Today, when you hear the word "hybrid," you probably think of an environmentally-conscious car. This wasn't always the case, however. Whether the word is used to describe cars or cuisine, a hybrid is a blend of two different things--an amalgam that is far greater than the sum of its components.

The hybrid creations you'll read about below are both innovative and incredible. From hybrid extreme sports that blend the best of surfing and skateboarding to bizarre photo manipulation that renders women as sushi, there's no shortage of design fusion in this cluster.