Spring is just around the corner, and most people won’t be thinking about snow for some time. Shoveling your driveway is probably one of the last things on your mind but if the Roboplow ever comes on the market you just might get excited the next time the white stuff starts to fall…
I am a golfer. I’m not a very good golfer, but I’m still a golfer. When I am out golfing and the urge to pee comes around, I usually look for the nearest washroom, or if absolutely necessary, find a tree (us guys are good at that you know).
But when I saw this invention I thought, I need to buy that! Wait, no… that’s not what I thought at all, sorry, got confused there. What I thought was; “this is the stupidest thing I have ever seen in my life”. At first I thought it was a joke, then after digging up more YouTube videos on it I have come to the conclusion that the UroClub is real.
Give me a break. (it is still funny though – like something dreamt up by the writers at Saturday Night Live)
These two videos make me think this thing is for real…
Today I came across one of two things. Either it is the dumbest invention of all time, OR it has been setup intentionally as a joke as link bait. (For those of you who don’t know, link bait is essentially creating something for your website in hopes of driving as many people as possible to link to your website for the purposes of increasing site visitors &/or organic search engine rankings)
The invention is – The Treadmill Bike. Part bike, part treadmill, 100% stupid.
If this is legit, I feel sorry for its inventor, if it has been created as a joke / publicity stunt, great job. Until I read through all the copy on their page, I was partially convinced it could be real, then when I saw their video, I knew – nope, so not real. Video is below.
So, every now and then I have the world’s next big invention floating around in my head. Sometimes the idea ends up being 100% totally unique and, then after more thought, turns out to be awful. Sometimes I come up with the best ideas EVER, and then after a little digging discover they have been done before.
One idea I had was to create roofing shingles out of solar panels. You could roof your house using them; they would interlock, and turn your entire roof into one giant solar panel. I thought this idea is perfect, especially with everyone trying to go green – I then found out that solar panel shingles had been done already. (See Here and Here).
Another idea I had was to have a compostable bag liner for your lawnmower. You mow as you normally would, and the liner in your mower bag is filled. Pull out the liner, and stick it on the curb for the city yard waste pick up. Perfect… but then I found a bunch of flaws in this idea that would prevent it from working.
Now I have the new, next big idea. Weight loss is huge, and one of the biggest contributors to obesity is overeating. Why not have a pill that simply flavors your saliva, making it taste like chocolate, beer, cheeseburgers, or whatever else you like, that way you would *think* you’re eating all that yummy stuff, but in reality, you’re not consuming anything! There are millions of weight loss products out there. One common procedure is liposuction. The cost of liposuction is often not the first choice, but can be just what is needed to finish up a long hard weight loss campaign. Liposuction in the future might use light, or perhaps an ultrasound of some sort to vaporize the fat.
Okay, I know these are dumb ideas – (or are they?) but one of these days the million dollar invention will cross my mind – and, well, I’ll probably do nothing with it.