Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky
Time Magazine just published its list of the 50 Worst Inventions. Some of these inventions are really old, like the crinoline and tanning beds. Others aren't even around any more, like the Ford Pinto and the Pontiac Aztek. And many, like Agent Orange, plastic shopping bags, and DDT, historically really called for a more timely worst inventions list. But some of Time's 50 Worst Inventions are worth a look just for being so darned ... wacky!
Are you always wondering if you smell bad? Well, maybe you do. But there are some people who are so concerned about their body odors or bad breath that they take things to extremes, like using a whole bar of soap in a several-hour shower, or shutting themselves off from others for fear that they will overwhelm them with their odors.
A commonly held belief is that everything Americans invent goes to Japan to be perfected and sold. That may be true for technology and, yes, some other areas.... But, here's a case where a great Japanese food, sushi, came to the U.S. from Japan, and has been perfected and sold by Americans. It's sushi on a stick, sushi to go and eat as you stroll... and yes, as you drive... It's the Sushi Popper!