Funny 17 Japanese Inventions And Gadgets That Might Be Causing More Problems Than They're Solving  

Chris Abraham
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Conceived in Japan, Chindogu is the idea of inventing something that has no practical purpose. The inventions are often silly and funny, as they will solve a problem but in an extremely unpractical way. Examples include shoes that double as feet umbrellas, or even a pair of chopsticks with a fan attached to cool your ramen as you eat it. True Chindogu inventions are never patented; they remain in the public domain forever.
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Extended Umbrella

Extended Umbrella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Japanese Inventions And Gadgets That Might Be Causing More Problems Than They're Solving
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Butter Stick

Butter Stick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Japanese Inventions And Gadgets That Might Be Causing More Problems Than They're Solving
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Forever Alone Arm Pillow

Forever Alone Arm Pillow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 17 Japanese Inventions And Gadgets That Might Be Causing More Problems Than They're Solving
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Third Hand Chopper

Third Hand Chopper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Japanese Inventions And Gadgets That Might Be Causing More Problems Than They're Solving
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