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Are they as genius as knowing the words “genius” and “borderline”?
You are a dork, as are all of the other dorks.
I enjoyed this article immensely.
Oh yeah, I’d TOTALLY want to put a baby in a poorly secured shelf on the side of my bed… No way that’d slip loose and leave me with a dead/concussed baby. Is a crib too passe for you, or does that make mom drag herself out of bed?
This designed cart on the side of the bed where the mom is sleeping can easily be made move-free by simple stoppers at the wheels. It will give baby extra space for maneuver without disturbing the parents
Spoken by someone that obviously doesn’t have kids (at least I HOPE you don’t with that attitude)
They merely responded to your question…I don’t see where they gave you attitude… My response however is dripping with disdain and attitude for you.
*Spoken by someone that obviously doesn’t have kids (at least I HOPE you don’t with that attitude)*
I agree wholeheartedly.
So…besides being rude and snappy (which I am told comes from having kids, so I’ll try to ignore it) you would *prefer* to have your baby sleep on a bed with no sides at all? You say it’s “poorly secured”, yet the picture I saw does not depict how it is secured at all, simply that the base extends under the mattress. The picture is conceptual. For all you know the base extends completely across the box spring and hooks onto the bed frame on the other side. Even if the base does not go to such lengths I can say from experience a simple thin board shoved under my mattress has held much more weight and survived shaking and vibrating without budging.
I don’t have kids, but it seems to me a sleeping area for a baby that prevents rolling off, prevents accidental crushing by sleeping adults, and gives adults their original sleep space back all the while improving access to the child is a great idea.
I’m confused. Where is this shelf bed you speak of? I just see a rocking chair crib…
haha, can you please tell me exactly a “weight machine cum desk” is?
that’s an old-fashioned way of saying “also.” It’s a weight machine that is also a desk. Nobody uses that much anymore for precisely the reason you suggest.
The umbrella is just silly and impractical. Did they forget that people have peripheral vision and that we don’t always look straight ahead? How does this improve upon the umbrella in a way that a completely clear one doesn’t?
Because it’s fun and would make people laugh, or people with personalities at least, not that you would know.
Sorry Haley, but Viv is right
Sorry Emily, but so is Haley. It’s fun. Do you gavvy “fun”? Not every invention has to be of astronomic significance.
Also, hey Admin, are the Captchas hard enough? The first 4 I looked at resembled mashed potatoes rather than words.
we will look into the possibility of reducing the difficulty level of captchas, but usually, it is accompanied by a huge number of spam messages which are really a PIA
Sorry Bill, but Emily is right. This is the design of a tank applied to an umbrella. But you are right about the essay style captchas.
I have a clear umbrella. I love it!
Most of these ideas are in fact either stupid, or (at best) impractical. The chord wrapped up inside the electrical outlet for instance is actually dangerous, unless you’re powering something that uses very little current. The two weighing devices won’t work -- the spoon will give different results depending on if the ‘stuff’ is near the handle or the tip, and the chopping board would have to have a surface that can deform under a couple of grams of ‘stuff’ yet still be tough enough to handle chopping on. Viewing panel in an umbrella? Do I really need to point out how stupid that one is?
There is a hairline difference between an optimist and pessimist. I think by positive thinking, everything is possible
Who peed in your Wheaties? You must be *the* biggest wet blanket in your group of friends when you show up at parties uninvited…
I don’t think there’s anything unsafe about coiling an extension cord. On top of that, most household appliances that the cord might be plugged in to are using a pretty small current. We’re not talking about an industrial Genie lift here…
Coiling an extension cord IS dangerous if you are using an appliance that has a high current draw, like a hair dryer, power drill or kettle. The reason is that a current in a coiled cable creates a magnetic field (which is why electromagnets and solenoids have coils); the magnetic field sets up an effect called “back-EMF” which, avoiding getting too technical, causes the cable to heat up. With a high current draw, it can easily heat up enough to melt the insulation and cause a fire, or a short.
