Over the past hundreds of thousands years humans have been inventing, and some of the inventions helped revolutionize the way we live and do things today. But, did you know that there are some strange inventions out there that you won’t believe exist. Even some that you didn’t know you needed. Well here is a list of some inventions that are useful, and others that are certainly head scratchers.
The line between crazy and ingenious is often a very thin one, and sometimes ideas that sound great in your head should really only stay there. On the other hand, there are these everyday problems we all face, yet no one comes up with a viable solution that could solve them.
Here are some that made the cut:
- Baby Scooter/ Scooter Hybrid
This, I believe is such a fabulous invention!! I could just imagine my boys saying “faster mommy, faster”, if this was invented back then! Called the Roller Buggy, a simple pull motion extends the normal baby carriage into a scooter. It makes it more sportive and faster transportation on various terrains while giving both parties a good time.
2. Hug Me Pillow
Feeling lonely, or just need to cuddle? Believe it or not, this invention is for sale at Amazon.com
3. Rotating/Interchangeable Power Strip Outlets
Tired of the lack of space on your power strip? This invention is for you. No more taking out power plugs.
4. Hourglass Traffic Lights
The design of the traffic light could soon change. Yanko Designs created a new design for traffic lights and it looks awesome. The hourglass counts down the time left before the light changes. No more guessing how long that light’s going to be red.
5. Pizza Scissors
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Pizza scissors could be the breakout invention of the 21st century. This invention cuts perfect slices and is way better than a pizza cutter, and comes with a spatula for under $10
5. Smart Contact Lenses For Diabetics
photo credit: Wall Street Journal
This invention could save the life of a diabetic. With these lenses they can detect glucose levels via tears. If the glucose levels are imbalanced, then the color of the lens will change to make the person aware.
6. Faucet Thermometer
Are you worried about the correct water temperature for your baby? This company was genius enough to invent a faucet thermometer so you can see the temperature. Takes the guess out of bath time.
7. Reusable Candles
Are you tired of buying candles that usually last just a short time? Then these candles are for you! Called The Rekindle, this invention collects the melting, dripping wax that otherwise might go to waste, and shapes it to form a new candle. Pretty genius!
9. LED Slippers
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These are great! Are you the type of person that runs into a wall when the room is pitch black? These LED Slippers will help guide you through the dark so you won’t hurt yourself ever again.
10. Baby Bath Umbrella Hat
The WOW Water Sterilizer uses electrolysis to eliminate harmful bacteria in everything from fruits, veggies, kitchen appliances, as well as baby bottles and chew toys – all without chemical detergents. Sounds like a dream come true for germaphobes!
You can find out all about it here: http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/06/20/sterilize-and-clean-your-fresh-food/
12. Laser Bike Lane
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Like to ride your bike in the night? This invention was designed for the safety-conscious. Super-bright, longer-lasting LED lights provide a bike lane that will go some way to tackling two serious causes of cycling fatalities: being caught in the blind spot and vehicles turning across an unseen cyclist. I just love this one! And you can get it at Amazon for under $8.00.
13. Coffee Cup With Compartment For Drips
This is a wonderful invention for most of you coffee drinkers. You know how difficult it is sometimes to remove coffee stains off your office table. Thankfully, Korean designer Kim Keun Ae has figured out a simple way to avoid this chore.
14. Ironing board Mirror
This mirror/ironing board hybrid is the invention for you. Once you are done ironing, you just flip the iron board to use it as a tall mirror, what a great space saving idea.
15. Inflatable BackSeat Mattress
17. Kitty Crib
Holding your coffee while holding an umbrella can be a difficult task. What if I told you that there was an invention that can hold your cup of coffee while holding your umbrella? Genius right?
19. Flask Tie
The Flask Tie is a real necktie, designed to conceal your favorite beverage around your neck. It guarantees you’ll be more stylish and less thirsty than your friends.That company-wide meeting just became so much more bearable.
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Is your doggie afraid of rain? Then here is a wonderful way to protect your four-legged friend from the rain. The dogbrella helps keep your pet dry and comfortable in the rain.
21. Virtual Keyboard
Are you tired of cutting yourself accidentally when slicing onions? Well, this invention, Onion Holder could help. You hold the comb-like instrument and it keeps the onion in place so you can cut it perfectly! No one likes bloody fingers!
23. Mirror Mist Wiper
Every morning is a struggle trying to see through the mirror mist after your shower. Wipe away the troubles with this great invention.
24. Full Body Umbrella
I just love that one! Image credits: yamuhaton
Now how about some crazy sounding inventions?
Ice Cream Lock:
Yes, there is such a thing. Tired of people eating your Ben and Jerry’s? With this ingenious invention, you can lock the lid of your Ben and Jerry’s from the grubby hands of your co-workers/family/roommates.