The most Absurd Inventions of all Time

Inventions are products of one’s ingenuity. However, most inventions are often dubbed as stupid, silly and absurd.

Take for instance, the Wright Brothers, their creative thinking led to them being ridiculed and laughed at but after more than a century, the airplane which was a product of their innovative ideas, is considered as one of the greatest inventions of all time.

However, not all inventions deemed crazy and useless turned out to occupy the pinnacle of the world’s greatest inventions, most just remained as they were – crazy and useless.

Thus, the following is a list of the most absurd and silliest inventions of all time.

Hubbard Electrometer

The Hubbard Electrometer, named after its inventor American science fiction writer and the founder of the half-cult, half-religious organization; the Church of Scientology, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, is an electronic device use to measure the electrical resistance during Dianetics and Scientology auditing.

Hence, the stupidity of this invention lies in its usage. Our gifted “inventor” turned “religious leader” claims that his invention is able to tell whether fruits and vegetables experience pain. Hubbard was made famous by the infamous line, saying that tomatoes scream when sliced.

Rainy Day Cigarette Holder

Are you having a hard time smoking during rainy seasons? Wetting your freshly-lighted cigarette is the last thing you want to happen – well, worry no more. Introducing, the Rainy Day Cigarette Holder, perfect for those rainy days when you just can’t help to puff a cigar or two. This not so state-of-the-art invention comes with a miniature umbrella that protects your cigarette from the rain.

Why is it silly? Because it looks silly. This 1954 “timeless” classic, meaning no place in time, was a creation of Zeus corporation president, Robert L. Stern.

Phone-Answering Robot

The Phone-Answering Robot is one unique invention, firstly because it’s probably the forefather of the modern answering machine and secondly it is just downright stupid. This Phone-Answering Robot is developed Claus Scholz of Vienna. It nearly has everything anyone can ask for.

It grabs the phone whenever it rings, but then again this Phone-Answering Robot just doesn’t speak. So I guess, Scholz is halfway to his invention.

Anti-Bandit Bag

The Anti-Bandit Bag was invented by another genius, John H T Rinfret. This invention was created to prevent bandits from stealing the important documents and contents of say, a business executive.

It’s an ordinary bag where one puts his/her belongings. How does it work? Well, when the bandit snatches the bag, a chain is pulled and viola, it will open the case and the contents will be scattered all over the floor. Great, it foiled the robbery attempt. Oh, it didn’t.