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    11 Inventions That Are So Absurd They Might Actually Be Genius

    British designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox has put together a book of "un-useful inventions". Yo-yo bungee, anyone?

    1. This swingball-inspired hairdryer.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    2. This ladder-escalator combo.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    3. This depressing desk.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    4. This minimalist fence.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    5. This multi-person poncho.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    6. This honest engagement ring.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    7. These multi-purpose shoes.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    8. This musical toothbrush.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    9. This necessary GPS system.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    10. This ticklish padlock.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    11. This yo-yo bungee.

    Dominic Wilcox / Via dominicwilcox.com

    Variations on Normal by Dominic Wilcox is out now.

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