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The 7 Luckiest Casinos in The World

Fri, 06 Jul 2007 12:50:54 -0700

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With the upcoming Saturday of 7-7-07, those of us with the gambling bug are taking note and hoping to hit a jackpot (of any kind, really). I wish I had the time to scoot off to Vegas or Monaco or even Atlantic City for some card-slinging action, but, for now I'll have to settle with my own compiled list of the 7 Best Casinos in which to get lucky. They range from the sexy to the extravagant, but they are all great places to up your chances of winning big. read more »




13 Haunted Houses That Will Make You Wet Your Pants

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 02:01:21 -0700

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It's Halloween season and you know what that means: time for what has become our annual 13 Best Haunted Houses list! There have been a few additions and subtractions from last years list , but, as always, each one has their own unique characteristics that make it a worthy haunt for even the most seasoned of haunted housers. read more »




13 Haunted Houses That Will Make You Wet Your Pants

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 03:43:03 -0700

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 Love to be scared, scare someone else or delight in watching others wet themselves in fright? If so, this is the post for you. Compiled here are the 13 best American haunted houses. Each has its own specialties in gore and fear and they are sure to terrify even the most seasoned haunted house goer. So, if you’ve got a plight for fright, check out one or more of these locations to ensure a positively hair-raising October. read more »




Going Home Is For Losers! 10 Better Places to Go For Thanksgiving

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:57:34 -0800

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Want to go someplace really great for Thanksgiving?

As turkey time draws near, most of us are preparing for a gut-busting food fest with our families. But, not everyone adheres to the normal Thanksgiving day festivities; no, there are those who look for something a little different for Thanksgiving. So, in the spirit of diversity and adventure, here are 10 great Thanksgiving travel destinations for those looking to not go home for Thanksgiving.




Innovative Architecture of the Tubac House

Sat, 30 Sep 2006 07:39:13 -0700

(image) Tubac HouseInterested in learning about some innovative architecture?

Our guest blogger, Seth Plattner, is a recent graduate from New York University who bides his time writing, dining and doing his best to make sense of the world around him. With an appreciation for fine architecture, Seth focused on taking a closer look of the Tubac House in Tubac, Arizona for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. read more »

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"Grandma's Kitchen" is Smart Design

Thu, 09 Nov 2006 04:04:57 -0800

(image) Maybe I was a little harsh in my review of the luxury pods , but here's an idea that is truly smart and practical in a home pressed for space. The design team of Melanie Olle & Ilja Oelschlägel has come up with Grandma's Kitchen, a fully functional kitchen area that folds into the wall to look like a minimalist piece of art. read more »



10 Best Beers with Balls of 2007

Wed, 03 Oct 2007 18:51:36 -0700

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Finally, Fall is upon us, and that can mean only one thing: Beer! Well, that shouldn't be your only concern, but with football season in full swing and the commencement of Oktoberfest, a lot of us out there have beer on the brain. With that in mind, we here at InventorSpot.com bring you some of the ballsiest beers we could find. What makes them so noteworthy? Well, the beers on this list push the limits of conventional brewing in a number of ways. Whether they are the stoutest of the stout, or the odd brainchild of a Japanese liquor store owner (milk beer anybody?), these ales definitely have some gusto that the rest of the beer world lacks. read more »




13 REAL Haunted Places That Will Make You Cry for Mommy

Wed, 25 Oct 2006 22:16:23 -0700

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Continuing this month's apropos theme of all things haunted, I bring a list of 13 of the most haunted places in the world. Paranormal activity is an international affair, and ghosts and apparitions toy with the living everywhere from California to Mumbai. This list will have some familiar names, and some places you never expected to be haunted (The White House?!), but each one comes with tale after tale of weird and terrifying experiences with the phantom world. read more »




Top 10 Hotels to Make Your Lover Moan...In Comfort

Sun, 28 Jan 2007 08:51:46 -0800

(image) If a simple box of chocolates or a measly bouquet of flowers won't suffice this Valentine's Day (and it most likely won't), consider spicing up this V-Day by whisking your loved one off to one of these truly intriguing and awe-inspiring hotels found around the world. These aren't your every day Holiday Inn or even Waldorf Astoria. No, these hotels are the cream of the crop in architectural design and conception and will guarantee that your stay is one to remember. They're worth the extra expenses in travel costs, because if you surprise your sweetheart with a trip to say, Dubai, you'll get reimbursed ten fold. read more »



