HAVE you ever seen something and thought to yourself, ‘why does this exist?’
I have — many times.
Here’s a list of things that have made me ask myself this very question.
These are by far the strangest things I’ve seen in a while, and you’ll see what I mean when you have a look at them as well.
Although they’re not yet a real product (just a concept), the thought of people walking around in these is so weird.
In the growing market of wearable technology, the concept — designed by Nieuwe Heren — is actually no surprise.
They wirelessly connect to your computer and have a keyboard sewn into your lap with a mouse small enough to fit in your back pocket.
AND they also have speakers which are placed at your knees.
Isn’t that great? Instead of using your computer/laptop/tablet, you can now type away at your own groin.
If you rely on caffeine to keep you going through the day, you may think this gadget is worth the hype.
Thync, which makes you look like a character out of a sci-fi film, administers electric currents to your body to help stimulate certain emotions.
The device claims to energise and calm you when you need the boost and connects to a smartphone app so you can track your dosages.
Not sure about you, but I think I’ll stick to coffee.
Love beer? You can be buried in a beer bottle.
Love cars? You can be sent off in a car.
Love aeroplanes? An aeroplane casket can be made just for you!
A Ghana-based organisation, famous for its creations, builds fantasy caskets to send you off to the next life in style.
Although it’s not really a gadget, it’s a weird and wacky idea and it had to go on this list.
I think the pictures speak for themselves.
TALKING TOILET PAPER SPINDLE
If you’re into making people poop their pants (literally) then this one’s for you.
This talking toilet paper spindle lets you record your own message for people who will eventually use the toilet paper it carries.
The motion sensor on the gadget detects when someone is pulling the toilet paper and plays out your prerecorded message.
For people who poop at others’ screams, you can turn this is to a hilarious prank.
This gadget is also apparently frequently bought with a toilet bowl mug and a farting bank.
We’ve all had the awkward thong tan on our feet at one point or another during the summer.
This gadget allows you to fix up your awkward tan lines or simply tan your feet if they never really see the sun.
You can simply pop your feet into a small box-shaped sun-bed-like machine and tan away.
Solafeet can tan your feet at work, or at home, for only 15 minutes a day for a week or two, your tan will be all fixed up!
WEARABLE HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER
This may very well be your next Halloween costume.
Totally unnecessary (in my opinion), this handcrafted mask attracts the small birds and allows them to feed from in between your eyes- pleasant, right?
Apparently pronounced “eye-to-eye” -this invention takes bird feeding to a whole new level.
I guess the only upside to this one is that you can get up close and personal to the little birds without scaring them away.
Although, I’m still not convinced the mask won’t do that.