19 Awesomely Impractical Japanese Inventions

Chindōgu (n.): The Japanese art of inventing gadgets that are seemingly useful but too absurd to actually use.

1. For incognito sleeping on the subway:

ID: 1890126

2. For keeping your hair out of your food while doing an impression of a pink lion:

ID: 1890215

3. For all those surprise rain storms that happen in the office:

ID: 1890232

4. For keeping your shoes dry in the rain without compromising style:

ID: 1890277

5. For a buttering your bread or moisturizing your lips with a tasty balm:

ID: 1890281

6. For DIY panoramas or taking inconspicuous creep shots of people behind you.

ID: 1890282

7. For inserting eyedrops or showing off a cool new way to funnel beers.

ID: 1890285

8. To make use of that baby you have lying around your home:

ID: 1890292

9. For everyone who wears pants without pockets:

ID: 1890290

10. Because tool sheds are sooo overrated.

ID: 1890296

11. For soup that’s too hot or chopsticks that are just too darn light.

ID: 1890341

12. For the absolute quickest way to ctrl + alt + delete (or shift + X + 3, or caps lock + S + 6, etc.):

ID: 1890397

13. For allergy season or anytime you eat Chipotle:

ID: 1890535

14. For collecting rainwater or making walking in the rain a much heavier ordeal than it needs to be:

ID: 1890560

15. For squishing bugs at a distance and then trampling their guts throughout your home as a warning to other bugs:

ID: 1890567

16. For cleaning up the bug guts after you’ve made your point clear to his friends:

ID: 1890599

17. For when you forgot your lighter but remembered your magnifying glass and stand:

ID: 1890584

18. For that itch you just can’t scratch without a little help from your friend who loves to play Battleship:

ID: 1890573

19. In case you ever need to apply your lipstick while riding a bumpy wooden roller coaster at an S&M convention:

ID: 1890640

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