Top 10 Most Useless Inventions Ever Created
1. Potty Putter
For those of you who struggle with boredom in the bathroom, this could be just what the doctor ordered.
The Potty Putter from Fairly Odd Novelties is a golf game you can play while sitting on the toilet. It comes with two golf balls, a putting green, a cup with a flag, and a putter.
Don’t want somebody walking in while you perfect your swing? It also comes with a “Do Not Disturb” door hanger.
2. Privacy Scarf
Don’t like people looking over your shoulder while you check your email? Great news – you can keep your privacy and make a fashion statement at the same time with the Privacy Scarf.
Designed by Joe Malia, it’s supposed to protect your smartphone or computer screen from prying eyes. It’s not known how you’re supposed to breathe properly or see the keyboard while wearing it, but who cares when you look that cool? And by cool, we mean dorky.
3. Remote Wrangler
Couch potatoes, take note. Somebody invented something to help you keep track of the remote. Known as the Remote Wrangler, it allows you to stick the remote to a device you place over your face. Not to worry, you can use it for other things, too.
Garage door openers, phones, keys – the possibilities are endless! Best of all, it comes in two styles: “Retro Sportsman” and “Antique Olive.” Time to start writing that holiday wish list.
4. Ear Dryer
Suffering from a wet ear? Suffer no more with this item released by Devon Medical. All you have to do is put the “speculum tip” into the ear and squeeze the bulb.
This brings a stream of air into your ear. The creators claim this is easy to use and helps you avoid infections.
You can even take it with you with an included carrying pouch. You never know when an ear emergency might arise.
5. Motorized Ice Cream Cone
Let’s face it, ice cream cones are hard work. You have to move your hand around if you want to lick that ice cream from all the sides.
Who has the time? Not us – that’s why the Motorized Ice Cream Cone by Hog Wild is so awesome. It does the work for you, and when you’re done, you can just stick it in the dishwasher. You’ll never have to waste those precious minutes enjoying food again.
6. USB Pet Rock
Have you ever said to yourself, “Self, I sure wish I had a rock I could plug into my computer”? ThinkGeek has you covered! This little marvel can be attached to your desktop or laptop and sit with you all day while you work.
Its creators call it “the return of a classic” and say it “draws no power.” It does absolutely nothing. Yep, it’s pretty much a fancy paperweight. Buy one today!
7. Steering Wheel Laptop Desk
At number seven, we’ve got something for the workaholics in the audience. When texting while you drive isn’t enough, try the steering wheel laptop desk.
Brought to you by AutoExec, this invention is supposed to “increase efficiency and comfortability” for the “mobile worker.”
Don’t want to cause an accident? The powers that be say you can stow it between the seats. We don’t know if you can keep a microwave on it for those highway cravings, but that’s best left to the professionals.
8. Car Exhaust Grill
If you find that grilling a burger is too much work, you can leave the job to your car. This little device attaches to your exhaust pipe and uses smoke heat to cook the meat.
We’re not sure what would happen if you got stuck in traffic or wanted more than one burger. It might go good with some chocolate chip cookies baked right on the dashboard.
9. Picnic Pants
Tired of getting food everywhere when you go on a picnic? You can turn your lap into a plate with Picnic Pants.
Designed by an Italian company called Acquacalda, these unique pants have a flap of fabric over the front that spreads out when you sit cross-legged. It even has a pouch for drinks. Maybe you should just sit at a table, instead.
10. Solar-Powered Cigarette Lighter
Are you a smoker with time to kill? This could be for you. Unlike a normal lighter, this relies on heat from the sun to get things going.
Meco, the company behind this product, claims you can use it in swimming pools and on windy days. Best of all, it doubles as a make-up mirror. What’s not to love?