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Top 100 Unique Ideas in October

From Plastic Surgery Paintings to Made Up Vacations

— October 29, 2014 — Eco
This collection of the most popular October 2014 unique ideas showcases some of the quirkiest products and services available to consumers today. Industries are pushing themselves more than ever to deliver the most niche and unexpected experiences ever.

Many of these experiences fall under the category of food and beverage. Consumers are much more willing to go out of their comfort zone with something as short-term as a meal out at a restaurant. For those seeking unusual culinary options, the drinkable marijuana or the savory vegetable yogurts or even the yam-shaped ice creams might be exactly what they're looking for.

In addition to the bizarre food options here, the outsourced apology services and the drunken Shakespeare performances also merit a mention.

For more insight into how brands make use of these October 2014 unique ideas, visit Trend Hunter's Unique Trend Report.
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Thrilling Caped Crusader Rides
Thrilling Caped Crusader Rides
Batman: The Ride 4D Roller Coaster Will Delight Hardcore Comic Fans
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90s Beverage Comeback
90s Beverage Comeback
The Surge Movement Resurrects the 'Mountain Dew Killer'
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98
Kitchenless House Pranks
Kitchenless House Pranks
Uncle Ben's Showed a House with No Kitchen to Promote Home Cooked Meals
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97
Musical Meatball Machines
Musical Meatball Machines
Beatballs Lets You Taste Music in the Form of Meatballs
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96
Rube Goldberg Machines
Rube Goldberg Machines
Au Hikari's Power of Optics Campaign Revolves Around a Single Beam of Light
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95
Rain-Activated Ads
Rain-Activated Ads
Bumbershoot's Creative Ad Puts the Constant Seattle Rain to Work
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94
Mesmerizing Pendulum Wave
Mesmerizing Pendulum Wave
This Large Scale Installation is Made Up of 16 Bowling Balls
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93
Cat Meme Movies
Cat Meme Movies
The First Images of the Holiday Grumpy Cat Movie Has Been Released
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92
Heating Monitor Technology
Heating Monitor Technology
Heat Seek NYC Allows People to Track Violations During Colder Seasons
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91
Drunken Shakespeare Performances
Drunken Shakespeare Performances
A Show by the Drunk Shakespeare Society is a Never Dull Affair
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90
Carbon Fiber Athletic Gear
Carbon Fiber Athletic Gear
Russell Athletic Football Shoulder Pads are Made from Boeing Leftovers
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89
Anti-Router Gadgets
Anti-Router Gadgets
Cyborg Unplug Guards Against Surveillance Devices for the Unusally Paranoid
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88
Summery Watermelon Bagels
Summery Watermelon Bagels
Japan's Bagel & Bagel Chain Makes Tasty Watermelon Flavor Bagels
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87
Pasta Pirate Weddings
Pasta Pirate Weddings
This Bizarre Wedding Theme Blends the Seven Seas with Spaghetti
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86
Cosplay Bicycle Races
Cosplay Bicycle Races
Japan's Good Smile Racing Cup is a Unique Bike Ride for Cosplayers
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Dark Basement Mats
Dark Basement Mats
This Eerie Carpet Looks Like Your Heading into a Sinister Space
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84
Pop Can Safes
Pop Can Safes
The Hawaiian Punch Can Diversion Safe Will Keep Valuables Cleverly Hidden
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83
Handbag-Integrated Hoodies
Handbag-Integrated Hoodies
Moschino's Unique Shirt Design Doubles as a Purse Holder
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82
Unconventional Compost Funerals
Unconventional Compost Funerals
The Urban Death Project Hopes to Make Burials More Eco-Friendly
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81
Grandma Styling Pranks
Grandma Styling Pranks
SPC's Back to School Prank Styles Students in Outrageous Clothes
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80
Convenient Combination Devices
Convenient Combination Devices
The Helmet Lock Lets Cyclists in a Hurry Quickly Secure Their Bikes
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79
Complimentary Senior Schooling
Complimentary Senior Schooling
Shimer College Offers Free Programs for Post-Retired Individuals
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Pizza Dough Posters
Pizza Dough Posters
Domino's 'Posteros' Crust Food Pizza Rises Above the Rest
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77
Emoji Messaging Apps
Emoji Messaging Apps
The Emojli App Only Lets You Communicate with Emoji Icons
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76
Fish Jerky Snacks
Fish Jerky Snacks
Otuna's Jerky Meat Snack Swaps Beef for Fish
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75
Paper Interior Installations
Paper Interior Installations
Pablo Lehmann's 'The Scribe House' is a Unique Paper Art Installation
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74
Designated Texting Lanes
Designated Texting Lanes
This Chinese Theme Park Has Designated Lanes For People Who Walk & Text
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Landscaping Dog Treats
Landscaping Dog Treats
Hov-Hov Bakery's Dog Cookies Turn Pet Messes into Flowers
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72
Dollhouse Pizza Dioramas
Dollhouse Pizza Dioramas
The Cheesy Surface is Perfect for a Miniature Patio Set
