The Story Behind the Foam That World Cup Refs Use To Stop Cheating

If you've been enjoying any of the World Cup matches over the last several days, you've likely seen a new addition to the referee's arsenal: a spray-on foam. And if you're not a soccer expert, you've probably wondered where it came from. » 6/17/14 7:40pm 6/17/14 7:40pm

Silly String-Like Spray Is Cooling Down Japan's Salarymen This Cruel…

Know what the latest must-have product is in Japan? While it looks like they've gone mad and are shaving their wrists, they're actually saving the planet by switching off the air-con, and cooling down using freezing cold foam-spray. » 7/07/11 10:20am 7/07/11 10:20am

How to Train Future Criminals: Line 'Em Up to Get Pepper Sprayed

This is a cop training video, showing future pepper spray wielders the pain and reality of getting sprayed. But a more sinister interpretation could be that future criminals are growing tolerant to pepper spray so no one can stop them. » 12/18/10 6:00pm 12/18/10 6:00pm

Buying an Empty Bottle of Kitchen Cleaner Actually Isn't a Scam

Replenish knows something that you might not—almost all (they claim 95%) of cleaning agents are water. The rest is the chemical concentrate that gets things done. So why pay for water? Replenish sells empty bottles and concentrate. Simple. » 11/02/10 9:00am 11/02/10 9:00am

The Cloud Project Would Theoretically Make Ice Cream Fall Like Snow

The Cloud Project is a tricky little concept that would spray flavored condensation and liquid nitrogen into clouds, "seeding" them, and forcing flavored snow to fall from the heavens. It's pretty much straight of of a children's book. » 7/20/09 8:00pm 7/20/09 8:00pm

High-Pressure Tooth Spray Cleans Teeth With Water, Not Bristles

Toothbrush-like contraptions that spray water into your teeth holes have been around for years, but Philips' new patent has several innovations that makes sure you don't blast your gums into submission. The spray head has probes that can detect how far away it is from your teeth, ensuring optimum distance. » 5/13/08 6:00pm 5/13/08 6:00pm

Self Defense with the Pepper Spray Ring

The Stunning Ring may look harmless, and cheap, but is actually hiding a powerful pepper spray. It uses the strongest formula of pepper spray available—400 times stronger than a jalepeno pepper. Release the safety catch, press the trigger and you get a 12-inch spray that will cause temporary visual impairment,… » 8/28/07 5:39am 8/28/07 5:39am

Nanotech Spray Protects Gadgets From Boy-Grease

While all the Giz guys are up in Vegas ooh-ing and aah-ing over gadgets to come in the 07, I'm thinking, how the fuck are they going to keep their boy-grease from smearing all over their new toys? But that's why we have things like this nanotech supercoat gadget spray, which gets rid of old dirt and protects your… » 1/10/07 8:32pm 1/10/07 8:32pm

Magic Volcanic Face Spray Blocks Cell Phone Radiation

Crazy French skin care company, Clarins Paris, will release a Spray in January that will protect us all from the electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by cell phones and laptops. » 11/27/06 7:38pm 11/27/06 7:38pm

HYSO Doorknob Germ Killer

After imagining he was inside a woman's restroom—something we've all done at one time or...sorry, where were we?—Simon Sassoon devised a gadget that automatically kills germs on public doorknobs. Want to see what two years and $250,000 worth of investment money gets you? That's it on the right. » 11/06/06 5:45pm 11/06/06 5:45pm

Crappy Fan With Water Spray

Not only does this piece of crap fan "cool you down" for $8, it also sprays water in your face. Now you tell us, where else besides besides the Castro in SF are you going to get something sprayed on your face for $8? » 5/26/06 7:15pm 5/26/06 7:15pm