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We bring you the chic and unique, the best and most bizarre shopping offers both online and offline. We offer you tips on where to buy, and some of the less mainstream and crazy, individual and offbeat items on the internet. Anything that can be bought and sold can be featured here. And we love showcasing the best and worst art and design.

The ASA war on gender means mum gets the power drill and dad goes to Iceland

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The Advertising Standards Authority once complained about this site. An advert featuring Page 3 stunna Lucy Pinder was sexist, they alleged. Pinder welcomed readers to Old Mr Anorak’s throbbing organ, which for filthy lucre had been sheep-dipped in Lynx, …

Posted: 20th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hot Tub Boats: floating sex tanks ahoy!

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Rework your 1970s-style disease laden sex tank  into an ocean-going vessel. The Hot Tub Boat has ben on Seattle’s Lake Union.

“Well, the hot tub boat is fifteen feet over all, she’s about six feet wide, about close to

Posted: 20th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


They really did call a shopping mall Cum Park Plaza

How do you put a shopping centre in North Church St Burlington, NC, on the map? You call it Cum Park Plaza.

 

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Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The expensive pre-rolled Cannabis Cigar – yours for $420

 

To Seattle, where Leira makes very expensive cannabis cigars.

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Seattle-based Leira rolls cannabis cigars, the smallest of which is a petite three-and-one-quarter-inch cigarillo size that retails for $110 in Washington shops, like Freedom Market of

Posted: 18th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mobikes in the canal restores faith in the spirit of Manchester

In Manchester new Chinese bikes are creating artificial reefs in the city’s waterways. It’s terrific. Although it might not be what the Chinese company behind bicycle sharing service Mobike envisioned when it launched in the UK. Can Mobike disrupt Manchester

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Artist turns train tickets into geodesic spheres

Recycle your old travel cards, plastic bottles and   playing cards like  Nick Sayers , who turns detritus into geodesic spheres.  His stuff is held together

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Posted: 12th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine

 

In an unheated shed near Stapleton, Nebraska in the late 1950s, visionary artist Emery Blagdon began twisting pieces of old wire into patterns with pliers, attaching aluminum foil, beads, ribbons and an infinite array of everyday cast-off items. His

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The International Drone Photography Contest

International Drone Photography Contest

 

Dronestagram’s fourth annual International Drone Photography Contest didn’t feature photos of your next door neighbour’s garden, and you sunbathing in

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Posted: 9th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hairy legs leggings are a hoot

Hairy leg leggings will make everyone think you have really hairy legs. The big joke is that underneath the legging you really do have hairy legs, which makes the hairy legs leggings an act of sartorial

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Posted: 7th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Donald Trump buttplug to ‘Putin your butt’

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With this Donald Trump buttplug you can shove the President where the sun doesn’t shine. Etsy shop  Lovecrafters Toys  is selling the Donald Trump buttplug “the

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Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to open a wheel of Parmesan cheese (Video)

 

You can crack open a wheel of Parmesan-style Trentingrana cheese inside 7 minutes.  Carlo Guffanti  stars in this how-to do it video guide  us

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Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to write a Facebook headline that makes you wildly popular

How do you write a Facebook headline that makes you wildly popular?  Buzzsumo  looked at 100 million story headlines on Facebook and analysed how far they travelled in terms of shares and likes. This “will make you” more viral than

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Frankie Doodle Dandy: All the pizazz of the Fourth of July

Frankie Doodle Dandy wishes you a happy Independence Day.

 

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Sitting on a blanket of American cheese, he rides in on a toasted English. He’s a Swift Premium Frank. All-American. All-delicious. He’s made with delicious cuts of

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Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vermont maple syrups takes like urine? The advert says it does

Vermont maple syrup takes of…

 

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Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Coins and the superstitious to be added to banned items on planes

Add coins to the list of items banned on aircraft. And you can add the superstitious, too. Because a woman boarding a China Southern Airlines Flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou thought it good luck to toss nine coins into the

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenagers put glasses on museum’s floor and people thought it was art

When we saw Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photography being passed off as a talent for anything other than parody, we recalled another example of meaningless nonsense being passed off as art. In 2016, two pranksters placed a pair of spectacles on

Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Children’s cigarette dummies are smoking’s new taboo

Richard Littler‏ spots this warning on cigaret packets in Germany. He tweets: “My powers of judgement are totally shot. From this image, I can’t tell if smoking is a good or bad thing.”

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Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0