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The Electric Shoe Car: If Everyone Jumped

The Electric Shoe Car: If Everyone Jumped

This week, The Cut posted a photo of a giant, 10-foot long authentic leather shoe made out of bull hide that is actually an electric car able to hold two people.

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If Everyone Jumped: Year-End Roundup of Our Favorite 2010 Oddities

If Everyone Jumped: Year-End Roundup of Our Favorite 2010 Oddities

The past 12 months included fabulous trends, dazzling red carpet moments and stunning product innovation, but 2010 was also a great year for the weird. We’ve featured tons of off-beat trends and odd products in our weekly If Everyone Jumped posts this year, including $3,000 T-shirts from Valentino, glow-in-the-dark sunglasses and candles that smell like fast food. With this the last week of 2010, here is a recap of our top five favorites.

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Would You Ever Pee on Your iPhone?: If Everyone Jumped

Would You Ever Pee on Your iPhone?: If Everyone Jumped

You would think if you peed on your iPhone it wouldn’t work anymore, right? Well, if the latest potential app comes to fruition, you may soon be able to stop worrying about accidentally getting urine on your mobile device (assuming you were actually worrying about that…). Plus, we will officially declare there is an app for every single thing on the planet.

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Will Fashion Finally Catch Up to the Social Network?

Will Fashion Finally Catch Up to the Social Network?

Elle magazine declared a victory for online fashion initiatives Monday afternoon, saying that two fashion social networking sites have finally generated enough buzz in the industry and in the media to – along with a significant chunk of labels that have created Facebook fan pages – signify fashion’s embrace of technology has at long-last arrived. We were set to pop open the champagne along with the folks at Elle, but, upon further inspection of the evidence presented, we’d like to declare only a partial victory.

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Sony Ceases Production of the Walkman…Apparently They Were Still Making Those

Sony Ceases Production of the Walkman...Apparently They Were Still Making Those

Sony announced Monday that its classic Walkman portable cassette player will no longer be produced in Japan, effectively signaling the end of the device’s life. We would suggest a moment of silence if we weren’t too busy wondering if we were the only ones who had assumed the Walkman was already out of production.

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What is a Smoke Stick? More Importantly, is it Safe?: If Everyone Jumped

What is a Smoke Stick? More Importantly, is it Safe?: If Everyone Jumped

This week’s IEJ is brought to you via the star of the upcoming film Life As We Know It and former Grey’s Anatomy doc (and thorn in the side of the show’s producers) Katherine Heigl. The actress appeared on Monday’s “Late Show with David Letterman” touting an electronic cigarette called a “smoke stick.” Electronic cigarettes are apparently the latest trendy gadgets for smokers trying to quit.

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Branded Nail Art and Katy Perry’s VMAs Manicure: If Everyone Jumped

Branded Nail Art and Katy Perry's VMAs Manicure: If Everyone Jumped

Katy Perry had images of funnyman beau Russell Brand’s face painted on her finger nails for the occasion. We weren’t sure what to make of it, but Ms. Teenage Dream (and Rolling Stone’s September cover girl) did cause us to wonder what else you could have painted on your nails if you really wanted an original manicure.

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Marc Jacobs to Get “Banged” via Facebook

Marc Jacobs to Get "Banged" via Facebook

Marc Jacobs fans will soon be able to play the American designer’s own version of tag. On Wednesday, the Facebook page for Marc Jacobs’ latest men’s fragrance, Bang, was launched. When the fragrance hits counters this Friday, the fan site will unleash a new game called “Bang! You’re It,” in which users can virtually “bang” their friends to earn points.

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Gourmet Magazine Revived for iPad Users – Just Don’t Call it a Digital Magazine

Gourmet Magazine Revived for iPad Users - Just Don't Call it a Digital Magazine

The iPad will breathe new life into Gourmet magazine late this year when Condé Nast plans to unveil Gourmet Live, a free iPad application that will offer repackaged articles, recipes, menus and photos collected from the magazine in addition to new features such as videos, social networking tools and games.

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