I’ve wanted a tripod for my digital camera for awhile now as it would make it easier to use the automatic timer function so I can get into the shot myself, but aside from costing money they’re also a pain in the ass to tote around. Some folks over in Japan have come up with a solution in the form of a Bottle Cap Tripod that you can use on any bottle of pop or water. This is pretty nifty, but will still set you back $9.99 to get one.
Update: Another DIY Bottle Cap
TriMonopod for your consideration.
Both found via Boing Boing.