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Express your love in a big way with the world’s largest roses
Express your love in a big way with the world’s largest roses

Express your love in a big way with the world’s largest roses

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn While most people will be hoping for a bunch of flowers or heart-shaped chocolates this Valentine’s Day, ultra-spenders will be looking for something extravagant like the world’s largest roses. Measuring 5-feet tall, these largest roses were grown…

3-in-1 shelter turns from coat to tent/sleeping bag in seconds
3-in-1 shelter turns from coat to tent/sleeping bag in seconds

3-in-1 shelter turns from coat to tent/sleeping bag in seconds

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn To provide a convenient emergency gear to Syrian refugees, a group of design students from London’s Royal College of Art has recently unveiled a prototype wearable shelter that combines the use of clothing and shelter in one…

Sherp ATV: All-terrain monster truck can be yours for $65,000
Sherp ATV: All-terrain monster truck can be yours for $65,000

Sherp ATV: All-terrain monster truck can be yours for $65,000

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn If you have ever dreamed of owning a monster truck, here is your chance to buy one for $65,000. Aleksey Garagashyan, a Russian mechanic has come up with a life-sized version of a toy truck that’ll definitely…

Lego unveils first-ever wheelchair minifigure with hipster looks
Lego unveils first-ever wheelchair minifigure with hipster looks

Lego unveils first-ever wheelchair minifigure with hipster looks

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Following #ToyLikeMe equality campaign, Lego has finally created a wheelchair-using minifigure with hipster looks, and a helper dog accompanying the figurine. After creating numerous able-bodied Lego figures for 84 years, the company decided to create something to…

James Hobson demonstrates homemade exoskeleton by lifting a Mini Cooper
James Hobson demonstrates homemade exoskeleton by lifting a Mini Cooper

James Hobson demonstrates homemade exoskeleton by lifting a Mini Cooper

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn James Hobson, a Kitchener, Ontario-based inventor has built an exoskeleton and demonstrated its strength by lifting a Mini Cooper almost a foot off the ground. Inspired by Iron Man, the homemade exoskeleton lifted the Mini Cooper weighing…

Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao unveils world’s largest redwood sculpture in China
Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao unveils world’s largest redwood sculpture in China

Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao unveils world’s largest redwood sculpture in China

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn One major source of unusual and offbeat stories for us has been the land of China. From 12-meter tall Bumblebee to a wooden electric car, once in a while, China offers us a cool and entertaining story…

Mom creates knitted doppelganger of her son to cuddle up with
Mom creates knitted doppelganger of her son to cuddle up with

Mom creates knitted doppelganger of her son to cuddle up with

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn There comes a time in every parents’ life when their little babies, who needed them from feeding to clothing, grow up and reach an age where they’re becoming more independent and getting involved with their friends. Rather…

Artist Jeff Klarin gives unusual makeover to outdated tech gadgets
Artist Jeff Klarin gives unusual makeover to outdated tech gadgets

Artist Jeff Klarin gives unusual makeover to outdated tech gadgets

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Technology is growing by leaps and bounds with hi-tech gadgets and services being launched every day. Last week, as we were busy with CES 2016 where hundreds of new products were launched, I was struck with a…