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Date: 07/25/07 02:20 AM

63 Responses to Crazy Japanese Inventions

  1. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 12:51 am
    Link: Crazy Japanese Inventions - Go go Gadget...hay fever hat?
  2. Profile photo of ICN
    ICN Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2007 at 1:12 am
    most of those, if not all, have to be fake. nobody in their right mind would wear a roll or toilet paper on their head.

    invented? yeah, probably. produced? not a chance in hell

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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
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    July 25, 2007 at 2:23 am
    the japanese are verry creative people...
  4. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 2:25 am
    o.o I`ve seen this website. I`m trying to think if this is a repost.
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    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    July 25, 2007 at 2:27 am
    I don`t know about the rest of you but for smokers the solar powered lighter would be cool as a gag..
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    sgdp Female 18-29
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    July 25, 2007 at 2:29 am
    What exactly does one gain from the "vertigo soothing glasses?" Is that just sand?
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    plowerd Male 18-29
    334 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 2:30 am
    i gotta admit, that solar powered lighter is a pretty cool idea
  8. Profile photo of meander
    meander Female 18-29
    45 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 2:33 am
    ICN -- It`s kind of like a hobby, like a club hobby. People who think it`s fun to invent things that they all agree will never be produced. It`s supposed to kind of make you laugh, not to be taken seriously. :)
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    July 25, 2007 at 2:35 am
    solar powered lighter doesn`t seem to bad except two things
    1: smoking
    2: how long would it tkae to light stuff?
  10. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
    1142 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 2:51 am
    i spent 5 minutes loading that...
  11. Profile photo of catchthesun
    catchthesun Female 13-17
    28 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 2:53 am
    SOLAR power lighter
    SOLAR=SUN
    What happens when your cravings roll around in the still of the night?
  12. Profile photo of liztherocker
    liztherocker Female 13-17
    174 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 2:57 am
    wow. They are sooo high tech *sarcasism*
  13. Profile photo of ICN
    ICN Male 18-29
    336 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 3:06 am
    thanks meander. I hope you`re right.

    the solar-powered lighter is cool though

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    mmespinoza Male 13-17
    9 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 3:07 am
    LMFAO at the Fresh Air mashine XD, gunna air tight seal my room now and put a few plants around me, just to get some fresh air :] . breath in they recycled air!!
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    blufaery83 Female 18-29
    8 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 3:36 am
    LOL, what was up with the rain saving umbrella? I would rather get wet than carry that huge freakin jug around.
  16. Profile photo of sweet_sorrow
    sweet_sorrow Female 13-17
    123 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 3:39 am
    haha wow sweet
  17. Profile photo of TigerSword
    TigerSword Male 13-17
    139 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 3:48 am
    I want a pair of those cat dusters shoes!!!
    I should have thought of that first...
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    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 3:49 am
    catchthesun:
    Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:53:02 AM
    SOLAR power lighter
    SOLAR=SUN
    What happens when your cravings roll around in the still of the night?
    ________________________________________________

    Uh lamp? I love lamp.

  19. Profile photo of D0Ze
    D0Ze Male 18-29
    147 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 4:04 am
    I`d buy the solar powered lighter.
  20. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2007 at 4:16 am
    Bizarre. Gotta love the solar-powered lighter, though. My other faves were the portable-office tie and Swiss-Army garden tool. :-D

    I suspect the point of the vertigo-soothing goggles is to provide a `horizon` for the eyes to focus on. A drug-free way of treating motion-sickness!

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    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 5:01 am
    The solar power lighter is cool. I bet if conventional lighters stopped being sold and those took there place we would have less smokers. :-D
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    sniugnep Female 13-17
    330 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 5:22 am
    There`s been something about the unuseless invention things on I am bored before, but not this exact thing... it had a few different inventions...

    but anyway some of them were pretty cool, like the solar powered lighter... No-one would use it when they can just use a normal lighter, but it`s still a pretty cool idea...

