25 Most Useless Inventions Ever

Posted by , Updated on July 25, 2017


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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Helicopter Ejection Seat

Russian_Air_Force_Kamov_Ka-50Source: http://www.boldmethod.com

We’re not sure if this is useless or just stupid. It’s probably both. Rotor Floater designed the HES (Helicopter Ejection Seat) and, of course, they struggled to find the right timing so the pilot doesn’t get cut in half by the propellers. Even after slowing down the propellers and making the seat eject at Mach 19 (Something likely to give pilots lifelong back problems), they still only had a 72% success rate with test dummies. Those odds are like playing Russian Roulet with your helicopter.


Wig for Cats

car wigSource: https://www.amazon.com/Drasawee-Long-Synthetic-Female-Costumes/dp/B01M6V30JF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496775506&sr=8-1&keywords=wigs+for+cats

Much like putting clothes on a dog, a Wig for Cats is likely more embarrassing for the cat than for its owner…because even it can see how pathetic and useless it is.


Electric Facial Mask

facial toning maskSource: https://www.amazon.com/Rejuvenique-RJV10KIT-Facial-Toning-Mask/dp/B00005JHWB

Other than finding a unique way to terrify your friends at a dinner party, the Electric Facial Mask serves no other purpose. Sure, it claims to rejuvenate and tone your skin, but we all know that’s unlikely.


Snuggie for Dogs

snuggie for dogsSource: https://www.amazon.com/Snuggie-Colored-Fleece-Blanket-Sleeves/dp/B00CPSXKAW

Maybe the inventors of Snuggie for Dogs didn’t quite get the memo in kindergarten, but dogs already have a built in Snuggie. It’s called fur. They don’t really need a second one.


Comfort Wipe

comfort wipeSource: https://www.amazon.com/RMS-Long-Reach-Comfort-Wipe/dp/B00TXSHA1W/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1496776109&sr=8-2&keywords=comfort+wipe

The Comfort Wipe is intended for those with a limited range of motion. It sounds like it might help. Except, read a few of the reviews, and it’s clear it creates way more problems with the wet toilet paper clinging to the handle, forcing you to remove it manually.

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