Mankind's most pointless invention

Miyazaki

Distinguished Member
I thought i'd keep the theme going.

What invention has had the least impact when the hype surrounded it seemed to ensure that it would be a cornerstone of existance.

For me it would have to be the segway scooter. What a waste of time! :rotfl:
 

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Steve N

Distinguished Member
Breville sandwich makers
Sincairs' C5
Anything by Ronco
Mini discs
Rubber ridges on the back of toothbrushes - just use the bristles for much more effective tongue cleaning
 

Lion

Active Member
electric dishwashers because washing pots is a good way of keeping women busy while we watch movies. :devil:
 

Nick_UK

Banned
The "eject" button on a DVD remote.
 

Garrett

Moderator
Steve N said:
Mini discs
There far better than tape, and you can edit them unlike CD, but they never realy caught on which is a shame. :(



Threads on inventions :rotfl:
 

Kazuya Mishima

Active Member
Nick_UK said:
The "eject" button on a DVD remote.

Well actually I use mine all the time....it means that when I walk over to the DVD player to change the disc it is already out and I don't have to stand there fumbling for the button and waiting the 0.8 seconds for the tray to slide out... :blush:

So I wouldn't send that particular 'invention' off to Room 101 just yet!
 

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Hi,

The worst invention, has to be the toasted sandwich maker! Truly pointless for anyone who's ever bought it, and then left it at the back of the cupboard to collect dust. :rotfl:

Or failing that, Burberry baseball caps! :rotfl:


Pooch
 

Steve N

Distinguished Member
eviljohn2 said:
People wouldn't say that the bow was a pointless invention.
Actually this was considered a completely inexplicable invention until some years later Throg, a Swedish inventor, designed the arrow.
This also was considered a very poor stabbing weapon.
Then came that fateful day when the two inventors met completely by chance at a dandruff convention in Vienna.

As the world knows - the rest is history (and king Harold finally saw the point)
 

Ian J

Banned
PoochJD said:
The worst invention, has to be the toasted sandwich maker! Truly pointless for anyone who's ever bought it,

I rather like them and the sandwiches that you can make in them but I did buy an electric yoghurt maker years ago that was christened then never used again.
 

Mr Cat

Banned
Ian J said:
I rather like them and the sandwiches that you can make in them but I did buy an electric yoghurt maker years ago that was christened then never used again.

looks like my juicers going the same way... :D
 

Razor

Member
The handbag, because we still have to carry their **** around with us. :confused:
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
Self opiniated, self serving, arrogant media "experts"
 

Miyazaki

Distinguished Member
Left handed biros
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
Soaps and Reality programs..... in other words ITV :D
 

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