1) Carpet Alarm Clocks: The simple notion that you have to get out of bed and place both feet on the thing to shut it up in the morning makes it seem like this carpet alarm clock should work. Of course, while it might do wonders for lighter sleepers, I'm pretty certain that unless it's placed on the other side of a bed of hot coals, it won't have much of an effect on me. Link via Popgadget.
2) A Flintstones-style bathroom helper snake: I don't really need the additional help getting my morning dab of toothpaste, but I'm guessing finding a helpful snake in my tiny apartment might get me out of bed faster than a carpet alarm clock. Photo via ettf.