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.
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.
Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biolog... More Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biologist Douglas Chadwick describes the efforts under way to save the bears—likely the closest link to brown bears' distant ancestors—in cooperation with Mongolia's scientists, rangers, and government. Read more about the challenges of saving Gobi bears: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/04/140417-rarest-bears-world-mongolia-gobi/
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