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Monday! Some wonderfully weird inventions. And stuff.

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The human mind is vastly creative...here are some examples =)

Weird and Wonderful Patents

Why leave your hamster at home, when you can WEAR him or her?

A vest or belt is integrally formed with tubular, pet receiving passageways which extend around the wearer's body and terminate in pocket-like chambers for feeding and retrieval. Outer wall portions of the passageways are transparent so that a pet moving along the passageways can be seen by a spectator. Graphics or indicia depicting the pet's habitat or a pet story are marked on the vest and extend across portions of the passageways masking delineations or depicting the passageways as burrows.
Unfortunately, I could not upload the image, but it is worth seeing:

Hamster Vest

Short on space? Here's the bed for you!

Great for side-sleepers!
No idea if the inventor also designed sheets for the bed...

Intruder in your bedroom? No worries! This bedside table turns into a shield and club!

Defend yourself AND give your burglar a beating with this handsome table!
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And here are a few pictures of a house made out of foam:

Minnesota Foam Home. Yes, really.
Very futuristic. The Jetsons would approve!
Nice windows :)
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Hope that your Monday is more wonderful than weird!

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