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A Canadian man decided dogs need to ride bicycles. No, he wasn’t intoxicated (at least no one has reported such). He just didn’t want dogs to not have the pleasure of riding bicycles.

The seat, called the “BuddyRider,” is a bike seat built for dogs, allowing them to come along on family rides.

The seat, which sells online at $129, can fit dogs weighing up to 30 pounds.

Catton, who works as the Errington fire chief, came up with the idea after their children left home and he and his wife purchased a dog.

“He’d rather make something than go out and buy it,” said Diane Catton, his wife and collaborator on the invention.

Avid cyclists, they wanted a way to bring their dog along and not leave him home alone to run wild.

It may not be a world-altering invention but we don’t really know how the dogs feel about it. Maybe for dogs this is their Star Trek.


The future has finally come.

Americans, unlike Canadians, are always inventing new ways to eat. It seems the consumption of food is a top priority for just about every level of  American society. Enter the Pack N’ Heat.

For one Bismarck man, the idea of eating sandwiches and cold leftovers for lunch every day was enough to spark an invention.

“I saw a guy had a funnel on an engine one day, and I tried to heat some food on there, a burrito and tin foil, said Lunch-Solutions Creator Sheldon Sivak. And, half of it, one side of it was charred and the other side was cold yet.”

After the initial test, Sivak was back at work.

“It was trial and error for several months, you know, testing it to find a hot spot on the engine and once I found a hot spot, every diesel engine with a turbo on it, exhaust manifold it works on.”

To use it, you put your meal in the metal box, close the top, and stick it on the exhaust manifold. There’s also a clasp on the box for more security.

You pack it. You heat it. You eat it. Well alright.