25 Most Useless Inventions Ever

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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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HeadOn Migraine

headOnSource: https://www.amazon.com/HeadOn-Directly-Forehead-Migraine-Relief/dp/B000AIGBBE/list25-20

HeadOn is supposed to help relieve people of migraines by applying the large stick of glue to your forehead. Except, it doesn’t have any real active ingredients in the formula and is essentially just wax. All it might do is provide a placebo effect.

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Vibrating Ab-Belt

vibrating ab beltSource: http://www.livestrong.com/article/385482-is-a-vibrating-belt-reducing-belly-fat

Since the 1950’s, many inventors have claimed a vibrating belt can tone your muscles and help you lose weight. Unfortunately, it’s a total misunderstanding of how weight-loss works. Vibrating Ab-Belts don’t do anything except waste your time.

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Smell-O-Vision

Aroma-scopeSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3334085/How-soon-watching-Smell-O-Vision-Film-festivals-recreate-1960-concept-new-virtual-reality-technology-released.html

While watching a movie, most people don’t want to be rudely interrupted by pungent smells. It doesn’t add anything to the story and might force viewers to make a quick trip to the bathroom. Some things are just better not knowing and the Smell-o-Vision proves it.

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Bacon Floss

bacon flossSource: https://www.amazon.com/Accoutrements-11847-Waxed-Bacon-Floss/dp/B001BYO4IS

While everyone loves bacon, it can’t be said that everyone loves bacon breath. No one especially wants a whiff of your newly flossed bacon teeth. What good is it to have your mouth smell like bacon when you never ate bacon in the first place? It’s a cruel joke.

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Face/Butt Towel

face butt towelSource: https://www.amazon.com/Westminster-Butt-Towel-Cotton-Approx-44/dp/B0076PDYRS

The Face/Butt towel helps you remember the importance of hygienic organization. But honestly, the only good real use for this towel is a gift at a white elephant party or a practical joke on a family member.

 

You like inventions. Especially the really bad ones. Well, there’s plenty more. Be sure to check out 25 Inventions That Make Us Question Humanity now!

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