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40 Strange and Weird Inventions

Inventions are usually a good thing, but sometimes people can invent strange and weird inventions. Most of us would love to run our own business and invent something that will benefit everyone. But sometimes thinking of ideas can be harder than you think. In today’s post we’ve found 40 Strange and Weird Inventions based around technology.

An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process. The invention process is a process within an overall engineering and product development process. It may be an improvement upon a machine or product, or a new process for creating an object or a result. An invention that achieves a completely unique function or result may be a radical breakthrough. Such works are novel and not obvious to others skilled in the same field.

Some inventions can be patented. A patent legally protects the intellectual property rights of the inventor and legally recognizes that a claimed invention is actually an invention. The rules and requirements for patenting an invention vary from country to country, and the process of obtaining a patent is often expensive.

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20 Creative Gift Ideas for Photographers

Choosing a gift for Photographers can be challenging, but if you get creative enough and think outside the square you may be pleasantly surprised with what you can find. Remembering a friend or loved ones hobby is always the best option when finding a gift for someone, it helps them gain more with what they’re passionate about.

Today many of us have a camera either on they’re phone or one for holidays. These creative gift ideas for photographers as fantastic for people who love taking photographs. These gift ideas are just expensive cameras or equipment, they’re fun and quirky! To find out more about any of these gift ideas for photographers you can click on the link below them. Which gift idea is your favourite?

 

Camera Lens Pendant

20 Creative Gift Ideas for Photographers

CAMERA LENS PENDANT Black Bronze Red Blue Photographer Gift for Her Camera Necklace Graflex Lens Photo Under Glass, Not an Actual Lens. $13.95, via Etsy.

Photoshop Fridge Magnets

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Though they won’t allow you to Edit > Undo that over-seasoned soup, or clone stamp a hole in your pie crust they can make you feel a little more at home in your kitchen. (link)

SLR Pinhole Lens

20 Creative Gift Ideas for Photographers

Simply slap this lens on your camera body for a lo-fi pinhole look (link)

Lens Bracelets

Designed exclusively for camera-obsessed photogs, this soft silicone bracelet is a replica of your lens’ focusing ring. (link)

The Level Camera Cube

The Level Camera Cube that slides into your camera’s hot shoe. Simply point at your subject and align the bubbles to set up a straight and narrow frame. (Available here: link)

The Bottle Cap Tripod

Need a tripod in a jiff? Grab the nearest soda or water bottle, stick on the Bottle Cap Tripod, and you’re set! Self-portraits, group photos on self-timer, and steady low-light shots just became a whole lot easier! (Available here: 1, 2)

Photoshop Frame

Designer Irina Blok has created the world’s first analog photoshop frame. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be available for sale anymore. Only 50 frames were produced (for $50 a pop!)… and they sold out like hot cakes (link)

Camera Phone Lens

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Universal 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kit for Smart phones (including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Motorola and More), Tablets, iPad, and Laptops includes One Fish Eye Lens / One 2 in 1 Macro Lens and Wide Angle Lens / One Universal Clip / One Microfiber Carrying Bag / with Camkix® retail packaging (Black) (link)

Camera Lamp

Transparent House chose a vintage camera and flipped the whole notion behind the camera: instead of taking in light, the camera is now the source. (link)

Cloak Bag

The Cloak™ bag is the world’s first shoot-through camera bag that allows a user with a DSLR or SLR camera to take photos without removing the camera from the safety of the bag. It’s the perfect fit for travelers or any photographer who has missed a shot simply because the camera was left in the bag. (link)

The Super-Secret Spy Lens

Meant to fit the end of your SLR’s zoom lens, this guy has a secret cut-out on the side and a precision mirror assembly inside. In short, you can shoot left, right, up, or down (it swivels 360 degrees), all while appearing to shoot straight ahead. (Available here: link)

Camera USB Drive

Just like a real DSLR, the lens detaches from the camera body. But lo, what is this? The lens is a USB stick, a most unique and stylish device for getting your photos and files from Point A to Point B (and even C and D!). (Available here: 1, 2)

