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Drifter Uk
05-14-2008, 04:41 PM
im just curious to see what people think are the stupidest inventions mankinds ever come up with

my 2 personal favourites are as follows
1. mini flinging trebuchet

this was created on a TV program called Scrapheap Challenge. the teams were set the task of flinging minis as far as possible. one team, comprised of farmers with strong accents, built a trebuchet.
http://www.animeforum.com/image/thum_157297482b4ca3abd81.jpg (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30839)http://www.animeforum.com/image/thum_157297482b4cd8b835f.jpg (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30840)http://www.animeforum.com/image/thum_157297482b4ceb1721f.jpg (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30841)
the arm collapsed and it destroyed itself in a spectacular way

2. Rocket powered barbecue

probably more dangerous than the trebuchet, the barbecue was built by richard hammond for a program called top ground gear force. they were tasked with doing up a garden and he built a barbecue with a rotissery made out of a V1 doodlebug engine.
http://www.animeforum.com/image/thum_157297482b4e3e775dd.jpg (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30842)
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[URL="http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30838"] (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30838)this is the only picture i could find, but u can see the stupidity of it by the look on the guy on the rights face

Hideki Motosuwa.
05-14-2008, 04:47 PM
I don't think any inventions are stupid, and everyone of them have their uses, whether for a small or big reason. Why invent something that is stupid that you won't use for much of anything anyways?? 0.0

SuXrys
05-14-2008, 04:51 PM
This one:

Long-haired and dont want to have hair in the food?
Then this is the invention for you! (http://www.ungodum.se/blogg/bilder/japanese_invention_12.jpg)

Are not sure if any use it thought, hahah! ^_^
Regards : SuXrys

Eris
05-14-2008, 05:04 PM
im just curious to see what people think are the stupidest inventions mankinds ever come up with

my 2 personal favourites are as follows
1. mini flinging trebuchet

this was created on a TV program called Scrapheap Challenge. the teams were set the task of flinging minis as far as possible. one team, comprised of farmers with strong accents, built a trebuchet.
http://www.animeforum.com/image/thum_157297482b4ca3abd81.jpg (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30839)http://www.animeforum.com/image/thum_157297482b4cd8b835f.jpg (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30840)http://www.animeforum.com/image/thum_157297482b4ceb1721f.jpg (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30841)
the arm collapsed and it destroyed itself in a spectacular way

2. Rocket powered barbecue

probably more dangerous than the trebuchet, the barbecue was built by richard hammond for a program called top ground gear force. they were tasked with doing up a garden and he built a barbecue with a rotissery made out of a V1 doodlebug engine.
http://www.animeforum.com/image/thum_157297482b4e3e775dd.jpg (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30842)
[/URL]
[URL="http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30838"] (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=30838)this is the only picture i could find, but u can see the stupidity of it by the look on the guy on the rights face

Those aren't particularly stupid inventions. The latter is proof of concept, and the former is part of a competition.

demonplight
05-14-2008, 05:07 PM
The trebushay at one time was a great weapon, today it is a toy for big boys.
But yes I think that some inventions are stupid, thus some products are stupid.
for example pogs.

Memento Mori
05-14-2008, 05:10 PM
The inflatable anchor.

Eris
05-14-2008, 05:17 PM
The trebushay at one time was a great weapon, today it is a toy for big boys.
But yes I think that some inventions are stupid, thus some products are stupid.
for example pogs.

It's still pretty damn effective. In fact, probably even more effective today when buildings aren't made out of solid stone. While fragile and lacking range, they'll probably pack as much -- or more of a punch than a mid 20th century howitzer or mortar.

demonplight
05-14-2008, 05:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfK1xjXxaR0
Atomic Annie begs to differ.
But this is a different stupid invention.

Eris
05-14-2008, 05:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfK1xjXxaR0
Atomic Annie begs to differ.
But this is a different stupid invention.

That is a gun or a gun-howitzer, and not a howitzer or a mortar. Either way, I was referring to to non-nuclear ammo and average weapons (not Big Bertha and the likes).

demonplight
05-14-2008, 05:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leYCwU7B8jI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jem4dXdlSII

Inamorata
05-14-2008, 05:45 PM
Noooo my taxessss... >.<!! Why?!!!