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    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 5:23 am
    lol very odd..
  24. Profile photo of lemurarmy
    lemurarmy Male 18-29
    349 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 6:07 am
    Solar powered lighter, also known as a magnifying glass
  25. Profile photo of lemurarmy
    lemurarmy Male 18-29
    349 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 6:08 am
    (oh, and the tooth covers kind of looked like jaws from that old james bond movie.)
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    July 25, 2007 at 6:25 am
    the lighter would be god but if i could have anything it would probably be the tie. The hay-fever hat wouldn`t be bad if the toilet roll was covered by something.
  27. Profile photo of mystreT
    mystreT Male 30-39
    333 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 7:51 am
    I lived in Japan for 2 years and it is strange there. Strange in a good, I loved it. This doesn`t suprose me at all.
  28. Profile photo of leon109
    leon109 Male 13-17
    91 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 9:44 am
    Hi guys, let me tell you what the idea is. (I have a book on them) It`s the Japanese principle of Chindogu. Chindogu are meant to be inventions that appear to be necessary but on closer inspection reveal be useless in what they take away, IE a heat resistant tongue cover; you can`t taste. Chindogu are meant not to be produced, or their status as Chindogu is revoked. I believe there is a Chindogu academy, whose head I`m pretty sure is named Kenji Kawakami. Let me know if I`m confused. Thanks!
  29. Profile photo of leon109
    leon109 Male 13-17
    91 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 9:46 am
    And on a side note, the lighter would probably be a great way to quit smoking if you lived in London.
  30. Profile photo of saaytin
    saaytin Male 18-29
    171 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 9:50 am
    Which just goes to show, Japanese people can`t invent anything, they just make existing products 100 times better.
  31. Profile photo of ceruchaoman
    ceruchaoman Male 13-17
    31 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 9:55 am
    We have that book up outside our DT room at school. I can remember a portable traffic light (only the red light works), zebra crossing carpet, butter stick, fish beheading mask (so you don`t have to look at its eyes), a parasol for your convertable, a portable seat to be placed on the knees of the people either side of you, floating cups to take sake in the bath, a bath suit (so you can have a relaxing bath without bothering to take your clothes off), a baby version of the cat-cleaning-slippers, some zip up lips you wear over your own to stop yourself saying stupid thing, shoes with a half-sphere stuck on (to improve balance), a fan to cool your noodles down, shoes with a place where you keep you laundry (to wash/dry them without using up any power), and a hat like a firemans, with a plunger at the back (to stick yourself to the window) and a piece of paper at the top where you right a message "wake me up at....." to allow you to "safely" go to sleep on the train
  32. Profile photo of ceruchaoman
    ceruchaoman Male 13-17
    31 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 10:02 am
    IE a heat resistant tongue cover; you can`t taste

    Useful if you want to eat healthy things that taste terrible....

  33. Profile photo of malozorro
    malozorro Male 18-29
    46 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 10:31 am
    Solar powered lighter ftw
  34. Profile photo of 23scadu
    23scadu Male 18-29
    274 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 11:06 am
    !@#$ing website won`t work
  35. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 11:10 am
    man the Japanese as so far ahead of us in technology... QUICK USA! we gotta start invention useless crap! ok... ok... ummmm OH! a globe! with a fork on top! so you can study geography while eating! swimming goggles with holes in them! to feel like a diver and a casual swimmer at the same time! and a car powered by farts...
  36. Profile photo of RadRockette
    RadRockette Female 13-17
    655 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 12:07 pm
    website wont work =/
  37. Profile photo of Acatinahat
    Acatinahat Female 13-17
    263 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 12:28 pm
    websites not working. x_x
  38. Profile photo of thetoastking
    thetoastking Male 18-29
    625 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 12:59 pm
    i want a panoramic camera
  39. Profile photo of Shrikil774
    Shrikil774 Male 13-17
    581 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 1:23 pm
    Hooray for ramen!
  40. Profile photo of gorgokid333
    gorgokid333 Male 13-17
    227 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    I want me one of them panoramic cameras
  41. Profile photo of deuterium
    deuterium Female 13-17
    112 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    I would use some of these.
  42. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    OMMFG THAT WAS HILARIOUS!!!