The Camera Lens Mug

Mugs that are so realistic, you might have to use post-its just to remind yourself which is for coffee and which is for taking photos. (Available here: nikon mug, canon mug)

Inflatable Photo Studio

Inflatable portable studio has been officially released, U.S. company recently introduced a portable studio that can be inflated, referred to as IPS.It is reported that this inflatable studio (Inflatable Photo Studio, IPS) takes only three minutes to blow up, very fast and easy to use! Provided a total of two models to choose from, small 3.6 × 2 × 3m, large 6 × 3.6 × 3.6m, priced at 350 dollars and 500 U.S. dollars. (link)

Camera Phone Lenses

Attach to your cell phone and transform your standard flat phone photos into wide and up-close wonders.They work with any camera phone and attaching them is easy breezy! A detachable magnetic ring sticks to your cell, providing a sturdy, shake-free hold between the lens and your phone. (Available here: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Corner Frames

Designed by Yvonne Schroeder from German company Details, corner picture frames give solution for decorating the inside and outside corners of any wall. (link)

Mini Model Camera With 3 Lenses

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“This rare and tiny gem is a superbly detailed and a very real-looking 1/6 scale model of your own life-sized DSLR with every button, screen, switch, n’ dial in place. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any more want-worthy, three detachable lenses are included with removable lens hoods, too!” (link)

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32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery

When we think of office stationery, we rarely see them as creative and fun. Office Stationery is usually pretty boring and dull, but today we’ll be looking at office stationery which are unusual and fun.

Stationery has historically pertained to a wide gamut of materials: paper and office supplies, writing implements, greeting cards, glue, pencil cases and other similar items.

In today’s post we’ve gathered 32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery, want some inspiring ideas on how to spice up your office? Check out these creative and fun office stationery. Which one would you like in your office? Comment below!

 

Bullshit Button

32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery

This straight-talking bullshit Button allows you to call bullshit whenever you see it! Simply press the red buzzer to make it light up, buzz loudly and announce, that was bullshit! or shout, bullshit detected, take precautions! over a wailing siren. No friend, relative, teacher, or colleague will dare to bullshit you again after setting off the bullshit alarm. (buy)

AOK Apple Calendar

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. (link)

500XL Headphones

Sometimes bigger IS really better, especially when it comes to sound. (buy)

Rotating 360° Lego Sockets

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Rotating 360° is a multi-outlet socket which allows each socket on it to rotate. (Designers: Cheng-Hsiu Du & Chyun-Chau Lin)

Lock Mug

Another cup which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his shaped key to close the hole, pour the coffee and enjoy the drinking. (Designer: Efrat Gommeh)

Leaf-It Bookmars

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“Inukshuk” Magnetic Stones

A bunch of pebbles on your desk can transform to something meaningful…as meaningful as the stone landmarks used for navigation by the Inuits. Here is the modern age “Inukshuk”, magnetic stones that become a photograph holder, paper clip stand or a stress buster. (Designer: Dewa Bleisinger)

WTF? Office Stamp

When you can’t find the confidence to say what you’re really thinking, or when words just aren’t enough, a WTF? Stamp says it all. Use at home, the office and at parties. Use on complaint letters, bills, internal correspondence or to play a joke one someone. (buy)

Teeth Mug: Say No To Sharing

If you hate sharing your private mug – this Teeth Cup is what you need! It was noticed that this unique mug design can prevent others from using your cup. You can drink normally from the smooth side of the mug, or let the coffee dribble out a bit between the realistic gaps on the teeth side. (Designer: Megawing)

USB Led Beverage Cooler

The LED Beverage Cooler is retro styled and has a small blue LED inside. The LED helps your drink stay cool by tricking it to think the air inside the cooler is from the Arctic, because everyone knows that blue lights make you feel cold. So add a little style to your desk and keep your drink cold at the same time. (buy)

