Everything around you – from your home to your clothes to the device on which you’re reading this – is an invention. They all stand as prime examples of how important such ingenuity is to our society. But not all inventors’ efforts end with a sleek, functional product that proves useful to humankind. No, some are dangerous, silly or just downright shocking. So even if you think these creators’ hearts were in the right place, please don’t try most of the following at home!
40. Padded pedals
It’s a niche problem – you’re a pre-teen, and you want to hop on your bike with no shoes, but it hurts. But one 12-year-old came up with a solution to said issue. They stuck some carpet squares onto their bike, thus making it comfortable to ride, shoes or not. Yet as one reddit user reflected, “It’s all comfort and games until his toe slips into the chain and gear and has chunks torn off. Happened to my sister.”
39. A fan of this
Do you only have one fan for two hot faces? Well, you’re in luck – just follow the blueprint designed by this crazy engineer. All you need to do is grab a spare pair of pants and wrap the waist around your air supplier. Then, point the pant legs toward people in need of cooling and voila. Or not.
38. Hot wheels
If you don’t feel like walking, take a clue from this guy. According to the Twitter user who spotted him, “Dude just cruised past me riding a lawn chair taped to an electric skateboard while vaping and blasting Jack Johnson. Now I’m questioning all my life choices.” We are, too, don’t worry.