17 Hilariously Crazy and Brilliant Inventions Only Japan Could Have Thought Up
Chindogu is the Japanese art of inventing silly and useless gadgets to solve an everyday problem. 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. Actually, there are a few inventions here that I would actually use. No shame.
Here are 17 hilariously crazy and brilliant inventions only Japan could have thought up:
via Lost at E Minor
Tired of hard butter destroying your toast? This butter grater will fix that.
For those days where you’re not sure if it’s going to rain or not.
Only Japan would come up with a device to make putting in eyedrops easier.
For those times you want to belt out a tune, but don’t want anyone to hear you.
Sound Catcher Pillow
Nap in peace and quiet with this sound catcher pillow.
via Gadgets Hunter
Tired of having to check every 10 seconds to see if your noodles are ready? Use a Cupmen to let you know instead.
Only in Japan will you find square watermelon!
via Rat Tailed Boy
If hearing aids are too discrete for you, try one of these hearing enhancers.
via Don’t Panic
For those times when you’re hungry, but don’t want to wait for your noodles to cool on their own.
For those times when a regular umbrella isn’t enough.