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13 Inventions You'll Never Ever Need

There's a lot of absolutely useless stuff being made these days. But, then again, not everyone can be Toshiba.

1. This Ketchup Robot

Concern: Somehow misses the mark.

Feedback: "Does this one want to focus more on the food and less on the table?"

2. The Headless Robotic Horse / Via

Concern: Questionable direction.

Feedback: "Is it possible that this is doing too much turning?"

3. The Stubborn Box

Concern: Feels redundant.

Feedback: "Is this going back and forth a lot? Not sure it's landing on a clear vision."

4. The Roller Heel

Concern: Faux pas.

Feedback: "Does this defeat the purpose of high heels and roller skates simultaneously?"

5. The Interior Doorbell

deargdoom57 / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: deargdoom57

Concern: Seems to invite problems.

Feedback: "Would anyone actually want to announce that they are already inside the building?"

6. The Bubble Wrap Bike / Via

Concern: Betrayal.

Feedback: "Why turn the most satisfying feeling in the world into the least enjoyable sound ever?"

7. The Leg Jet

Concern: Safety hazard.

Feedback: "Is the fire a little too close for comfort? Don't want to burn his legs."

8. The "Yes-Man"

Max Lupo / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: mlupo

Concern: Overzealous.

Feedback: "What happens when the answer is not yes but is in fact no."

9. The Shoe Walker

Concern: Confused.

Feedback: "Should we attach a dog to this or something? Do shoes benefit from regular walks?"

10. The Emotional Globe

Suvi Korhonen / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: suviko

Concern: Appropriateness.

Feedback: "What is the logic behind this smiley face ranking system?"

11. This Air-Powered Air Scooper

Concern: Effectiveness.

Feedback: "Is there more air being expelled than is being gathered?"

12. The "Judges Panel" Couch

Mali Buzz / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: actualiteafricaine
Mali Buzz / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: actualiteafricaine

Concern: Gender inequality.

Feedback: "Why does the man enjoy the transformation so much? The woman looks apathetic at best."

13. The Perfect Paper Airplane

Concern: Wasteful.

Feedback: "I just think it's time to go back to the drawing board on this."

So many ideas. So many useless ideas.

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In a tech world gone wrong, it's nice to know that Toshiba gets it right.