Mobile Tail

Mobile Devices have become a must have these days. This product looks like the tail of an animal! It can be used as a support holder for watching movies, internet lectures or TV shows on your mobile device. It can hold your mobile vertically or horizontally and the angle can be easily changed by attaching the tail on a different spot on the back side. (link)

Murder Ink

This 300-page sticky notepad is perfect for poison pen notes, letters of resignation, hit lists, and office to-do’s. Murder, Ink comes complete with blood spattered pen, so it’s sure to make a statement on your desk right beside that suspiciously sharp letter opener. (buy)

Free Form Ruler

The Free Form Ruler enables you to measure the length by “drawing” an invisible line, straight or curved. The unit of measurement is displayed and can be adjusted at the top. (Designed by: Monocomplex)

Ramo Branch Multi Tap

The Ramo Branch Multi Tap is a dramatic representation of power consumption and how gadget-dependent we are. It looks more artistic than practical and can literally grow to branch out by simply fitting in modular socket stubs. (Designer: Eunsung Kwon)

Waste Basketball

Now you won’t miss your rubbish anymore! Just shoot it right to the middle box, and you will get 1 rubbish score! (Designer: Li Jianye)

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Talk Bubble

Speak up! These cartoon-inspired paper clips are the perfect way to draw attention to what you’re really trying to say. (buy)

Post-It Fruits

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Light Blubs

This series of light bulbs take on forms which have gone way out of line, appearing as bulbous forms extending from industrial lamp shades. they take on various sizes and shapes, large masses taking over and in some cases, appearing as if they are almost starting to consume the pieces of furniture in which they are placed. (Designer: Pieke Bergmans)

Like / Dislike Stamp Set

Each Like/Dislike Stamp Set comes with two, self-inking stamps (that’s why we call it a set). Use the Like stamp for things you like and the Dislike stamps for things you don’t like. (buy)

Help! Bookmark

Paperclips with arms used as bookmarks. They appear to look like people that have been stuck between your pages. (link)

AIAIAI & Libertine Libertine USB Flash Drive

Limited edition USB project with Libertine Libertine and Pantherman. Every 2 GB USB is unique and made of wood.

My Document Laptop Case

The design turns the symbol everybody knows into a substantial bag. Either a user or a passerby will recognize such visual effect with a smile. My Document laptop sleeves are available in three sizes: 13.3 inches, 14.1 inches, and 15.4 inches. (buy)

Tetris Sugar by Danil Zdorov

Russian artist Danil Zdorov came up with a truly cool and geeky idea — Tetris Sugar! Inspired by the popular video game, these sugar pieces would definitely be a hit at any coffee shop. (link)

F-ck Photoshop: The Pencil For the Purist

Zach Hilder, a creative at BBH New York, created this pencil as a personal comment on design and advertising today. (link)

Pin Sprouts

Designers: Lim Ruiwen & Yong Lin

Drumstick Pencils

Part pencil, part drumstick and totally ready to rock the office. They come packaged as a pair, just like any good set of drumsticks should. (buy)

Gingko Leaf-It Stickers

Designed by: Appree

Birds On Wire Clips

If desktop clutter is ruffling your feathers, why not perch your favorite photos up above the fray! Birds on a Wire is a flock of eight blackbird clips strung on a 32 inch ”clothesline” — it’s a fun and easy way to display your pics, tickets, memos, and keepsakes. (buy)

Falling Bookend

The bookend is inserted in a concealed manner within the first book being supported, next to the binding of the book, so that the books seem to be hanging, almost collapsing on the figure under them. (buy)

One Pot, Two Lives

A planter and a fishtank joined together. (Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou)

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20 of History's Weirdest Inventions

When it comes to inventions, History had quite a few failures. When we think of inventions, many of us think of the Light Bulb, the Parachute and we usually can name inventors like including Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein. In today's article we've focused on History's Weirdest Inventions which failed to make the grade and live on to the present day.

The idea for an invention may be developed on paper or on a computer, by writing or drawing, by trial and error, by making models, by experimenting, by testing and/or by making the invention in its whole form. Brainstorming also can spark new ideas for an invention. Collaborative creative processes are frequently used by engineers, designers, architects and scientists. Co-inventors are frequently named on patents.

