12 Ludicrous inventions of the past

12 Ludicrous inventions of the past

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Many things have been invented throughout history, but invention is not a synonym of useful. Among the novelties of the inventive geniuses there were items ludicrously useless, we bring you a few.
Revolver with embedded camera

Revolver with embedded camera

Sure, why didn't we think of it before? There is nothing better than taking a picture of a victim at the moment of being shot. It was invented in 1938 by A. Kurnick. The reason of the invention is unknown, but it could be taking pictures of the suspects running away so that they could be identified in case the shot missed the target.
Glasses to read in bed

Glasses to read in bed

A curious invention, even though it's in the list, many of us would like to have a pair to read all day long our favourite book while laying in bed.
Radio-hat

Radio-hat

The concept of portability does not only belong to the XXI century. The radio-hat was created to not miss your favourite program while walking down the street. It might be the precursor of iTunes, but not as stylish.
Fax delivered newspaper

Fax delivered newspaper

What a feat to send or receive this newspaper. By the time the last page was received the first one might be outdated.
Facial mask for snow storms

Facial mask for snow storms

Not quite useful, but certainly funny. Can you imagine holding this mask in place with strong winds?
Wooden swimwear

Wooden swimwear

Ok, ok, the intention is to float, but, wooden swimwear, really? It certainly was a FAIL.
Cheek dimple apparatus

Cheek dimple apparatus

When the trend is cheek dimples, inventors get to work to try to transform those “ugly smooth cheeks”. Quite uncomfortable, but fashion is fashion and, it might have worked after all.
Micrometer to measure where to apply makeup

Micrometer to measure where to apply makeup

It is said that beauty goes hand in hand with perfection. This apparatus sought to help apply makeup with the greatest perfection possible, although it seems a torture machine.
Anti-gas baby stroller

Anti-gas baby stroller

Created in war time when chemical attacks were a threat. They never proved useful, but fear is a powerful determinant.
Motorized skates

Motorized skates

An interesting invention, but it does not seem safe to skate with a gas tank on the back. There are other disadvantages, the weight of fuel and engine, fumes, and noise.
Hubbard's electrometer

Hubbard's electrometer

Can we communicate with fruits and vegetables? Ron Hubbard created his electrometer to measure the emotions of tomatoes when hanging on the plant, or when cut in slices for a nice salad. Is this a foretaste of a psychiatrist of tomatoes?

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