25 Most Useless Inventions Ever

Posted by on August 16, 2012

If you have seen our list of life-altering inventions then you know what it’s like when some nifty individual comes along and turns our world upside down with their creative genious. For every successful invention out there, however, there is a whole slew of failures and every once in a while those failures not only go down in history as being completely and utterly useless, but they do but they also end up on lists such as this one. These are the 25 most useless inventions ever.
25

Portable Chin Rest

portable chin rest
24

Control Alt Delete Wand

Control Alt Delete Wand
23

Wind Powered Clothes Dryer

Wind Powered Clothes Dryer
22

Baby Mop

Baby Mop
21

Solar Powered Cigarette

Solar Powered Cigarette
20

Car Exhaust Grill

Car Exhaust Grill
19

Head Mounted Toilet Paper Dispenser

Head Mounted Toilet Paper Dispenser
18

Two Person Sweatshirt

Two Person Sweatshirt
17

Lipstick Assistant

Lipstick Assistant
16

The Perfect Eyedrop

The Perfect Eyedrop
15

Steering Wheel Tray

Steering Wheel Tray
14

Butterstick

Butterstick
13

Shoe Umbrellas

Shoe Umbrellas
12

Picnic Pants

Picnic Pants
11

Swiss Army Shovel

Swiss Army Shovel
David Pegg

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After helping found the United Nations, the United States, and United Airlines, David consigned himself to a transient life of writing lists and sleeping on park benches.

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  • Jan

    I would have liked to have had that Total Body Umbrella when I used to have to wait for buses!

  • Manish

    Some are not that bad. But pray I ask, how do people come up with these

  • yomama

    what about happy meal toys?

  • http://teataland.net Te Ata Paul-Summich

    i love this 10/10 would buy them all

  • Nicole

    Pretty sure the serial killer lip stencil is my favorite.

  • Don

    The DVD rewinder, for the crowd PT Barnum was always going after.

    • ryan

      my my family used to have one of these for VHS, acutely quite useful.

      • Fee

        yes makes sense for a vhs.. lol but you can’t rewind a dvd lol

  • Brooke

    number 24 could actually be useful for people who only have one hand. I mean have YOU ever tried to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete with one hand? Every time i’ve tried i’ve ended up pressing delete with my nose.

  • Tr143

    Not to be mean or racisim but did anyone noticed that most of these useless inventions are Japan-made? Guess they ran out of ideas for items so they decided to ran on some crazy-ass useless idea that rarely even make sense. Take a real look people. Thoses inventions ARE only for neither loner or people who cant even moved on their own (that is to be lazy). Get a life!

    • Random

      If my memory serves me correct, the Japanese had a contest to see who could make the most thoughtful inventions. A lot of them were creative, but did not go on to change the world

  • shiva subramanyam

    Some of this inventions comes in handy. I would really like to have Control Alt Delete Wand. I use it alot.

  • Dan

    Someone forgot the iPad

    • fdfg

      DEATH

    • yomama

      ipad is not useless

  • Lisa Marie

    The butter stick is awesome. Sadly where I live we do not have a huge amount of sun or I would so get my step son a magnifying glass lighter..chances are he would be hard pressed to lose that one. :) But the steering wheel tray…wouldn’t the food fall off if you had to make a turn?

  • Mhason Stimpson

    Diet water? What do we put in water to need to go on a diet with it, ice cream revolver is awesome, and snowball maker, Ima fan of the noodle fan

    • mio

      no

  • escher7

    Robert’s got it – the baby mop is ideal.

  • Soldier

    I would so use the snowball maker. ;]

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001208792760 Robert Ferguson

    I like the steering wheel table. The baby mop…great idea. Let the kid earn his keep.

  • Aditya Shirodkar

    Lipstick assistant is hilarious =)) seriously useless inventions