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Offline CZARCAR

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« Reply #25 on: 05/07/2011 23:26:04 »
go ask rube goldberg or god
 

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« Reply #26 on: 05/07/2011 23:53:08 »
I think I found a pretty bad invention, I am going to provide the link to the advert for it here, in a way this could be classed as spam but you would have to be pretty stupid to buy one!  I just checked the website given in the youtube advert and you will be pleased to know that even if you did want to buy one you will not be able to as they went under so to speak a long time ago, lol.

It is called the comfort wipe.  I thought it was a hoax at first but apparently it is a real product.


I watched this advert in utter amazement that someone out there actually paid to get this thing developed and then paid for the advertising.  As inventions go I would have to say it is pretty bad but what makes it worse is the trouble they went too to promote it. 
 

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« Reply #27 on: 06/07/2011 01:24:51 »
Perpetual motion machines and reactionless engines are some of the worst since they don't work.
 

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« Reply #28 on: 06/07/2011 01:31:40 »

It is called the comfort wipe. 


Ye gods! "Extends your reach a full eighteen inches."

 

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« Reply #29 on: 06/07/2011 02:10:22 »
Ye gods! "Extends your reach a full eighteen inches."

That is the part that made me chuckle. Absolutely ridiculous!  [:0]
 

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« Reply #30 on: 09/07/2011 23:30:45 »
About this time of year, farmers across the Northern Hemisphere are found standing around in circles cursing the very existence of knotters.
 

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« Reply #31 on: 10/07/2011 22:14:19 »
My least favorite invention is the price tag that takes forever to remove. The same idiot probably invented the glued-tight advertisement stickers that also take forever to remove. I will never buy Rubbermaid again because the outside of the container was just covered with propaganda about how wonderful the product is. Half an hour of peeling and soaking failed to remove all the leftover glue.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 11/07/2011 01:12:23 »
Pot Metal
 

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« Reply #33 on: 11/07/2011 14:01:01 »
My least favorite invention is the price tag that takes forever to remove. The same idiot probably invented the glued-tight advertisement stickers that also take forever to remove. I will never buy Rubbermaid again because the outside of the container was just covered with propaganda about how wonderful the product is. Half an hour of peeling and soaking failed to remove all the leftover glue.

Geeze, you had me worried there for a min! I'll not tell you the kinky pictures which went through my mind.
 

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« Reply #34 on: 11/07/2011 19:42:28 »
On that vein I will put forward that clamshell plastic wrapping that is impossible to open without either a knife or without cutting yourself.
 

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« Reply #35 on: 12/07/2011 03:17:29 »
On that vein I will put forward that clamshell plastic wrapping that is impossible to open without either a knife or without cutting yourself.

Somebody invented a special tool for opening those things. Comes in a plastic clamshell package.
 

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« Reply #36 on: 25/07/2011 20:04:09 »
What about Charlemagne & King Offa of Mercia, and the invention of the most complicated monetary system imaginable.
 

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« Reply #37 on: 26/07/2011 09:52:51 »
What about Charlemagne & King Offa of Mercia, and the invention of the most complicated monetary system imaginable.

Ah yes! The king made an offa Charlemagne couldn't refuse.
 

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« Reply #38 on: 26/07/2011 18:57:35 »
The curried tuna I once made could count as an all time bad invention.
 

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« Reply #39 on: 27/07/2011 08:21:41 »
For an anniversary gift, a few years ago, we were given a smoothy maker. 'Great', thought I, I love smoothies and now I can make my own, with the fruits I like the most, raspberries, loganberries, gooseberries and so on and so forth.

At the time 1ltr of a popular brand of smoothy cost around £1.50 from most supermarkets. I now discovered, to my horror, that the cost of sufficient fruit to make around ½ltr of smoothy was coming in at around £5. Needless to say, the smoothy maker has been consigned to the back of that kitchen cupboard where similar useless stuff is stored until the day it is either flogged in a boot sale or heaved in the bin.

What reminded me of this was BC's curried tuna. I do, all too clearly, recall making a smoothy from cucumber, which I find a very refreshing salad ingredient and is, after all a fruit. I don't think I have tasted anything so vile in my entire life.

I'll add smoothy makers to the list of bad inventions.
 

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« Reply #40 on: 27/07/2011 10:29:58 »
I am now gonna have to try a cucumber smoothy - just for the hell of it!

BTW - has anyone seen gooseberries for sale recently, I love them but just cannot seem to buy any
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« Reply #41 on: 27/07/2011 18:10:22 »
BTW - has anyone seen gooseberries for sale recently, I love them but just cannot seem to buy any

EEC banned 'em. Insufficient goose content ::)

Nobody in these parts has even heard of them. I'd grow my own, but I think the dang deer would snarf the lot.
 

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« Reply #42 on: 27/07/2011 18:55:17 »
In my part of the world it's the damn blackbirds  (aside from eurocrats) - I should invest in some nets and try again
 

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« Reply #43 on: 28/07/2011 03:48:15 »
How would you rank a single invention that is the cause of about 1.2 million fatalities per year globally?
With about 30% of the fatalities affecting those under 25.
 

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« Reply #44 on: 28/07/2011 08:39:06 »
I presume you are refering to Mr Benz.
 

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« Reply #45 on: 29/07/2011 03:44:15 »
I presume you are referring to Mr Benz.
Well, here in the USA, we prefer to attribute it to Henry Ford...  Certainly Henry Ford did not invent the car.  He just figured out how to make a lot of them.
 

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« Reply #46 on: 29/07/2011 17:54:47 »
Whoever invented beer has a lot to answer for in terms of deaths, but I prefer to think of it as a necessary evil.
 

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« Reply #47 on: 21/12/2011 12:53:48 »
Although it was the Manhattan project that brought about the realization of the atomic bomb, it was Albert Einstein who was responsible for its development.  I believe this is one of the worst inventions that can cause destruction to humanity.
 

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« Reply #48 on: 21/12/2011 16:33:25 »
A further addition from the mind of a looney.

Child proof caps.

They may be very good at preventing children from accessing undesirable substances, but 'er indoors can never seem to open them. She’s forever bugging me to do it for her, or insists that I don’t close the lid/cap properly so she can open it next time.

Now you may think maybe she has weak appendages’, but I can categorically state that when she is throttling the life out of me (a common pastime of her's), she don't seem too weak to me!
 

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« Reply #49 on: 21/12/2011 17:15:03 »
Child proof caps.

 'er indoors can never seem to open them.
You need some kids around to help you get them open.

They can be very ingenious about getting things like that open.

Here in the USA, if you don't have young kids around, you can now request that prescription meds be put in easy-open containers.
 

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