27-year-old British design student Lee Wei Chen of London’s Kingston University has put a new spin on doing laundry. He came up with the idea after realizing he was wasting too much time playing videogames and the skills they required were pretty much useless in the real world. To remedy that, he designed an arcade-style video console in which the bottom half of the unit is a washing machine. As the circuitry for the 2 components are linked together, the laundry cycle is dependent on success with the videogame. The better you perform, the fewer coins that are needed to complete the cycle. Next: for the lady a vacuum cleaner with online shopping!