A man can progress only as far as his creativity takes him. We’ve seen the real parts of science and art, and then we’ve seen the bad parts of it. Then
there’s a whole new genre of just, err, well weird. But this weird clicked with the masses and went on to make their creators millionaires! Down below is a list of ten such inventions/ideas that just make no sense, but made a whole lot of money.
This can supposedly cure headaches after rubbing the wax directly on the forehead. With no scientific backing to it, and some really annoying(maybe a headache inducing) commercial on its, more than a six million of these were sold at 8$ each.
- Mobile toilet paperThis invention comes as a boon for those who’re suffering from a runny nose AND don’t mind being stared at for the toilet paper attached to their head. A Japanese invention, it can safely be considered to be more towards the crazy side of ideas and inventions.
- Banana slipcase
Ok, so this one does make some sense. Ever kept a banana in your bag, only to find it all squished and gooey at the bottom? Here’s where this handy thing comes in. It protects your banana from getting squashed under the weight of the items in your bag.
Feel the need to cuddle? But don’t have a loved one to cuddle with? Worry not, the Japanese heard of your lonely plight and came up with a cuddle pillow! Use it to feel loved, and, what’s more, is you don’t have to worry about hogging all the blanket! Sounds like a win-win to me!
- Leg pillow
For those single men and women (we don’t judge!) Japan yet again produced a product to help the love-sick males and females. This thigh shaped pillow is meant to be a comfort to all those lonely souls out there. Now that’s one comfortable and less lonely way to nap!
- Anti-Pervert Hairy Stockings
Just look at them, look at those hairy legs. A girl wearing these anywhere is guaranteed a hassle, eve-teasing free evening. This invention, despite its unappealing nature, seems to be quite thoughtful towards the fairer sex. Although it would’ve been better if they didn’t have to resort to such products to be safe.
- Foot Powered Bike
Seriously, what is the point of having a bicycle when you don’t have pedals? And have to run to accelerate? It went on to win a merit award at the international cycle show at Taipei. It combines cycling, walking and running. Reminds you of the Flinstones, doesn’t it?
- Pet Rock
Having a pet rock, seems quite hassle free right? You don’t have to do much, just let it sit there. But wait, there’s a catch, by making this rock your pet (rocks being immortal) aren’t you dooming it to watch its loved ones die? Oh well, this pet rock went on to make 15 million dollars in its first six months of sale.
- Bacon condoms
Well, I could probably crack countless meat jokes, which of course would be filled with naughty innuendos. But I’ll leave that to you, just as I’d like to leave this and move on to the final product. ( Fun fact- 43% of Canadians prefer bacon over sex.)
- Knitted beard hat
This one is the result of something that looks cute just on babies. Not on adults, I repeat, NOT on adults. they just look like they’ve got the fashion sense of an orang-utan if they wear one. It’s fun for lightening the mood yes, but for a coffee at Starbucks? or a quick bite at your local food haunt? By all means go ahead if you don’t mind being labelled as a weirdo.
Having concluded with a list of ten products which I believe aren’t borne out of your conventional creativity, I’d like to mention that any idea, no matter how crazy can be sold to a person if the way it’s presented and sold is desirable. If you believe your idea is useful, and it is, it doesn’t matter unless you can sell it to a person. The above products made millions by their eccentricity and the way they were sold.
So, find your seller, if you have a crazy enough idea! Or just mention them in the comments below!