There have been many useless inventions down the years, and I’m sure there’ll be many more to come. Like the table top cement mixer above. I don’t think whoever invented it quite thought it through properly. If you think that’s bad, have a look at some of the other things that have been forced upon us unsuspecting public.
Take this ‘Subway Sleep Guard’ for example. A plastic hat with a plunger attached to it which sticks to the window of the train carriage and is supposed to stop you falling over into the passenger next to you. Apart from the room it would take carting it about all day, as well as looking a complete plonker, I can’t believe someone has taken the time to come up with this. Shocking!
How about a Portable Chin Rest.? Another wacky idea from what looks like predominantly oriental designers who must have nothing else to do all day. I know, thinks Wong Zing on his journey home on the subway, I’ll invent a portable chin rest, it’s just the job after a long hard day in the office and you have an hours ride in front of you.
There’s an endless list of totally dysfunctional piles of crap out there. I’ve seen a rotary air dryer that attaches to the roof of a car. You hang your damp clothes on it and go for a drive, the wind drying everything out by the time you get home. Don’t forget that the clothes will probably need washing again by the time you do get home, with all the crap they will have picked up on the manic roads and highways!
I must give the butter stick a mention. It’s like a Pritt stick only instead of glue, it’s butter! Best not get that one mixed up in the kids lunch boxes, otherwise they might have very sticky sandwiches and their paper cut out models of Pooh Bear might get a little messy.
If you’ve got any great ideas that you think would be a useful addition to the human race, please, don’t send them to me! Thank you.