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Trendopoly is elusive. She's curiously obsessed with pop culture, internet oddities and the bizarre. Unfortunately, she's also obsessed with work, so her (wicked) Trend Hunting sometimes falls to the back-burner... But she reads TH ever day!
Hitachi's Personal Brain Scanner
Hitachi's Personal Brain Scanner
Brain scanners have been a hot topic for quite a while - great advances have been made. And now Hitachi has taken the technology one step further. They've developed a light weight, walkman-styled, personal… MORE
Frikandel
Frikandel
The Horse Meat Hot Dog
It make come as a shock to some, but the Netherlands offers a different kind of hot dog. It's called Frikandel and it's made of a combination of meats including horse. It's seems very disturbing at first… MORE
The Fainting Goat Phenomenon
The Fainting Goat Phenomenon
Have you ever scared a goat and had it topple right over? If you answered 'no' then you've never met a Tennessee Fainting Goat. These are a special breed of goat that will drop into a dead faint when startled… MORE
Veggie Flavored Soda
Veggie Flavored Soda
Pepsi Ice Cucumber
Yesterday, we had veggie-flavored ice cream. Today, we find out that Pepsi is offering a new veggie-flavored soda: Pepsi Ice Cucumber. What are they thinking? This is disgusting! Of course, if you don't… MORE
World's Largest Dog
World's Largest Dog
Gibson the Great Dane Stands 7 Feet Tall
Gibson the Great Dane is the Tallest Dog in the World. He stands a startling 7 feet tall and weight a whopping 170 pounds! Gibson is a Harlequin Dane, known for their unique white and black dappled/spotted… MORE
Immaculate Conception For Sharks
Immaculate Conception For Sharks
A recent study has confirmed that female sharks can reproduce without the assistance of male sharks. A baby shark was born in a tank with three female sharks none of which had any contact with male sharks… MORE
MySpace Hacked By Terrorists
MySpace Hacked By Terrorists
Is Laura Schlessinger's Son A Victim Or a Bad Guy?
Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a talk show host who tells other people how to raise their kids. Her own son, Deryck Schlessinger is currently on the hot seat since his MySpace page was recently removed due… MORE
Starcraft II Revealed
Starcraft II Revealed
Gamers Are Drooling
Starcraft is a massive multi-player, online game that has followers of all ages. And now, despite predictions saying it would never happen, the makers of Starcraft have taken the whole world and made in… MORE
Slick Leather Mouse For The Discerning Professional
Slick Leather Mouse For The Discerning Professional
Ohhhhhhhhh! This has got to catch the attention of the elitists out there. Nothing but the best! Now, I've caught your attention. So, slick it up with this sweet leather mouse. The perfect accent to any… MORE
Who's A Rat Dot Com Reveals Police Informants
Who's A Rat Dot Com Reveals Police Informants
The Who's a Rat website is a large online database revealing informants and agents who've switched sides to reduce their own sentences. Don't bother looking for it - the site has been shut down (at least… MORE
Extreme Makeover For the Web
Extreme Makeover For the Web
Science Foundation Proposes Overhaul
The National Science Foundation is looking at completely overhauling the Internet. It's proposing a complete transformation - in effect wiping the slate clean and starting fresh. Experts feel that this… MORE
Text Messaging Soars In Popularity Amongst Teens
Text Messaging Soars In Popularity Amongst Teens
Secret, Faceless, Anonymous
Kids grab on to anything new that allows them to keep their private life a secret from their parents. This desire for secrecy is likely feeding the raging popularity of text messaging services among teens.… MORE
Kiddy Pirates Calling It Quits
Kiddy Pirates Calling It Quits
Illegal Downloading Drops Among Youth
There has been a significant drop (24%) in illegal downloads of copyrighted materials by kids in the 8 to 14 ages bracket. And it looks like parental influence has played a large part in curbing this trend.… MORE
The Wowo Dog Pod
The Wowo Dog Pod
The Wowo Dog Pod is the most curvaceous, fluff-lined, bed of style. Any pet would be in the lap of luxury to have such a bed. And it just gets cooler - it turns out the designer made the Wowo Dog Pod attachable… MORE
Feral Children
Feral Children
Kids Brought Up By Animals
Feral Children are kids that for whatever reason became lost from human society and were adopted by animals. There are lots of reports of monkeys and wolves adopting babies and raising them as their own.… MORE
Perfect Petzzz
Perfect Petzzz
Pet Ownership Doesn't Come Any Easier Than This
Perfect Petzzz are just that - they're perfect in all their sleeping glory. Pet their fur and watch them breathe. They are 100% maintenance free - take them anywhere - to work, to study group or just set… MORE
Human Trafficking & Modern-Day Slavery Flourish In North America
Human Trafficking & Modern-Day Slavery Flourish In North America