In this instance, that coiled cable can start a fire inside the wall cavity, which may not be noticed until the fire has taken hold within the building. This is why that recessed coiled cable outlet is a really bad idea, from a fire safety perspective.
If that were true I would have melted a lot of extension cords. Extension cords are insulated so that won’t happen. Coils have copper windings without insulation on every strand of wire.
Oh I love these. Especally the ones that you can use to cook. I really wish I could buy these somewhere. Simply genus.
The icing bags seem pretty useful, if one needed they could easily use a different outlet, cookie sheet GENIUS, and I would love to own that umbrella.
OH! Of course. A “Cum Desk”!
Cord is spelled cord. A chord is a harmonic set of two to or more notes (think: guitar)
thank you for pointing out some of the challenges that would come in to play designing these objects. I think a good, careful engineer might be able to make the cord-in-the-wall--receptacle idea work safely. Who knows? As to the weighing spoon, I think if the spoon’s cavity were purposely shaped, it could be roughly accurate, if it came with instructions to let the “stuff” settle into the purposely-designed conical depression in the “sweet spot” of the lever-type scale. As to the umbrella, let me suggest you imagine a TOTally clear bumbershoot. I believe I would feel more comfortable walking around under/in it. It would allow better peripheral vision, thereby improving pedestrian safety. It would also have a less-dark shadow, adding to visibility in daylight, not to mention at night under streetlamps.
Ideas are just ideas. they aren’t stupid or smart. And neither are people. Those are just words that people use to simplify their way of understanding the world. it’s easy to say,”that’s stupid,” and then go ahead on and finish playing your game of Skyrim or whatever, but you probably missed the point. Kids nowadays lol. . . . I gotta get outta here. . . .
Dear Terry of Astoria,
Our sincere thanks for a nice analysis of the products.
Possible doesn’t mean smart…. and certainly not “genius”.
Yes, we agree possible doesn’t mean smart or genius but the point to be conveyed here is that just by mere little thinking we can change the stuff around us for our convenience. A person who is able to do that, in our point of view is definitely A Genius
I really like the concept of the inflatable carjack! The only problem I see is that once the pressure in the bag is equal to the pressure leaving the exhaust pipe, wouldn’t that have the same effect as shoving a banana in there?
and what exactly will be the pressure leaving the exhaust pipe?? Its not constant and depends on the accelerator….so if you give more race, you will be able to inflate us to desired level
The inflatable jack is available. http://www.amazon.com/Titan-Exhaust-Air-Jack-2-Ton/dp/B000P5TUSI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342366566&sr=8-1&keywords=inflatable+car+jack
Also, to anyone who has a negative view on these “stupid” inventions, please kindly post a link to your invention page so we can see what “real” inventions look like. Thanks!
But that would require someone sitting in the driver’s seat to press the accelerator. Don’t the instructions for most jacks tell you that everyone should exit the vehicle prior to use, for safety reasons? The jack can fail, the car can slip off the jack. On a steeply inclined surface, the added tilt from the jack could possibly roll the vehicle.
Honestly, I wouldn’t use a jack that requires the engine of the vehicle to be running. I’d rather turn it off and reduce the number of variable involved in the situation.
The inflatable jack is brilliant; I will buy one for me.
where would go to buy one of these items?
where would you buy one of these items?
These are just Ideas as we mentioned…I suppose, all of these can be prepared at home, with little effort
The device that cuts fruit up into slices already exists:
I like these…however impractical they may or may not be. It gets ideas flowing on how to solve every day problems. All of the ideas don’t have to be a pure solution to a problem. Sometimes creativity doesn’t have to solve the problem…it’s just fun.
Cool and beautiful Design…
also check out this Funny Bed Sheet for boys illusion: http://goo.gl/sWekl
Why won’t people learn the difference between genius and ingenious? Come on, it isn’t that hard. English isn’t my first language, but I still know this.
Wight machine cum desk……why
For cutting exactly the amount of vegetables, fruits etc which you need in a recipe…Like 100 grams of garlic etc
I like the Admin here! I read several of your replies and I dig your style, Sir/Madam. Such a positive and…polite…person, even when I would have been much, MUCH more harsh in my replies to some.
