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Video editor, writer and science enthusiast.

A bit about me: I'm courteous, respectful and sympathetic. If you ever forget your lunch at home I'll totally go halvsies with you on my turkey sandwich. I like to read just about anything - fiction, non-fiction, comic books, magazines, tabloids, twitter feeds, reddit. I'm also a pop-culture fanatic and huge nerd. One time, when I had to empty my pocket contents at the airport, I spent nearly ten minutes trying to explain to security what twenty-sided dice are used for. They were genuinely fascinated.

Videography and video editing are also passions of mine and I've worked as both an assistant camera operator and editor. One day, once I acquire all equipment and talent, I hope to start a small production company and bring some of my crazy ideas to the web.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
For me, the perfect time to eat a banana is when it's almost perfectly yellow with maybe just a hint of green. If there's a single brown spot on that thing, I'm out.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
The summer I beat Chrono Trigger three times and got to see "The Dream Team" ending.
How do you define cool?
It's kind of like Batman riding a light cycle through the Death Star trench while listening to Skrillex.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Insatiable curiosity.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
Being able to talk and write about the things I'm most interested in.
What is your favorite trend?
Industrial Dinosaur Locomotives - http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/triceratops-tractor
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Strive to be captivating, informative and funny.
How do you reset to be creative?
I like to listen to podcasts.
What inspires or excites you?
Scientific or technological breakthroughs, games published by Blizzard Entertainment, anything directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, Chapters gift cards, riding the bus.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Genetic engineering combined with stem cell research and robotic/computer integration will give rise to an immortal human mind. And Fox will renew Firefly for a second season.
Video Scavenger Hunts
Video Scavenger Hunts
The Staff of Trend Hunter Compete in a City Wide Search Challenge
Armed with cameras and competitive spirit, the Trend Hunter crew took to the streets of Toronto on a sunny September day to take part in a video scavenger hunt of epic proportions. After dividing... MORE
Viral Korean Pop Songs
Viral Korean Pop Songs
Cody Turner Looks Behind-the-Scenes at the Gangnam Style Video
When it comes to viral Korean pop songs, the Gangnam Style video featuring South Korean rap star Psy has risen to become the most watched YouTube video of all time. However, even though the video... MORE
Pumpkin Carving Parties: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Pumpkin Carving Parties: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Halloween is a wonderful time of year – especially here at Trend Hunter when we have our annual pumpkin carving party. On this fun-filled day, the entire Trend Hunter staff gets dressed up and... MORE
Trimming of the Trill Tree
Trimming of the Trill Tree
Learn About the Most Unique Personalized Holiday Ornaments
If you’re getting sick and tired of decking the halls and decorating the tree with the same old orbs, bells and candy canes year after year, why not try spicing things up with a few personalized... MORE
Pooch Promotion Campaigns
Pooch Promotion Campaigns
Lucas Kschischang Explains How Dressing up Your Pet Can Promote Business
The idea of dressing up your pet might seem ridiculous to a lot of people, but for small business owners, the concept is becoming quite lucrative. The world of advertising can be extremely... MORE
Social Media Satire Songs
Social Media Satire Songs
Suzie Michael Explains How People's Online Profiles Can be Misleading
At times, people don’t turn out to be exactly the person you would expect based on their online profiles.  In the viral music video ‘I Like You Better on Facebook,’ actress and comedian... MORE
Cargo-Carrying Bicycles
Cargo-Carrying Bicycles
The Donky Bike Lessens Your Burden with Front and Rear Mounted Racks
Designed to be easily ridden while providing all the necessary attachments to carry objects safely, the Donky Bike is a clever city cycle that lets you carry bulky items on both front and rear... MORE
Blazing Light Bazookas
