HOOK-SHOT transforms a mini-liquor bottle into a party ornament

Party decorations that fuel the party.

HOOK-SHOT is a product that transforms a mini-liquor bottle into a party ornament.  While displaying the mini bottles as an ornament at parties and events, the bottle can easily be removed from the red cap and consumed as a shot or added to a cocktail mix.

It is ideal for; Special Events, Office Parties, Christmas Parties or Birthdays, just to name a few possibilities.  In addition there are thousands of individuals around the world who collect mini-liquor bottles and this product provides a simple and effective way for them to bring their bottles off the shelf and into the party or holiday event.  (If you are interested just do a You Tube search for “Mini-Liquor Bottle Collectors” )

While we are providing what we refer to as “coils” in the packages, purchasers will be able to be creative and add an endless variety of other trinkets and adornments over the hook to create their own unique ornaments.  Our coils will initially be available in red, gold and silver, and in both a square and spiral pattern.

The HOOK-SHOT is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase, which takes place on Oct 13, 2012 at the Denver Merchandise Mart.

Inventor Don Brinkmann recently took time to talk to us about naming a unique invention, protecting his vision and selling a million widgets…

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Festivus thrives online 14 years later

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In 1997, when “Seinfeld” first introduced “Festivus” to mainstream America, the writers of the show probably had no idea that 14 years later not only would it still be celebrated every Dec. 23, but that it would fit so well in an online world.  In the online world “airing of the grievances” is pretty much a regular pastime. (video)

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Christmas Tree Syndrome – your Christmas tree may be making your sick

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Christmas trees could be to blame for a range of health complaints over the holiday season.

Don’t be too quick to judge those who feel under the weather over the holiday season – rather than seasonal overindulgence, it could be their Christmas tree making them ill.

How the Most Symbolic American Bird Got the Name ‘Turkey’

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For a species of bird found only in the forests of North America and so symbolic of a U.S. holiday, the humble turkey sure has an oddly Eurasian name — but have you ever stopped to consider why? Well, it turns out that the origins of how this jowly bird arrived at its strikingly Turkish title reflect the history of its international popularity. The misnomer, as you well know, has yet to be corrected — making turkeys one of the most curiously named birds on the planet.

Children Will Indulge in Over 5 Pounds of Chocolate Over the Easter Holiday

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A typical child will eat over five and a half pounds of chocolate over the Easter period

Children will indulge in an average of more than five and a half pounds of chocolate over the Easter holiday – taking in nearly 13,000 calories and 650 grams of fat, a survey found.  The poll, by mystery shopping company Retail Active, found a typical 200g Easter egg has 990 calories and 50 grams of fat, with youngsters aged 10-14 eating an average of 13, many first thing on Easter Sunday.

 

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Shamrock Shortage In Ireland Sparks St. Pat’s Fears

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A severe shamrock shortage is threatening St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland and the “wearing of the green,” according to leading botanist Dr. Declan Doogue of the Royal Irish Academy.

The shamrock was “hit hard” by the severe winter weather and “won’t be easily found” this week, said Doogue, who also stated the national plant was under threat because of modern farming methods.

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Free Trip To Mexico… In Return Volunteers Test Experimental Drug

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Volunteers are being offered a free trip in return for taking part in a drugs trial

It must be the only travel agent that actually hopes its holidaymakers will eat something dodgy.  A drugs firm is offering free trips to Mexico for nearly 1,000 volunteers – on condition that they try out a new remedy for upset stomachs, and come in for tests if they do fall ill.

 

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Happy Holidays From A Guy With A Robot Wife

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Have A Synthetic Holiday Filled With Robotic Fun!

Can this get any stranger? Let’s just start with the story lead:

Inventor Le Trung spent Christmas Day with the most important woman in his life – his robot Aiko.

The science genius enjoyed a festive dinner with his mum, dad and his £30,000 fembot which he designed and built by hand.

Le, 34, from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, even bought gifts for his dream girl, who is so lifelike she speaks fluent English and Japanese, helped cook the turkey and hang up decorations.

Yep. You read that right….

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The Cop’s Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department recorded their own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas using gifts they are accustomed to.

About 20 members of the Police Department were involved in the making of the video, which was directed by Crime Prevention Officer Jeff Wamboldt and edited by Safety Officer Dennis Walsh. Work on the video began in September with filming throughout the month of October; the video was finished before Thanksgiving.

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Holiday Lights: The Brief and Strangely Interesting History

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Thomas Edison was known for his wacky publicity stunts, but during the Christmas of 1880 he went for the sentimental rather than shock value. That year, instead of electrocuting an elephant, he brought us the first electric Christmas light display.

By the time 1880 rolled around, Edison had his incandescent light bulbs pretty well figured out, and was on the lookout for a way to advertise them. To display his invention as a means of heightening Yuletide excitement, he strung up incandescent bulbs all around his Menlo Park laboratory compound, so that passing commuters on the nearby railway could see the Christmas miracle. But Edison being Edison, he decided to make the challenge a little tricker by powering the lights from a remote generator eight miles away.

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