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Top 100 Unique Ideas in October

From Dream-Controlling Masks to Tech-Free Smartphone Replicas

— October 18, 2015 — Unique
These October 2015 unique ideas range from dream-controlling masks to tech-free smartphone replicas that poke fun at society's tech obsession. In addition to the month's bizarre beauty products -- from brow stretchers to tongue-exercising devices that are popular in Asian markets -- other favorites include spooky hamburger offerings that are launched just in time for the Halloween holiday.

Other favorites include full-bodied onesies that are an ideal solution for natural disasters along with orchestral rap covers that blend two opposing musical styles into one engaging piece. Next to unexpected food offerings and novelty products, these October 2015 unique ideas also include scientific innovations.

These include dog cloning services that are designed to alleviate the pain of those with an ill or aging pet along with designer micro pigs that let individuals care for a farm animal conveniently in their home.
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Shape-Shifting Films
Shape-Shifting Films
The Tangible Media Group Made This Technology for Quick Digital Fabrication
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97
Water-Spraying Sculptures
Water-Spraying Sculptures
This Prank-Inspired Art Sculpture Scares Anyone Who Disobeys the Rules
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96
Orchestral Rap Covers
Orchestral Rap Covers
This Drake Cover is Performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
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95
Coconut-Made Cameras
Coconut-Made Cameras
This Device by Kotama Bouabane Converts a Coconut Into a Selfie-Taking Camera
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94
Chip-Flavored Ice Cream
Chip-Flavored Ice Cream
This Restaurant is Serving Up Lay's Original Ice Cream Desserts
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93
Asteroid-Shooting Shotguns
Asteroid-Shooting Shotguns
NASA is Creating a Space Gun to Test Asteroids' Mass for Probe Landings
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92
Sushi-Mimicking River Boats
Sushi-Mimicking River Boats
The Osaka Canvas Project Turned a River Into a Conveyor Belt of Sushi
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91
Peanut Butter Burgers
Peanut Butter Burgers
This PB & J Burger from 'Cook with Meat' is a Savory-Sweet Creation
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90
Cemetery Yoga Classes
Cemetery Yoga Classes
These Outdoor Yoga Classes are Conducted in the Oakwood Cemetery
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89
Dog-Cloning Services
Dog-Cloning Services
The Korean Lab 'Sooam Biotech' Offers Recreated Canine Companions
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88
Oversized Hot Dogs
Oversized Hot Dogs
Kyle Field Stadium is Celebrating its 12th Man with a 12 Pound Hotdog
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87
Cat Perspective Maps
Cat Perspective Maps
'Hiroshima Cat Street View' Lets You Explore Onomichi from a Cat's Height
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86
Virtual Reality Ride Previews
Virtual Reality Ride Previews
This Roller Coaster Simulation Previews a Real, Record-Breaking Ride
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85
Tool-Storing Ladders
Tool-Storing Ladders
This Multipurpose Ladder Holds Tools Safely and Efficiently
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84
Earth History Diagrams
Earth History Diagrams
This Complete Tree of Life Maps the Last 3.5 Billion Years of Life on Earth
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83
Chocolate Corn Cakes
Chocolate Corn Cakes
These Vegetable-Infused Biscuits Serve as a Healthy Chocolate Treat
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82
Orbital Travel Backpacks
Orbital Travel Backpacks
The Wolffepack Improves Travel with a Revolutionary Swinging System
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81
Icy Java Racks
Icy Java Racks
Portland's Saint Simon Has a Unique Way of Serving Coffee That's Cold-Brewed
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80
Map-Creating Apps
Map-Creating Apps
CartoDB Allows Users to Create Impressive Data Maps with One Click
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79
Solar-Powered Hearing Aids
Solar-Powered Hearing Aids
These Affordable Hearing Aids Allow African Children to Attend School
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78
Chili Pepper Umbrellas
Chili Pepper Umbrellas
This Unique Wet Weather Accessory Resembles a Spicy Chili Pepper
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77
Realistic Food Hair Clips
Realistic Food Hair Clips
These Food-Mimicking Fashion Accessories are Taking Off in China
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76
Health-Monitoring Mouth Guards
Health-Monitoring Mouth Guards
This Smart Mouth Guard Tests Saliva to Track Health
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75
Designer Micro Pigs
Designer Micro Pigs
These Tiny Genetically Engineered Pigs are Being Sold as Pets by a Chinese Lab
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74
Sand Castle Hotels
Sand Castle Hotels
This Dutch Sand Hotel was Created as an Entry in a Sand Castle Contest
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73
Architectural Food Pyramids
Architectural Food Pyramids
These Food Pyramids are Hand-Built Using Candies and Cookies
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72
Guerrilla Bike Lanes
Guerrilla Bike Lanes
A Cyclist in Boston Reinforces a Bike Lane with Cones and Plants
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71
Argument-Starting Card Games
Argument-Starting Card Games
Devil's Advocate is a Debate Game That Purposely Causes Controversy
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70
Glow-in-the-Dark Chickens
Glow-in-the-Dark Chickens