Blazing Light Bazookas
The Dogstar Portable LED Searchlight Packs Some Serious Power
Unveiled at the 2012 Riscon Safety and Security Trade Show in Tokyo, the Dogstar portable LED searchlight looks a little like something vampire hunters might keep in their arsenal of weapons.... MORE
Monstrous Slithering Sweets
Monstrous Slithering Sweets
The Party Python Provides 36 Servings of Gummy Goodness in One Treat
Weighing in at nearly 27 pounds, the eight-foot-long edible gummy party python is your dentist’s worst nightmare, and probably just about as deadly as an actual python if you were to consume... MORE
Non-Chemical Keyboard Cleaners
Non-Chemical Keyboard Cleaners
The Hurricane 2 Canless Air System Blasts Away Dirt
Compact and powerful, the Hurricane 2 Canless Air system aims to replace canned air products commonly used to clean keyboards and other electronic devices. Sometimes, the only way to get the crumbs... MORE
Tech-Integrating Teddies
Tech-Integrating Teddies
The Cocolo Bear Interacts with Children Using a Built-in Smartphone Dock
Following in the footsteps of the iconic Teddy Ruxpin talking animatronic toy from the 80s comes the Cocolo Bear—a stuffed animal with a smartphone dock built right into its chest. Developed... MORE
Waterproof External Hard Drives
Waterproof External Hard Drives
The LaCie PetiteKey Protects Your Data From Liquids
With a compact design that’s both durable and waterproof, the LaCie PetiteKey is a USB thumb drive that you can keep with you at all times. One of the most common causes of accidental data... MORE
Recycled Skateboard Sunglasses
Recycled Skateboard Sunglasses
Sk8shades Breathe New Life into Old Boards
Made from the remnants of old skateboards that have rolled in empty swimming pools and grinded inner city rails, each pair of Sk8shades are infused with the soul of an actual skateboarder. South... MORE
Change-Stealing Seats
Change-Stealing Seats
The Artful Dodger Rocking Chair is a Self-Financing Piece of Furniture
A piece of furniture that makes money might sound like something that only exists one of Mitt Romney’s mansions, but thanks to Sam Lomingshum’s Artful Dodger rocking chair, maybe the... MORE
Salt-N-Pepa, Hip Hop Icons (INTERVIEW)
Salt-N-Pepa, Hip Hop Icons (INTERVIEW)
TH Talks with the Duo at the Best Beer Festival in Toronto
Legendary hip hop pioneers Salt-N-Pepa visited Toronto to help celebrate the city’s 18th annual Beer Festival. The Grammy Award-winning artists have been making music since 1985, and we had the... MORE
Hired Hitman Housecoats
Hired Hitman Housecoats
The Eagle Peak Bathrobe Will Make You Feel Like You’re an Assassin
If you’re planning on staying up all night and playing a marathon session of Assassin’s Creed III, you might as well get into the spirit of the game and maximize your comfort level with the... MORE
Compact Tech Tools
Compact Tech Tools
The Get-A-Way Driver is a Brazenly Bladeless Compact Gadget
Loaded with helpful gadgets and gizmos, the Get-A-Way Driver is a great multi-tool that fits comfortably in your pocket. Although it might seem like sacrilege to make a multi-tool that doesn’... MORE
Pop Star Plants
Pop Star Plants
Researchers Name 'Gaga Germanotta' Genus of Ferns After Iconic Recording Artist
Inspired by a costume worn by Lady Gaga, a team of researchers at Duke University who recently discovered an entirely new genus of ferns, decided to name them it ‘Gaga Germanotta’ in... MORE
Compact Zombie Survival Sets
Compact Zombie Survival Sets
The CDC Outbreak Safety Kit Will Help You Survive the Living Dead
Cramming all the essential zombie survival items into a portable little box that fits nicely under your bed, the CDC Outbreak Safety Kit has everything you need to ensure your brain doesn’t... MORE
LEGO Hobbit Stories
LEGO Hobbit Stories
LEGO: A Hobbit Halloween Shows How Spooky Pranks Can Go Awry
Hot on the heels of the stop-motion film featuring an angry LEGO cave troll from The Lord of the Rings, the creative production company known as Brotherhood Workshop has released LEGO: A Hobbit... MORE
Magnetic Neck Wear
Magnetic Neck Wear
The Magnetie is Cleverly Designed to Keep You Looking Dapper
Offering an ingenious alternative to tie clips, the Magnetie is here to ensure the underside of your neck piece always stays in place. For years, businessmen and males heading to special events... MORE
Geeky Beverage Chillers
Geeky Beverage Chillers
The Companion Cube Ice Tray Will Warm Your Heart and Cool Your Drink
Fans of the Portal game series will absolutely flip once they lay eyes on the beverage chillers produced by the Companion Cube Ice Tray. The Companion Cube is a recurring object in the Portal... MORE
