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1. THIS S***RT IS BANANAS! screen printed on a t-shirt with pattered bananas behind it.

2. Bike wheel + Christmas lights = hipster-chandelier

3. Coconut oil in your bath.

4. Put loose thumb tacks on top of your coin piggy bank so its harder for you to steal from.

5. Dye your coins different perminant colors.


Leaf Wipe

1. A company that makes all their stuff from mined materials in the trash dump.

2. Cookie hat. A new way to market cookies with way to wear them on your head!

3. Wigs that make ur hair look like many tiny snakes.

4. Leaf wipe. Start selling leaves wrapped in tree bark at stores for extra environmentally friendly toilet paper.

5. Find out what your friends favorite spice is, wait a year then buy it for them as a gift.


Indoor Apple Tree

1. Licorice flavored coffee

2. Indoor Apple Tree kit.

3. Open mic night sponsored by city @ parks.

4. Sell ocean water in pretty jars. Tag line - When the earth was still pristine.

5. Put plastic googly eyes on your old shoes, give them each a name. Sell them as a set on e-bay.


Keeps it going.

1. Ideas can keep going.

2. A tent camping tent like the metronome (held up by pumped air like wacky wavy arm inflatable tube man)

3. Black White and Read - News Paper Name  

4. Put a giant fish tank in the middle of down town in Detroit mid winter. On the tank writing says: People freeze too.

5. Hollow liquid filled see through key boards.




#IDEADETROIT Idea visits Dead Detroit


A major municipal bankruptcy estimating to about $18–20 billion, is also another reason for the abandonment in Detroit. This bankruptcy was the largest bankruptcy filed in history of the United States. As a result of this bankruptcy a financial emergency was announced and about 60 percent of the population moved to other cities, leaving behind the abandoned houses ("Detroit files for bankruptcy protection".).


I think the answer to your question is no. the U.S government have never closed any city or town. Many cities and states like Blackwater of Arizona state, Cairo of Illinois state and Hughes of Arkansas state faced immigration of large population due to poverty. However, U.S government never completely closed any city of any state instead we always tried to control the poverty in the city.In case of Cairo, many people think that U.S government closed the city because of ever lowering poverty line in the city. But in reality United States government evacuated the city because of floods. Cairo was a center of seasonal floods due to its low elevation level above the river (Braesch, 2011). Therefore, the U.S government evacuated the city to keep the population safe from floods and destruction. Moreover, economic decline, racial turbulence and internal riots have never allowed the city to be populated so people migrated from the city.



During the 2010 census, Detroit had 713,777 residents. The population statistics represents a noteworthy 25% decline from the 2000 statistics. With 162,924 families living within the city, 34.4% of the families had children below 18 years of age.
Detroit, as a symbol of the worsening American manufacturing industry, is undertaking serious countermeasures in order to improve its finances and come out from the bankruptcy zone. The case of water services has become a major problem for the residents of the city.
Detroit reached a decision to disconnect water services to residents who failed to pay their bills for more than two months. Failure to clear bills has resulted to disconnection of water services. In October 2014, Detroit had increased water rates by 8.7% in order to recompense for the crumbling infrastructure.

Katie Rucke, a writer the Mint Press News, reported that over 700,000 residents are presently living with no water access after the city’s department of Water and Sewerage disconnected their water owing to unpaid bills. With the rate of poverty and unemployment shooting to 40%, the residents continue to struggle to pay their water rates, which have increased to about 119% over the last ten years.

Lack of water supply implies the inability to take a shower, use the toilet, take medications, and cook. Homes have been abandoned and condemned forcing the residents to move into streets. Families are forced to choose between sanitation and other basic needs for instance food, clothing, and healthcare.

With the Water and Sewerage department setting its sights on residents delinquent on their bills, 150,000 households will be forced to plunge into a sanitation crisis. A third of Detroit’s population live under to the poverty line, and the consequences of poor sanitation will mean an increase hardship, diseases, and death. Electricity or gas cut off is another problem faced by Detroit residence and presents a destabilizing and debilitating experience.



The current living conditions in Detroit, Michigan, remain baffling given the number of demolished houses, apartments lacking water, and the absence of electricity and plumbing in several residential areas.

 Rose Hackman, a writer with The Guardian, suggests that more than 40,000 houses and buildings remain in deplorable conditions; thus, qualify for urgent blight removal. Despite the tide of humanity brought by U.S auto industry and several accounting firms, Detroit has around 78,000 abandoned and disfigured buildings.

The abandoned houses represent about one-fifth of the city's housing stock.  The housing density in Detroit has declined due to disfigurement of houses and buildings. Population collapse has played a key role in rising statistics of abandoned commercial buildings and homes.



