7 strange japanese inventions

12 11 2007


7 strange japanese inventions
November 11th, 2007

From Wikipedia:
“Chindōgu (珍道具) is the Japanese art of inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that, on the face of it, seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem. However, Chindōgu has a distinctive feature: anyone actually attempting to use one of these inventions, would find that it causes so many new problems, or such significant social embarrassment, that effectively it has no utility whatsoever. Thus, Chindōgu are sometimes described as ‘unuseless’ – that is, they cannot be regarded as ‘useless’ in an absolute sense, since they do actually solve a problem; however, in practical terms, they cannot positively be called ‘useful’…”

360 degree panoramic camera

cockroach swatter slippers

toilet paper/ tissue dispenser

portable office tie

10-in-1 gardening tool

hair noodle protector…

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