Espionage 101: Tracer Spy Tool

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:01:39 -0700

(image) We all have fantasies of being James Bond. Here's a little help getting started. The Spy Tool by Tracer is a great beginners' kit to starting your career of international espionage. read more »



Bringing Cube World To Life

Tue, 19 Jun 2007 04:01:49 -0700

(image) cwRemember sea monkeys? Of course you do. Who could forget breeding your own aquatic world only to watch them rapidly perish due to your neglect pet keeping. Anyway, forget the antiquated notion of real live organisms and resign yourself to the idea of your own electronic play friends. Cube World, from Radicagames , is the latest desktop doodad to keep the child-like part of your brain occupied when you should be doing those expense reports. read more »



Finger Fun with Uberorbs : Product Review

Fri, 11 May 2007 05:56:56 -0700

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 You tap your leg. You chew on pencils. You twirl your hair. Face it. You're a fidgeter. Now that we've established that, it's time for you to find something cool to play with. Uberorbs are your answer. These fun little space-aged widgets are perfect for you out there who can't stop fiddeling with your fingers. read more »




All the Leaks That's Fit to Print

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 09:15:13 -0700

(image) "Global defense of sources and press freedoms, circa now," reads the motto for Wikileaks, yet another website founded on the idea of publicly amassed information. This website, though, bares a relevancy that other wikie sites don't because of its humanitarian attempts to make people aware of the underground, corrupt happenings in the world through untraceable mass document leaking and analysis.



The Coolest Hotel Ever—Literally

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:13:33 -0700

(image) Ice hotels seem to be popping up all over the world, and while there is a certain charm in staying overnight in a room made of solid ice, sometimes you just want the experience without the bone chilling cold. With that in mind,Kakslauttanen resort in Saariselkä, Finland offers these beautiful glass igloo accommodations that are romantic, peaceful and every bit as magical as staying in a real ice igloo, but you won't walk out of one with frostbite on your nose.



All the Mods and Hacks You'll Ever Need

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:20:52 -0700

(image) Who hasn't wanted to hack Guitar Hero, make sniper rifle for Duck Hunt, or, hey, even build their own Darth Maul lightsaber? Well, for every inventor out there who likes to modify or hack that which is already in existence, Hack N Mod is the perfect website to coach you through it all.



An Amazing Hotel That Gives Dubai an Architectural Run for Its Money

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:44:37 -0800

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Whereas most of the new, awe-inspiring hotels and structures are popping up in and around Dubai, the Hareem Architects firm has just announced their plans for the Full Moon Rising and Caspian Plus hotels, which look to be one of the most incredible hotels ever built, but their chosen location is the central Asian republic of Azerbaijan. Watch out Dubai, you could have some competition on your hands.

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Dubai Wows Again with Biggest Arch Bridge Ever

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:32:35 -0800

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They've got amazing hotels, artificial islands, even an indoor ski mountain. And now, to add to the list, Dubai will become home to largest arch bridge in world when the constructions of this monster is finished in 2012. Seriously, what can't they do over there? read more »




The Old You, The New You—All in One Amazing Photograph

Thu, 10 Jan 2008 10:05:51 -0800

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We're all suckers for amazing photography, and Bobby Neel Adams has created quite the repeteoire of some pretty incredible images. His most impressive are the spliced images of the same person, one half from when they were younger, the other years later. The results are something altogether intriguing. read more »




Every Living Thing All in One Place: The Encyclopedia of Life

Wed, 09 Jan 2008 10:44:15 -0800

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With 1.8 million named species out there, it's nearly impossible to categorize them all into one neat catalogue. Nevertheless, that's not stopping the guys over at The Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Marine Biological Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, and Biodiversity Heritage Library who have all banned together to launch the Encyclopedia of Life, which hopes to document all 1.8 million species on their state-of-the-art website. read more »




Inflatable Concrete? The Newest Pop-Up Shelter

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 08:30:35 -0800

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When's the last time you thought about the future of pop-up shelters? Yesterday, right? No, probably not. But, in all seriousness, pop-up shetlers are something the world should pay attention to. Natural disasters, war and violence certainly aren't slowing down, so the need for a pop-up shelter that is quick, effiicient and durable. That's where the Concrete Canvas comes in. read more »




