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12 of the most pointless inventions ever manufactured
There is absolutely no need for any of these to enter your life. Ever.

WHAT WAS THE reasoning behind these products? Your guess is as good as ours.

1. A walking sleeping bag

Move from tent to tent like the creep you are, all while staying nice and cosy inside your sleeping bag.

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2. Butterstick

Knives. Who needs em?

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3. Shoe umbrellas

The only thing worse than soggy socks in the office.

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4. Avocado saver

We’re all for the banana saver, but this is just unnecessary and frankly a barrier to avocado consumption.

avocado Mast General Store Mast General Store

5. Breast cushion

No, no. This is an actual thing. Do your breasts get in the way of each other while you sleep? One less crippling worry and anxiety for you to ponder over as you lie awake at night.

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6. Fish training kit

Is your goldfish useless? Does it just swim around in circles all day, eating specs of fishfood?

Includes a 45 minute detailed instructional DVD featuring world famous fish trainer Dr Dean Pomerleau.

Not Dean Pomerleau?! Take our money.

Your fish will be starting for Man U in no time.


Don’t forget to take them for a walk in this fish walker for sufficient exercise.


7. USB pet rock

Oh yay! What does it do? Well… nothing.

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8. Motorised ice-cream cone

Too lazy to make all that effort of twisting the ice cream cone? Well then, this motorised cone may actually be pretty useful to you.

You may also be interested in re-evaluating your life.


9. Screen privacy hat/scarf thing

While they look super stylish, there’s really no need. The NSA get you from the inside.

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10. Car desk

For all your ‘commuter’s office’ needs. Is your hazardous driving on your mobile irritating you because the screen just isn’t quite big enough? The solution is finally here.

Not enough room on earth for it? It’s grand, we’ll leave.


The reviews are in, and they’re positive enough.


11. DVD rewinder

Literally a non-thing. There’s absolutely no reason why this needed to be manufactured as a physical object.

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12. Tea Nespresso capsules

Y’know what, they’re right. Squeezing a teabag is just way too much muscle strain.

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