This Backpack Lets You Climb Up Any Wall

The military wants to be able to send soldiers up and over high walls, and sometimes grappling hooks aren't practical. What to do? Oh, I dunno, how about a vacuum backpack with suction gloves that'll let you climb up brick, glass, or pretty much whatever? Yep, that'll work. » 6/12/12 10:20am 6/12/12 10:20am

Praising Failure: James Dyson Talks Vacuum's 5,127 Prototypes

Sir James Dyson, inventor of perhaps the most recognizable consumer vacuum on the market today, is completely comfortable with failure. He's good at it—failure I mean—but most great inventors are. » 4/10/11 11:00am 4/10/11 11:00am

Man Climbs 60-Story Skyscraper With Suction Cups

Click to viewYesterday afternoon, "Skyscraper Man" Dan Goodwin, also known as Spider Dan, climbed the 58-story Millennium Tower in San Francisco to raise awareness for terrorism and cancer. Spider Dan's means of conveyance: suction cups, of course. » 9/07/10 9:01am 9/07/10 9:01am

NeverMore Putter Grip Retrieves Golf Balls By Sucking More Than You Do

There are very few gadgets out there today where saying "sucks balls" in the description is a compliment, but these putter grip replacements from NeverMore are one such example. The rubber grips replace your putter's normal grip, and allow you to retrieve a golf ball from the cup without bending over. They come in a… » 4/27/08 6:30pm 4/27/08 6:30pm

Aquavee Swim System Makes Your Pool Infinitely Long

Products like the pool treadmill, the ExerSwim, and the Home Swimmer all provide a way for you to swim indefinitely in a home-sized pool without building a gigantic circular pool. » 7/23/07 5:30pm 7/23/07 5:30pm