Take a look at some of the ones we’ve spotted below:
STANDING SLEEP DESK
The world’s first standing sleep desk came to Groupon, which claimed it was designed by a team of inertia experts from Restorative Engineering Management Inc (REM).
The NapDesk 2000 was said to be an ergonomically designed, slumber inducing office essential that provides the optimal angle for a quick nap.
HOME LOANS FOR DOGS
ING in Australia offered home loans up to $20,000 for Australian pet owners to build or buy a dream property for their pets. Owners are responsible for the repayments.
Contiki tried to launch ContikiCam, a discreet on-board camera to capture a traveller’s every move and allow friends and family to follow on from the comfort of their home.
DELIVEROO “DITCHES” PIZZA CRUST
Delivery giant Deliveroo announced its plan to remove all crust options from the app, due to overwhelming anti-crust feedback from customers placing pizza orders across all of its 14 markets.
AUDIBLE FOR FISH
The team at Audible said they had launched Audible for Fish — a three-second audiobook designed to keep our scaly friends company while we aren’t at home, as research has shown fish are stimulated by short bursts of audio. Visit Audible.com.au/fish.
ORIGIN’S GOING TO THE SUN FOR POWER
Origin claimed it was heading to the sun to power the entire planet, in a mission to capture solar power in its purest form.
TraveLodge Hotels claimed it had created a new room share option where guests can be paired with travellers that are checking in and out at a similar time. If they extend their stay, someone else can replace their previous Bedshare buddy.
BIN CHICKEN DISPLAY
Sydney’s WILD LIFE zoo announced their latest exhibit would be a bin chicken display. They claimed to have hired a ‘Senior Bin Chicken Keeper’ Emma Malik, who said the zoo was responding to high demand from guests.
ORANGE TURNS PINK
The city of Orange, NSW declared it would be changing its name to Pink later this year.
“We’re already known throughout the country as Orange, so it’s not a big deal to make the
switch to Pink. It’s only a few shades to the right on the colour spectrum,” Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said.
Caddie Marshall General Manager from Orange 360 believes that the name change will also
support local food producers in the area.
“The old name was so confusing, because we don’t grow Oranges in Orange. We grow Pink
Lady Apples, so the name change will not only boost visitation to the area, it will also
support our growers.”