It is safe to assume that in a past life (if I am to believe in such things) I was NEVER Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Mary Jacob, or numerous other "Pioneers of Invention" worth noting. I am perfectly happy with letting someone else do that dirty work. Maybe this is because, like my Navigation Gene, I was born with a horribly stunted Inventing Gene. Whenever I sit back and try to think of something worth creating my brain short circuits and floods my mind with images of things that have already been invented. Maybe I should work on inventing a time machine instead.
There are people out there with original ideas, albeit not always good ones. Bruce Van Patter's web site is one of the funniest I've found on strange patents. Some of my favorites being:
- Dad Saddle- for when little kids "ride horsey" on their dad's back.
- Santa Detector- it's a stocking with an alarm that sounds when the stocking is filled.
- Talking Dog Collar- with recorded messages, it sounds like your dog is talking! Sort of.
Daily Hoop Conversation:
Hoop: So I came up with an invention.
Hoop: Vibrating underwear.
Hoop: It would have a wireless remote-
Tink: -It's already been done.
Hoop: Really? Vibrating underwear has already been done?
Tink: Well, they're more like discreet strap on devices. I think one's called the Dolphin and another is the Bumblebee.
Hoop: And HOW do you know all this?
Tink: *Shrugs* I'm a girl.
Hoop: Do I need to go raid your "toy" box?
Daily Hoop Conversation 2:
Hoop: I just thought of another invention!
Hoop: There's this box. Only, one side is clear. And somehow using magic, we transmit little pictures on to it.
Tink: Mmmm Hmmm. What kind of pictures?
Hoop: Plays and shows, only in thirty to an hour segments. Then we get manufactures to buy time slots on this box that they'll have to pay to advertise on! We'll be RICH.
Tink: *Walks away*
Daily Hoop Conversation 3:
Tink: I just thought of an invention.
Tink: You take a chair-
Hoop: A chair, wonderful.
Tink: -and you stick it on top of two curved wood beams. This enables the chair to rock backwards and forward without falling over.
Hoop: Wow. You know who would really go for that? Old country people.
Tink: I was thinking more along the lines of new Moms and their babies.
Hoop: That too. Huh. A rocking chair.
Tink: And you know what I'd call it?
Hoop: I'm all ears.
Tink: Tink's Weeble Wobble-matic!
Hoop: You. Are. Brilliant!
Tink: I know.
Hoop: I love you.
What are some inventions that you've thought of?