History shows that turning the concept of an invention into a working device is not always swift or direct. Inventions may also become more useful after time passes and other changes occur. For example, the parachute became more useful once powered flight was a reality.

Sit back and take a look at these 20 of History's Weirdest Inventions!

Manual dredger

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Workers operated the so-called bucket dredger with their arms and legs using stepper boards. The machine is a small model, but whether it was actually realized is unknown.

Amphibious bicycle

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This land-and-water bike can carry a load of 120 pounds; Paris, 1932.

Ice sailboat

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In the 17th century, it was so cold that meteorologists spoke of a Little Ice Age. The ice sailboat addressed the challenge of transporting goods over frozen lakes and rivers. Designed by A. Terrier, January 17, 1600.

Wetlands windmill

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A windmill for draining wetlands, lightweight enough to function in marshy areas. It was designed by C.D. Muys in 1589 but was never built.

Clap skate

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In 1936, inventor R. Handl came up with the movable heel plate, but it wasn't until 1996 that this concept revolutionized skating.

Loetafoon

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A turntable linked to a film projector. It comes with single, dual and triple turntable. Designed by F.B.A. Prinsen, 1929.

Booted rubber boat

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Drawing of a 'pneumatic sports- fish and hunt boat,' an inflatable boat for one person with boots attached; The Netherlands, 1915

Car With Shovel For Pedestrians (Paris, 1924)

Kind of shovel on a car. Purpose: reducing the number of casualties among pedestrians.

Early GPS (1932)

Sort of TomTom, early tripmaster. Works using rolling key map. The map passes the screen in a tempo that depends on the speed of the car.

Folding Emergency Bridge (Netherlands, 1926)

Folding bridge for emergencies, invented by L. Deth can easily be transported on a handcart.

Faxed Newspaper (1938)

In 1938 the first wireless newspaper was sent from WOR radiostation in New York. Photo shows children reading the children’s page of a Missouri paper.

Face Protection From Snowstorms (Canada, 1939)

Used to protect ones face from snowstorms. Canada, Montreal, 1939.

Revolver Camera (New York, 1938)

Colt 38 carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when you pull the trigger. At the left: six pictures taken by the camera.

Gas War Resistant Pram (England, Hextable, 1938)

Glasses For Reading In Bed (England, 1936)

Hamblin glasses. A pair of spectacles especially designed for reading in bed.

Bike Tyre Used As Swimming Aid (Germany, 1925)

A group of youngsters tied a bike tyre around the body as a swimming aid.

Booted Rubber Boat (Netherlands, 1915)

Drawing of a “pneumatic sports- fish and hunt boat”, an inflatable boat for one person with boots attached.

Wooden Bathing Suits (USA, 1925 )

Wooden bathing suits, supposed to make swimming a lot easier. Haquian, Washington, USA, 1929

One Wheel Motorcycle (1931)

One wheel motorcycle (invented by Italian M. Goventosa de Udine). Maximum speed: 150 kilometers per hour ( 93 Mph).

Amphibious Bike ‘Cyclomer’ (Paris, 1932)

The Cyclomer, a bicycle on land and water can ride with a load of 120 pounds.

All Terrain Car (England, 1936)

All terrain car able to descend slopes up to 65 degrees.

Radio Pram (USA, 1921 )

Pram provided with a radio, including antenna and loudspeaker, to keep the baby quiet.

Radio hat (USA, 1931)

Portable radio in a straw hat, made by an American inventor.

Bulletproof Glass (New York, 1931 )

This one is not forgotten, however the testing of the bulletproof glass was too interesting not to include here – demonstration by the best rifle man of the New York police, 1931.

Extensible Caravan (France, 1934)

Extensible caravan, built by a French engineer.

Piano For The Bedridden (UK, 1935)

Piano especially designed for people who are confined to bed.

Electrically Heated Jacket (USA, 1932)

Electrically heated vest, developed for the traffic police in the United States. The power is supplied by electric contacts in the street.

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