Sep 17, 2009

30 Crazy Inventions

Sometimes it's difficult to determine whether or not humanity is meant to survive, if the blog post at Acid Cow on the 30 craziest inventions is to be believed. Some of these seem poorly conceived, but others defy logic. Go to the site to check the rest of them out. A rainy-day cigarette holder? The portable sauna? A motorized surfboard? Seriously, they seem like inventions from a James Bond movie done by Roald Dahl.

What we cannot do is divorce ourselves from these products, as the entirely credulous public yearns for more ridiculous products in the hopes of promoting comfort or time-thrift at the cost of common sense. These products are not proof of the fact that people were once gullible enough to buy such products, but mere indications that they continue to be that gullible to this very day.

Take just about any product emerging from the "As Seen on TV" store, think of it out of context, perhaps in a context of a few years down the road, and it will suddenly become so preposterous as to defy logic. How else would you explain the Snuggie or the Dog Stairs?

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