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Top 90 Unique Trends in July

From Parking Lot Contests to Toilet Noise Blockers

— July 31, 2014 — Unique
This collection of the most popular July 2014 unique trends proves that even the most niche demand can be met. There is no shortage of wildly unusual products and services here.

A recurring theme among these trends is that many of them satisfy a demand that many would argue serves absolutely no purpose. It is these products, however, that gain massive popularity. Some notable ones included here are the luxury leather lollipop holders, human hair dioramas and hunchback cat toys. While these products will make most ask why, they will also be perceived as whimsical and alluring by others.

Additional standout products featured here include a savory Spam donut, faux wood leggings for women and vegetable flavored yogurts.

These top July 2014 unique trends aren't for everyone, but they certainly offer entertainment and inspiration for more bizarre innovations. If you're looking for even more examples, check out Trend Hunter's Unique Trend Report.
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Bottled Celebrity Souls
Bottled Celebrity Souls
SoulsRUs Allows You to Purchase the Souls of the Rich and Famous
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87
Bone-Transmitting Headphones
Bone-Transmitting Headphones
‘Headbones’ Amplify Sounds By Sending Vibrations Through the Skull
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86
Skin-Bound Books
Skin-Bound Books
'Des destinees de l’ame' is an Antique Book with a Fleshy Side
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85
Perpetual Slinky Treadmills
Perpetual Slinky Treadmills
The Never Ending Slinky Machine Could Make a Playful Desk Accessory
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84
Sushi Dating Simulation Games
Sushi Dating Simulation Games
The Love! Sushi Rangers App Simulates Dating Six Types of Sushi
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83
Contained Cyclone Decor
Contained Cyclone Decor
The Desktop Tornado Brings a Manageable Natural Disaster to the Office
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82
Secretive Ultramarathons
Secretive Ultramarathons
The Barkley Marathons is Inspired by a Prison Break
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81
Restaurant Check Art
Restaurant Check Art
Check Please! is a Book that Curates Stunning Illustrations on Common Bills
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80
Patriotic Beer Fridges
Patriotic Beer Fridges
Molson's National Anthem Beer Fridge Makes You Sing for a Drink
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79
Alcoholic Slushies
Alcoholic Slushies
Frozen Beer Slushie Maker by Kirin Ichiban is the Perfect Summer Drink
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78
Genetic Time Capsules
Genetic Time Capsules
The DNA Time Capsule Can Help You Immortalize Yourself
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77
Strange Spam Donuts
Strange Spam Donuts
Mister Eaters is Serving a Unique Spam-Filled Savory Donut
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76
Cyclist-Tracking Robots
Cyclist-Tracking Robots
Radwende by Scholz & Volkmer Maps Out Need for Bike Routes
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75
Chicken Bone Jewelry
Chicken Bone Jewelry
Kentucky for Kentucky is Selling Gold-Plated KFC Bones to Wear
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74
Orc Supermarket Pranks
Orc Supermarket Pranks
This Grocery Store Prank Takes an Orc to Fill a Shopping Basket
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73
Bean-Topped Frappuccinos
Bean-Topped Frappuccinos
Starbucks is Serving Up Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccinos in Hong Kong
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72
Fluorescent Street Art
Fluorescent Street Art
Luminous by iNO Involves Spray Paint That Absorbs Ultraviolet Light
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71
Curious Macabre Sculptures
Curious Macabre Sculptures
Doubleparlour Creates Ceramic Toys That Are Perfect for Halloween
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70
Candied Scorpions
Candied Scorpions
These Spooky Scorpion Lollipops are an Unconventional Treat
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69
Feline Face Masks
Feline Face Masks
These Japanese Face Masks Resemble the Felines from the Musical 'Cats'
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68
Aluminum Can Oil Paintings
Aluminum Can Oil Paintings
Kim Alsbrooks Reproduces Historical Art on Crumpled Can Surfaces
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67
Slanted Giraffe Sanctuaries
Slanted Giraffe Sanctuaries
The Giraffe House Plays with Dimension and Spatiality
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66
Interactive Hat-Making Events
Interactive Hat-Making Events
Fortnum & Mason Millinery Fortnight Connects Consumers with Milliner
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65
Painted Animal Competitions
Painted Animal Competitions
International Buffalo Bodypainting Competition is Vibrantly Unusual
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64
Human Hair Dioramas
Human Hair Dioramas
Out of Disorder by Takahiro Iwasaki Depicts Miniature Japanese Power Plant
