The Ten Worst Inventions of the Century?

1. The Detachable Dog Sack. Enjoy a drive with man's best friend, but hate the hair he leaves behind? Then the detachable dog sack is for you. Now your pet can ride outside the car in a pouch attached with rubber-padded hooks to the open window of your vehicle. Because, let's face it, who needs safety when you have a sack? Click here for more. Not to mention the added benefit of deflecting blows from other people's car doors in busy parking lots.

2. The Cat Wig. It's pretty difficult to decorate a cat, but with a kitty wig, it's easy! Click here for more. When your neighbors just won't believe your crazy, there's always Cat Wigs!

3. iPhone Fingers. Ranging from small to extra large, one Austrian company offers only the best in latex digital protection to keep your iPhone smudge-free. Click here for more. Stings when you pee? Well say goodbye to those awful I-Phone STD's!

4. The Pedal-Powered Wheelchair. For those who can't stand ... but can still pedal. Click here for more. Faster Grandpa, Faster!

5. The Inflatable Dartboard. Completely collapsible, the inflatable dartboard could — amazingly — be stuffed into a space the size of a small cup. Great for use in tight spaces and for those looking for a quick, single-player, single-hit game. There's no need to worry, though — it comes complete with a "puncture repair kit" in case anything should go wrong. Click here for more. Ah, a 3! Blow up another one, I can do better.

6. iFlyz Portable Media Player Airline Holder. Bag of peanuts? $3.50. Toilet entrance fee? Pending. Hands-free iPhone viewing device ready to use even in the "stowed and locked position?" Priceless (i.e., $29.95 with shipping). Click here for more. I don't entirely understand this one. I think Snuggies would have been a better pick.

7. Battery-Powered Battery Charger. Motorola's P970 was Zen-like in its simplicity — a rechargeable battery that recharged your cell phone's battery via a mini USB port. Too bad it's no longer on the Motorola Web site. Click here for more. It's more eco friendly, cause it doesn't waste batteries... Er, wait.

8. Method for Collision Recognition With a Pedestrian. After a hit-and-run accident, it might be nice to be able to know whether you hit a person or a traffic cone — not that there's a difference or anything. Click here for more. If only there was some way to identify what I am scraping off of my windshield...

9. Anti-Eating Face Mask. Essentially a metal cage that attaches to your face to prevent those of us lacking any self-control from ingesting solid foods, the Anti-Eating Face Mask is pretty straightforward, but there must be easier ways of losing that extra winter weight. Click here for more. I'd like to buy one of these for Rosie and kill two birds with one stone.

10. The Prankster Fire Alarm TrapComing straight out of the February 1938 issue of Modern Mechanix magazine, the prankster-proof fire alarm traps the hand of any offender in a metal handcuff until the fire brigade arrives to release him. Perfect for fake fires, but in the event of a real blaze, you're taking one for the team. Click here for more. You pull it. No you pull it. I'm not gonna pull it.



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