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LIFE Photo Gallery Of 30 Dumb Inventions

LIFE Photo Gallery: 30 Dumb Inventions (Images courtesy LIFE)
By Andrew Liszewski

LIFE has a pretty amusing photo gallery of 30 old-timey inventions that run the gamut from being just dumb, to downright dangerous. My personal favorites include the Baby Cage from 1937, which is essentially a wire cage/playpen for hanging your infant outside an apartment window. Goodyear’s Illuminated Tires from 1961 which were perfect for… um… well I guess that’s why they never caught on and the freaky Phone-Answering Robot from 1964 which I guess could be considered the inspiration for voicemail/the nightmares I’m sure to have tonight.

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  • obi1kenobi1

    I think those illuminated tires are one of the most awesome inventions of all time. Where can I buy a set?

  • obi1kenobi1

    I think those illuminated tires are one of the most awesome inventions of all time. Where can I buy a set?