1953. The Curved Barrel Tommy Gun. Allows you to shoot from behind a corner. At least, the inventors were counting on it. But we shouldn’t forget that 50 years later, American and Israel got the same machine.
Lafayette Ronald Habbard – the father of scientology. It was he who invented in 1968 the “Habbard’s Electrometer” which is still used in some rituals until now. This picture shows us Mr Habbard trying to figure out whether tomatoes can feel the pain. As the legendary scientologist insisted later on, in the course of the experiment revealed, that tomatoes scream, when you cut them.
1949, bra-cup invented. No strings or clasps. Judging by the faces, the inventor and his wife are not too sure in success.
Portable sauna, 1962. I bet it’s still at TV shop!
Kids Cage, 1937. Because children need fresh air, but you don’t always have time to walk them. Perhaps, the manufacturers assured in 100% reliability, but who will agree to leave a baby outside the 20th floor window?
Laryngophone, 1929. It’s a phone, which reproduces the vocal cords vibrations. It’s almost 80 years since everyone is tormented by the question – WHAT FOR?
Surf board with a motor, 1948.
Cigarette holder, which is able to work in the rain.
Rocket belt, 1961. Picture shows us the inventor honoring President Kennedy.
Honeygar, 1959. It’s a mixture of honey and vinegar, this combination of products is used in the recipes of traditional medicine. Sometimes it even helps
Illuminated wheel, 1961. A good idea for tuning, but in the 60s, there were some difficulties selling it. The fact is that conventional light bulbs were used for illumination, and they had really short working period because of such conditions.
Shower cap, 1970. Such caps are now enjoyed by millions of people, but initially rubber cap was invented for women to take a shower, without washing the face from makeup.
The holder for a pack of cigarettes, 1955
Handwriting game, 1955. The rules are unknown. They say no one ever played this game.
Robot-cowboy, 1960. Mechanical cowboy, who is able to pull a gun and shoot very quickly. Never been used.
Jodlmeter, 1925. Jodl is an Alpine tune. Why measure the level of it nobody understood.
Mini TV, 1966.
Flying platform, 1956.
The breast with a heartbeat, invented in 1963 in Japan. The release said that the device is intended for small children who can’t sleep. Japanese stuff was very creative already.
Glasses with shutters, 1950. No comments.
Bird costume, 1955. The inventor died year after, when he jumped off a plane wearing this.
Robot-Voicemail, 1964. Why create the most complex devices and put them in the phone? You can just put a robot next to the phone. The robot will get the the phone, say something to caller and, if necessary, record the message on a tape recorder. All simply brilliant.
Kids holder, 1937.
Shoes for walking on the water, 1962
RoboCat, 1963.This cat could meow and wink. It was supposed to scare rats and mice.
Dog Trap, 1940. They say this thing terrified animal lovers.
Cigarette holder for two, 1955.
Outside turkey oven, 1966.