30 Dumb inventions

Submitted by: techgeek07 7 years ago in Weird
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If only they had infomercials for back in the 50"s
There are 50 comments:
Male 185
Hey, flying platforms are good invention, especially when combined with jet propulsion.
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Male 41
Baby Cage...What the drat?????
The motorized surfboard would actually be kinda fun.
Cigarette umbrella is comical and witty.
I`d totally buy the illuminating tires.
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Female 33
the light up tires were awsome. i would buy them!
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Female 635
lmao i saw the portable sauna in an infomercial like 2 years ago!!

xD

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Female 211
Alright, hand us, who DIDN`T want TV glasses as a kid? Why are these things still not around?
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Male 74
The apostrophe goes before the name of the decade. `50s. Not "50`s"
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Female 257
im getting tired of constantly needing to refresh the page -_-
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Female 250
Those tires were awesome! A bad idea maybe to put light bulbs in them but still, WANT.
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Male 25,416
Those light up tires as so cool! i know that if it was on hte market it would be huge!
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Male 25,416
Its funny becuase the portable sauna is around today! :), baby cage doesnt look safe!
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Female 673
Meh, I can`t help but like and want some of these inventions.
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Female 116
they have tv glasses at sharper image. They just look a lot sleeker. REALLY cool product
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Female 116
mini tv...not that stupid. Think about how many of us have mp4 players
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Female 116
cigarette pack holder = instant death
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Female 116
I think illuminated tires are gonna end up on "pimp my ride". Those are kinda hot
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Male 14,334
@DarkFerret

It was a special weapon used by the germans in WW2 pretty effectivly. They could change the barrel if the needed to and gave it to tank crews with MP-40s so they could open the hatch and spray people climbing onto the tank without exposing themselves.

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Male 2,521
"I think L. Ron H. invention is great, because his company make a very lot money with it ;)"

Just because you find rich people who are stupid enough to invest in your invention doesn`t make the invention good. It just makes you a good salesman.

Juice of a tomato is very acidic. When a metal object (such as a knife) is passed through it, the chemical reaction between the corrosive metal and the acid results in an electric charge. This is essentially how a battery works. What L. Rob. Hubbard is reading on his meter isn`t the tomato screaming, but the electrical current produced by the combination of the metal and the acid.

This makes it a dumb invention. And everyone who buys into it is pretty damn stupid too. Rich, but stupid.

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Male 61
I think L. Ron H. invention is great, because his company make a very lot money with it ;)
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Female 606
Dumb? Some of these are super cool, like the flying platform and the TV glasses. I wish I own those two!
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Male 15,832
I`m surprised that this didn`t make the list.
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Male 5,194
Wait - the jetpack is awesome. So is the mini TV, the light-up tires, the flying platform... Who comes up with these lists? They should have a top-ten list of idiot listmakers.
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Male 7,611
the tv glasses were the first step towards the holoband.
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Female 612
Oh, come on. Who wouldn`t want a baby cage?
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Male 904
L. Ron Hubbard measuring the pain that tomatoes feel is priceless.
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Male 2,748
a bent gun would be damn near impossible to aim, not to mention to fire... pretty sure the bullets would just blow out the barrel or you would have one wicked missfire and die.
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Male 69
Those illuminated tires are pimp, I bet those would sell really good now
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Female 204
how romantic, a cigarette holder for 2
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Male 163
yes shadow, but the gun that shoots around corners has a camera built into it so you can still see what you are shooting. You`re not blindly shooting around a corner like a maniac.

A bent gun would be damn near impossible to aim.

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Male 500
Clive Sinclair`s a legend - invented the pocket calculator and the first affordable home computer (in Britain at least).
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Female 362
Curved Barrel Gun: Does anybody watch FutureWeapons? Guns that can shoot around corners are common in some militaries now.
Cup Bra: Aka, antique pasties.
Honegar: That`s exactly what I do when I have a sore throat. Vinigar kills bacteria, honey makes the taste bareable.
BEating Breasts: That sort of thing does work, I put a clock in my nephew`s crib when he was an infant.
Many others we have now, they`re simply more advanced. You can`t call it stupid simply because technology wasn`t as good.
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Male 1,455
The Krummlauf, a curved-barrel attachment used with the German STG-44 assault rifle in WW2, was used by vehicle crews and in urban combat with reasonable success. The concept has persisted to this day and is still used. Look harder for examples of dumb inventions.
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Male 38
I think somebody is lying about their age.
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Male 2,592
those glowing tires are f-ing awesome
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Male 37,888
Okie, #1? Stupid choice! The curved barrel was used to great effect in WW2, idk why it`s a "dumb invention" when it`s still being worked on after (in that picture) nearly 10 years.
I can`t be bothered with the rest when the #1 supposedly "dumb" thing is actually quite intelligent & useful (for wars and stuff, you know? shoot them without getting kilt yourself?)
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Male 2,436
I got to 7 and I`m still bored...
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Male 1,625
Baby cage FTW!
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Male 10,440
No iPad?
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Male 5,617
Some of the these things are actually in use.
- There is a curved barrel attachment with camera for the M16.

Sinclair`s madness lead through the 70`s/80`s personal microcomputer progression then to the Atari Lynx and Jaguar (both 20 years too soon.)

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Male 1,013
1 page for each of 30 inventions... no thanks... Meh, not that bored to give another site click throughs
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Female 130
the baby cage sounds like a terrific idea :-/
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Female 570
why did they even stop making those tires?? tehy`re awesome!
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Male 2,056
i want some light-up tires
and i wanted to "invent" tv glasses for a project in school, i had no idea they actually existed!
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Male 15,510
The future was the 50s - 60s !
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Male 522
i would buy the light up tires
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Female 3,574
The illuminated tires kinda look cool o_o
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Female 3,574
LOL the bras XD wtf was that guy thinking?
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Male 271
OK the light-up tires are awesome... and the TV glasses.
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Female 1,112
Number 4 is pasties! Ooh lala
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Male 14,334
The curved gun barrel was actually invented by the nazis near the end of WW2.It actually worked alright for close stuff because it would shatter the bullets making it like a shotgun they liked using them to clear tanks.
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Male 2,593
Link: 30 Dumb inventions [Rate Link] - If only they had infomercials for back in the 50`s
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