Icon-Inspired Seating
Icon-Inspired Seating
The Apps Furniture Line Takes its Concept From Smartphone Screens
Designed to look like the icons on a smartphone screen, the Apps furniture line from Dutch firm Artifort features cube-shaped frames with rounded corners The apps furniture certainly looks... MORE
Web Cam Recording Studios
Web Cam Recording Studios
The Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam Lets You Wirelessly Record and Stream
Utilizing Logitech’s Fluid Crystal Technology to deliver smooth, high-quality audio and video, the Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam lets users record and stream like a professional. By using the... MORE
Fully Biodegradable Shoes
Fully Biodegradable Shoes
The 01Ms are Eco-Friendly Kicks
Fans of rubber footwear like Crocs can now slip their feet into something a little more eco-friendly with the biodegradable 01Ms. Produced by the Spanish company One Moment, the 01Ms are made a... MORE
Bike-Ready Dining Panniers
Bike-Ready Dining Panniers
The Springtime Picnic Basket is Perfect for Cycling Enthusiasts
Incorporating two seats, a table, and plenty of space for utensils, the Springtime Picnic Basket is revolutionizing outdoor dining. Picnics are great, but sometimes the lack of seating or a level... MORE
Sizeable Sci-Fi Models
Sizeable Sci-Fi Models
The Full-Scale Millennium Falcon Replica is a Star Wars Fan's Dream
Remember the first time you saw Star Wars and wished you could have a full-scale Millennium Falcon replica to play around in? Chris Lee is taking that dream and making it a reality. Sure, some... MORE
Timber LED Emergency Lighting
Timber LED Emergency Lighting
The Areware Wood Flashlight is Both Lovely and Luminous
Crafted out of wood from sustainably harvested new growth beech trees, the Areaware Wood Flashlight is a chic and environmentally friendly way to light up your world. Forget about sticking it in a... MORE
Time Traveling Infant Ensembles
Time Traveling Infant Ensembles
This Back to the Future Baby Costume is 1.21 Gigawatts of Awesome
If you’re looking to gain recognition as the coolest parents on the block this Halloween, one look at this insanely cute Back to the Future baby costume should provide you with more than... MORE
Adventurous Fantasy Mobile Apps
Adventurous Fantasy Mobile Apps
The He-Man Game Will Make You Feel Like You Have the Power
Prepare your iPhone for a testosterone-fueled adventure because a new He-Man game is headed for the iOS. Titled ‘He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe,’ the action brawler... MORE
Iconic Feline Furniture
Iconic Feline Furniture
The Hello Kitty Sofa Makes for Some Comfortable Cat Loungers
Inspired by the popular white bobtail cat with a red bow, the Hello Kitty Sofa is a piece of pop culture furniture that looks as comfy as it is cute.  Each love seat is a handmade work of art... MORE
Pump-Tapped Pumpkins
Pump-Tapped Pumpkins
Make Your Halloween Extra Happy with a Pumpkin Keg
Guaranteed to be the center piece of any Halloween party, the pumpkin keg is an easy do-it-yourself project that’s both fun and functional. To make your very own pumpkin keg, you first need to... MORE
Holistic Home Lighting
Holistic Home Lighting
The Rim Lamp Illuminates Your House with Heavenly Light
Resembling something that looks like it came from an angel’s hat rack, the Rim Lamp will bathe your desk in a pure and righteous white light. The lamp was created by Japanese designer Jun... MORE
Shutter-Shifting Solariums
Shutter-Shifting Solariums
The Transmutation Pavilion is an Eco-Friendly Sight Seeing Spot
Designed as a proposed large, public, solar-powered, interactive, functional art structure, The Transmutation Pavilion offers a practical approach to building construction that allows people to live... MORE
Tool Box Torch Lights
Tool Box Torch Lights
The 9-in-1 Emergency Light Will Help You Get Through Dark Times
Packing a wide assortment of tools to help you tackle problems ranging from finding your keys in the dark to cutting your own hair, the 9-in-1 Emergency Light is like a flashlight with a built-in... MORE
Abstract Aqueous Art
Abstract Aqueous Art
Supercomputers Produce Stunning Images Based on Liquid Dynamics
Whoever said that mathematics and art are two completely unrelated subjects never had a look at images created from complex liquid dynamics Supercomputers used to process liquid dynamics can... MORE

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Amazingly Articulate Anime Collectibles
