(un)useless Japanese inventions
Only in America, or so I thought until I discovered The big bento box of unuseless Japanese inventions:
Kenji Kawakami has is the promoter Chindogu: the art of the unuseless idea. The unuseless inventions must work but are not allowed to be patented or sold.
The collection contains 200 Chindogu; the Duster Slippers for Cats (show above), Duster Slippers for Babies, the Drymobile that dries your laundry dries as you drive) and a whole lot more.
Via Wired 060*04|2005