Although some of these inventions may seem useful, they all disappeared after some time. It’s a tough thing staying in the market and appealing to the masses, but at least these got their 15 minutes of fame!
WHO NEEDS MASCARA WHEN YOU’VE GOT A CONE?
Blizzard cones were invented to protect the wearer from blizzards and other natural phenomena. An added benefit was that it wouldn’t ruin women’s make up! Just one look at the picture and you’ll understand why these didn’t catch on!
BRIDGE IN A BOX
Tired of those rivers coming out from nowhere? Ugh, we know! So annoying! Try the folding bridge that fits in a suitcase! That way you’ll be crossing rivers safely and without ruining your outfit on the way to work. Seriously, what?
BACK BRUSHING MADE EASY
Tired of never reaching a certain part of your back? Too forever alone to ask your spouse or SO to help you reach? Look no further! This invention had a back brush and a rear view mirror included. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, or something like that!
TRAPPED PART 1
You live in an apartment but you still want your child to spend time outdoors? The solution is simple: try the Suspender Baby Cage. I mean, try it if you dare!
WANT DIMPLES? NO PROBLEM!
No, this is not a torture device from the movie franchise Saw. It is a gadget designed to give you dimples! The phrase “beauty is pain” never made this much sense. Ouch!
TRAPPED PART 2
If the cage wasn’t enough to scare ya, you can take your baby out with you using the Baby Suspender. That way your back won’t hurt from holding him/her so much. Ugh, kids can be too needy, apparently!
BYE, SMARTPHONES! HELLO, RADIO HAT
The name is quite self explanatory actually. The, hum, “creative” radio hat was a hat that had a radio attached to it. Pretty simple concept, right? This way, you could listen to your favorite station while washing yourself. But evidently, there are some things people just don’t care to multitask!
It’s impossible not to think of cold cuts when you see how the first life jackets looked like. They will surely keep you floating, but you won’t be able to avoid other people from laughing their butts off!
The year was 1956 and motorized roller skates came into the picture. These self propelled skates were powered by a one horsepower piston engine. They looked cute, but fashions fade baby, and hitting the floor was twice as painful, with all those wires attached to your back.
READING AND TANNING 101
You love reading and, of course, you want to perfect your suntan at the same time. Instead of lying under the sun like a normal person, this chair would allow people to read while lying on the grass and sunbathe their lives away. If you cut a whole on a chair, you get the same results, though and for 1/3 of the money!