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ragingloli's avatar

What in your opinion, is the most superfluous invention in human history?

Asked by ragingloli (42241points) June 5th, 2009

For me, it is nuclear weaponry.

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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Baconaise
...because apparently, not enough Americans have heart disease yet.

_bob's avatar

Make-up.

elijah's avatar

Cigarettes

Blondesjon's avatar

Criticism.

astrocom's avatar

Hmmmm. Table manners? The concept that intellectual ownership is anything but temporary. OH! The battle of the sexes! (I like that one best).

astrocom's avatar

Blondesjon but that goes hand in hand with critical thinking and skepticism, without which we wouldn’t have science, which is arguably the best thing we ever came up with.

Blondesjon's avatar

You can have critical thinking and skepticism without criticism.

Try it. You’ll like it.

Les's avatar

I’m going to have to go with the Topsy-Tail, Bump It or this gem.
Most any prduct that you can buy “as seen on TV” I think fits into this category.

Edit: Or this. I don’t even understand this one.

Les's avatar

@DarkScribe
I’m not sure that chindogu count. Although those two that I liked above are nearly chindogu. But yours is fabulous. Very green.

astrocom's avatar

Blondesjon: but applying critical thinking to other people is constructive criticism…
Oh I came up with another one! Corsets!

DarkScribe's avatar

@astrocom Oh I came up with another one! Corsets!

Of course, how could anyone be interested in one of these – guys in particular

skfinkel's avatar

Air freshener.

benjaminlevi's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Yours was good too. Quite superfluous.

mattbrowne's avatar

Feeding the Tamagotchi (which is a handheld digital pet) a piece of food or a snack.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@mattbrowne aww, I used to have one, lol

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

From a lesbian perspective, the condom.

mattbrowne's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir – Used to have one? Did you let it starve to death??

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@mattbrowne I must have, not only do I not remember, but I don’t even care one bit, lol

mattbrowne's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir – The poor ‘creature’ – you’re lucky not to get in trouble with animal activists…

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