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Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

Pics | 17 Sep, 2009 | Views: 71011 |  +15   |  

You must admit, that some of these inventions are really smart.
For example the first one. Wasn't this machine gun the ancestor of modern guns, that can shoot around corners?
But ok, let's take a closer look.


Curved Barrel Machine Gun, 1953

1 Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

M3 sub-machine gun with a curved barrel for shooting around corners.
It's the perfect gun for the "shoot first, look where you're shooting later" kind of guy.

Anti-Bandit Bag, 1963


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Inventor John H T Rinfret demonstrates his anti-bandit bag.
To foil thieves the chain is pulled and the bottom of the case falls out so the contents are scattered over the floor.
That'll stop those thieves from getting at the contents of your bag! No, wait. It won't.

Hubbard Electrometer, 1968


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The founder of the Church of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard created this
Hubbard Electrometer to find out whether tomatoes experience pain.
Funny, but the conclusion was that they scream when sliced.

Cup Bras, 1949


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Finnish Portable Sauna, 1962


5 Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

Baby Cage, 1937




6 Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

When you want to keep your kids outside the appartments but don't want them on the streets.

Laryngaphone, 1929


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''Laryngaphone,'' a noise-excluding telephone which only transmits vibrations from the vocal chords when the microphone is placed against the throat or cheek.
For the man who wants to annoy both his wife and his mistress

Motorized Surfboard, 1948


8 Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

Rainy Day Cigarette Holder, 1954


9 Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

Rocket Belt, 1961


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Engineer Harold Graham salutes President Kennedy after demonstrating Rocket Belt for him.

Honegar, 1959


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Inventor of a honey and vinegar mixture, called Honegar, Dr. DeForest C. Jarvis.
Honegar was said to be a folk remedy for aches and pains, though it mainly sounds like a cure for lack of nausea.

Illuminated Tires, 1961


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I love this one.
A woman adjusts her stocking by the light of the Goodyear's illuminated tires.
The tire is made from a single piece of synthetic rubber and is brightly lit by bulbs mounted inside the wheel rim.

Shower Hood, 1970


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If you don't want your make up ruined.

Cigarette Pack Holder, 1955


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Handwriting Game, 1955


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A handwriting game being analysed by members of the Ideal Toy panel on Inventor's Day at the Ideal Toy Company in Hollis, New York.
Because there's nothing children love more than handwriting.

Fast-Draw Robot, 1960


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Robot equipped with fast-draw invention shoots it out with live gunner.
It's always easy to question the wisdom of giving a robot a gun, but also making him quick on the draw is just irresponsible.

Yodel Meter, 1925


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Two girls try out the new yodel meter, which measures the pitch of the human yodel.

Mini Television, 1966


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Flying Platform, 1956


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Flying platforms being tested at an Air Force base.

Beating Breasts, 1963


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A pair of artificial breasts with a built-in heartbeat, an invention from — where else? — Japan intended as a sleeping aid for very young children.

Venetian Blind Sunglasses, 1950


21 Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

Birdman Suit, 1955


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Birdman Leo Valentin demonstrates his method of flying from a special harness.
Valentin died when his invention failed him after jumping out of an airplane in 1956.

Phone-Answering Robot, 1964


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A robot designed by Claus Scholz of Vienna answers the phone, though it cannot speak. Halfway there, Claus.

Baby Holder, 1937


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Jack Milford, player with the Wembley Monarchs ice hockey team, has invented a carrying device so that his baby can join his wife and himself on the ice.
Because who wouldn't want to take something as fragile as a baby onto a rock-hard surface with very little friction?

Sea-Shoes, 1962


25 Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

Inventor M W Hulton demonstrates his sea-shoes and duckfoot propellers on the Grand Union Canal, England.

T.V. Glasses, 1963


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Cat-Mew Machine, 1963


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This mechanical cat can meow ten times a minute and the eyes light up each time.
The device for scaring rats and mice is from Japan and is powered by a two-watt motor.

Dog Restrainer, 1940


28 Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

External Turkey Roaster, 1966


29 Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

External Turkey Roaster, 1966


30 Crazy inventions of the past (30 pics)

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№1 Author: salsapopo (17 Sep 2009 11:41) Total user comments: 12713


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wow
№2 Author: bryan (17 Sep 2009 23:07) Total user comments: 0


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nice pics the 2nd to last says "External Turkey Roaster, 1966" its the people sharing a cancer stick.
№3 Author: Ty Webb (17 Sep 2009 23:18) Total user comments: 6156


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i like the tv glasses
№4 Author: PoopGangstah (18 Sep 2009 00:40) Total user comments: 39


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wtf were they thinking?
hahah
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№5 Author: gemi77 (18 Sep 2009 05:25) Total user comments: 2


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we had to start somewhere.
№6 Author: tapatio (18 Sep 2009 06:30) Total user comments: 2042


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that what drugs did to our parents ... 16
№7 Author: mirrebex (21 Sep 2009 02:01) Total user comments: 474


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damn.. they were kinda stupid back then huh!?.. some of them are smart and i would like to have those iluminated tires on my car but.. most of them are just plain retarded..
№8 Author: TheClaw (2 Oct 2009 09:16) Total user comments: 20


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i like the different cigarette holders alot! some of these are really quite clever! but a m3 submachine gun with a curved barrel dosent seem like it wold ever work.
№9 Author: NeverGonna (18 Oct 2009 17:36) Total user comments: 0


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What was so CRAZY about the mini television? Did they just throw that one in there because the guy in the picture had a bad comb-over?
№10 Author: asöjg (26 Oct 2009 21:06) Total user comments: 0


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the curved barrel machine gun was invented earlier by nazis.
link:
http://www.darkroastedblend.co
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rld-war-two.html

http://www.darkroastedblend.co
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rld-war-two.html
№11 Author: jankrix (21 Nov 2009 10:52) Total user comments: 37


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if that gun does really kill I guess it's either have a smaller caliber bullet of the curve is actually limited to some degree, however, the power should be much smaller and the chamber might be getting hot faster than the normal chamber
№12 Author: myname (21 Nov 2009 18:36) Total user comments: 0


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hahah thes are funi. :)
№13 Author: Gods Left Nut (12 Dec 2009 22:27) Total user comments: 119


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№14 Author: eleven (26 May 2011 20:31) Total user comments: 286


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wow these are crazy
№15 Author: JerzMagajes (26 Jan 2014 03:48) Total user comments: 50


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