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Furry Bear Mitts
Furry Bear Mitts
This Set of Oversized Faux Paws Offers a Ferocious High Five
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70
Futuristic Invasive Jewelry
Futuristic Invasive Jewelry
Naomi Kizhner's Accessories Harvest Kinetic Energy from Wearer
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69
Eco Oil Dispensers
Eco Oil Dispensers
Prepara's Tabletop Oil Mister is a Healthy Alternative to Aerosol Containers
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68
Time Capsule Libraries
Time Capsule Libraries
Katie Paterson's Future Library Will be Accessed in 2114
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67
Text-Detecting Radar Guns
Text-Detecting Radar Guns
This Texting Gun Can Tell if a Driver is Sending a SMS While Driving
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66
Yam-Shaped Ice Creams
Yam-Shaped Ice Creams
Japan's Roasted Sweet Potato-Shaped Ice Cream is an Icy Treat
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Doodled Wedding Gowns
Doodled Wedding Gowns
The Angelina Jolie Wedding Dress is Decorated with Her Children's Artwork
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64
Decadent Dessert Beers
Decadent Dessert Beers
The Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout is Perfect for Fall and Winter
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Pasta-Infused Burgers
Pasta-Infused Burgers
Lotteria's Neapolitan Spaghetti Burger Comes Pre-Loaded with Pasta
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62
Bomb-Simulating Phone Ads
Bomb-Simulating Phone Ads
Homeland's Fourth Season is Marketed with Quite the Bang
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61
Furnished Climbing Walls
Furnished Climbing Walls
IKEA's Interacitve Ad Mixes Rock Climbing with Home Decor
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60
Spicy Ramen Donuts
Spicy Ramen Donuts
Japanese Restaurant Osaka Ohsho Debuts a Limited Edition Dish
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59
Outsourced Wake-Up Apps
Outsourced Wake-Up Apps
Wakie is an Alarm Clock App Where a Stranger Will Call to Wake You Up
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Mini Car Photography
Mini Car Photography
Kim Leuenberger Captures a Toy Vehicles in Dramatic Adventures
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Aquarium Desk Dividers
Aquarium Desk Dividers
Freshwater Software Separated Its Cold Callers in a Fishy Way
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56
Made Up Vacations
Made Up Vacations
Zilla van den Born Devises a Prank to Explore Reality Presented on Social Media
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55
Stained-Glass Driverless Cars
Stained-Glass Driverless Cars
Dominic Wilcox Designs a Bizarre Concept Car Complete with a Bed
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54
Outsourced Apology Services
Outsourced Apology Services
Japan's Apology Agencies Help You Tell Someone You're Sorry
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Frightening Cinematic Pillows
Frightening Cinematic Pillows
These Cushions from Horror Decor Reference Classic Horror Films
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52
Drinkable Marijuana
Drinkable Marijuana
Mirth Provisions Creates a Cannabis-Infused Drink Line Called Legal
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Decadent Insect Cans
Decadent Insect Cans
This Dark Can Design Aims to Make Insect Food Seem Alluring
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50
Pop Culture Marshmallows
Pop Culture Marshmallows
Epic Mallows by Dan Bannino is Inspired by Movies and TV Shows
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49
Pigmented Shaving Creams
Pigmented Shaving Creams
These Colored Shaving Cream Gels Boast Invigorating Properties
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Handy High Heels
Handy High Heels
Hands On by Charlotte Olympia is Chic and Creepy
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Domed Shell Structures
Domed Shell Structures
The Pathe Foundation Building Structure Merges Modern and Historical Design
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Sculptural Gradient Lighting
Sculptural Gradient Lighting
Bec Brittain’s Vise Lamp is Made Out of Brass and Glass
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Land-Made Art
Land-Made Art
The Station to Station Machine Creates Abstract Drawings on a Moving Train
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Illusory Kitchen Ads
Illusory Kitchen Ads
This Creative Newspaper Advertisement Hides a Kitchen in Text Blocks
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Anonymous Business Cards
Anonymous Business Cards
Mailcard Offers a New Way to Keep Your Contact Information Private
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42
Savory Vegetable Yogurts
Savory Vegetable Yogurts
Blue Hill Yogurt is Made with Vegetables Like Beets and Parsnips
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Lightweight Exoskeletons
Lightweight Exoskeletons
AirLegs by Jason Kerestes is Meant to Help People Run 10% Easier
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Skintight Space Suits
Skintight Space Suits
MIT's Space Suit Concept Uses a Bot to Cling to the Body's Form
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Portable Toilets
Portable Toilets
The Doctor Loo Encourages People to Take a Time-Travelling Washroom Break
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Ice Cream-Filled Fruits
Ice Cream-Filled Fruits
Frutteto Strawberries are Stuffed with Strawberry-Flavored Gelato
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Electrifying Dresses
Electrifying Dresses
Anouk Wipprecht and Arcattack Design a Superhero-Worthy Outfit
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French Fry Pizzas
French Fry Pizzas
