Useless Products That Are Frustratingly Funny

Sometimes the Invisible Hand messes up and brings items to market that hinder us more than they do help us. They don’t work appropriately, or they’re difficult to use. However, we probably haven’t experienced true dissatisfaction and anger until imagining trying to use these very badly-albeit humorously- designed products. Some people just want to set the world on fire to watch it burn.

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Useless Products Boots

Knowing the fashion trends -and how they often spawn accessories so ugly and impractical that no one wants to wear them, these are right on target! Unfortunately, catching this would-be trend will also catch you a dandy cold. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Bowl

Bowls equipped with drainage holes are not - nor have they ever been - an intelligent design. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Fork

Good luck picking anything up with this redesign of a common utensil. Whoever can manage to successfully insert food into their face via this fork should receive a dexterity award. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Key

Sure, you can insert this key into the door to your dreams, but turning it is a feat that may never be accomplished. We wish you luck, young traveler. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Plate

We all know that person who manages to find the tiniest hair on their plate of food. Serve them their tacos on this plate, and watch them go ballistic before your very eyes. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Pot

We propose a new Olympic sport, wherein you carry this pot filled to the brim with boiling water for 500 meters. Whoever finishes with the least amount of third degree burns wins. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Pot

This one isn’t so bad; at least you can actually carry water or other liquids in this. Just don’t try and pour anything from it. That wouldn’t end well. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Red Chair

As students, we probably all felt that the chairs used in schools were directly inspired by this design. All it’s missing is the one leg that’s just a tad shorter, and then you can do that rocking motion that drives all the other students batty. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Salt And Pepper

This will make sure your salt and pepper pass through the sands of time before landing on your potatoes. It tastes even better when you have to wait for it, right? Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Santa Hat

There isn’t a whole lot to be said here. This jolly Santa hat is on your head one second, and crushing that little elf’s toe the next. Repeat. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Spoon

With all of the other badly designed products, you could at least find some way around the bad design. We can’t think of a single way to efficiently use this spoon, so we bid the designer to come hither so we can stick it in their eye. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Umbrella

Harkening back to the times of Fred Flintstone… it may keep the rain at bay, but your back will surely pay. Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Watering Can

Create your own watering can paradox! It just keeps watering and watering and watering and watering… Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products White Chair

Which would be more comfortable: this chair, or the red chair earlier in the list? Source: Twisted Sifter

Useless Products Wine Glass

There are some pretty fancy wine glasses out there, and this one looks cool, but its functionality probably won’t rank very high unless your mouth has switched places with your nose. Source: Twisted Sifter

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3 Pseudoscientific Cons That Are Somehow Legal In America

Legal Scams Acupuncture

Source: A Glow Bella

America—land of the free, home of the brave . . . and a great place to make a buck if you don’t mind fleecing desperate people. Making money from dubious claims has been an American tradition at least since the days when sleazy con men hawked patent medicine to gullible suckers at every whistlestop on the continent.

But those were the Good Old Days; things are different now, right? Nobody today could make a soft living off of horse balm and Chief Kickapoo’s Vitality Tonic now that we have genetics and the germ theory of disease, right? We have scientists now, with lab coats and everything, who know better. Right?

Legal Scams Dr Oz

Source: KCRA

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Fall Back Into The Future With This Steampunk Bar

Clockwork Faces

Source: Freshome

How would you like to belly up to this unique bar and order a drink? The Romanian steampunk pub, Joben Bistro, takes this trend and runs full steam ahead with it. From the first step into the bistro, you are whisked away into the retro-futuristic romance of the steampunk scene. The pub itself is a fantastical work of art that leaves the time-travel seeking patron in want of nothing.

Steampunk Bar Main Counter

Source: Freshome

Dystopian futures and science fiction are nothing new; these themes have existed for more than a hundred years and in nearly as many incarnations. One of the fastest growing offshoots of this is Steampunk, a science fiction and fantasy sub genre featuring technology based on the 19th century harnessing of steam power.

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Australia’s Creepy Doll Hospital

Doll Head Wash

Source: Daily Mail

For some of us, dolls are sinister, nightmare-inducing creatures with distant, glassy eyes that follow us around while they plot our demise in their little doll heads. Maybe these fears stem from a childhood misgiving, like cutting off most of P.J. Sparkle’s hair and dyeing it a magical shade of florescent that can only be achieved with a stolen green highlighter. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but what we ended up with was a deranged, wild-eyed goblin baby that vowed to eat us the next time we succumbed to slumber.

Still, there are some who regard dolls as a cherished childhood toy that embodies love and security. Those people are whom Australia’s Doll Hospital caters to. In a warehouse stacked to the ceiling with accumulated doll parts, “head doll surgeon” Geoff Chapman works to restore ragged childhood dolls to their former glory, repairing the silent victims of sibling rivalry or a teething puppy. He is the third-generation owner of the hospital, which started as an offshoot of a general store that received a shipment of damaged dolls.

Fair warning -in this hospital for broken dolls, there are things that can’t be unseen.

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