This Genetic Modification Discovery Could Stop Avian Flu
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69
Ergonomic Medical Bandages
Ergonomic Medical Bandages
This Bandage Uses a Simple Design Tweak to Fix a First-Aid Staple
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68
Self-Setting Sports Mouthguards
Self-Setting Sports Mouthguards
The ZONE Mouthguard Molds Itself to Teeth Without Boiling
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67
Moon Landing Memorials
Moon Landing Memorials
'Elysium Space' Now Offers the Moon as a Final Resting Place for $12,000
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66
Miniature Tooth Tattoos
Miniature Tooth Tattoos
These Minuscule Designs are Engraved Onto Tooth's Surface
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65
Rent-A-Grandparent Services
Rent-A-Grandparent Services
This French Website Lets Users Hire a Grandma to Cook a 4 Course Meal
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64
Animalistic Sensory Experiences
Animalistic Sensory Experiences
Marshmallow Laser Feast Provides a Heightened VR Forest Experience
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63
Tomato-Charcoal Face Masks
Tomato-Charcoal Face Masks
This Charcoal Face Mask is Blended with Tomatoes to Further Fight Acne
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62
Dream-Controlling Masks
Dream-Controlling Masks
'The Napz' Mind Control Mask Helps You Master Your Dreams
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61
Illuminating Firefly Parks
Illuminating Firefly Parks
This Park Hosts Over 10,000 Fireflies and is Open to the Public
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60
Social Media-Enabled Cars
Social Media-Enabled Cars
This Nissan Concept Car is Covered in Connected LED Panels
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59
Spooky Halloween Burgers
Spooky Halloween Burgers
These Black Burger Buns are Featured on Burger King's New Halloween Menu
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58
All-Inclusive Makeup Lounges
All-Inclusive Makeup Lounges
This Destination Offers All-You-Can-Apply Chanel Makeup for 200 Yen
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57
360-Degree Vision Helmets
360-Degree Vision Helmets
This Pilot Helmet Sees Through Planes to Improve Situational Awareness
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56
Cozy Cat Cowls
Cozy Cat Cowls
These Cute Cat Cowls Make Your Furry Friend Even More Adorable
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Deep-Fried Salmon Fillets
Deep-Fried Salmon Fillets
This Unusual Dish Puts a Fast Food Twist on Classic Seafood
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54
Protein-Fortified Beers
Protein-Fortified Beers
This Fitness-Oriented Brewery is Producing a Healthy Beer
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53
Gigantic Christmas Decorations
Gigantic Christmas Decorations
These Supersized Decorative Christmas Lights are a Foot Tall Each
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52
Neon Crocodile Photographs
Neon Crocodile Photographs
The 'Caiman Crocodilus' Series Captures Unique Images of Reptiles
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51
Invisible Military Drones
Invisible Military Drones
This Scientific Innovation Helps Predator Drones Go Undetected
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50
Bio-Bacteria Typography
Bio-Bacteria Typography
'Living Language' Grows Old and New Hebrew Typography in Petri Dishes
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Anonymous Confession Screens
Anonymous Confession Screens
The 'Waiting Wall' Reveals Emotional Confessions in a Bus Station
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48
Zombie Supply Stores
Zombie Supply Stores
This Store Has All the Supplies You'll Need for the Zombie Apocalypse
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47
Multifunctional Magazine Ponchos
Multifunctional Magazine Ponchos
This Issue of Dodo Magazine Turns into a Plastic Rain Poncho
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46
Tongue-Exercising Devices
Tongue-Exercising Devices
The Tongue Turn Silicone Mouth Sticker is Meant to Reduce Signs of Aging
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45
Cut-Out Collar Collections
Cut-Out Collar Collections
These Lilla Fufavi Looks Feature Classic Silhouettes and Window Collars
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44
Coffee-Juice Hybrids
Coffee-Juice Hybrids
'Coffee Juice' Blends Cold-Brewed Coffee with Blueberries and Cane Sugar
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43
Spider-Proof Sheds
Spider-Proof Sheds
This Garden Shed is Perfect for Anyone Suffering from a Case of Arachnophobia
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42
Suspended Skeleton Art
Suspended Skeleton Art
This Exhibit at the Baltimore Museum Features Fake Baiji Dolphin Bones
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41
Perplexing Public Clocks
Perplexing Public Clocks
This 16-Foot Clock Art Sculpture Tells Time in an Unusual Way
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40
Gemstone-Infused Beauty Products
Gemstone-Infused Beauty Products
Aquarian Soul Uses the Power of Moonstone Rocks to Relieve Stress
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39
Self-Folding Structures
Self-Folding Structures
These 4D Boxes Self-Assemble Using Materials That Heat at Different Speeds
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38
Insect-Like Helicopters
Insect-Like Helicopters
This Helicopter Landing Gear Allows Access to More Difficult Terrain
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37
Beauty-Detecting Algorithms
Beauty-Detecting Algorithms
This Algorithm Can Accurately Predict the Success of Aspiring Models
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36
Cognitive Design Games
Cognitive Design Games
The 'Designercise' Board Game Enhances a Player’s Creative Thoughts
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35
