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Strange Inventions from Japan

Japanese inventors have always been an imaginative bunch, and you can always rely on them to come up with some quirky new products. Most of the innovations in this list have failed to catch on around the world, I can't possibly think of a reason why!
 

1. Harnessing the effective cleaning power of energetic babies, it's the baby-grow mop!

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

2. I am pretty baffled as to how this full face food bib is more effective than just tucking your serviette into your shirt, but I'm open to ideas!

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

3. The must-have accessory for single men everywhere, it's a lady lap pillow!

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

4. Cuddle up ladies! There's no room for sexism in Japan, so here is a great pillow for spinsters. I might get the wife one so I can get a good night's sleep!

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

5. We understand this is an alarm clock. The snooze button is lined with spikes to give you lazy folk a nasty surprise in the morning

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

6. Training heels with wheels. Maybe I have been looking at these too long, but I see the logic behind this one?!

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

7. The Hay fever hat takes the tissues out of your pocket and puts them on your, erm, head.

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

8. The four step escalator. Well worth the installation costs!

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

9. The tie with built in air conditioner, a must have for any businessman. Plug it into your laptop for a nice breeze. I actually want one of these!

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

10. Nothing will keep you drier than this reinforced super-umbrella!

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

11. Oh, actually this will keep you even drier than the reinforced super-umbrella

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

12. Anyone for a green tea flavored Kit-Kat?

Green Tea Kit Kat
 

13. From the same team that brought you the Hayfever Hat, comes the Eye Drop Funnel Glasses. A solution to a problem that quite possibly didn't need solving.

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan

14. The Geta have not really caught on outside on Japan, which is surprising. After all, who wouldn't want to walk around on a sandal attached to a small wooden crate?

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

15. A fidget's dream - never-ending bubble wrap. I would never get any work done if I had one of these!

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 

16. Of course in urban Japan, space is at a premium, so you get weird parking lots. You wouldn't want to drive off the edge if you are on the upper level...

Parking Lot
 

17. And of course, odd little capsules sold as hotel rooms!

Some Things Could Only Have Been Invented in Japan
 
 

You just have to admire the inventiveness of the Japanese!

 

Sources: thevirallane.com & list25.com

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