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30 dumb inventions

2009-09-28 17:39:03.12063+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

CJ provides us with Life Magazine: 30 dumb inventions. I think I like the "yodel meter".

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-28 19:00:28.115701+00 by: meuon

I like the illuminated tires.

But many of those inventions have been "refined" in recent times and been more successful. The rocket belt, the human plane. motorized surfboards..

and Hubbards made a lot of dough from the "Electrometer" and it's variants.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-29 14:47:05.665337+00 by: other_todd

Oh hey, L. Ron Hoover with an early E-meter!

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-29 14:51:18.051117+00 by: other_todd

Also, Hugo Gernsback in picture 26 is the guy science fiction's Hugo awards are named after.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-29 15:04:35.359079+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oooh, cool tie-in for Hugo Gernsback!

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-29 15:57:13.617+00 by: JT [edit history]

I have to say that the illuminated tires are pretty darn awesome. If I had a show car, I'd love to have a set of those. It would put the "LEDs under the car" group to shame.