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55 Offline Innovations Inspired by the Online World

From Edible Baked Memes to iPhone Coffins

— January 29, 2009 — Unique
In theory, every human Internet user lives in two worlds--the online, virtual realm and the offline, tangible one--and never the twain shall meet, as the old saying goes. In practice, however, we know that these two realms blend into one. The innovations in this cluster below illustrate that singularity perfectly.

From jewelry inspired by emoticons to calendars comprised only of models that are bloggers, there's plenty of evidence that proves our online and offline worlds are one. If you're still not convinced, just click through the slideshow below.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Web-Enabled Catholicism
Web-Enabled Catholicism
Pope Benedict Launches YouTube Channel
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53
Zzz-Mailing
Zzz-Mailing
First Confirmed Case of Online Sleepwalking
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52
Pulitzer Prizes for Bloggers
Pulitzer Prizes for Bloggers
Online Journalism Officially Vetted
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51
Catch A Virtual Fish and Eat It In Real Life
Catch A Virtual Fish and Eat It In Real Life
Ippo Zuri
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50
Diagnosing Internet Addiction
Diagnosing Internet Addiction
China Suggests Psychiatric Care For Web Junkies
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49
Real Life Meetups For Photo Sharing Sites
Real Life Meetups For Photo Sharing Sites
Photowalking
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48
Mobile Interactive Maps
Mobile Interactive Maps
Google Earth for iPhone
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47
Yahoo Mail Offline Free
Yahoo Mail Offline Free
Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop
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46
Boosting Seniors' Brainpower
Boosting Seniors' Brainpower
Internet Use Improves Mental Function in Silver Surfers
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45
From E-Tail To Real Life Boutique
From E-Tail To Real Life Boutique
As Seen On Screen
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44
Apple-Inspired Music Storage
Apple-Inspired Music Storage
The Real-Life iShelf Mimics iTunes' Album Navigation
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43
Internet-Inspired Fashion
Internet-Inspired Fashion
T-Shirt With 29 Virals Ads
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42
People Using Web to Get Offline
People Using Web to Get Offline
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41
Real Life Junk Mail Removal
Real Life Junk Mail Removal
41Pounds.org Donates Profits to Charity
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40
Crowdsourced Ride-Sharing
Crowdsourced Ride-Sharing
Avego iPhone App
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39
Delivery Trucks With Giant Cursors
Delivery Trucks With Giant Cursors
Clever Offline Campaign
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38
Mouse Cursor Fashion
Mouse Cursor Fashion
Clicking Mitts Keep The Computer Cursor Going in the Real World.
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37
Apple Indoctrination
Apple Indoctrination
The Field Trip Program Targets Kids
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36
Mobile Phone Fashion Magazines
Mobile Phone Fashion Magazines
PMc for the iPhone
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35
Bloggers as Calendar Models
Bloggers as Calendar Models
Internet Writers Get Even More Wall Love in 2009
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34
Pageants for PCs
Pageants for PCs
Online Beauty Competition for Computers Seeks Attractive Apples
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33
Unborn Baby Bloggers
Unborn Baby Bloggers
The 'Kickbee' Fetus Sends Twitter Tweets Via Kicks
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32
Windows Powered Sewing Machines
Windows Powered Sewing Machines
The Cure For Your Sewing Fetish
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31
Geek Stenciled Fruit
Geek Stenciled Fruit
Apple Branded Fuji Apples are Deliciously Memorable
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30
Hi-Tech Political Campaigns
Hi-Tech Political Campaigns
Obama '08: The Official iPhone Application
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29
Real Life Drag & Drop
Real Life Drag & Drop
Hilarious Samsung F480 Ads
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28
Oil Paintings of Internet Memes
Oil Paintings of Internet Memes
Jeremiah Palecek the Next Web Warhol?
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27
$1 Baby Monitors
$1 Baby Monitors
iPhone App Calls You When It Detects Noise
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26
DIY iPhone Dogcams
DIY iPhone Dogcams
Student Engineers Remote Treat Dispenser
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25
Windows Vista SP1 Toilet Paper
Windows Vista SP1 Toilet Paper
Wipe Your System Clean Promotion
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24
Wii + Second Life = Real Life Simulator
Wii + Second Life = Real Life Simulator
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23
Outdoor Playgrounds for Internet Game Play
Outdoor Playgrounds for Internet Game Play
‘Smartground' by Tamer Nakisci
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22
Real Life Pantone Charts
Real Life Pantone Charts
Around The World In 30 Colours
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21
Digital Religion
Digital Religion
Pope Reaches Out With Text Messages
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20
Giant iPhones for Discos
Giant iPhones for Discos
The Coin-Operated iBoxer For Drunken Amusement
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19
Real-Life Video Games
Real-Life Video Games
‘Bike Hero'
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18
Touchscreen Soda Machines
Touchscreen Soda Machines
Samsung uVending Dispenses Food, Internet, Take Photos of Criminals
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17
World of Warcraft-Themed Restaurants
World of Warcraft-Themed Restaurants
Extreme Gamers Find MMORPG Heaven in China
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16
Internet-Inspired Seating
Internet-Inspired Seating
The @ Chair
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15
Microsoft-Style Windows for Your Home
Microsoft-Style Windows for Your Home
Fenestra 3.1 Window
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14
Internet Generation Kitchens
Internet Generation Kitchens
The Coox Rolling Cooktop
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13
Internet-Inspired Customized Jewelry
Internet-Inspired Customized Jewelry
The Bajca Emoticon Keyboard
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12
Apple-Licensed Appliances
Apple-Licensed Appliances
Gorenje Fridge
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11
Touchscreen-Friendly Apparel
Touchscreen-Friendly Apparel
Dots Gloves for iPhone, iPod
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10
Art Shows from Internet Memes
Art Shows from Internet Memes
LOLarts Show
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9
Edible Internet Memes
Edible Internet Memes
Rick Rolling Spreads to Cakes
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8
Geeky Baked Goods
Geeky Baked Goods
Edible Gadget Cakes for Nerds with a Sweet Tooth
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7
Real Life Anti-Spyware
Real Life Anti-Spyware
Hidden Camera + Fake Money Detector Pen
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6
Cybersex Leads To Real Life Lawsuit
Cybersex Leads To Real Life Lawsuit
Second Life Hack Causes Controversy
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5
Real Life Image Editing
Real Life Image Editing
Photoshop CS4 Print Ad
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4
Geeky Furniture
Geeky Furniture
iPhone Coffee Table
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3
Sugar Craft Sculptures
Sugar Craft Sculptures
Intricate Birthday Cakes
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2
Gadget Inspired Coffins
Gadget Inspired Coffins
Apple iPhone & Microsoft Caskets
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1
Porn Inspired by Video Games
Porn Inspired by Video Games
World of Warcraft Inspired Whorelor
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