17 Dumbest Inventions of the 19th Century
Posted on October 12th, 2010 in Gadgetry | 7 Comments » |
We began the 20th century with many incredible innovations such as airplanes, automobiles, radio, computers, and of course the Internet. These wonderful inventions has marvel us with its wonders, but some technological inventions that came in the earlier part of the 20th century weren’t exactly as innovative as the ones mentioned above. Here is a brief list of some of the most ridiculous inventions that did not make its way into the 20th century and we should all be glad that they didn’t.
Curved Barrel Machine Gun, 1953
Invented in 1953, the M3 sub-machine gun has a curved barrel designed for shooting around corners. Curving the barrel is a good idea, but in practice the bullets tend to break up the curve after a few shots.
Portable Sauna, 1962
Detoxification in the comfort of your own home.
Baby Cage, 1937
The Baby Cage was designed to let your kids get some sun lights even if a patio is not available in your apartment.
Motorized Surfboard, 1948
Who need waves when you can use the motorized surfboard.
Rainy Day Cigarette Holder, 1954
Smoking in the rain has never been easier.
Cigarette Pack Holder, 1955
When smoking one cigarette is not enough.
Single Cigarette Holder Built For Two, 1955
When smoking one cigarette is too much.
Illuminated Tires, 1961
The tire is made from a single piece of synthetic rubber and is brightly lit by bulbs mounted inside the wheel rim.
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Shower Hood, 1970
For women who doesn’t want to get their make-up ruined.
Mini Television, 1966
The Mini Television is for those who like to wear glasses as thick as this guy.
T.V. Glasses, 1963
If the Mini Television isn’t small enough for you then the T.V. Glasses is exactly what you are looking for.
Moving Breasts, 1963
Invented by the Japanese to aid young children falling asleep.
Venetian Blind Sunglasses, 1950
The Venetian Blind Sunglasses was a bad idea back in the 1950 and it’s still a very bad idea now.
Birdman Suit, 1955
Birdman Leo Valentin invention killed him when his the wings failed him after jumping out of an airplane in 1956.
Skating Baby Holder, 1937
Famous hockey player Jack Milford with the Wembley Monarchs decided that skating alone is not enough. So he invented a carrying device that would allow his wife and baby to join him on the ice.
Why walk on land when you could walk on water?
Dog Restrainer, 1940
For those who doesn’t like leashes.
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