Amazingly Articulate Anime Collectibles
The Real Action Heroes Evangelion Unit 02 is Easy to Pose
From Medicom Toy’s line of Real Action Heroes comes an Evangelion figure that’s impressively posable. The first thing you’ll notice when you lay eyes on the Real Action Heroes... MORE
Light-Sensitive Astronomy Cameras
Light-Sensitive Astronomy Cameras
The Nightscape 8300 CCD Camera Lets You Photograph the Universe
Utilizing the world-renowned KAF-8300 CCD made famous for its low noise, great sensitivity and high resolution, the Nightscape 8300 CCD camera is an affordable astronomy imaging tool. Featuring a... MORE
Holistic Home Lighting
Holistic Home Lighting
The Rim Lamp Illuminates Your House with Heavenly Light
Resembling something that looks like it came from an angel’s hat rack, the Rim Lamp will bathe your desk in a pure and righteous white light. The lamp was created by Japanese designer Jun... MORE
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Corrective Ocular Implants (UPDATED)
The Telescopic Eye Implant Reduces Age-Related Vision Loss
Surgeons at the UC Davis Medical School have successfully created a telescopic eye implant and embedded it in the eye of a patient.  As much as it sucks to admit it, as the human body ages... MORE
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Abstract Aqueous Art
Supercomputers Produce Stunning Images Based on Liquid Dynamics
Whoever said that mathematics and art are two completely unrelated subjects never had a look at images created from complex liquid dynamics Supercomputers used to process liquid dynamics can... MORE
Bow-Shaped Bouncing Toys
Bow-Shaped Bouncing Toys
The 4 Foot Bounce Pogo Stick Gives a New Design to an Old Plaything
Incorporating a patented bow-shaped spring made of composite fiber, The 4 Foot Bounce Pogo Stick takes pogo enthusiasts to new heights. The shaft of the pogo stick is made from high-grade aluminium... MORE
Hybrid Veggie Treats
Hybrid Veggie Treats
Chocolat de Tomato Combines Sweet and Sour Flavors in One Odd Snack
Blending freeze-dried tomatoes with creamy white chocolate to create a rich flavor of sweet and sour, Chocolat de Tomato earns a high ranking on the list of super strange snacks. Japan is the... MORE
Savory Salad Seasoning Tools
Savory Salad Seasoning Tools
The Prepara Dressing Whiz Takes Ordinary Salad and Really Mixes it Up
The Prepara Dressing Whiz is perfect for those individuals who prefer to carefully create their own special salad dressings. While some prefer to douse their salads in a store-bought Caesar or... MORE
Bio-Powered Cell Phones
Bio-Powered Cell Phones
M13 is a Genetically Engineered Virus that Powers Your Mobile
In their ongoing search to find eco-friendly sources of energy, scientists have devised methods to harness power from smaller and smaller living things, such as the M13 bacteriophage. Engineers at... MORE
Humongous Consumer Hard Drives
Humongous Consumer Hard Drives
The My Book Thunderbolt Duo Features an Impressive 8TBs of Storage
Featuring a dual-drive storage system and cutting-edge technology, the My Book Thunderbolt Duo external hard drive from Western Digital sets a standard for high-capacity storage and data transfer... MORE
Removable Magnetic Staplers
Removable Magnetic Staplers
The Align Stapler Can Be Detached From its Base for Added Versatility
Designed by inventor Kenneth Rubi, the Align stapler is a lot like other staplers save for one key feature: it can be detached from its base and magnetically held in place! This adds a whole new... MORE
Multiple Device Transfer Hubs
Multiple Device Transfer Hubs
The Digital SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4-Port Hub Boosts Your Old Devices
With a sleek, clean, minimalist design, the J-Tech Digital SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4-Port Hub not only looks great, but it’s got some serious power under the hood. As more and more cameras are... MORE
Homemade Building Block Machines
Homemade Building Block Machines
The Akayuki Ball Contraption is a Technical Toy Triumph
Created by Lego Mastermind Akayuki, the Akayuki Ball Contraption is an absolute wonder to behold. The first thing to note about this crazy contraption is its immense size. At 21 feet long and five... MORE
Freaky False Face Photoshoots
Freaky False Face Photoshoots
Bring out the Monster Inside You With the Torynova Halloween Masks
If you’re having trouble coming up with a good costume for October 31st, there’s no need to worry, the Tornynova Halloween masks are here to relieve some of your decision-making stress.... MORE