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What are some of the wierdest inventions you have ever heard of?

Asked by blueberry_kid (5867points) March 28th, 2011

I watch this show called “Shark Tank” and it has to be the best show ever. It talks about people who come in and give “The Sharks” thier ideas so they can put them out there.

Some of the inventions that I have seen were pretty stupid. Do you have any?

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12Oaks's avatar

On one of those shows like Shark Tank (I forgot the shows title) some guy invented what is basically a raincoat with a special, well, not sure what actually, that a man puts on so he could pee in a crowded place. The flaw in this seems to be if it’s a crowded place, like a bus stop, there is likely a public restroom close by, anyway. And if he’s alone, or even not alone, out in the woods, any tree will function just as well.

One that actually made the market that I never understood is that thing that scrambles an egg while it’s still inside the shell. Come on, man….. how hard is it to made a scrambled egg while it’s in the pan? It seemed that the contraption actually resulted in more work than just doing it the old fashioned way.

john65pennington's avatar

How about plastic toothpicks? To me, a toothpick is a one-time event and then thrown away.

Has anyone ever considered the bacteria that has collected on a plastic toothpick?

Oh, and how many people, using a plastic toothpick, every washes it, before reusing it?

If I need a toothpick, it will be made of wood and discarded.

The human mouth has more germs, that a dogs mouth.

YoBob's avatar

@erichw1504 – I agree that on the surface that one looks pretty silly. OTOH, it’s amazing the little things we able bodied take for granted. I have a family member who had a hip replacement. After his surgery while he was regaining his mobility, watching him put on a pair of shoes was nothing short of painful. I’ll bet during that particular time in his life he would have welcomed a sock gizmo like that.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

A sex machine named Fuckzilla. Look it up.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

The Switl – a Japanese condiment spill cleaner.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

The device to pull up socks and the device to assist in cleaning yourself when you’ve used the toilet always come up in questions like this, but I suspect they are aimed at the disabled, elderly, or someone with a physical impairment of some sort. Quite practical for someone trying to maintain some sense of independence.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@erichw1504 Worked well for this volunteer in a crowd at a sexology event I went to.

erichw1504's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Sexology event? Where do I sign up?

flutherother's avatar

Arthur Paul Pedrick had an idea for transferring ice and snow from the Antarctic to desert regions of the world so crops could be grown and he patented this invention

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@erichw1504 Lol, they’re pretty common here in NYC…I follow her around.

Joker94's avatar

The Snuggie. Someone made bank off of wearing their robe backwards.

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