- Allergies, hay fever
- Steak dinners
- Marathons of your favorite emotionally crippling TV series
- Severe nosebleeds
- Trashing someone's house and/or frontyard
- Halloween, when you and your friends need a last minute group costume as things found in bathrooms
Japan is a country famous for its advancements in technology and knack for all things digital. (Have you heard about their new humanoids? Crazy, right?) Of course, there's no surprise here as science and technology in Japan focus on electronics, robotics, and automative industry. Now that sounds classy and all but little do many of us know that the Japanese like to play a little game called chindogu, wherein participants invent absurd things as part of a harmless joke. The rules: the invention cannot be patented or sold, but must be physically existent. Someone should be able to hold it and imagine himself using it. (Laughing at the thought of it is optional) Enjoy scrolling through these potentially amazing yet painfully ridiculous inventions!
Soup Splash Guard. To prevent you from getting soup in your hair. Way easier than just tying it back, right? Bonus: You get to look like an adorable, little pink lion enjoying a nice, warm bowl of ramen.
Shoe Umbrellas. No one in their right mind would show up to an important meeting with a pair of soggy shoes, right? These umbrellas should do the trick, alongside earning you a few stares as you strut down the puddle-dotted street.
Umbrella Necktie. These should go perfectly with the shoe umbrellas. Stuck in the rain? No problem. Just take off your tie.
Rag Onesie. Sick of your kid or baby brother/sister just sitting there, doing nothing while you drown in a sea of household chores? Get them this fashionable onesie with built-in rags, so they could wipe the floors clean as they go.
Bubble Wrap Keychain. That's right. Never-ending bubble wrap. Come to think of it, this is the opposite of a ridiculous invention. Heck, I want one of these. Scratch that, I want twelve of these. There is nothing quite like the satisfaction you get from hearing a symphony of plastic bubbles pop at your control.
Roll-on Butter Stick. You will never have to use a butter knife again. What a relief! This changes the whole sandwich game. (I wonder if they have this in other flavors like peanut butter or Nutella?) Please do yourself a favor and keep it away from your lip balm, though.
Broom and Dustpan Slip-ons. For those who pick things up off the floor with their feet. Finally, a chore you could finish with ease and possibly enjoy. Put on some music you could dance to for the full experience.
Toilet Paper Roll Hat. May be used for:
Cuddle Buddy Pillow. For lonely nights without the bae. Now you can watch The Notebook without getting jealous of Rachel McAdams. You're a pillow, I'm a pillow.
Silent Karaoke. Perfect for aspiring singers who aren't quite ready to let the world know of their blinding talent.