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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?

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1. This swingball-inspired hairdryer.

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2. This ladder-escalator combo.

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3. This depressing desk.

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4. This minimalist fence.

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5. This multi-person poncho.

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6. This honest engagement ring.

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7. These multi-purpose shoes.

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8. This musical toothbrush.

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9. This necessary GPS system.

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10. This ticklish padlock.

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11. This yo-yo bungee.

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