Creativity is the process of imagining new ideas in order to produce something with an artistic and original touch; Innovation on the other hand is the process of implementing this new method or new idea in order to come up with a fully-fledged novelty product for the betterment of man-kind. However, these processes of innovating and inventing new and contemporary products can sometimes get the inventor carried away and give birth to really weird and unexplainable products with no practicality whatsoever.
So, here we have some of the weirdest innovations carried out in the 21st century giving way to these new inventions, from robotic waiters and high-tech bicycles to privacy visors; all of which don’t really make much sense. You decide for yourself.
10. The Sperm Bike
Invented for the efficient delivery and easy transport of sperm from different parts of Seattle to fertility clinics all around the city, Biologist analyst Alan Dowden of the Seattle Sperm Bank rides the newly invented, custom designed high-tech Sperm Bike. The bike although made for the purpose of delivering sperms from donors to the respected clinics around Seattle, riding it would still be a little out of the ordinary because all the hard work put into the bikes high-tech design however makes it still lack a common sense of style. It looks literally like a sperm and that makes it a viable candidate on our list as one of the weirdest innovations of the 21st century.
9. Wondrous Bra
Call it wondrous, call it weird, but whatever it may be, it still is a bra; and if you think all it does is only cover up under parts of beautiful women, think again. Japanese urban farmers who wear the gimmicky new undergarment can grow their own rice in these wondrous bras in recyclable plastic pots that double as cups, according to Reuters. These pots can be soiled and filled with any seed/plant of your liking, and the best part is that the wearer can water the plant with a hose that doubles as a belt which loops around the waist, talk about convenience.
8. Baby Beer Bottle
Well, is it a baby bottle? It looks like a beer bottle though! No wait, it’s both. Yes, it’s the world’s first ever Baby Beer Bottle and Anheuser- Busch is not quite happy with this weird yet wonderful invention and is suing Baby Beer Bottles Inc, for trademark infringement. According to the Smoking Gun these bottles are being sold in the name of ‘’Bunwiper’’ and ‘’Little Tike’’ bottles that obviously look like beer bottles for $19.99 for a gift wrapped set.
7. Handerpants Fingerless Gloves
If anyone in this world wants to be reminded of their buttocks whilst looking at their hands, then we believe Handerpants Fingerless Gloves are just the invention for you. Wearing these cheeky gloves would definitely help you make a statement, if weird is your way of kicking it. You could even wear them under a pair of gloves for an extra layer; well that’s actually the whole point, Handerpants, just like the Underpants. Get it?
6. Potty Putter
That’s right folks, it’s the latest perhaps the weirdest invention in our century; the all new Potty Putter. As the name suggests itself, it is an invention innovated in order to help you entertain yourself while you take a dump and take care of your filthy business. This invention is in fact for all the healthy enthusiasts who wanted to make their time in the Potty a little more worth the wait and a lot more interesting than the just the simple magazine.
5. Robotic Waiter
A Robot Restaurant in Harbin, China, is home to high-tech Robotic waiters that serve you your food in an experience which can never be matched by an ordinary human-waiter. These robots look somewhat like wall-e from the 2008 Hollywood movie ‘’Wall-e’’. They are interactive and deal with you in such ways that it definitely takes you away to that futuristic world, maybe even only for a minute; but still something we may not live to see in our lifetimes.
4. Hog Wild Twirling Spaghetti Fork
Have you ever had one of those moments when you’re dead hungry and feel like you could eat anything in one single gulp, but all you have is spaghetti on the plate and while trying to twirl it onto your fork, it just won’t buzz. Well if you have been in this situation, you should right away order the Hog Wild Twirling Spaghetti Fork online from Amazon.com that has this weird yet wonderful product offered with a cheeky tagline, ‘’more satisfying bits and 100% twirling fun.’’
3. Hula Chair with Innovative Elliptical Motion
Promoting the idea of waking up naturally in the morning without coffee or any unhealthy energy drinks, the Hula Chair literally vibrates you awake and is the seemingly the most practical of all the weird inventions of our time. This modern miracle combines the best of ancient Chinese medicine with the 21st century space-age tech to give its users a satisfying wakefulness in the morning without ingesting anything; so order one now and let its elliptical motion work wonders on your body.
2. White Castle Candle
White Castle as we all must know is a fine choice when hungry or in a desperate need of a burger but would you really want your entire house to smell like one of them burgers? We don’t know about you, but the company sure hopes you do as they’ve just released a $10 White Castle candle, which smell like one of their ‘’slyder’’ burgers. As weird as it may sound, but this fast-food company has teamed up with Laura Slatkin, often referred to as the ‘’queen’’ of home fragrances, to introduce a candle with the steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions scent of America’s first fast-food hamburger.
1. Twitter toilet paper
A creative team of individuals have come up with a weird yet interesting way to earn a few bucks and a few laughs by printing Twitter feeds onto rolls of toilet paper. Sold in packs of four at $35, customers can choose between their own tweets their friends or a particular feed to be printed on their specific rolls. With the tag line,’’ Social media has never been so disposable’’ and collectively named, the Shitter; it is surely one of the best ways of making your trip to the washroom more interesting.
Final Conclusion: These inventions, although given their efforts to change certain ways and traits of our daily lives; cannot help it but to be a little weird and out of the box. In my opinion the world isn’t ready for anything out of the ordinary. Yes, of course people in the business of innovation are, but the normal public or the average Joe would still be happy to just go along with whatever the people around him/her are doing. This doesn’t mean we cannot change our mindset and are doomed for rest of eternity, but means that it will take a little longer than we expected and can be done only one mind at a time.
Nikhil is musician by choice, writer by profession. Currently, studying Bachelors in Hospitality.