by Elie Tahari

With the launch of the Apple watch and the iPhone 6, Apple Inc. has become the talking point all around the tech world these days. However, at the New York Fashion week it’s not the latest released iPhone 6 which is making news but instead it’s the iPhone 5S. Elie Tahari, Israeli-American luxury fashion designer have created a black, mesh dress that is covered in more than 50 iPhones. Along with displaying new styles for the next season, the designer showed this unique dress at his Fashion Week presentation at the Elie Tahari Vault on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue couple of days ago.
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Chibatman spotted on Tokyo roads riding his homemade batpod

Chibatman spotted on Tokyo

Hollywood superhero costumes and replicas keep coming across as we surf through the World Wide Web, but the Chibatman is somewhat special. Not much information is available about this guy’s identity, but he could be often seen driving on the roads of Chiba, east Tokyo. Read More…

Chinese movie theaters showing live audience text comments on the silver screen

live commenting on cinema movie screen by text message

Whenever you go into a cinema hall, the first thing on your mind is to switch-off or keep the phone in silent, so as to prevent any rolling eye-balls in your direction. Also you make it a point not to text or use any chatting apps; totally engulfing in the cinematic experience of your favorite movie. But, Chinese movie theaters are taking a detour from this usual routine and prompting its users to text while watching a movie. And those very texts are the user’s views on the movie or comments on anything dramatic in the movie.
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Amstel Pause – Free beer for doing absolutely nothing at all!

Amstel Pause free beer

Your life is busy all-right, with hundred things on your mind that weight you down heavily. Not even the time to relax for a bit and contemplate what’s really going on. Well, taking this factor into consideration, Amstel (beer brand) is using a clever advertising campaign to strengthen its brand name. For this they have put up a machine called Amstel Pause, on a street called Sofia in Bulgaria which lures-in passers-by to grab a free beer for simply doing nothing for a duration of three minutes. Yes, you heard it right, free beer for just taking a break from your busy lifestyle.
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Watch-out for Twitter powered Selena Gomez NEO Runaway fashion show

Adidas NEO Fashion Event Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez, who is making great waves in the American acting and singing arena is now all set to rock the world with her latest fashion show powered by you. Yes, you heard it right, you will be the one to power up all the elements of this fashion show a.k.a NEO Runaway for her new collection with Adidas NEO. Everything from the hair and makeup to the styling and music chosen for this fashion show will be voted on Twitter, considering the amount of retweets and favorites on each idea. So, basically it’s the audience that will decide how the show goes forward, and that is downright cool.
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Sony to release a perfume bottle shaped selfie camera

perfume bottle shaped Cyber-shot camera

The craze of taking selfies has turned into an obsession all over the globe and we don’t think it is going to stop anytime soon. Taking advantage of this increasing addiction, Sony is about to release a Cyber-shot camera with a larger viewfinder and an equally large camera sensor too. However, that’s not it as the device is designed with an interesting theme, making it look like a luxurious perfume bottle. For the female enthusiasts, this is surely an icing on the cake.
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