25 Most Useless Inventions Ever

Posted by , Updated on July 25, 2017

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Useless inventions may sound like a great idea while in development, but then they turn out to be totally pointless. Like snake oil, the companies marketing their dumb product make it sound like it’s the best thing since sliced bread. In reality, they’re just banking on someone making an impulse purchase. Too often, it works like a charm and people buy into these useless products. Let’s take a look at the 25 Most Useless Inventions Ever!

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25

Microsoft Clippy

ClippySource: https://www.theatlantic.com

If you lived during the 90’s, you might remember Microsoft Clippy. Acting as a personal assistant to Microsoft Word, Clippy tried to help the user with tasks. The only problem was most of the tasks were very basic, like writing a letter or creating a spreadsheet. While the original creators thought it would be great, most everyone thought Clippy was extremely annoying.

24

Toilet Golf

toilet golfSource: https://www.amazon.com/Toilet-Putter-Practice-Bathroom-Barwench/dp/B01AISXOOM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1496774210&sr=8-3&keywords=toilet+golf

Toilet Golf is pretty straight forward. With this useless device, you get to mix business with pleasure by practicing your golf game. Just make sure to wash the golf club, like, all the time.

23

Hair in a Can

hair in a canSource: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Looking-Color-Spray-Black/dp/B0026SGLWK/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1496781366&sr=8-4&keywords=hair+in+a+can

Men have always gone to great lengths to hide and cover up their bald spots, which leads to all kinds of embarrassing and useless inventions. The Hair in a Can isn’t going to fool anyone. It’s essentially black spray paint.

22

Giant Wine Glass that Holds an Entire Bottle

Wine bottleSource: https://www.amazon.com/Kovot-Giant-Glass-Bottle-X-Large/dp/B00ZRYO30W

If there was ever a product more prone to promote alcoholism, this giant wine glass would be it. It claims to be able to hold an entire bottle of wine for all you winos out there desperate to get cirrhosis and visit the dialysis lab twice a week.

21

Hair Hat

hair hatSource: https://www.amazon.com/Flair-Hair-Black-Bottle-Opener/dp/B015HR0M94/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1496774394&sr=1-1&nodeID=7141123011&psd=1&keywords=hair+hat

We’ve all heard of hat hair. Now, there’s the hair hat, another attempt to cover up baldness with a cap that makes it look like you have hair. Your chances of getting laughed at are much greater wearing the Hair Hat than being bald.



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