When we think of inventions we think of Thomas Edison’s invention of the lightbulb, or the invention of the wheel. They’re useful to have, and we couldn’t possibly do without them—not in today’s world, in any case. Inventions are things that people come up with out of raw necessity, or simply because they improve our quality of life in dramatic ways.
That said, there’s plenty of pointless, stupid inventions—like the ones contained within the following pages. Who ever thought it was necessary to equip a small fan on a pair of chopsticks to cool your noodles?