Dryaxx
05-14-2008, 05:56 PM
IfK1xjXxaR0
Atomic Annie begs to differ.
But this is a different stupid invention.


it's beautiful imo

But that's just my weird thoughts...

Eris
05-14-2008, 05:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leYCwU7B8jI&feature=related

How is that mid 20th century?

demonplight
05-14-2008, 06:01 PM
Crap Missed the mid part
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxa-qQuoKxs
this one is so powerful it will actually stop the A-10 in the air from its recoil.
American answer to the Soviet tank threat.

Datenshi
05-15-2008, 04:00 AM
SLEEPINGBAGS WITH LEGS.

http://www.animeforum.com/image/97266482becf89c840.jpg

"In the case of a bear attack, now you can run away!"

WTH imagine someone in that outrunning a bear across the mountainside.

Wio
05-15-2008, 04:27 AM
SLEEPINGBAGS WITH LEGS.

http://www.animeforum.com/image/97266482becf89c840.jpg

"In the case of a bear attack, now you can run away!"

WTH imagine someone in that outrunning a bear across the mountainside.
That looks uncomfortable, not that many sleeping bag are such.

SuXrys
05-15-2008, 09:06 AM
SLEEPINGBAGS WITH LEGS.
"In the case of a bear attack, now you can run away!"

WTH imagine someone in that outrunning a bear across the mountainside.

That looks uncomfortable, not that many sleeping bag are such.

And thank God for that!
Its a good thought that you could run away from a predator, if you know how to get up without using the arms, I sure can not. I am dependence of my arms to stand up if I lie on the ground. And besides, while we are still talking about it; arms can be good to defense yourself from an attacker, why dont the sleeping bag have holes on the sides? That could be its development, new-and-improved! lol.


Heres another example of someone being ingenious:
Do you want so save time in the garden? ---> Try this! (http://www.ungodum.se/blogg/bilder/japanese_invention_02.jpg)
Regards : SuXrys

Amray
05-15-2008, 11:15 AM
Them 'Holes' are a pretty stupid invention.

Blame this individual. Francis D. Hole. XD

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9386/francisdholeba8.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=francisdholeba8.jpg) Image Hosting (http://www.picgames.com/forum/myspace-image-help.php)

Beast
05-15-2008, 11:32 AM
Screen doors. >.> They make look pretty but I find them the stupidest(is that even a word?) invention. They aren't very durable and they creak like a 90 year old prostitute.

Dryaxx
05-15-2008, 11:34 AM
Crap Missed the mid part
Cxa-qQuoKxs
this one is so powerful it will actually stop the A-10 in the air from its recoil.
American answer to the Soviet tank threat.


Those machines are SO cool!

Wilson
05-15-2008, 11:43 AM
I don't think any inventions are stupid, and everyone of them have their uses, whether for a small or big reason. Why invent something that is stupid that you won't use for much of anything anyways?? 0.0

Look at this page (http://students.ou.edu/R/Basil.G.Rayan-1/) and tell me if you still feel that way about it....

The Governator
05-15-2008, 11:49 AM
Crap Missed the mid part
Cxa-qQuoKxs
this one is so powerful it will actually stop the A-10 in the air from its recoil.
American answer to the Soviet tank threat.

That is an aircraft, not a peice of artillery, there is a huge difference you know.

And no invention is stupid, all inventions have their own purpose.

Oh and demon, its Trebuchet, not Trebushay.

Drifter Uk
05-15-2008, 12:39 PM
And no invention is stupid

your seriously saying a V1 JET POWERED BARBECUE isnt stupid?

in about 20 seconds it sent bits of raw chicken everywhere and burnt down a shed. how is that not stupid?

Amray
05-15-2008, 12:44 PM
Beanbags are a stupid invention. They don't even have real beans in them. They are just filled with LIES!!

demonplight
05-15-2008, 01:01 PM
That is an aircraft, not a peice of artillery, there is a huge difference you know.

And no invention is stupid, all inventions have their own purpose.

Oh and demon, its Trebuchet, not Trebushay.

That video is about the cannon mounted in it, not the aircraft it's self.

Ramona Flowers
05-24-2008, 09:44 PM
Those cellphone/walky talky thingies that has everyone saying "Where you at?". 0_o