Human trafficking and modern-day slavery are alive and well... and not just in Third World countries. Experts say that locations in the US are top destinations for human traffickers who bring thousands… MORE
Rogun
Rogun
A Robot That Can Recognize Your Face
A start-up company in Korea (KornTech) has made a breakthrough - they've created a very cool robot that can recognize faces. The robot uses face recognition technology. It has real value as a security… MORE
Playing With Your Food
Playing With Your Food
Cakes That Are Games
Your mother always told you not to play with your food but maybe now she'll make an allowance with these very cool game cakes! In fact, there is an entire website devoted to Game Cakes. Pick and choose… MORE
Weird Events
Weird Events
The Famous Frog-Jumping Contest
Every year, Calaveras County holds a Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. This bizarre event attracts huge throngs of people eager to break the World Record set in 1986 for the cash prize of $5000. For you animal… MORE
Kids In Business
Kids In Business
CEO of Elementeo Is Only 13 Years Old
Twenty-somethings are not the only ones riding the success wave in big business as seen at this year's TiECON Conference. Silicon Valley is stirring up with talent as the CEO of a gaming start-up called… MORE
Pop Up Books As 3D Sculptures
Pop Up Books As 3D Sculptures
Photographer, Thomas Allen creates 3D art sculptures inspired by pop-up books and Viewmaster slides and they're really cool. This artist brings childhood stories to life with is innovative art form bringing… MORE
Spike Lights
Spike Lights
Cool, Blue Lighting By Designer, Tom Kirk
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair showcases some of the most innovative designs, including the ubercool Spike Lights by designer, Tom Kirk. Spike Lights are a unique approach to lighting --… MORE
Blamestorming, Mouse Potato and Swipeouts
Blamestorming, Mouse Potato and Swipeouts
Technology Inspired Lingo
Technology is changing everything including our very language and the way that we speak. It's responsible for the creation and use of new terms and new words. And if you don't want to appear out of touch,… MORE
Real Life Pirates
Real Life Pirates
Sudden Surge In Attacks In 2007
There has been a rise in the number of real life pirates marauding key travel routes in the deep seas. And they're not just after the rich and famous on their yachts. These bad guys are attacking fishing… MORE
Treasure Hunting Gets Big
Treasure Hunting Gets Big
Black Swan Shipwreck Yields $500 Million Dollar Treasure
Silver coins, worked gold and hundreds of artifacts valued at $500 million were recently discovered at the scene of the Black Swan shipwreck. Experts say that this very well may be the richest shipwreck… MORE
Death As Art
Death As Art
Oil Paintings Using Your Loved One's Cremated Ashes
Ashes to Portraits is a company that will take your family member' (or pet's) cremated ashes and create a timeless portrait to preserve your loved ones likeness for years to come. The process involves… MORE
The ExerSwim Portable Swim Current Machine
The ExerSwim Portable Swim Current Machine
The ExerSwim Portable Swim Current Generato is a current generating device for your swimming pool. It creates waves and resistance to enhance you workout - even in a relatively small amount of space. MORE
Aquaculture
Aquaculture
More People Are Keeping Sea Creatures As Pets
Pet lovers abound the world over. Humans have domesticated all sorts of land animals - lemurs, hedgehogs and all sorts of rodents and reptiles. But it may come as a surprise that there has been a large… MORE
Disabled Or Too-Abled? Prostethic Legs Viewed As Unfair Advantage
Disabled Or Too-Abled? Prostethic Legs Viewed As Unfair Advantage
Oscar Pistorius of South Africa is a runner. He has no legs. They were amputated at the knee. However he has overcome this seemingly insurmountable challenge opting for prostethic limbs. His new legs are… MORE
Take A Deep Breath
Take A Deep Breath
Breath-Powered USB Charger
The Breath Powered USB Charger gives you a reason to keep breathing. Now you can take all that hot air and turn it into power for all your favourite USB gadgets. "Sure breathing keeps us alive but other… MORE
Executive Trends
Executive Trends
Jacked-Up Job Titles
In efforts at retaining employees without forking over hefty raises, some companies are trying to woo their staff by lavishing them with impressive sounding job titles... that in reality mean nothing.… MORE
Click Here To Try Drugs
Click Here To Try Drugs
Online Drug Simulator Shows The Dangers Of Drugs
The Try Drugs website offers an online visual simulator that allows you to experience the impairment of a person on cocaine or marijuana without getting high. The site features very strong anti-drug messages… MORE
The Mommy's Chair
The Mommy's Chair
Real Designer Chairs That Look Like Scribbles
Inspired by kid’s drawings, these chairs don’t look too sturdy but they are real, functional chairs. Called The Mommy’s Chair, these sketchy seats will cost you $564 a pop. They’re designed by… MORE
Extreme Censorship or Bandwidth Issues?