If I met you personally I would buy you a coffee (not just any coffee, your choice of overly priced gourmet coffee!)
(I also enjoyed the article…always love these lists! While a few are impractical the whole vibe inspires me to make similar things at home.)
I am extremely grateful to you for this lovely post… Will definitely like to meet you one day
I HATE IDEAS. I’M A FATHER AND MOTHER OF TWO AND I HATE THAT UNSAFE BABY HOLDER. UGGGHHH IT JUST MAKES ME SO MAD I WANT TO VOMIT. I GUESS I’LL JUST HAVE TO PROJECT MY RAGE AS A HARD WORKING FATHER/MOTHER UNTO OTHER WEB USERS BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, BLINDED BY HATRED, I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. FABBURYAMYAMHOBBLEHOBBLEHOBBLE
Wait I am confused. Why is the baby holder unsafe? I thought it was meant to be used while an adult sat in the chair connected to the crib, so the adult can rock the crib with there feet.
I agree I thought that was a great idea,you can sit and rock a new born and then place the baby into the crib portion and not wake the baby up. This could only be used for the first couple of months but still clever.
you’re a father and mother of two???? what am i missing here??
Personally, I enjoyed seeing these ideas. Some I liked and some I didn’t. But no one is forcing any of you to use them. So why must you all be so bitchy and hateful? You know who you are. Geez, lighten up people.
wow amazing pictures
The umbrella window is the way of the future! In Dublin you can’t walk down the street without nearly having the eyes torn out of your head by stupid bastards with their umbrellas every time there is a drop of rain. UMBRELLA WINDOWS!!!!!!!!! Please, please tell you friends.
And while you are at it, click my name for funny stories of people under the influence
love this. Love great new gadgets, I’m always cooking because I don’t trust manufacturers to produce healthy foods and some of the cooking gadgets are awesome!! Particularly the weight machine chopping board. I want one! I saw the new iphone solar window stick charger the other day, I want one for my blackberry!!
Keep the gadgets coming!
WOW. Such haters! Why do people have to be like this??!! It’s hopeless to think, I suppose, that MORE of the human race couldn’t just be happy with a few concepts some people have thought up. (Instead of tearing apart *to pieces* the ones they think they’ll look smart enough doing. Good LORD -- ADMIN: Why don’t you delete the negative comments? I suppose that gets conversation going….and -- look, you got another email out of it! ;o)
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yes. i agree. if we never had stupid ideas, then the genius would never evolve. I don’t know enough about electricity to comment on the cord in the wall, but agree with the unbrella practicality is reduced when coloured. nevertheless we all have dark coloured umbrellas, and the design is clearly for fun rather then true practicality. I love to cooking ideas, they are great. once again I don’t know enough about measuring/scales/weight to understand if the spoon would work, but it would be easy to test and after a few re-designs, get right. Negative comments such as above are only useful if positively critiquing something, simply dismissing it with no logical or critical evaluation is pointless, useless and indicative of little thinking.
I hope to see ideas like these online more, I was talking with my sister-in-law yesterday and a simple coversation has led us to a great business idea we are going to look in to.
EVOLUTION IS THE KEY. start with one thing, build on it, create an empire! (or a least a better idea lol)
omfg these ideas are awesome… i really like the ones for cooking…
NOW CAN YALL STFU AND KEEP YOUR COMPLAINTS TO YOURSELF… SHEESH
weight maching cum desk for vegetable cutting? Lol.
How are you going to roll the cord back up in number 2?
Fantastic page, fantastic array of ideas.
The inflatable jack exists. I had one in my equipment schedule for the 12.5 tonne vehicle that I drove in Afghanistan. Just incase we had to change a tyre rapidly. Of course luckily, I never had to use it, but I have seen it work.
For all of you with the narrowest minds; the smallest imaginations…..I’m glad you exist. You allow others to prosper.
That fruit cutter has been around for ages… but I’m diggin’ that plug extension thingy. Gotta love Stumbleupon! Whoop, whoop!
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