Who knew they actually made a “Cup Noodles Cap with Timer”? You’ll find that strange invention and more after the break.

Cup Noodles Cap with Timer

Priced at an affordable $9, this “Cup Noodles Cap with Timer” allows users to select from 3/4/5 minute cooking intervals and whether you want the noodles al dente (-20 seconds) or well done (+20 seconds). It measures 22 x 90mm and is available now in Japan. [Source]

HEMI-Powered BBQ Grill

For those who’ve always wanted a BBQ grill that can cook up to 240 hot dogs in just 3 minutes, check out Tim Kowalec’s custom creation — powered by a monstrous 345hp 5.7L V8 HEMI engine.

I love to BBQ but I am not sure I am satisfied with my department store model after looking at some of these crazy BBQs. Tim Kowalec built this HEMI-powered BBQ grill for Chrysler’s “What Can You HEMI?” contest


H.R.T. Sniper Watch

Designed for use by law enforcement officials, the 5.11 H.R.T. Sniper Watch features sleek titanium casing, a back-lit matrix digital readout, and custom “shooting software”. Available now for $369 — product page here.

Punch in data about the ammunition you are shooting and the conditions you are shooting in and the watch will display the appropriate hold over for a sure hit.


MP3 Posters

Pepsi launched a creative new ad campaign in Toronto and Vancouver that uses posters with integrated music players — allowing you to listen when headphones are plugged-in.

You could make your own version by grabbing one of these $9 MP3 players, hacking it up and extending the battery….Could be fun for a DIY art frame that plays music or talks when you plug in to it, or a lot of other things



Designed by Janis Pönisch, Sören Grünert, and Kirsten Hüsig, “Call a Ball” is a new concept in the form of a soccer ball vending machine — users have to send an SMS to authorize the dispensing of a ball. Thanks to an RFID-chip embedded into each ball, the machine knows its location at all times.

If you want to find people with whom to play ball, all you have to do is register as a ‘baseplayer’ at one or more kiosks. Then send out an SMS containing the codeword ‘Challenge’ to the kiosks of your choice, which will then relay it to your teammates and opponents.


Robomow – Automatic Lawnmower

Friendly Robotics introduces the “Robomow”, an automatic lawnmower that is user friendly, virtually silent, and designed for lawns of all sizes. [Source]

Finger Mouse

One glance at this mouse and you know you’re dealing with something different. This nifty finger-worn device has two buttons, a scroll wheel, USB connectivity, 400dpi/800dpi optical resolution, and a fold up design for maximum portability. It measures just 2.3 x 2.7cm. Hit the break for a video.


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