This stroller, equipped with an antenna and loudspeaker, was intended to help soothe babies in public places, but what happens when there’s a group of them all in the same room, listening to different stations?
Never mind that catching a wave is the point of surfing. The motorized surfboard, pictured in 1948, was an ideal platform upon which to casually stand around in a suit, smoking a cigarette. On the water.
What’s sad is that a gas-resistant stroller (England, 1938) was ever necessary in the first place.
The shower hood: for those times when you want to preserve your hair and makeup in the shower, while looking as ridiculous as possible.
Glasses for Reading in Bed
Unlike most of these inventions, Hamblin glasses, which are fitted with mirrors to enable the wearer to read while laying flat without lifting their arms, still exist. And they’re still just as weird.