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thecollectibles:Art by Eugene Korolev

Whale Vomit Cost $60,000

What is this? One little hint. This thing is worth $60,000. This is a piece of whale vomit. A boy from the English town of Christchurch found it on the beach. Hardened sperm whale vomit, ambergris, is being used in perfumes to prolong their scent. This piece costs $60,000.

Warm Shoestrings : Dry Your Wet Shoes Through Their ShoeStrings

Warm Shoestrings concept is a unique way to dry your wet shoes. Instead of using electric shoe dryer, it dries your shoes from the shoestrings. Would this be possible? Well, you can read the explanation from the designer below. The base of the design is the material that conducts electricity, self heats and emits heat. The material is flexible, elastic and resistant to any mechanical impact that is packed in a special safe nonflammable case. It looks esthetically good and almost doesn't differ from normal shoestrings (has a variety of textures and colors). The only visual difference is colorful isolating caps on the metal ends of shoestrings (pins). They help user to determine which pin should be connected to which socket of the controller. The controller unit is light and needs little space in a bag or pocket. Apart from power line connection the controller also provides shoestrings heating up to the necessary temperature ("The iron" principle- it heats up to th