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63
Cooling Cat Bowls
Cooling Cat Bowls
In the Heat, the Cooling Aluminium Kitty-Cat Pot Keeps Kitties Cool
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62
Food Car Parts
Food Car Parts
Ford and Heinz Team Up to Create New Vehicles Using Leftover Ketchup
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61
In-Home Dry-Aging Fridges
In-Home Dry-Aging Fridges
The Steaklocker Fridge Is an Appliance Mimicking Old World Techniques
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60
Hi-Tech Wallpaper Bookshelves
Hi-Tech Wallpaper Bookshelves
The Digital Library Wallpaper is Full of Downloadable E-Books
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59
Robotic Necktie Devices
Robotic Necktie Devices
The Automatic Tie Tying Machine Helps Dapper Men Out
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58
Contemporary Building GIFs
Contemporary Building GIFs
Animated Architecture by Axel De Stampa Creates Surreal Structures
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57
Pore Strip Teeth-Whitening
Pore Strip Teeth-Whitening
This Dentist Office Uses Carbamide Peroxide Strips to Whiten Teeth
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56
Hairy Jewelry
Hairy Jewelry
Stranded Gold by Sine Marie Harwits is Made with Naturally Fallen Out Hair
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55
Wearable Porcelain Body Parts
Wearable Porcelain Body Parts
Daniel Ramos Obregon Likens His Work to Out-of-Body Experiences
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54
Reverse-Engineered Tech Art
Reverse-Engineered Tech Art
H / AlCuTaAu by Cohen van Balen Returns Devices to Original States
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53
Custom Norse Boats
Custom Norse Boats
Viking Ship by Viking Ship Museum is Made for Modern Warriors
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52
Wave-Reporting Light Fixtures
Wave-Reporting Light Fixtures
The Surf Indicating Lamp by Max Ashford Informs People of Forecast
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51
Scent-Sending Apps
Scent-Sending Apps
The oSnap App Allows You to Tag Photographs with Aromas
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50
Junk Food Carryalls
Junk Food Carryalls
A Korean Fad Turns Snack Packaging Into Fashionable Backpacks
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49
Competitive Puddle Pictures
Competitive Puddle Pictures
An Epic Puddle Photography War is Going Down on Instagram Right Now
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48
Inequality Fast Food Restaurants
Inequality Fast Food Restaurants
Hunger King by Jani Leinonen Gives Money (Not Food) to the Poor
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47
Airport Yoga Classes
Airport Yoga Classes
The Helsinki Airport TravelLab Project Helps People Relax Pre-Flight
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46
Anti-Drone Warning Systems
Anti-Drone Warning Systems
The Personal Drone Detection System Takes Extra Measures Against Tech
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45
Bizarre Face-Kint Portraits
Bizarre Face-Kint Portraits
Beach by Peng Yangjun Captures Strangely Masked Chinese Women
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44
Hunchback Cat Toys
Hunchback Cat Toys
This Bandai Cat Figurine Collection is Meant to Inspire Better Posture at Work
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43
Canned Bulletproof Shields
Canned Bulletproof Shields
The Block Access to Deny Entry is an Impenetrable Blow-Up Wall Concept
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42
Toilet Noise Blockers
Toilet Noise Blockers
You Can Disguise Your Toilet Activities with Toilet Sound Blockers
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41
Street View Murders
Street View Murders
Dan Thompson and Gary Kerry Stage a Killing in Edinburgh
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40
Scented Nasal Filters
Scented Nasal Filters
InspiraHealth Created a Nasal Filter to Alleviate Seasonal Allergies
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39
App-Controlled Cookers
App-Controlled Cookers
Collaborative Cooking Makes Meals Without Chef's Presence
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38
Domed Shell Structures
Domed Shell Structures
The Pathe Foundation Building Structure Merges Modern and Historical Design
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37
Shade-Solving Solar Panels
Shade-Solving Solar Panels
Unified Solar Likely Solves the Problem of Shaded Solar Panels
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36
Rice-Dispensing Machines
Rice-Dispensing Machines
This Food Vending Machine Produces Steaming Rice for Chinese Students
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35
Unusual Vegetable Yogurts
Unusual Vegetable Yogurts
This Dutchie Yogurt Flavor Includes Corn, Lotus Nuts and Red Beans
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34
Unconventional Heat Treatments
Unconventional Heat Treatments
Fire Dragon Therapy Literally Sets Patients on Fire
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33
Parking Lot Contests
Parking Lot Contests
The Combo Competitions Poor But Beautiful Challenge Gets Creative
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32
Life-Size Edible Statues
Life-Size Edible Statues
