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Main Drain

For those who live in homes or apartments that require the toilet seat to always be put down, Main Drain is just the gadget for you. It's essentially a low-cost, in-home urinal option for males who would like the convenience of a public restroom in the comfort of their own home. The gadget itself consists of a geometrically designed gaping maw with a tube that escorts the contents directly down into the toilet bowl, which can work even without lifting the seat. Continue reading for a video and the Kickstarter page.

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Portable Room Heater

Lasko's Ceramic Tower Heater is priced at just $39.99 shipped, and boasts 1500 watts of pure comfort. Its top-access push-button controls with digital display make things easy to switch between the low and high speed settings. To ensure that the heat is evenly distributed, the machine sports widespread oscillation, a programmable thermostat, 8-hour timer, and quiet operation. This space heater comes fully assembled and stands 8.5" x 7.25" x 23" tall. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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Glow Headphones

Glow Headphones are the world's first smart headphones that glow with laser light and pulse to the rhythm of your music or heart. With Android Wear (iOS coming soon), Glow lets you easily control Google Play Music, YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, Google Now, Instagram, and more. That's not all, you can also snap a picture with your phone remotely using the dedicated controller. Continue reading for a video and the Kickstarter page.

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Wenger 16999

Wenger's 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife is currently the world's most complex with a whopping 87 implements that perform 141 functions, making it the only tool you'll need to get any job done. Whether in your pack or on display, this massive tool is sure to be a conversation piece. Unfortunately, the $2149 knife is currently sold out, but apparently, there have been many people over the years who've enjoyed its service. For those who want the next best thing, check out the Victorinox SwissChamp XAVT, which packs 80 functions and is priced much lower than its big brother. Product page. Continue reading to see more reviews.

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Coolbox

Most toolboxes are designed purely for function, the $179 Coolbox is not only functional, but packs an internal rechargeable battery, Bluetooth speakers, LED lights, wheels, bottle opener, and lots more. There's also a magnetic lid for keeping track of loose screws, bolts and the other magnetic pieces, a whiteboard under the lid and dual tablet stands both on the top of the box and inside. On the lower left side, there's a built-in power strip that operate when you have the Coolbox (Indiegogo page) plugged into an outlet via a retractable cord, which doubles as an extension cord of sorts. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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Prynt Instant Camera Case

Prynt, the world's first instant camera case for smartphones, let you snap a photo or choose one from your favorite social network, and print it out in 30-seconds. Thanks to its modular design, Prynt is compatible several different types of phones, including the iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C / 6 and Galaxy S4 / S5. Simply swap out the dock depending on what phone you're trying to use. In the future, they will have docks for other phones so the printer will never need to be upgraded. Continue reading for the intro video and Kickstarter page.

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Human Thumb USB

Photographer Justin Poulsen is a conceptual photographer from Toronto, Canada, who wanted his portfolio to really stick out, as he specializes in building physical props for his surreal photos. So, he created literal thumb drives that look like severed human thumbs. He says his goal was "allowing potential clients to experience both the tactile and visual quality of my craft." Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

Logitech's Wireless Performance Mouse MX boasts Darkfield Laser Tracking, which lets you track on more surfaces than ever - including glass, where other mice flat-out fail. This technology tracks mouse movements by producing a detailed micro-roadmap of the work surface. So now you can confidently use your mouse on surfaces you never could before like clear glass, lacquered wood and marble. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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Clever Products

Love putting crackers in your soup? The Obol might be just what you need, as it separates the dry products from the liquid. This handy kitchen gadget also works great for milk and cereal. Zevro's WM300 SmartSpace Food Dispenser ensures that your counter isn't filled with random food items, thanks to an innovative portion-control turn knob, wall-mount design, and three integrated measuring cups. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the craziest 3D projection mapping show you'll ever see at a hockey game.

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Taco Toaster

Nostalgia Electronics' Taco Toaster lets you make a crispy hard taco shell using standard tortillas that can be found at any local market. Simply place two tortillas into the formers, lower them into the toaster, and in just a few minutes, you'll be ready to eat. Product page. If you don't feel like spending $25 on a toaster designed specifically for making taco shells, continue reading for another way to make them using a standard toaster oven.

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