Command The Stars with Galaxiki

Wed, 26 Sep 2007 11:43:28 -0700

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Ever felt like you deserved to rule your own planet, solar system or even galaxy? Well, Darth Vader, here's your chance. Jumping on the "wiki" craze sweeping the Internet, some ingenious developers have come up with Galaxiki, a web 2.0 site comprised of user webpages that represent stars in the website's "galaxy." read more »




Cultivating Amazing Design in Urban Silo

Mon, 24 Sep 2007 13:51:37 -0700

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There are a lot of websites out there that try to keep on top of all the progress in amazing design, but few are able to organize it in such an engaging manner at Urban Silo. Check out this cool website to find images, advertisements, radio broadcasts and a lot of other interesting media you wish you'd found yourself. read more »




Internet Radio Gets an Artistic Upgrade

Wed, 12 Sep 2007 14:47:32 -0700

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Looking for an internet radio with a little umph?  A little pazazz?  A little somethin somethin?  Look no further than Musicovery.com.  This little gem is easily the most exciting and engaging internet radio out there, and you'll not only find what you want, but possibly find something you never knew you wanted.  read more »




The Job Blog You Always Knew Existed

Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:24:37 -0700

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OK, face it.  You don't always love your job.  And many of us out there never love our job, but we do it because we have bills, right?  Well, if you need to vent about your boss, the constant lack of sustenance in your office, or the smelly IT guy, Disgruntled Workforce is the place to take your job woes and blog it out (did I just coin a new phrase?).  read more »




The Bubble Project - Make Em Say What You Want

Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:54:08 -0700

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As if celebrities don't say some really stupid things already, now The Bubble Project--the brainchild of artist and activist Ji Lee--gives you the opportunity to make the famous say what you've always wanted to hear them say on his website. Lee's scope isn't limited to just the net, though. If you are a New Yorker, you've likely seen his bubbles popping up all over. If you haven't, then express yourself and put up your own. read more »




Battle Jell-O

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 12:58:54 -0700

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Ever looked at your bowl of Jell-O, sitting there jiggling and jostling, and thought "wouldn't it be cool if my Jell-O came to life and started fighting a grueling right on my kitchen table?" No? OK, probably not. But, JellyBattle (designed by Logitech) gives you the chance to take control of your jelly-made-man and battle other gelatinous foes for confectionery domination. read more »




ABC's American Inventor - Season 2 Finale Live Blog and Recap!!!

Wed, 01 Aug 2007 17:53:13 -0700

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Can you believe we are already at the end of the second season of ABC's American Inventor? It feels like only yesterday we were marveling at the ingenuity of The Cougar! Well, maybe not. Anyhow, it has certainly been an interesting season and, after all the attempts (feeble and no so feeble), we have arrived at our 3 finalists, one of whom will walk away tonight with $1,000,000 and the title of the next American Inventor. Just to remind you, here are the contenders:

-Elaine Cato and the 6-in-1 Backless Bra

- Ricky DeRennaux and HT Racers

-Gregg Chavez and The Guardian Angel

So who do you think America voted for? Well, the show is about to begin, so tune in and I guess we'll all find out the winner of American Inventor. read more »




World Travel through World Photography

Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:26:48 -0700

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World Heritage Tour is a pretty amazing concept: Photograph the world. Post it online. Let everyone see it and add to it, because the reality is it's disappearing at an alarming rate. But, with WHT working hard to document all those places most of us can't see, we get a pretty stunning compilation of what the world has to offer—and in 360 degree photography no less. read more »




ABC's American Inventor - Episode 7 Season 2 Live Blog and Show Recap

Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:14:03 -0700

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Good evening, all. I'm back after a hiatus last week due to some family issues, but, rest assured, I'm ready to blog tonight. So tonight we have our six finalists and, finally, it's up to America to vote! We've heard what the judged have to say and now we get to give our two cents on who we think deserves the $1,000,000. I don't know about the rest of you, but this is what I've been waiting for all season! Get your dialing fingers ready! Tonight is the night. read more »




ABC's American Inventor - Episode 5 Season 2 Live Blog and Show Recap

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 15:12:13 -0700

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Welcome back to the blog after a rerun week of ABC's American Inventor. Tonight we are back live and, after rousing rounds in Los Angelese, San Francisco, New York and Chicago, we continue tonight's search for the next greatest invention in Houston, Texas and Tampa, Florida. read more »