Ted VanCleave runs totallyabsurd.com, a website featuring Americas goofiest patents including the Dimple Drill, an 1896 invention for self-made dimples, and the Gerbil Shirt, a shirt with plastic tube passageways so you can always keep your gerbil near.
VanCleave says all the inventions on his site hold a U.S. patent, which costs around $1,500 and takes a couple years to obtain.
That means inventors of the totally absurd creations truly believe their ideas are good enough for the market.
VanCleave whos attempted to invent things himself, like an inflatable greeting card that blows itself up upon opening says some ideas show promise despite their silliness.
For instance, hed be interested to use Hospital Happiness, a modesty flap of fabric that attaches to the open end of a hospital gown, and Floating Furniture, a helium-filled mattress that floats to the ceiling when not in use to give your home more space.
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