I recently found the book ’Unuseless Japanese Inventions’ by Kenji Kawakami. You have to admire the absurdity and creativity of some of these inventions: Cat dusters, grass toilet seats, high heel training wheels. I’ve picked out some of my favorites from the book to share with you.
Its a tie… and an umbrella… at the same time! As much as it rains here I should invest in this!
TRAINING WHEELS FOR HIGH HEELS
If I were to ever wear high heels… I would need these. They kind of make think of those ‘wheelie’ shoes… but for adults.
PANORAMIC HEAD CAMERA
This invention cracks me up…not only because its ridiculous… but I could actually see a tourist near MIT using this very device…
This one looks like a cross between a toothbrush and a thimble. Can you imagine whipping this thing out to do a post-meal brush up?
Too lazy to do housework? Strap these dusting mits on your cat, give it some catnip and watch your house instantly be cleaned! I’m sure my cat would LOVE this! (Also see kittens in mittens)
I have to admit that this invention is actually kind of clever. I could use one of these for my iPhone.
Short on time to make that toast for breakfast? Try the butter stick: it’s kind of like a gluestick but edible… (well…some would argue that gluesticks are edible as well)
Tired of that polluted and nasty city air? Try taking a whif of this plant and enjoy the clean air!
GRASS TOILET SEAT
Last but not least the best invention of all is the grass toilet seat… so you can can get that outdoorsy feel when you…well… have to go.
HAVE YOU SPOTTED ANY WACKY INVENTIONS LATELY?
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