The world is full of innovative people who are just brimming with ideas. Some of these ideas turn into amazing products that we can’t live without like the iPod, while others are slightly less than inspiring. These inventors thought that they were going to make a lot of money when they released their inventions, but the reality has been something far different. They tried to solve everyday problems, like a way to eat food that smells bad without smelling it by wearing an apparatus. However, a lot of these supposedly great inventions are just plain silly both in practice and in how they look. Keep scrolling to see some of the funniest inventions of the decade.
The Remote Wrangler
For anyone who has sat down on the couch and started grappling for the remote control and been unable to find it, this invention might be exactly what you need. It is a large headband with velcro patches that allow remote controls to be stuck to it.
Essentially, you get to wear all of your remote controls like a crown, which is handy, but also probably very heavy and uncomfortable. Maybe a remote control vest would have been better.
Instagram is one of those social media platforms that you can find yourself scrolling through for hours. Some profiles cover pretty much every topic under the sun, and you want to show your support for the pages that you do follow.
It can be time-consuming to like everything, and that is where the liker can help. It will like every Instagram photo for you. All you need to do is scroll, and it will like as you go.
As some men age, they begin to lose their hair. This can just be some thinning, or it can be quite rapid. For some, this can be a cause of concern as their hair gives them a sense of security. Nobody wants to have their self-esteem lowered, even though the hair is not something that should give anyone a feeling of self-worth, as it is what’s inside that counts.
If hair loss does make a man uncomfortable, though, he can wear this visor that has a wig attached to it. It provides a full head of hair instantaneously. You just need to make sure you buy it in the right hair color to match your eyebrows so that it looks more natural.
The Privacy Hood
Nowadays, most people have a smartphone or tablet device that they pull out in public. It is hard to watch something discreetly on a subway or airplane, as everyone can see your screen. Some movies and television programs are not for all ages, and this is why a privacy hood might just be the answer to watching something privately on the way home from work.
It does look a bit like wearing a sock on your head, but at least you can watch the latest HBO show without worrying about offending anybody by what’s on the screen.
The Wine Glass Necklace
After a long day at work, some people like to sit down with a nice glass of wine and relax in front of the television. Having to pick up the wine glass can simply be too much, and that is where the wine glass necklace can help.
You simply string it around your neck and let the wine glass hang in it. Then, when you are ready to take a sip of the grapey good stuff, you can simply lift it up to your mouth, and then return it to the hanging position. This invention may be on to something good, we are sure plenty of people would love these as gifts.
The Fish Tank Walker
When it comes to taking pets for a walk, usually, this is applied to dogs, and in some cases, cats. We have never seen anybody try to walk their goldfish around town, but the fish tank walker was created just for this purpose.
If your goldfish looks like it needs to be taken for a walk around town and shown some new sites, it can be placed on this wagon like contraption and wheeled around the neighborhood. We have never seen anyone use one of these, but there must be a market for it since it does exist.
When it starts raining, people tend to have two options for footwear. The first is rubber boots, which keep all of the water out but don’t always look that fashionable. The second is the shoes you would normally wear if it wasn’t drying but will undoubtedly get wet.
This inventor decided to offer people a third option: the shoe umbrella. These small umbrellas attach to the front of shoes and are supposed to keep them dry. Judging by this woman’s heels, it seems pretty unlikely that this invention works, especially if it is a downpour. We think that this might be one invention that didn’t need to be invented.
The Exhaust Burger
People lead busy lives, and when the workday is done, most of us just want to head home, have dinner, and relax. With the exhaust burger maker, you can drive home, and make dinner at the same time.
All you need to do is place a burger patty inside the specially fitted exhaust burger cooker, and it cooks as you drive. We’re not totally sure this is healthy, as the exhaust tends to be full of carcinogens, but at least dinner is ready when you are.
The Nugget Holder
Who doesn’t enjoy a box of chicken nuggets? They have to be one of the top-selling fast food items of all time, especially the ones that are all-white meat and boneless. This inventor decided that the world needed an individual nugget holder, for those on the go.
All you need to do is place one nugget in the nugget necklace, and open up one of the compartments when you are hungry. This seems like it might be a bit unsanitary if worn for too long.
This is a universal invention that both adults and children need. If you have ever stepped on a piece of LEGO, then you know just how painful it can be. It feels like something has pierced the sole of your foot, even though it just a piece of the pesky toy.
These socks allow you to walk over a floor littered with LEGO without feeling it. They even pick-up the pieces of LEGO, which makes cleaning up after playtime nice and fast.
