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13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses
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Have wood floors and an active child? The Baby Mop might be for you.
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Some inventions address needs that everyone has and go on to change the world.

The Internet serves our constant craving for information; the internal combustion engine let anyone efficiently do mechanical work with little physical effort; antibiotics significantly reduced mortality rates around the world.

Then there are the inventions that are the result of someone asking, "Hmm, I wonder if that would be a good idea?"

From a "onesie" that lets your baby mop your floors to a mic-shaped sponge for rocking out in the shower, these are the inventions that are more noteworthy for the fact that anyone thought of them in the first place than for what they actually accomplish.

13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

The WineRack is a great accessory for a night on the town. Party not quite lively enough? Sneak a discrete drink from the bra's two pouches, which can hold approximately one wine bottle's worth of your favorite refreshing beverage.

The WineRack is a great accessory for a night on the town. Party not quite lively enough? Sneak a discrete drink from the bra's two pouches, which can hold approximately one wine bottle's worth of your favorite refreshing beverage.
Image credit: Image Credit: Amazon
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

Of course, it wouldn't be fair if women were the only ones who could discretely bring beverages when going out. For the thirsty gents, there's the Flask Tie.

Of course, it wouldn't be fair if women were the only ones who could discretely bring beverages when going out. For the thirsty gents, there's the Flask Tie.
Image credit: Image Credit: Flask Tie
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

The Woofer Speaker System lets you make a statement with your sound setup for a whopping $1,449; we only wish we knew what that statement was.

The Woofer Speaker System lets you make a statement with your sound setup for a whopping $1,449; we only wish we knew what that statement was.
Image credit: Image Credit: Generate
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

The Beard Beanie is the ski mask alternative that only an Etsy fan could love. Not only is it less effective at keeping you warm (it leaves a lot of your face uncovered), it also only looks good if you're wearing it ironically.

The Beard Beanie is the ski mask alternative that only an Etsy fan could love. Not only is it less effective at keeping you warm (it leaves a lot of your face uncovered), it also only looks good if you're wearing it ironically.
Image credit: Image Credit: Beard Beanie
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

Let's be honest, there aren't many things more adorable than watching a curious baby explore a room on all fours. The Baby Mop makes crawling more comfortable for a child while simultaneously cleaning the floor.

Let's be honest, there aren't many things more adorable than watching a curious baby explore a room on all fours. The Baby Mop makes crawling more comfortable for a child while simultaneously cleaning the floor.
Image credit: Image Credit: Better Than Pants
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

The Snuggie is a product that shouldn't be a hit 14 it's a bathrobe you put on backwards! 14 yet has made a huge impact on popular culture. We're not sure what that says about society.

The Snuggie is a product that shouldn't be a hit  14 it's a bathrobe you put on backwards!  14 yet has made a huge impact on popular culture. We're not sure what that says about society.
Image credit: Image Credit: Amazon
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

Rear Gear is a cover for your favorite furry companion's behind -- proof that entrepreneurs will make products for even the smallest of niches.

Rear Gear is a cover for your favorite furry companion's behind -- proof that entrepreneurs will make products for even the smallest of niches.
Image credit: Image Credit: Rear Gear
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

Want to muzzle your dog but don't want to look like you're being cruel? The ridiculous duck-billed Quack is for you.

Want to muzzle your dog but don't want to look like you're being cruel? The ridiculous duck-billed Quack is for you.
Image credit: Image Credit: Rakuten
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

Zhang Yali's giant bicycle has a complex set of gears that allow one man to drive its massive tractor tire.

Zhang Yali's giant bicycle has a complex set of gears that allow one man to drive its massive tractor tire.
Image credit: Image Credit: REUTERS/China Daily
Zhang Yali, 49, tests a giant bicycle designed and made by him and his friends outside a rented warehouse in Jilin, Jilin province December 25, 2011.=
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

On top of ignoring human physiology, the Shake Weight makes you look ridiculous as you waste 20 minutes "working out."

On top of ignoring human physiology, the Shake Weight makes you look ridiculous as you waste 20 minutes "working out."
Image credit: Image Credit: Shake Weight
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

Yes, people love singing in the shower. They also tend to mime singing into a mic with their sponge. But does using a sponge that looks like a mic actually enhance the experience?

Yes, people love singing in the shower. They also tend to mime singing into a mic with their sponge. But does using a sponge that looks like a mic actually enhance the experience?
Image credit: Image Credit: Amazon
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

The Vertebrae lets you combine every aspect of your bathroom into a single unit -- toilet and all.

The Vertebrae lets you combine every aspect of your bathroom into a single unit -- toilet and all.
Image credit: Image Credit: Design Odyssey
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

The FLIZ takes the bicycle and strips out all of the useful parts. What you get is a sling that lets you glide around town with marginally less effort than walking.

The FLIZ takes the bicycle and strips out all of the useful parts. What you get is a sling that lets you glide around town with marginally less effort than walking.
Image credit: Image Credit: FLIZ
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  • 13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses
  • 1. The WineRack is a great accessory for a night on the town. Party not quite lively enough? Sneak a discrete drink from the bra's two pouches, which can hold approximately one wine bottle's worth of your favorite refreshing beverage.
  • 2. Of course, it wouldn't be fair if women were the only ones who could discretely bring beverages when going out. For the thirsty gents, there's the Flask Tie.
  • 3. The Woofer Speaker System lets you make a statement with your sound setup for a whopping $1,449; we only wish we knew what that statement was.
  • 4. The Beard Beanie is the ski mask alternative that only an Etsy fan could love. Not only is it less effective at keeping you warm (it leaves a lot of your face uncovered), it also only looks good if you're wearing it ironically.
  • 5. Let's be honest, there aren't many things more adorable than watching a curious baby explore a room on all fours. The Baby Mop makes crawling more comfortable for a child while simultaneously cleaning the floor.
  • 6. The Snuggie is a product that shouldn't be a hit 14 it's a bathrobe you put on backwards! 14 yet has made a huge impact on popular culture. We're not sure what that says about society.
  • 7. Rear Gear is a cover for your favorite furry companion's behind -- proof that entrepreneurs will make products for even the smallest of niches.
  • 8. Want to muzzle your dog but don't want to look like you're being cruel? The ridiculous duck-billed Quack is for you.
  • 9. Zhang Yali's giant bicycle has a complex set of gears that allow one man to drive its massive tractor tire.
  • 10. On top of ignoring human physiology, the Shake Weight makes you look ridiculous as you waste 20 minutes "working out."
  • 11. Yes, people love singing in the shower. They also tend to mime singing into a mic with their sponge. But does using a sponge that looks like a mic actually enhance the experience?
  • 12. The Vertebrae lets you combine every aspect of your bathroom into a single unit -- toilet and all.
  • 13. The FLIZ takes the bicycle and strips out all of the useful parts. What you get is a sling that lets you glide around town with marginally less effort than walking.
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