Clifford Endo of Foodinese Creates a Clever Gluten-Free Pizza
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Caffeinated Cannabis Beverages
Caffeinated Cannabis Beverages
The Legal Iced Coffee Drink Comes With a Dosage of THC
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Inviting Umbrella Lights
Inviting Umbrella Lights
Umbrella Here Indicates to Strangers You Would be Willing to Share
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Cancer Patient Tattoo Sleeves
Cancer Patient Tattoo Sleeves
LympheDIVAs Creates Stylishly Deceptive Garments for Customers
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Egg-Spinning Dessert Toys
Egg-Spinning Dessert Toys
Takara Tomy's Dessert Maker Toy Turns Eggs into Custard
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Affordable Branding Services
Affordable Branding Services
Tailor Brands Offers a Full and Stylish Branding Kit for Only $50
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Scattered Geometry Structure
Scattered Geometry Structure
This Architecture Piece by Michael Jantzen Boasts a Conceptual Design
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World Travel Start-Ups
World Travel Start-Ups
Remote Year Helps People Find Work as They Explore the Globe for a Year
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Whimsical Wire Installations
Whimsical Wire Installations
Robin Wight Creates Gigantic Fairy Sculptures Out of Mesh Wire
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Edible Appetizer Plates
Edible Appetizer Plates
Do Eat's Sustainable Food Serving Verrines Leave Zero Waste
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Glitzy Selfie Sombreros
Glitzy Selfie Sombreros
Dress to Impress with the Acer Selfie-Hat
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Lifelike Insect Desserts
Lifelike Insect Desserts
Akai Tento no Koohii Ten's Gummy Bugs are Filled with Jams
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Mountain Top Cabins
Mountain Top Cabins
People Can Enjoy a Free Place to Stay If They Climb 8303 Feet to Get There
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Swirling Rock Walls
Swirling Rock Walls
Artists Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl Create Stony Murals
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Plastic Surgery Paintings
Plastic Surgery Paintings
Artist Jonathan Yeo Explores the Grotesque Nature of Narcissism
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Hooded Wine Sleeves
Hooded Wine Sleeves
The Wine Bottle Hoodie Sweatshirt will Add a Humorous Touch to any Occassion
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Virtual Reality iPads
Virtual Reality iPads
AirVR is a Headset That Leverages iOS Retina Hardware
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Spiritual Stippling Tattoos
Spiritual Stippling Tattoos
Japanese Artist Kenji Alucky Creates Intricate Body Art
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Religious Frozen Treats
Religious Frozen Treats
The Crucifixion Popsicle by Sebastian Errazuriz is Made with Red Wine
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Animalistic Metal Origami
Animalistic Metal Origami
Poligon Creates Abstract Foldable Sculptures for Playful Decor
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Bizarre Tattoo Exhibits
Bizarre Tattoo Exhibits
The Human Gallery Displays Real Inked People as Fine Art
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Surreal Dream Worlds
Surreal Dream Worlds
Photographer Logan Zillmer Captures Creative Selfies
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Razor-Sharp Furnishings
Razor-Sharp Furnishings
The Blade Table Embodies a Clean-Cut Design for the Contemporary Kitchen
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Organic Treehouse Pods
Organic Treehouse Pods
Antony Gibbon Designs' Embryo Treehouse is a Tree House Home for Adults
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12
Monster Cakes
Monster Cakes
Artist Christine McConnell Creates Terrifying Desserts Dressed as a 50s Housewife
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11
Problem-Solving Symbolic Illustrations
Problem-Solving Symbolic Illustrations
Eliza Gauger's Problem Glyphs Helps Get Rid of Negativity
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10
Purple Potato Milkshakes
Purple Potato Milkshakes
This McDonald's McShake is an Unusual Purple Sweet Potato Milkshake
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9
Sewer Pipe Seating
Sewer Pipe Seating
The Cloche Sofa Repurposes a NYC Drainage Tube as a Modern Movable
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$1 Historical Homes
$1 Historical Homes
The James Lee House Cost Homeowners Just a Dollar to Buy
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Muscular Body Suits
Muscular Body Suits
This Muscle Suit from Flex Design is All You Need to Get a Toned Body
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Paper-Inspired Water Bottles
Paper-Inspired Water Bottles
The Super Slim Memobottle is Easy to Pack for Everyday Use
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Cliff-Hanging Houses
Cliff-Hanging Houses
Modscape Conceptualizes a Contemporary Home that Dangles Off of a Cliff
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4
DIY Growing Books
DIY Growing Books
Novel Planter Kits Allow People to Create Refreshing Vintage Home Decor
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3
Collapsible Grocery Trolleys
Collapsible Grocery Trolleys
This Innovative Personal Utility Cart Gets Rid of Heavy Lifting
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2
Creepy Cartoon Memes
Creepy Cartoon Memes
Paddington Bear Gets Classic Horror Movie Makeovers
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Bizarre Condom Cookbooks
Bizarre Condom Cookbooks
Manga Writer Kyosuke Kagami Promotes Condom Usage in Japan
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