One of the reasons the modern world is so awesome is because of all of the great technology we have that makes our lives better. But what we don”t often consider are the inventions that didn”t quite cut it.
Some of these inventions are genius, some are stupid, and others are straight up useless. Even though they”re long-extinct, it”s still fun to look back and laugh…
1. An electronic map for your car
2. A portable, collapsible bridge
3. An interesting early form of the hair dryer
4. A contraption that helped teach your child to walk.
5. A family bicycle
6. A fax machine for newspaper
7. A radio hat
8. A stretch RV
9. A gun equipped with a camera that takes images just before the trigger is pulled
10. A bicycle for both land and water
11. A rain-friendly cigarette holder
12. A double cigarette holder
13. Single-wheeled motorcycle
14. A vehicle for any terrain
15. Life preservers made of bicycle tires
16. A piano for the bedridden
These are just the tip of the iceberg. They definitely make you appreciate how much time and work it”s taken us to get this far, and how many dumb ideas there were along the way.