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50 worst inventions

Jul!a Jul!a
So the lovely people at Time have put together a list (in no particular order) of the 50 worst inventions of all time. The idea is mostly for things that just didn't work out well in the long run, like plastic grocery bags or asbestos. I was personally a little sad to see that Tamagothic's made the list too, but the rest of these are definitely worth checking out too.
08/16/2010
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P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Jul!a
So the lovely people at Time have put together a list (in no particular order) of the 50 worst inventions of all time. The idea is mostly for things that just didn't work out well in the long run, like plastic grocery bags or asbestos. I was ...
Funny. I LIKE Crinoline. But "Head On" was not only the worst commercial ever, the crap took hundreds of thousands of dollars from headache sufferers. It doesn't work, it has been proven not to work, and it pisses me off when quack cures are sold to people and touted as effective.

Good list.
08/16/2010
MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
Why are Tamagotchis on this list? Gah! I had like 7 when I was younger and yet I've seem to have lost all of them
08/16/2010
Blinker Blinker
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Funny. I LIKE Crinoline. But "Head On" was not only the worst commercial ever, the crap took hundreds of thousands of dollars from headache sufferers. It doesn't work, it has been proven not to work, and it pisses me off when quack ...
I like HeadOn! It doesnt really do anything but it feels cooling.

WHY AM I DEFENDING HEADON.
08/16/2010
Blinker Blinker
Ok I've never heard of Coke Vio but it sounds disgusting.

Jul!a you find the best random shit
08/16/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
Ah! Baby Cage???? Disturbing.
08/16/2010
Sammi Sammi
There are some interesting inclusions on that list!
08/16/2010
Envy Envy
Sad face to the Tamagotchis. :< I used to have bunches of those and once took care of 21 at one time. I can take them apart, clean them, get them working, etc. I like to find them at swap meets and resell them after I get them in great working condition, make extra money that way.
08/17/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
I actually agree that Crocs (UGLY!) and Microsoft Bob (studid!) belong on the list.
08/17/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
HAHAHAHAHAHA - Farmville made the list!
08/17/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Blinker
I like HeadOn! It doesnt really do anything but it feels cooling.

WHY AM I DEFENDING HEADON.
APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!!!



NOW, I have a migraine.....
08/17/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Envy
Sad face to the Tamagotchis. :< I used to have bunches of those and once took care of 21 at one time. I can take them apart, clean them, get them working, etc. I like to find them at swap meets and resell them after I get them in great working ...
My kids used to leave them with me when they went to school, as they were banned at school for obvious reasons. I'd have these stupid little nanopets or nanaobabies or whatever they were, and I'd have other things to do and the fucking things would die, then my kids would CRY when they got home from school

"MOM, YOU KILLED MY NANOBABY!!!!"

The day I actually put them in my purse and found myself in the bathroom FEEDING and CLEANING UP after them, while a patient waited for me, I said "WTF am I DOING?" "No more, if you can't get one that has a 'rest' setting, I don't want to hear about them. They're your problem." (To my kids, not the patient. I didn't expect her REAL baby to actually have a "rest" setting.)

I, for one, am glad they are not around anymore. My youngest had one, but gladly got bored with it quickly. A friend of one of my kids had about 20 of them on a key ring, and they were constantly bliping and beeping, and we'd make her put them in the other room when she came over for dinner.

Now, my kids have cell phones and spend all their time texting. I don't know which is worse.

08/17/2010
kck kck
uhm................... ....... what. This list is NOT legit.
Tamagotchis are THE SHIT!
08/17/2010
kck kck
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Originally posted by Blinker
I like HeadOn! It doesnt really do anything but it feels cooling.

WHY AM I DEFENDING HEADON.
Because you've applied it directly to the forehead one too many a time..?
08/17/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I think The Bloggess would beg to differ on the fake ponytail thing!
08/17/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Blinker
Ok I've never heard of Coke Vio but it sounds disgusting.

Jul!a you find the best random shit
Thanks boo!
08/17/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I'm also glad to see how many other people thought Tsmagatchis were the shit. I totally got why they got banned from schools, along with Pokemon and Magic cards, lol
08/17/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
I'm on the fence about Crocs. I mean, the things are ugly as shit, but have you ever talked to a nurse or something? Those things are the shit for being on your feet for hours at a time....
08/17/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by TitsMcScandal
I'm on the fence about Crocs. I mean, the things are ugly as shit, but have you ever talked to a nurse or something? Those things are the shit for being on your feet for hours at a time....
To me it's almost like Jellies, those were the shit when I was a kid, and even tho they made your feet sweaty, and all around kinda nasty, we still loved them and most of us look back (somewhat) fondly on them. I think Crocs are the next generation's Jellies, lol
08/17/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
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Originally posted by kck
uhm................... ....... what. This list is NOT legit.
Tamagotchis are THE SHIT!
Agreed.

I miss Tamagotchis... I had about 10 on a keyring. They were awesome.
08/17/2010
Victoria Victoria
That 'Smile Check' one was really strange.

And, man, do I ever wish plastic bags were never made. People are so crazy dependent on them, and they're just not necessary.
08/17/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I think The Bloggess would beg to differ on the fake ponytail thing!
Yeah, it's weird. Like, I get that white people don't wear weaves and stuff but hairpieces are pretty common and look great when done well. It's odd that they appeared on here. They aren't necessarily supposed to look "real" or something. Bleh. That irks me.
08/17/2010
Danielle1220 Danielle1220
There's alot of stupid stuff out there! I personally love the Tamagotchi!
10/21/2010
J's Alley J's Alley
I wear fake pony tails all the time! WTF? Of course I have alopecia and am missing half my hair...but still!!!
10/21/2010
Riccio Riccio
What happened to drones, land mines and neutron bombs? Naturally, TIME forgot to mention the source of all of these inventions, which is the all-time worst "invention," capitalism.

Oh, well, what can we expect from TIME, who featured Hitler as "Man of the Year" way back when?
10/21/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
How did Flowbee not make this list
10/21/2010
bobowaxer bobowaxer
Betamax was actually a better design than VHS, it's just that it was Sony against the world and the world won.
03/05/2011
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
While this was an entertaining article, I think there are plenty of worse inventions in the world. Torture devices, bombs, guns, those sorts of things. Beats out Head-On any day.
07/02/2012
digit88 digit88
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
So the lovely people at Time have put together a list (in no particular order) of the 50 worst inventions of all time. The idea is mostly for things that just didn't work out well in the long run, like plastic grocery bags or asbestos. I was ...
that is interesting
07/02/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Nice. I think it's a list of things invented for a positive purpose that ended up going badly. Otherwise it'd be all weapons
07/02/2012
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