November 30, 2012 11:03 AM | By Alyson Shontell, Business Insider
The 20 wackiest inventions ever

There are some inventions that are so useful you can't imagine how you ever survived without them. And then there are these ones. Here's our list of cheesy gimmicks and bizarre novelties.



There are some inventions that are so useful you can't imagine how you ever survived without them. And then there are these ones. Here's our list of cheesy gimmicks and bizarre novelties. (© Business Insider)
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  • Baby Mop (© betterthanpants.com)
  • Rear Gear (© Business Insider)
  • Beer nipple (© Business Insider)
  • Fundies (© Business Insider)
  • Potty Putter (© Business Insider)
  • Better Marriage Blanket (© Business Insider)
  • Talk bubble (© Business Insider)
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Some people are so desperate to become entrepreneurs, they create ridiculous products. And sometimes, like in the case of the Snuggie, their ideaspan out. But more often than not, these products bomb. You have to wonder why anyone would think investing time and money into a "potty putter" or a flatulent-capturing blanket is a good idea. Yet, at the very least, these products give us a chuckle.

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