The Japanese are weird. There, I said it. But not in a “Eeew, they’re so weird” way, but a “They invented that? Awesome!” way. Which is good.
I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of strange inventions on the web that could only come from the land of the rising sun. How do they come up with those ideas? Is it because they read from right to left instead of the traditional left to right? Is it because they figured out a way to tap into both left- and right- brain functions at the same time? We’ll never know. But here’s the first set of 10 Japanese inventions found on the Internet that ooze creativity and weird.
1) Train Nap Cap
All you need to do is wear, attach to train window, and sleep. Train commuters who end up dozing off during long rides may find this useful, as long as they find a seat, of course. It would be awkward wearing this assuming a standing position. Actually, that would be funny.
It’s a stick of butter in a container that makes it look like a huge lip balm. Cool!
3) Baby Mop
It’s annoying when tots make a mess and you have to clean up after them. With these jammies, your kids can clean up after their drool, pee, or vomit just by crawling over it. You’ll never have to wipe their mess again!
An umbrella you can wear as a tie. You’ll always be rain-ready with this doohickey.
Nifty for when you’re in lengthy meetings or if you want to doze off peacefully without any noise. There should be a guy version of this!
Mix a TV antenna with a spoon and you get the extendo spoon! You can poke someone from a great distance or use it as a spare antenna if need be.
7) Napkin Pants
These are ingenious actually, as guys tend to wipe their hands on their pants when there’s no tissue. But maybe they could’ve put it in front and not the back, unless they’re trying to make a fashion statement.
8) Easy Eye Drops Glasses:
Never waste an eye drop when you’re wearing these babies! Hmm…can you read with them, though? I wonder.
9) Chopsticks Fan:
Chopsticks. With a fan. Only the Japanese could’ve come up with this. Their genius may be bizarre, but undeniably mind-blowing.
10) Handy Chopper:
It looks like you’re holding another person’s hand while chopping, which is gross. But at least it was designed with safety in mind. You won’t have any problems losing your fingers when chopping fruits and veggies.
Stay tuned for part 2!