Extreme Censorship or Bandwidth Issues?
MySpace and YouTube Banned
YouTube and MySpace are being banned by the U.S. Defense Depatment and they will not be accessible from any departmental computer systems anywhere in the world. Officials claim that this is not a case… MORE
Treachorous Technology
Treachorous Technology
Laptops Linked to Infertility
Working from home is great - you just load up your laptop and stretch out in your pyjamas! But, working on a laptop may not be all it's cracked up to be. A health study has indicated that men who work… MORE

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Disabled Or Too-Abled? Prostethic Legs Viewed As Unfair Advantage
Disabled Or Too-Abled? Prostethic Legs Viewed As Unfair Advantage
Oscar Pistorius of South Africa is a runner. He has no legs. They were amputated at the knee. However he has overcome this seemingly insurmountable challenge opting for prostethic limbs. His new legs are… MORE
Portable BBQs
Portable BBQs
The BBQ Briefcase
The Carry and Go BBQ makes summer life super easy! Take your BBQ with you - it all folds down into a handy briefcase-sized carrier and you're on your way! And the cooking area is ample enough to allow… MORE
Nature's Cologne
Nature's Cologne
Male Sweat Makes Women Go Mad
Are you ready for sexy time? Well, before you shower and pour on the cologne, you might want to think twice. According to a recent study the scent of male sweat has been linked to a rise in the female… MORE
Rogun
Rogun
A Robot That Can Recognize Your Face
A start-up company in Korea (KornTech) has made a breakthrough - they've created a very cool robot that can recognize faces. The robot uses face recognition technology. It has real value as a security… MORE
Odd Names
Odd Names
Man Wins Right To Change His Name to Bubba
Weird names seem to be all the rage these days. A trucker in the US has just won the legal right to change his name to Ynot Bubba. Previously known at Justin Brady, this dude decided that since he no longer… MORE
Post-Partum Depression Affecting More Women... Even Britney Spears
Post-Partum Depression Affecting More Women... Even Britney Spears
Latest reports indicate that Britney Spears may not be an out-of-control party animal. Doctors are suggesting that she make in fact be struggling with Post-Partum Depression... a malady that afflicts many… MORE
The Vomit Beam
The Vomit Beam
New and Unusual Weapons For Military and Law Enforcement Personnel
You have to give them kudos for creativity - a company called Invocon plans to unveil their latest weaponry at the the Navy's 2007 Opportunity Forum. Among their non-lethal weapons, Invocon will showcase… MORE
The Real Mouse Mouse
The Real Mouse Mouse
It's Real, It's Dead, It's Nasty
Well this is a disturbing idea! The idea that a computer mouse resembles a real mouse is mildly amusing, but the reality of someone taking a real, dead mouse and modelling it into a computer mouse is just… MORE
Five Foot Tall Edible Gingerbread Man
Five Foot Tall Edible Gingerbread Man
Hungry? Then check out this awesome life sized gingerbread man and gorge yourself to your heart's content. Or just buy one of these giant cookies and give it to somebody else's kids! MORE
Bill Clinton Predicts Coming Disaster
Bill Clinton Predicts Coming Disaster
During a recent address, Bill Clinton warned of coming disasters (worldwide famine, obesity epidemic) and emphasized the great need for preparedness. He cited distractions (such as fulfilling campaign… MORE
The Mean Girl Trend
The Mean Girl Trend
Young Violent Females On The Increase
Violence at the hands of teenage girls is on the increase and parents are doing little to stop it. Educators and law enforcement officials are very concerned about this growing trend. It seems that girls… MORE
Fun With Viruses
Fun With Viruses
The Internet Explorer Worm Coming To a Computer Near You
Security Alert! Security Alert! The Grum-A worm is on the loose, disguised as an innocent-looking Microsoft beta download. (Does that sound suspicious in the slightest? I guess it depends on how you look… MORE
Kizmeet.com
Kizmeet.com
First Glances, Second Chances
A smouldering look... just a little bit more than a passing glance... and the bus pulls away from the curb. How many times have opportunities passed you by, only to be plagued for days afterward with a… MORE
Upgradable Prison Stays
Upgradable Prison Stays
Book A Five Star Jail Cell For $82 A Day
Last month we featured a Luxury Austrian Prison. Now in America you can pay for a prison upgrade. Are you a minor offender required to serve jail time? Then you may be eligible for lock up in a Five… MORE