Postmortem Preserved Tattoos
Postmortem Preserved Tattoos
NAPSA is a Tattoo Group That Gives Skin Art Life After Death
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34
Indestructible Sharkskin Wallets
Indestructible Sharkskin Wallets
This Heavy Duty Wallet Interweaves Carbon Fiber and Sharkskin
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33
$75 Million Cakes
$75 Million Cakes
This Couture Designer Baked the World's Most Expensive Cake
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32
Brow-Stretching Devices
Brow-Stretching Devices
This Device Helps to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles from Forming
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Heroic Fruit Carvings
Heroic Fruit Carvings
These Images Show Carved Kiwis as Pop Culture Icons Such as Batman
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Floating Website Birthday Cakes
Floating Website Birthday Cakes
The eBay Birthday Cake Floated Down the River Thames
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Luxurious Balloon Bags
Luxurious Balloon Bags
The 'Brooklyn Balloon Company' Creates Realistic Versions of Designer Bags
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Mess-Free Honey Pearls
Mess-Free Honey Pearls
'Honey Drop' Offers an Inventive New Way to Consume Honey
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Dry Ice Drink Coolers
Dry Ice Drink Coolers
The 'Rocket' is a Beer-Chilling Container That Cools Bottles and Cans
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Pickled French Fries
Pickled French Fries
These Fresh Cut French Fries are Aged with a Salt and Vinegar Solution
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Petri Dish Art
Petri Dish Art
These Bacterial Art Pieces Were Created Using Living Microorganisms
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Stretchy Ice Cream Treats
Stretchy Ice Cream Treats
This Restaurateur Has Developed Ice Cream with an Elastic Texture
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Versatile Sports Boards
Versatile Sports Boards
Seasons' Modular Skateboards Can Adapt to Sand, Snow, Sea and Streets
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Computer-Themed Brunches
Computer-Themed Brunches
This Korean Cafe Serves Keyboard Waffles and Computer Mouse Bread
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Delicate Seashell Dollhouses
Delicate Seashell Dollhouses
This Miniature Dollhouse is Completely Made of Real Seashells & Sand
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Morbid Delivery Coffins
Morbid Delivery Coffins
Coolstuff.com Will Deliver Your Order in a Life-Sized Custom Coffin
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Bizarre Full Body Onesies
Bizarre Full Body Onesies
The Dame Gi Onesie Ensures You Stay Warm and Cozy
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Delicate Pointillism Tattoos
Delicate Pointillism Tattoos
This Tattoo Artist Reduces Pain with Hand-Poked Dotted Tattoos
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Spooky Black Contacts
Spooky Black Contacts
These Eerie Blackout Contact Lenses are Perfect for Halloween
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Pocket-Sized Washing Machines
Pocket-Sized Washing Machines
The 'Codo' is a Portable Laundry Machine That Cleans Tough Stains
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Futuristic Electronic Skateboards
Futuristic Electronic Skateboards
This Single-Wheel Skateboard Zips Around Like a Hoverboard
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Cheeky Tech-Free Smartphones
Cheeky Tech-Free Smartphones
The NoPhone Zero Humorously Helps Technology Addicts Disconnect
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13
Rollable TV Screens
Rollable TV Screens
LG is Designing a Futuristic TV That Can Roll Up Like a Thin Paper Poster
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12
Realistic Fashion Model Replicas
Realistic Fashion Model Replicas
This Model Doll is a 3D-Printed Version of a Real-Life Model
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Exaggerated Collaborative Fashion
Exaggerated Collaborative Fashion
This VFiles S/S Line Features Designs by Five Youthful Creatives
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10
Freaky Victorian Portraits
Freaky Victorian Portraits
This Portrait Series Regally Depicts Real-Life Sideshow Freaks
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9
Screw-Inspired Beer Coolers
Screw-Inspired Beer Coolers
The 'Chill Drill' Uses Sand's Natural Insulation for Beer Cooling
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Imagined Supersonic Planes
Imagined Supersonic Planes
These Jet Designs Could Spark Advancements in Aviation Technology
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Illusory Wireframe Lamps
Illusory Wireframe Lamps
These 2D Lamps Provide Fun Optical Illusions for the Home Decorator
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3D-Printed Clay Homes
3D-Printed Clay Homes
The 'Big Delta' Can Build a 3D-Printed House Quickly for Disaster Relief
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Contorted Body Portraits
Contorted Body Portraits
This Image Series Features a Man Posing in Pretzel-Like Shapes
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4
Bejeweled Runway Masks
Bejeweled Runway Masks
The Givenchy’s Spring Runway Show Featured Romantic Lace Masks
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3
Anonymous Photo Projects
Anonymous Photo Projects
This Series is a Collection of the Internet's Fascinating Lost Pictures
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2
Morbidly Funny Photo Books
Morbidly Funny Photo Books
The 'Crap Taxidermy' Book is Full of Badly Stuffed Animals
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Intricate Mandala Tattoos
Intricate Mandala Tattoos
These Complex Patterned Tattoos are Composed of Thousands of Fine Lines
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