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Aug 17, 2012

20 Odd Inventions That Might Secretly Be Awesome

One man's junk is another man's brilliant invention. How many of these products are simply novelties and how many of them are actually useful?

1. Butter Stick Type

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Essentially, butter in a glue stick tube. Easy application, or totally pointless?

2. Motorized Ice Cream Cones

chalet.net.au / Via chalet.net.au

The battery-powered, plastic cone contains a small dish that rotates your melting scoop for you. Prevents dripping and cone turning, or totally pointless?

3. Training Wheel High Heels

sillymarket.com / Via sillymarket.com

Helps you keep your balance, or totally pointless?

4. Dine Ink Utensils

Via incrediblethings.com

Ballpoint pens with fork, knife, and spoon caps. Handy for a snack, or totally pointless?

5. Glass Toaster

inventablescorporate.com / Via listas.20minutos.es

This allows you to watch your bread while it's toasting. Tired of burned toast, or totally pointless?

6. Wearcom Jeans

Via incrediblethings.com

These jeans have a special transparent pocket for your iPhone. Convenient way of checking your texts, or totally pointless?

7. Portable Fish Tank

livedoor.blogimg.jp / Via blog.livedoor.jp

Makes your goldfish happy, or totally pointless?

8. Light Bites Candle Holders

images.celebrateexpress.com / Via birthdayexpress.com

Because why should you have to buy candles and forks separately? Party time saver, or totally pointless?

9. The Baby Mop

davengrace.com / Via davengrace.com

A onesie with a mop attached. Do crawling babies speed up cleaning, or is this totally pointless?

10. Apple Sweaters

etsy.com / Via etsy.com

Pack your lunchtime apple in a sweater to prevent bruising. Adorably protective, or totally useless?

11. Broom and Dustpan Slippers

articol.md / Via articol.md

You'll never have to bend over again. Prevents achy backs, or totally pointless?

12. Staircase Drawers

wordpress.com / Via athousandgreatideas.wordpress.com

Is it a staircase? Nope! Well, yes. But it's also a set of drawers. Space saver, or totally pointless?

13. Lazy Sunday Sweatpants

Via incrediblethings.com

These sweatpants have mini-tablecloths velcroed to the thighs for lazy lap eating. Reduces your laundry load, or totally pointless?

14. Hamster Cage Shredder

Via tomballhatchet.com

Skip a step and shred documents directly into your hamster cage. Useful, or totally pointless?

15. Anti-Theft Lunch Bags

colormute.com / Via colormute.com

Plastic bags with fake mold graphics keep sticky fingers off your sandwiches. Clever trick, or totally pointless?

16. Square Watermelons

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Prevents watermelon from rolling where you don't want it to roll, or totally pointless?

17. The Dry Side Bench

Via yankodesign.com

Bench is wet? No problem, just turn the crank to get to the dry side. Useful, or totally pointless?

18. Slurp Guard

bank.imgdumpr.com / Via allthehumor.com

Keeps broth out of your hair, or totally pointless?

19. Soda Can Handle

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Prevents cold hands, or totally pointless?

20. Two-Way Toothpaste

Via likecool.com

Boon to toothbrushers everywhere, or totally pointless?

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