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Elderly Airbag Turns Old People into Superballs

The large elderly population in Japan has manufacturers clamoring to develop devices to assist them. Not surprisingly, they are coming up with some pretty unique ideas. Take this human airbag, for instance. The airbag system is strapped onto the body and inflates in 0.1 seconds when it detects rapid movement toward… » 9/24/08 7:40pm 9/24/08 7:40pm

Moron Lies Down on Moving Motorcycle to Send Text Messages

If laws about driving and using cellphones in American cities are cramping your style, move to scenic India, where anything goes! Watch in horror as this lunatic barrels down the highways of New Delhi sending text messages. Hey, why stop there? Yeah, go on and take that nap. Your fellow motorists will love it and the… » 7/13/08 4:00pm 7/13/08 4:00pm

Zak Nudevest: A Transparent Lifejacket For Nudists

What are nudists to do when enjoying their favorite watersports? I mean, safety is one thing, but wearing a traditional lifejacket means unsightly tan lines and breasts yearning to be free. Fortunately a Korean company has manufactured a transparent lifejacket dubbed the "Zak Nudevest" that ensures buoyancy and… » 7/08/08 6:20pm 7/08/08 6:20pm

Wizard Rapid Descender Backpack Beats Taking the Stairs



If everyone living or working in precariously elevated positions could shoot Spidey-silk from their wrists in case of an unexpected fall, there would be no need for the Wizard rapid-descender concept from UK design shop HJC. But a sleek Dyson-esque backpack housing up to 250 meters of woven liquid polyester that can… » 7/07/08 12:30pm 7/07/08 12:30pm

Psycho Constructs Bungee Cord Out of Condoms, Then Jumps

Why would someone bungee jump with a cord made out of condoms you ask? If you thought it was an effort to make a statement about safe sex, you're wrong. Apparently the only real motivation Carl Dionisio had for the attempt was his own lunacy—he was hoping to re-create the "virgin buzz" he had with his first jump. Over… » 4/28/08 3:00pm 4/28/08 3:00pm

European Company Looks To Make a Death Proof Car

It may not be Kurt Russell's stunt car, but if a European company named Prevent is successful in its quest, the world will have the first "uncrashable" vehicle. As their name suggests, the approach they are taking does not involve any space age armor to avoid damage in the event of an accident, rather, the focus is on… » 4/17/08 5:30pm 4/17/08 5:30pm

Wacky Afghan Engineer Develops Remote Controlled Kalashnikov Burglar…

The infamous Kalashnikov has a long and illustrious history of murder and mayhem, which makes it the perfect centerpiece for a contraption developed by unemployed Afghan electrical engineer Hanif Molavizadeh. With only a small movement outside his window, the device will trigger a "song like warning." It will then… » 4/14/08 8:00pm 4/14/08 8:00pm

Safe Turn Keeps Cyclists From Getting Killed (Athough This Guy Probably…

Basically, Safe Turn is a wrist-mounted indicator light that automatically flickers to life whenever a cyclist raises his/her arm to signal a turn. In order to prevent the device from lighting during normal actions, like reaching for a water bottle or scratching the nose or ass, the device incorporates a "delayed… » 1/22/08 6:30pm 1/22/08 6:30pm

Teen Driver Cam Keeps Tabs on Horrible Teenage Drivers

Look out, horrible teenage drivers: there's a new device out there that your justifiably concerned parents can purchase to not only track where you are while you're driving, but to actually see you. Yeah, now your parents can bust you smoking pot or pleasuring yourself in the car without happening to drive up next to… » 10/11/07 3:45pm 10/11/07 3:45pm