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16 of the Weirdest Japanese Inventions Ever Made

The questionable art of Chindogu.

Ahh, the Japanese! They do think of everything, do they? Try visiting their dollar stores around the world and you will see every imaginable item that you will need for home, school, and work. You will find items that you don’t even know you need (socks for table legs, anyone?) and you will end up buying them anyway.

The Japanese go beyond these practical everyday items; they also invent weird stuff that you can actually use but so weird you will get looks from people if you do.

Chindogu is the Japanese art of inventing silly and useless gadgets to solve everyday problems. Translated literally, ‘Chindogu‘ means valuable or priceless tool. Yes, these inventions are genius, but you would probably look pretty silly using them out in public.

Here are some of the weirdest items ever invented in Japan:

#1. Umbrella Tie

Wearing a suit and it’s raining hard outside? No problem! Take this umbrella tie off your neck and you can brave the weather outside!

#2. Square watermelons

Circular fruits such as watermelons are trickier to pack and take up more space so here’s the solution: square watermelons! These are grown in square cases so they won’t turn into circles.

#3. Rain-proof umbrella

When the rain is really strong, a regular umbrella just won’t do. This umbrella has a plastic curtain circled around your body to protect you from getting wet.

#4. Bubble-wrap keychain

Whenever a new package comes in, we all reach for the bubble-wrapping that comes with it and pop away until all the bubbles are burst. This keychain lets you pop all you want, anytime anywhere!

#5. Baby Floor Cleaner

We’re not advocating child labor but you can hit two birds with one stone with this cleaner! Now baby can clean the floor while he’s crawling around the house!

#6. Banana Slipcase

Now you can take your banana everywhere without worrying about it getting squished .

#7. Butter Grater

Waiting for the butter to melt before you can spread it on your toast is such a drag. This butter grater solves your buttered toast craving just like that!

#8. Eyedrop Funnels

Don’t let those drops go to waste. Now you can make sure that every drop goes straight where they are supposed to be!

#9. Silent Karaoke

Because you love to sing but can’t bear the thought of anyone hearing your terrible voice.

#10. Chopstick Fan

Eating noodles is fun but waiting for it to cool down is not. This chopstick fan lets you eat your noodles as soon as it is served!

#11. Splash protector for the hairs

#12. Leg pillow for lonely men

#13. Book-shaped pillow for weary students

#14. “Solar energy” lighter

#15. Ear enhancer

#16. Battle Scratch Shirt

Now, this is genius. When you have an itch you can’t scratch, direct your friend to the right spot on your back.

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6 In-Flight Habits That Can Help You Survive a Plane Crash

These can save your life.

There are always odds of being killed everytime you step foot in an airplane and travel by air. But it doesn’t mean you just have to leave everything to chance; you can survive a plane crash if you practice these habits that can actually save your life.

#1 Leave your carry-on bag on the plane

When you only have a little more than minute to evacuate a burning place, you don't have time to search and reach for your luggage anymore. So in an emergency event, forget about your stuff and just save your life....

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Causes of Leg Cramps and How to Prevent It From Happening Again

Give relief to those poor legs.

Aging sucks as far as your body is concerned. Once you turn 30, you start to feel those aches and pains that go full blast when you get to your 40s and 50s. If you start feeling cramps in your legs at night, especially during your sleeping time, this may be a sign of nocturnal leg cramps.

This type of cramps usually happens in your lower legs, but in more intense cases the pain can also affect your thighs and feet. The sharp pain can be so intense it can wake you up and it can last from seconds to minutes. The pain may disappear eventually, but soreness in the morning is the aftermath of the cramps.

Leg cramps are usually mistaken for restless leg syndrome, but they are not the same thing.

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Learn How to Do This Simple But Extremely Effective Rolling Log Mouse Trap!

Mess-free way to capture and contain mice!

If you have a mouse problem in your home, you’ve probably tried different ways to capture and eliminate them before you settle for the most effective solution of all. Maybe you prefer to use rat killer feeds or even the traditional mousetrap, which on its own is a pretty effective way to trap the rodents in your home. If it’s already working fine for you, congratulations! But if you are not quite satisfied with the results and you are looking for a better alternative, we may have the solution for you.

Introducing the “rolling logs mousetrap”. It is essentially a metal cylinder that rotates along a center rod. Its width is just right to fit inside a 5-gallon bucket. It’s a great DIY project that you can easily construct using just 2 or 3 materials.

Easy to make, yet very effective!

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