YouTube is big on clips of puppies riding skateboards, but less bullish about video producers infusing outside advertising into their uploads. One product design company, however, has managed to skirt that guideline while turning their doggie videos into $750,000 worth of pre-orders for an unlikely product.
Their creation is the Orapup, which looks like a hairbrush with a kink in the handle. Instead of running it through your hair, its bristles get coated with a FDA-cleared, meat-flavored liquid that your dog licks, pulling foul-smelling bacteria off its tongue. While not a glamorous gadget, it raised a solid, if uninspiring, $62,572 on Indiegogo late last year.
[More @ Wired Design]
Recently, a massive meteorite exploded over Lotus, California, so people have been flying in from all parts of the earthly world in order to claim their piece of otherworldly matter.
Brenda Salverson doesn’t seem to have been caught up in this frenzy, however, as she walked her dog, there was this thing “sitting at my toes like an Easter egg.” Those were the words she used with CBS Sacramento, anyway.
It turned out to be a meteorite worth around $20,000.
Moral of the story: Walk your dog!
HAPPY WEEKEND ERRYONE!
So this may be the saddest/sweetest thing I’ve seen all day. What can I say? I CANNOT DENY THE POWER OF SHADOW PUPPETRY.