    ALSO REPOST

  43. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 3:14 pm
    Cockaroach killing slippers??? Erm I don`t think so and who the heck would wear a toilet paper roll on their head for hayfever??
    I`ve said this before but *Ya gotta love them Asians, they have such a wonderful sense of humor!"
  44. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 5:56 pm
    haha, those are just fantastic. i would totally use the noodle eater`s hair guard..
  45. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 6:21 pm
    I want the solar powered lighter O__O and the hair hat thing XD
  46. Profile photo of Himenick
    Himenick Male 13-17
    22 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 7:57 pm
    OMG the panoramic camerea thing was my idea!!!!
  47. Profile photo of Qhoss
    Qhoss Male 13-17
    247 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 8:45 pm
    I already saw the panoramic camera and the hay fever hat in a Ripley`s Believe it or Not book.

    The office tie was pretty cool.

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    Alanda Female 18-29
    295 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 9:02 pm
    Tee hee, I dare someone to go walking down a random street wearing the vertigo soothing glasses, portable office tie and the fresh air mask.....let`s see what kind of reactions they get.....
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2721 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 10:06 pm
    Fuunnnnneeeee.
  50. Profile photo of Malgony
    Malgony Female 18-29
    30 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 11:02 pm
    Well, they invented so many other awesome things... there had to be a few failures somewhere. :)
  51. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 11:15 pm
    i liked the tie, all the others sucked
  52. Profile photo of Snufkin
    Snufkin Male 18-29
    125 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 12:45 am
    First, imagine calling the police department to report that your tie has been stolen.

    Now try explaining that it contained "fifty-two dollars, a pair of scissors, my credit cards, a pen, my passport and identification card, a letter opener and three paperclips."

  53. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
    1817 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 1:40 am
    That tie looked pretty slick. And the cigarette lighter would be fun as a joke.
  54. Profile photo of andtothedrew
    andtothedrew Male 18-29
    252 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 9:21 am
    I`d totally wear the tie.
  55. Profile photo of leon109
    leon109 Male 13-17
    91 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 9:52 am
    In response to Ceruchaomon`s thing, actually there`s one to eat healthy food that tastes awful. It`s this box that you put spices in, and then you attach it under your nose. for the same reason cupcakes don`t taste as good near paper mills, food will taste a lot better with smells of cheese, cocoa, or cinnamon.
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    leon109 Male 13-17
    91 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 9:55 am
    Also, Chindogu are not meant to be ridiculous for the sake of being ridiculous. they are, as i mentioned previously, supposed to be something that SHOULD be useful but isn`t. like shiatsu shoes for toddlers. which, on second thought, isn`t so bad...
  57. Profile photo of Pinkies
    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 10:43 am
    I think that portable tie was quite good
  58. Profile photo of Hellknight10
    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:20 pm
    i like the portable office tie
    it could be useful for some people
  59. Profile photo of zappaz
    zappaz Female 13-17
    14 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:23 pm
    Hahaha I have this book. Or the book with a collection of these Chindogu`s.
  60. Profile photo of hovalady411
    hovalady411 Female 18-29
    1262 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    I`ve seen this one before but the others are just foreign to me. I actually like the ten in one gardening tool.

  61. Profile photo of SiriusLives
    SiriusLives Female 18-29
    428 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 10:24 pm
    You know what would be amusing? Someone fell on their back while wearing the vertigo glasses ;-P
  62. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 10:34 pm
    Japan is nuts today...
  63. Profile photo of Testings
    Testings Male 13-17
    23 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 1:15 am
    the tie looks cool

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