25 Strangest Patents Ever Filed

It goes without saying, but technology has certainly enriched our lives. (I know…this statement is controversial.) For the most part, however, from medicine to space exploration, our quality of life has made huge strides thanks to rapid advancements in various life changing technologies. Not every new technology makes obvious sense though. After reading through this list of the 25 Strangest Patents Ever Filed, you’ll see what we mean.

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Hiccup Treatment

Hiccup Treatment

Hiccups can be troublesome, and if drinking lots of water or holding your breath don’t seem to work, this 2003-patented hiccup treatment might help. For persistent hiccups that last for 48 hours or more, you can supposedly have them zapped away with a small electric shock. While drinking water, the electrodes placed along a metal rod will be used to shock your vagus and phrenic nerves to stop the hiccup.

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Flatulence Deodorizing Pad

flat d

If your farts stink, just use the patented Flat-D flatulent deodorizing pad, and you will never have to worry about making people choke again. This product is made from activated charcoal pads, which absorb and filter the air to save you from the embarrassing situation.


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Life Expectancy Watch

Life Expectancy Watch

Ever wonder how long you have left on this planet? Well wonder no more. Now you can have the ultimate countdown wrapped around your wrist and not look like the most gullible person in the world…no…not at all.

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Comb-Over Hair and Conceal Baldness

Comb-Over Hair and Conceal Baldness

The patent for the Method of Concealing Partial Baldness was filed on December 1975 by the father and son team of Frank and Donald Smith from Orlando, Fl. According to its abstract, it was a method of styling hair to cover partial baldness using only the hair on the person’s head. These entail dividing the remaining hair into three sections, and then combing it across your head. Who knew Donald Trump’s hair is patented?


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Snake Walking System

Walking Snake System

Some people walk their dogs, other people walk their snakes. What more can we say?

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