19 Awesomely Impractical Japanese Inventions
Chindōgu (n.): The Japanese art of inventing gadgets that are seemingly useful but too absurd to actually use.
For incognito sleeping on the subway:
For keeping your hair out of your food while doing an impression of a pink lion:
For all those surprise rain storms that happen in the office:
For keeping your shoes dry in the rain without compromising style:
For a buttering your bread or moisturizing your lips with a tasty balm:
For DIY panoramas or taking inconspicuous creep shots of people behind you.
For inserting eyedrops or showing off a cool new way to funnel beers.
To make use of that baby you have lying around your home:
For everyone who wears pants without pockets:
Because tool sheds are sooo overrated.
For soup that's too hot or chopsticks that are just too darn light.
For the absolute quickest way to ctrl + alt + delete (or shift + X + 3, or caps lock + S + 6, etc.):
For allergy season or anytime you eat Chipotle:
For collecting rainwater or making walking in the rain a much heavier ordeal than it needs to be:
For squishing bugs at a distance and then trampling their guts throughout your home as a warning to other bugs:
For cleaning up the bug guts after you've made your point clear to his friends:
For when you forgot your lighter but remembered your magnifying glass and stand:
For that itch you just can't scratch without a little help from your friend who loves to play Battleship:
In case you ever need to apply your lipstick while riding a bumpy wooden roller coaster at an S&M convention:
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