Karl Lagerfeld Creates a Chocolate Statue of Favorite Model
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31
Train Track Murals
Train Track Murals
Katharina Grosse's Train Art Playfully Colors the Sights You'd See on a Train
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30
Emotion-Monitoring Helmets (UPDATE)
Emotion-Monitoring Helmets (UPDATE)
The MindRider Helmet by Arlene Ducao Maps Stress-Free Routes
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29
Air Pollution Jewelry
Air Pollution Jewelry
Smog Ring by Daan Roosegaarde is an Environmental Sourvenir
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28
Firefighting Motorcycles
Firefighting Motorcycles
The Angell Emergency Moto is Fueled by Compressed Air
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27
City-Inspired Arcades
City-Inspired Arcades
The Kowloon Walled City Arcade is Designed After the Real Place
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26
Weapon-Shaped Knives
Weapon-Shaped Knives
This Gun Knife Personifies Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight
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25
Scented Jewelry
Scented Jewelry
Jewels of L’Oeuvre Noire by Kilian is a Line of Perfumed Necklaces and Bracelets
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24
Caffeinated Cannabis Beverages
Caffeinated Cannabis Beverages
The Legal Iced Coffee Drink Comes With a Dosage of THC
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23
Disturbing Decapitated Accessories
Disturbing Decapitated Accessories
Bob Basset's Hannibal Lecter Purse Terrifies Fashion Fans
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22
Nightclub Tea Packaging
Nightclub Tea Packaging
Vibe Was Designed in Response to a Preference in Russian Tea Over Vodka
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21
Dewdrop Rice Cakes
Dewdrop Rice Cakes
This Delicate Japanese Rice Cake Dessert Embodies the Essence of Water
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20
Luxury Leather Lollipop Holders
Luxury Leather Lollipop Holders
This High Quality Wooden Lollipop Case is for More Than Suckers
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19
Baby Buoyancy Spas
Baby Buoyancy Spas
The Float Baby Spa Help Infants Move More Than They're Usually Able To
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18
Drink-Monitoring Cups
Drink-Monitoring Cups
Vessyl by Mark One Analyses Contents for Hydration, Calories and Other Data
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17
Bizarre Geometric Garments
Bizarre Geometric Garments
Valeska Jasso Collado Eccentrically Combines Metal, Foam and Latex
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16
Bizarre Blinking Bags
Bizarre Blinking Bags
This Hi-Di-Hi Winky Cross-Body Purse Winks At People As You Strut Your Stuff
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15
Asian Sleeping Bag Ponchos
Asian Sleeping Bag Ponchos
The Kimono Wearable Sleeping Bag is Styled Like a Japanese Dress
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14
Boundless Touchscreens
Boundless Touchscreens
The Sharp Free-Form Display Can Take on Any Shape or Form
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13
Astrology Full-Body Sweaters
Astrology Full-Body Sweaters
Mercury Retrograde Body Mitten by Alan Annand Addresses Negativity
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12
Freehand Tattoo Art
Freehand Tattoo Art
Tattoo Artist Jay Freestyle Doesn't Use Stencils or Sketches
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11
Gilded Tooth Accessories
Gilded Tooth Accessories
The Dubai Liberty Dental Clinic's Golden Grill Costs a Whopping $153,000
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10
Reusable Protective Packaging
Reusable Protective Packaging
Fragile by Mireia Gordi Vila Could Do Away with Styrofoam Peanuts
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9
Marijuana Food Trucks
Marijuana Food Trucks
The Samich by MagicalButter Serves THC-Infused Sandwiches
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8
Creepy Smartphone Protectors
Creepy Smartphone Protectors
The Rhubarb Gusokumushi iPhone Case is Shaped Like an Isopod Creature
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7
Faux Wood Leggings
Faux Wood Leggings
Adrienne Butikofer's Printed Leggings Give You the Look of Wooden Legs
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6
$1 Historical Homes
$1 Historical Homes
The James Lee House Cost Homeowners Just a Dollar to Buy
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5
Bizarre Baby Artwork
Bizarre Baby Artwork
Johnson Tsang's Chubby Baby Sculpture Set Shows Dramatic Infant Portrayals
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4
Human Hamster Wheels
Human Hamster Wheels
Wheel by Si Hyeong Ryu Boasts a Built-In Washing Machine
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3
Multi-Colored Birthday Cakes
Multi-Colored Birthday Cakes
The Rainbow Tie-Dye Surprise Cake Hides the Age Inside
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2
Creepy Cartoon Memes
Creepy Cartoon Memes
Paddington Bear Gets Classic Horror Movie Makeovers
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1
Suspended Space-Saving Sleepers
Suspended Space-Saving Sleepers
The Space is Luxury Bed is Raised to the Ceiling When Not Used
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