1. On November 30th go to this DRUG BUDGET SHOW

2. Slime water balloons.

3. Make fake blood with beet juice.

4. Button up shirts with buttons that change colors with your mood.

5. Free candy bowl @ bus stations.


mmmmm Eggs

1. Buy some wool.

2. Hair binders that change color with the mood of your hair.

3. Spell a word with hot sauce to make your food more appetizing... MMMMMM egggs (I think)

4. Call me on my phone: 651-600-4142 ( I most likely wont answer. )

5. Water Chair - Like a water bed but its a arm chair.


100 houses

1. Ideal Idea - 

2. Take  a picture of all the houses on your block in each season. 1 block 4 seasons .com 

3. Beard braids that wrap around your neck like a necklace. 

4. Random color generating shirt. Changes color when it wants to.

5. Clothes that change color every time you wash them. 



1. Live here. For free.

2. Healthy food stores in as many places as Subway. 

3. Coffee butter - like peanut butter that you can put on bread. 

4. Pants that heat up when you wear them. 

5. Underground sidewalks for postmen. 


Robo Cod

1. Floor hockey company that uses old tires to make balls.

2. Students of The World - Traveling camp school for people who think college is not hands on enough. 

3. Metal cameras for extreme filming.

4. Clothing sewn from steal wool 

5. The tea house - put hot tea dispensers in all the bus shelters on cold days. 


Bunk Chair B Day

1. Sunglasses that make you see life how others see it.

2. Go to the orchestra on your birthday. 

3. Spot lights at all mcdonalds so you can see them miles away. 

4. Cars that have bean bag chairs instead of seats in back. 

5. Two story chairs - Bunk Chair


Fake Ectasy

1. A song or computer program designed to get a song that is tuck in your head out of your head.

2. Ropes corse in your house.

3. Perma-Trip - A hospital you can go to where they put you in a box with a computer screen to live the rest of your life in fake ecstasy.

4. Pills you can take to make your blood different fun colors!

5. Secret plastic surgery pockets in your butt.


Toast Boast

Mongolia- Altai Mountains 
1. Stretch. Do it now. 

2. Rotten Watermelon distributors for shooting targets. 

3. Wooden city streets for the rich. 

4. Write a message on the beams inside the wall. Write a blog address at which you have written the finder a message.

5. Pine needle candies. 


Be pretty.

1. Write a word with hair dye in your hair.

2. A place like a library that is only filled with nice computers & fast internet - provided by government 

3. Police cars that glow in the dark. 

4. Shoes with converter belts on the bottle to glide you forward.

5. Houses that grow from a seed. 

These ideas were written in: Bemidji. 

Wait, no they were written in Virgina... 

Wait..... no, 

Ann Arbor, Michigan. 


6ixty 6ix

1. When setting the table for a reoccurring meal -
Come up with a new ways to organize the people every night, see if they can guess how it was done. 
Oldest to youngest? Tallest to shortest? Dog lovers on one table, cat lovers on the other? 

2. Build a home in a old store front with trash pieces left over from store. 

Oakland, CA
3. A machine that can record the ringing sound that is your ears. 

4. When writing numbers, always use the number instead of the first letter. 

1ne 2wo 3hree 4our 5ive 6ix 7even 8ight 9ine and so on....

It is much easier than remembering the first letter, and it is faintly eligible !!


Rest Hospital

1. Rest Hosptial in Africa where anyone can come 2 times a year to sleep in nice queen size beds and eat healthy food.

2. A creativity center that focuses on health through communication, art and creativity. Funded by companies needing creative youth to make their ads so they look cool, and generous. (Because they would be ) 

3. A movie about drinking cleaning supplies:
Link here 

4. Art tires for cars -  when you push a button they turn in to giant markers that roll ink on the street below. 

5.  Light up divider lines on highway.


Art outa Art

1. Beet juice lotion.

2. Use beets to dye your clothes red.

3. Make art out of art.

4. Build a hot tub under your bed so your friends don't get it all nasty.

5. Underground fast food restaurant chain - literally.


New Port

1. Give each of the 50 biggest companies the legal responsibility to provide city services in one state.

2. A website that you can give your bank info to - they take 2 cents out of every dollar you ever deposit to give to charity of your choice. 

3. Writing parks with nice tables for writing.

4. City run gardens - city residents have share in crop 

5. A movie about chocolate? From 2009? 


Coffee Calender

1. Public talk show, call in wait for beep and talk public ally in the radio about anything to one other random person.

2. Advent calendar we with one serving of coffee grounds in each compartment every day.

3. Translucent plastic road signs with fluorescent reflective print.

4. Seeing eye frog.  

5. Life Force - an action movie about Anthroposophy.

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