While the rest of world is busy with their bouts making riches, there seems to be a restless level of inventiveness happening in the far eastern land of rising sun. The restless Japs are twisting sciences and mechanics, adding a touch of their knack to bring forth a cult of extreme inventions that can only be described with unmatchable heights of bizarreness. It makes average readers like you, and I wonder if parallel of any kind can be drawn to this level of madness. Here is a list of all that bizarreness loaded and ready to be served in the rawest form for you to giggle, chuckle or maybe throw yourself off the chair.
Ever heard of the chindogu rules? Here are the clauses and conditions that define this rule. A chindogu is useless and useful simultaneously; they must bear a real purpose irrespective of them being epic comic to readers or not. It is compulsory for a prototype product to exist for it to qualify as a chindogu. Chindogu artifacts are forbidden from being sold and are not to be used for commercial profits and are considered as a gift to the world. Oh! It cannot be patented as well.
Here is that one of a kind 10 Bizarre Japanese Inventions;
1. 10-in-1 Gardening Tool
If you thought you were cool enough with the Swiss knife think twice, because the Japs have their version of this gadget that has no words in the dictionary to name them. So for now, we call it the 10-in-1 gardening tool, period! So, what it does? Technically, everything that your Swiss knife can’t! Although, the idea seems quite useful, it is just so impractical to carry an over-sized all-in-one gardening tool. Well… not if you are a Jap with a knack.
2. Personal Rain Saver
If you have been lamenting not saving anything lately, here is your chance to save rain with your personalized rain saver. Seems like the Japs have taken the conservation to the next level or just recycling all that crazy ideas from being wasted, so you can flaunt the embarrassment of walking proudly with an inverted umbrella that collects well… rainwater into a container also which you proudly parade like that high street ramp walking models. Bravo for the concern for water, but good luck not getting wet!
Ever wondered what that means? Please! Don’t even try, because it is just a toilet plunger attached to a helmet in the subway trains. If you are one of those subway users who have the reputation for making the fellow travelers throw tantrum from your ‘sleep anywhere, drool on thy neighbor’ habit, then this bizarre contraption may save you from the awkwardness of a sleep-deprived traveler. That is even if you are willing to rely upon the kindness of random strangers to wake you up when you must disembark.
OK, maybe not everything in this list of inventions is a fail. Maybe there is some practicality to this particular invention, think about the convenience of using butter without a knife or messing up the table? Convenient, isn’t it?
5. Duster Slipper
No! Just No! If you thought your cat “Buster” was being lazy these days what would you do? Slip dusters into Buster’s paws maybe? If you looked closer at this contraption, that seems to be the case. Is it animal abuse? Watch Buster carefully and you will know. Oh! Good luck bonding with your cat afterward.
6. The umbrella Tie
When you are living in this island nation that is battered by rain frequently, it may seem convenient to have an umbrella at arm’s reach or rather increase your cool factor when you sport it around your neck. Slick move. Is it not?
7. Boyfriend-girlfriend pillows
No! It is not what you think. It is just cut out pieces of molded body parts made out of fluffy pillows. We know how must you miss your partner when he or she is away from you, and you crave to be wrapped around by their arms. But the Japs found the answer, buy this pillow and never again will you miss your partner in their absence.
8. The Urinal elephant
It may not have that mesmerizing charm for an invention, but that doesn’t make it any less good for that task it built for. Imagine the countless times you had to clean that urinal with the disgust of spotting stray pubic hair, this invention puts an end to all that. All you have to do is point it towards the urinal and presto! A clean, sparkling urinal without dirtying your hands, but you must ask that question for a machine so big where would you prefer to store it?
9. Sex Chewing Gum
This one must be truly a work of an excited Jap, imagine all that libido at the flick of a switch? Ooh la la! This product is made of plant testosterone to boost the blood circulation down south of your body, making you feel manlier in the bed. Wait! Nobody said the product was gender biased; there is a female version of the product that gives your busts a natural lift. The manufacturers claim you will be left wanting more.
10. Eye drop funnels
OK! It isn’t the most eye-popping invention for starters. It is well… a funnel attached to spectacles. What it does? Makes sure all that eye drop fluid doesn’t miss your eye. If you just failed to use an eye dropper with your hands, you don’t deserve to keep your eyes as well. Plan B, eye drop funnel glasses!
There you go… the 10 bizarre Japanese inventions you didn’t know existed. Tell us your favorite pick?