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More Inventions


In July I posted pictures of some inventions that showed great creativity. Today's post is the next installment of inventions. Some of these may make you wonder why anyone would even think of making something like that, but some may find you saying, "I've gotta have one of those!"

We'll start off with something that Lego fans may find irresistible — Lego earrings.

picture of Lego earrings

picture of Lego earrings


Have you ever been at a reception or gathering where almost everyone has to stand around, holding both food and beverage? If you have, you know that that balancing act makes it very difficult to eat. The Go Plate is the perfect solution.

picture of Go Plate

The Go Plate allows you to nest your soda can or bottle in the middle of the plate from the bottom whereby you can hold both in one hand, freeing up the other hand for eating.

picture of Go Plate

They cost a little over $1.00 each, but they look as though they may be washable for reuse at the next get-together.

I wonder if it would work with a non-roll Coke can.

picture of non-roll Coke cans

Beverage containers with interesting shapes seem to be something on the minds of several inventors.

picture of milk pitcher

This past summer I did a post on toasters. Here's a toaster I would love to have.

picture of French toaster

Continuing with the food theme, here's a sandwich that looks as if it would be as much a challenge as the toy that inspired it. It's called a Rubik's Cubewich.

picture of Rubiks Cubewich

That verson of the "sandwich" is made of pastrami, kielbasa, pork fat, salami, and two types of cheese.

You can grow pears in the shape of little Buddhas, though I'm not sure why anyone would want to.

picture of Buddha pears

The next two inventions, though inedible, are inspired by food.

These "Cookeys" would probably remain crisp and chewy no matter how much they're dunked.

picture of Cookeys

I wonder how you would smell after using this soap.

picture of bacon soap

Here's an interesting piece of baby clothing.

picture of baby mop

When a crawling baby wears that outfit, the child becomes a Baby Dust Mop.

picture of baby mop

What the following item is may not be immediately evident.

picture of high heel shoe

It's a neat design, but I cannot imagine anyone finding them comfortable or keeping them on while walking.

Speaking of cool designs, here are several pictures of a "ribbon staircase" I'm not sure I would like to use, especially in the dark.

picture of ribbon staircase

picture of ribbon staircase

That staircase is apparently of Czech design.

There are a number of kinds of toilet paper available with the pictures of various politicians who consider themselves worthy of being in a throne room.

picture of Hillary TP

Do any of these inventions grab you? I look forward to reading your comments on some of them.

I haven't posted a picture of our grandson Drew recently. The other day, our daughter Megan did a blog post about her family's first pumpkin carving experience. Here's a picture of Drew enjoying the process.

picture of pumpking carving

quotation...

"Choose the best rather than what is merely acceptable." - Phil Hunt

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Rob

Did you ever go into an antique shop and ask, "What's new?"


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10 Comments on “More Inventions”

  1. #1 Carol
    on Oct 12th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    These are great! To be quite exact, you can’t say “Czechoslovakian” any more. Since the address on the website is for Prague (Praha), it would have to be “Czech design.” Both countries tend to get rather insulted by the continued use of the combined name! Feel free to delete this if you want.

  2. #2 Rob
    on Oct 12th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    @Carol – Thanks so much for that heads-up! I made the change, but I can’t retract the hundreds of e-mails. I always appreciate it when anyone points out things like you did. Vielen Dank!

  3. #3 Uwe
    on Oct 13th, 2009 at 6:54 am

    When I was young I built of LEGO houses, garages, cars, trains, plains, … I wonder how it would look like if one would fit several of these earrings together. Perhaps you would get an ear-to-ear-ring that would reminiscent of an amulette …

    Moreover I wonder how the Rubik’s Cubewich can be eaten. Yet I have difficulties with a double burger …

  4. #4 Rob
    on Oct 13th, 2009 at 7:00 am

    @Uwe – I’m trying to imagine the ear-to-ear-ring…. As to that sandwich, I would eat it cube by cube. I think it might be better as a decorative centerpiece in a tray of meats and cheeses. :-D

  5. #5 Vikki
    on Oct 13th, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Those stairs . . . I have to ask “Why?” They make me dizzy just looking at them! I can’t handle wide open stairs as it is, but those would send me right over the edge!

  6. #6 Rob
    on Oct 13th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    @Vikki – I think they would also put me over the edge … literally! :-D

  7. #7 Michael
    on Oct 13th, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Inventions are more and more on my mind. My wife and I are really interested in a new show on ABC called “Shark Tank”. It’s where entrepreneurs (normally inventors) come in and try to get some business tycoons to go into business with them. It’s really interesting some of the stuff people come up with and with how people will support some odd ideas. One of the loser ideas in last week’s episode was a guy advertising “Throx”. Instead of getting two socks in a package you got three so that if you lost one sock, you still had two. It’s a fun program to watch.

  8. #8 Barbara H.
    on Oct 13th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I love the idea of the Go Plate, but I’m not sure about that design. I think I’d prefer a cup holder in the center of the plate that was sturdy enough to hold the Styrofoam or plastic cups used at most gatherings.

    I have a sister-in-law who collects cow things who would love that pitcher.

    I don’t think I could handle those stairs, either!

    It was good to see you and your wife at the ladies’ conference. Several of the ladies from our church thought we should incorporate the idea of men serving at our next ladies’ luncheon. :-)

    .-= Barbara H.’s most recent blog post … Whew! =-.

  9. #9 Jenny
    on Oct 13th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Those shoes are absolutely insane!

  10. #10 Rob
    on Oct 14th, 2009 at 6:44 am

    @Michael – Thanks for the tip. Now that they’ve “improved our lives” with digital TV, bless their hearts, we cannot get ABC. If we are ever able to again, that sounds like a fun show to watch.

    @Barbara – Most of the gatherings I go to would also be improved with the kind of plate you describe. Glad you enjoyed the conference at our church last weekend. I had far too much fun as a server at Friday evening’s dinner. I think all of us men who served had a great time.

    @Jenny – I agree totally. The design is cool, but the proof is in the application of that design. It would be kind of fun to watch someone try to walk in a pair of those! :-D


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