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

How about a 3D printed Apple iWatch?

iPod watch strap

If your patience is running out in the wait of eagerly awaited Apple iWatch, then this might bring a smile to your face. Today,we have brought to you a 3D printed version of the iWatch (of course it’s fake) that surely will give you something to cheer about. Stewart Davies, a product design graduate from University of Edinburgh has created a 3D printed iPod watch strap for the Apple’s 6th generation of the iPod Nano. Both of these products can combine to become a cool iWatch, at least something to fool your friends.

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Czech adventurers on a 900km journey in a plastic bottles boat

Plastic bottles boat

In an attempt to bring much needed awareness to the increasing plastic pollution in Europe, two young adventurers have created a plastic bottles boat. Honza Kára, a 22-year-old student and Jakub Bures, a 21-year-old mechanic are in the middle of their unusual journey these days as they are peddling their way almost a thousand kilometers from their hometown Nymburk down the River Elbe to the great port of Hamburg on the North Sea. The 10-metre long boat is made out of 5000 plastic bottles was launched officially on July 12, 2014 at Elbe river in Nymburk.

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Monsoon buster: Sardines boots fold into themselves for easy portability [W/video]

Sardines boots by Estel Alcaraz

Monsoons are here and I don’t like this part of the year much, owing to one simple reason that it creates so much mess. One thing that gets utterly messy in the rainy season is your pair of shoes or any other footwear that you are wearing. For this very reason in the wars of 17th century the wellington boots were invented. But they are very cumbersome to carry and are ages behind in terms of portability and looks. That is why Estel Alcaraz from Barcelona has come up with Sardines rain boots, a new avatar of wellington boots that weigh just 800 grams and can be folded to one fourth of their original size.

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Turn plastic bottles into strong ropes in a jiffy [W/video]

Plastic bottle rope

In a world dominated by packed food and drinks, plastic bottles contribute as a major source of non-recyclable litter that is destroying our planet by the minute. One intuitive DIYer from Russia has something on his mind to curb that, and put the discarded plastic bottles to good use. He has made a small little device that turns plastic bottle trash into strong ropes that can be put to any number of uses. It can be used as a fishing line, rope to hang clothes on, as a bicycle handlebar wrap, cable clamps and much more.
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Koolernaut cools down your beer and displays current temperature

Koolernaut beer cooler

Do you like your beer chilled and just at the right kind of temperature to enjoy? But when you drink it, either it is too chilled or not cold enough to enjoy taste of the malt? Then you need to get yourself a Koolernaut. This casing for your beer not only keeps it chilling cold but also shows the current temperature on the digital display. So if your beer is not cold enough you can wait for the ice puck filled with freezable non-toxic gel to cool it down.
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Bug-A-Salt: Plastic shotgun that takes down insects with a pinch of salt

Bug-A-Salt

It’s that time of the year when unwanted creepy insects constantly irritates you while entering your house or spoiling your outdoor picnics. You often end up hitting them with flyswatters, which are not very effective and also creates a mess due to smashed bodies of these creepy crawlies over it. To solve this annoying problem, Santa Monica-based artist Lorenzo Maggiore has created a pump-action shotgun called Bug-A-Salt that expels a pinch of salt at high speed to kill undesired insects around you. The gadget pierces body of bugs with minute pellets of salt without creating any mess like flyswatters. Read More…

E-NJOINT lets you smoke weed all day without any side effects

E-Njoint e-cigarette

Image credit Kenzo Tribouillard Source: AFP

There are n number of e-cigarettes out there in the market, but none is as unique as the E-NJOINT B.V. by a Netherlands based manufacturer who has set up a manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China. As the name suggests, this e-cigarette will bring a smile to the face of people who love to smoke weed, and on top of that, this electronic cigarette doesn’t contain any nicotine, tar or THC. All it has is vaporizing natural propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and choice of flavors like red cherry and water melon. Moreover you can refill E-NJOINT B.V. with liquid cannabis or dry herbs.
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UK’s restaurant offers free service for foodies who share picture of their meal

Pay by picture Birds Eye Inspirations

You go out to enjoy a good meal and to your surprise you notice that the meal is going to be free. Now that is interesting as it would bring a smile to your face if you are a foodie. All this is not a gimmick, and is actually true as The Picture House restaurant opening in Manchester’s Pioneer Suite on Canal Street, UK is going to serve free food for its customers. Free food! Well, you would think that it is a crazy decision but the restaurant sees the bigger picture with their new strategy.
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Smart Hoodie sends secret text message using unique gestures

Smart Hoodie sends text messages using gestures

Tired of typing messages on your mobile devices and looking for a simpler, more practical way of sending message to friends and family? Or you are looking for an instant messaging method when in trouble while taking a walk through a lonely street infected by anti-social blokes? Then this Smart Hoodie designed by Alina Balean and Rucha Patwardhan, both New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) graduate students could be the answer to this predicament.
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Kimono sleeping bag shields you from winter wave

Kimono sleeping bag

If it’s a creation from the Far East you can very well bet that is going to be out of the box. This Kimono like dress that doubles as a sleeping bag is no different either. Made from polyester material to shield out cold, this kimono like dress can save you from cold temperatures while outdoors or inside your home. When this kimono is no longer required, you can convert into a cozy sleeping bag in a jiffy, thereby giving it multiple functionality.
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