The Bubble Wrap Popper
Stress is a part of life for most people. What causes stress is different for everyone, but throughout the day, a lot of us have moments where we just need to take a deep breath and relax. That is where the bubble wrap popper comes in.
Popping bubble wrap is oddly soothing for a lot of people, and this invention allows you to pop a lot of bubble wrap all at once. The popping sounds will have you breathing a sigh of relief after a stressful day.
Soaking Up Tears
Sometimes stress can get the best of us, and we might find ourselves tearing up a bit. These glasses, with a built-in sponge, have been designed to absorb all the tears that might spill. They look a bit goofy, but the sponges do appear to absorb any liquid that gets into them.
They would also be good to wear during a very sad movie, like Titanic, where pretty much everyone is guaranteed to shed a few tears.
The Baguette Holder
Now, this invention must have been invented in France, because it is designed to hold a French white bread called baguette. It looks like it could be used to hold a yoga mat as well, but it is meant to hold bread that is fresh from the bakery.
This seems like a good invention in theory, but if it is a hot summer day, all of that back sweat will seep into the bread, which will be a not so great flavor combination in our opinion.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of running through the grass barefoot in the early morning. All of the dew gets on your feet, and the smell of fresh grass wafts up around you.
This inventor thought that soleless shoes would make the person who wants to be barefoot in the grass look slightly more stylish. You still get to feel the grass, but it looks like you are wearing some classy loafers.
A lot of smartphones have been made waterproof or water-resistant, but there are still some models that do not fair well when they get wet. We have all tried to duck in front of stores or hide our phones under our jackets to avoid getting any water on them while we use them.
You don’t need to do this anymore if you have the cellphone umbrella. It clips onto the front of the cell phone and keeps the screen dry.
The Shy Eater
There are certain situations which make some people very uncomfortable, and eating is one of them. Some people really do not like to be watched while they eat. They feel self-conscious as they nibble away on their lunch, and some people even refuse to eat in front of their peers.
This curtain that hangs from a peg that is attached to the nose effectively hides your mouth as you eat. Now, you can eat in peace without worrying about what people think, although they might think the curtain contraption is a bit odd.
There are a lot of stinky foods that actually taste delicious if you can get past the smell. Blue cheese and boiled eggs are two of these smelly foods. A lot of people still want to eat them, but they don’t want to smell them.
That is where this nose plugger invention can help. It effectively blocks off the nasal passages and allows you to eat all of your favorite smelly foods. You won’t catch a single whiff if you wear these.
Fingers themselves are pretty wondrous. You can use your opposable thumb to open things like jars, and your other fingers to get into hard to reach places. The hands are pretty amazing. If you add small tools to your fingertips like a screwdriver or wrench, you can do even more with them.
These tools that slide on to your fingers eliminate the need to get out your toolbox and search around for what you need. All you need is right at your fingertips.
Typically, if you plan to spy on someone, you want to do it in a way that they don’t know that you are. These spy glasses are definitely noticeable, but they do give the wearer the unique ability to see exactly what is going on behind them.
If there is someone behind you, though, they will know that you are keeping a close eye on them with the built-in mirrors. These glasses are anything but subtle.
For The Avengers’ Fan
With the final installment of The Avengers franchise having hit screens, we now know what happens to the infinity stones.
One fan realized that the packets of condiments provided by fast-food chains actually come in similar colors to the stones, and decided to create a specialized condiment holder. Now, you can live your Avengers fantasies about ruling the universe, and dip your chicken nuggets into the condiment stones.
The Sock Cupboard
Everyone owns a few pairs of socks, and it can be pretty hard to keep track of them all. Somehow one of two always goes missing in the time it takes to wash and dry them. To deal with this, the sock cupboard was created.
It comes with tiny hangers for you to hang your pair of socks on. In theory, you should never lose a sock ever again if you keep them organized in their own tiny cupboard.
Dry Your Eyes Earrings
There can be some very emotional times in everyone’s lives. We all need some tissue to dry our eyes when we find ourselves overcome with intense emotions. These toilet paper earrings have been designed with the crier in mind.
As soon as those tears start falling, you can pull off a few pieces of toilet paper from these earrings to dry your eyes with, and blow your nose. They may not be the prettiest earrings, but they are effective.
The Neck Holder
This is a bit of an odd contraption. Some people suffer from very sore necks, and to alleviate this pain, this device was created. It pulls the head up, which means the neck doesn’t need to do any work. It also renders the person wearing it immobile.
You only want to use this if you are planning to watch television for hours; otherwise, you will be stuck staring in one direction for a long time. This is definitely not an invention that can be used outside of the home. Hopefully, no one opens the door while the person has their neck in traction!