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Worst. Inventions. EVER.
Can you pick the invention from Time Magazine's 50 worst inventions, given a selected excerpt?
Updated May 13, 2014
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All excerpts come from the list in the linked source.
'The first film to make use of [item] was 1960's Scent of Mystery, written specifically with the gimmick in mind. The results, predictably, stunk.'
'It lives on as the vehicle of choice for mall cops and lazy tourists.'
'But for those looking to get toned in no time, there are better options than a contraption that resembles a mild defibrillator.'
'But just like an actual pet with a pulse, the egg-shaped device required constant care. If not, it could be dead — in less than a day.'
'Those not smart enough to read the warning signs might befriend the fictitious Alan Lutz of twistedtails.com, offering a chance at a low mortgage rate 'Because you deserve it!''
'The most addictive of Facebook games is hardly even a game — it's more a series of mindless chores.'
'It's a technology that can make bad singers sound good and really bad singers (like T-Pain) sound like robots.'
'It makes sense that you'd want your arms to stay warm yet still be able to grab the remote or a soda. But a [item]?'
'For those who want to look like a serial killer and seem younger at the same time.'
'When broadcasting your every thought via Facebook and Twitter isn't enough, there's [item], the next generation of creepy social networking.'
'Trying to focus while your lower half is throttling around like this is absurd and, more to the point, oddly erotic.'
'It doesn't matter how popular they are, they're pretty ugly...they just might be attractive enough to do your laundry in.'
'Honestly, you can probably guess where this is going. Down. Fast.'
'Shaking up the sanitation sector, TeleBrands introduced an extension arm and holder to help individuals spooked by coming into contact with a soiled piece.'
'In fact, its commercial — featuring the most annoying voice-over ever (seriously, just watch) — became more successful than the product itself.'
''It looks like you're writing a letter. Would you like help?' No question drew more ire from Microsoft Office users than [item]'s snappy opener.'
'For 25 cents, patrons were granted 15 minutes of privacy, which equals the rate of a parking meter.'
'Coke calls it the world's first 'vibrancy drink.' That's a really, really lame euphemism to get around the fact that [item] is carbonated flavored milk.'
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