It is summer--the season of ill-advised aquatic inventions!
Michael Jackson’s Anti-Grav Shoes
The anniversary of Michael Jackson's death is today, and his legacy remains a strange one. And so let me introduce you to Michael Jackson the inventor.
The English Horsebus
Everything old is new again, and then is old again, in this patent from Great Britain dating to the 1970s/80s.
This one comes from Deutschland... or maybe Switzerland?
The Anti-Eating Face Mask
An insatiable hunger...
The Cosmic Cube
In which we explore another crackpot invention.
I did not expect this cross-cultural carnivorous bounty.
You’ve heard of cupping, right?
The idea is that you apply suction to the body. The vacuum sucks the person's skin up into the cup, causing bruising. And... health?
It’s cold — let’s make a weird mermaid!
We patent attorneys are not typically selected for our skill in depicting the human form.
The Banana Protective Device
"Necessity is the mother of invention" has a corollary: Strange needs beget strange inventions.