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Thursday, October 1, 2015

SOME INVENTIONS THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT, SOME THAT DID & SOME THAT I THINK WILL!!


In 1875, the director of the United States Patent Office sent his resignation and advised that his department be closed. He claimed there was nothing left to invent!!

These inventions never had a chance of being popular:









But aren't you glad these were invented?
(howstuffworks.com)

Reality TV
Do you remember Jordin Sparks? 
Amid all the reality TV stars these days, you might not. 
Sparks won the sixth season of "American Idol" way back in 2007.
Reality TV is a lot like voyeurism; it's like looking through your 
neighbor's kitchen or bedroom window without them knowing.
Cartoons
Political cartoons printed in early periodicals 
satirized people and issues, 
providing both a good laugh and food for thought.

Toilets
Toilets have funny nicknames, such as "head," "can," "loo" and "privy." The funniest nickname—crapper-- may be attributed to Thomas Crapper, the device's supposed inventor. In reality, Thomas Crapper didn't invent the toilet. Although he was a plumber and did hold patents, including three for  water closets, Crapper can't take credit for the combination of bowl, plumbing and flushing mechanism we recognize today as a toilet. That honor goes to Sir John Harington who installed a flush toilet in the palace of Queen Elizabeth in 1591.

Cell phones
The world's first commercial hand-held mobile phone was barely mobile at all. It measured 13 by 1.75 by 3.5 inches (330 by 44 by 89 millimeters) and weighed 28 ounces (793 grams). Compare that to an Apple iPhone 4, which is just 4.5 inches (115.2 millimeters) high and tips the scale at 4.8 ounces (137 grams).

Bras
The bra was invented in the early 1900’s, but got its characteristic cups later on.  
The original invention was meant to flatten the chest, not lift it up.

Duct tape
Although duct tape may be the right tool for keeping this guy quiet, it  began as a serious solution. During World War II, the U.S. military needed a strong, waterproof tape to help keep ammunition cases dry. By modifying medical tape, researchers at Johnson & Johnson came up with a three-ply tape that sandwiched a fabric mesh between a layer of polyethylene on top and a rubber-based adhesive on the bottom.

THESE ARE CLEVER & THEY’RE COMING VERY SOON!!
(Some are already here.)
(Thank you, Carole!!)

Bike Pack


Traffic Signal with Hour glass timer

  Solar Charging while Parking

No more Blind Spots (rear view mirror)

 Wearable wireless mouse

Hoodie Backpack

 Hidden Power Outlet

Ruler with holes for precision

Eco friendly Toilet

You will have no problem finding the keyhole

Bicycle Parking

Digital Measuring Cup

Built-in Wall Extension Cord

iPhone Lens

Compact Boots

Digital Ink for Tablets

Solar Charging Window Stickies

Knife Set

Rubik's cube For the Blind

Self Locking Bike

Solar Powered Camping Tent


Want a dog that that you don't have to feed--just oil?














The first rule of tinkering is to save all the parts----fishducky


 












18 comments:

  1. Oh dear.
    Why is it that other people have all the ingenuity and the smarts.
    I-tit is a bit of a worry though. I don't think I would appreciate people trying to change tunes for me.

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    1. Wouldn't it depend on WHO wanted to change the station?

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  2. OMG! The apple boob is hysterical!
    A lot of those coming inventions look great! But how does that bike wrap around a pole!? Amazing!

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    1. I assume it's hinges--I'd be afraid of it folding WHILE I'm riding it!!

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  3. There are some cool new inventions. I'm going to look for one of those phone lenses.

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    1. I have no idea if it exists yet or not!!

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  4. Looking forward to some of those inventions. Love the key thing, but I would still probably not know which way for the key was up.

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    1. I'll leave the door open for you, Joe!!

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  5. Some of those were brilliant. I liked the Eco friendly Toilet and the solar tent. Can you tell I am a tree hugger?

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    1. I liked the hidden power outlet & the helium pants!!

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    1. From the male point of view, that was probably the greatest invention since sliced bread!! I wonder what the greatest invention before sliced bread was?

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  7. A flush toilet in 1591? Then how come my aunt's lake cabin in Minnesota still had an outhouse when I was a kid? I wonder when toilets became common, as in generally used. Yet another subject to research.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm sure that after research you'll be flush with information!!

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  8. Wild, weird, and wonderful stuff. I'm sure they (or at least some of them) will get into my dreams, somehow.

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    1. I'm curious--what do bears usually dream about?

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  9. My daughter has one of those hidden power outlets, handiest thing ever. She also has a range hood that can be raised lowered as needed.

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    1. I bet she's even seen those stereopticans that move & talk!!

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