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12 Unbelievable Inventions Of The ’60s

Some of these are early versions of things you still use…some are just plain insane.

1. The new American marriage — quality time with your spouse and your air turbo head massaging machines.

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2. British folks trying out “foot tickling machines.” The purpose of which remains unclear other than sheer amusement and to say you tried it.

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3. Pity those sea shoes never took off.

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4. A snazzy product of Goodyear’s in the ’60s — illuminated tires.

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5. The Cat-Mew Machine: a device that produces cat sounds, meant to keep away rodents.

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6. A “road safety machine” to train motorcyclists. Otherwise known as your grandfather’s arcade game.

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7. The first ever Walkman?

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8. The original portable boombox was a beanbag with a transistor radio.

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9. A prototype of the first computer mouse (wut?!), a creation by Douglas C. Engelbart.

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10. Behold the microcar: great for small people and NYC parking, horrible in any other situation.

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11. A hat with storage capabilities…because actually wearing a purse was passé?

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12. A remote-controlled lawnmower. Kind of like a giant Roomba for the outdoors. Get a cat on that thing!

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