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Relatable and Dumb Times People "Invented" Things That Already Exist

It's probably happened to you too. You were thinking to yourself something along the lines of, "what if they made like, a bicycle, but that you didn't have to pedal. Maybe powered by some sort of engine. Like some kind of motor..cycle. Oh I'm a moron." If you're interested in ideas you probably haven't thought of, here are some actually original ideas and inventions.

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    Text - Dozinggreen66 23.4k points 19 hours ago edited 16 I was watching Black Mirror, and I was thinking how the seasons only have like 3-4 episodes, then I thought "well it's ok since the episodes are long." Then I got thinking "what if they made a season with one episode and the one episode is really long." Then I realized that those are just movies
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    Text - chirstopherOus 6.6k points 19 hours ago Friends liked to go to bars and hang out a lot. I don't drink, but I do get hungry and most bar food is only okay at best. I wish they served better food for me to eat. I also hate having to yell to hold a conversation, so I wish they turned the music down and it was generally quieter and we could hear each other at a normal volume. So there should be, like, a bar but that serves a wider variety of better food and that has quiet music so you can hea
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    Text - Endulos 5.6k points 20 hours ago One time I had a dream about a SUPER COOL GAME, and it was totally original and sO COOL. I was so excited, but still somewhat sleep deprived, so I started to tell someone I knew on AIM. He listens for a bit and then goes "Mother fucker you just described Starcraft." I woke up a little bit and realized. Shit, I dreamed about Starcraft and forgot.
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    Text - LindsayLoPan 17.7k points 21 hours ago I decided that leggings would be better if they had socks attached and got really excited about my invention idea for a solid minute until I realized I had just "invented" tights.
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    Text - springloadedgiraffe 5.4k points 21 hours ago Got into a drunken conversation with my cousin and we "invented" a toilet that had a built in exhaust fan that would suck your stink air out instead of having a normal fan in the ceiling. We went on and on about the proper implementation of it for like 20 minutes before thinking to google it They exist, and they're expensive. :(
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    Text - godsenfrik 10.9k points 22 hours ago If you put pictures along a subway wall at the right distance from each other, and the train is moving at a constant speed, it will look like a movie to passengers in the train. Held on to this "invention" until I saw one of these in the train from Heathrow to central London once, there are probably others elsewhere
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    Text - 20 hours ago wildthingmax 18.2k points After a long day pushing my son around Disney World in his stroller I was day dreaming about how nice it would be for there to be adult sized strollers that we could use to get off our feet when we are tired. And that's the day I invented the wheel chair.
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    Text - 16 hours ago S DanTheGuy1 4.3k points I was thinking about ways to defend yourself from attack. Started out with a shield and thought "what if we go bigger?" Tower shield? Let's go bigger. Shield that protects 180 degrees of your body Let's go bigger Shield that protects a full 360 degrees. That's cumbersome What if we could fit it to your body? Armour. That's armour. Nevermind.
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    Text - HMPoweredMan 2.6k points 20 hours ago The floor is lava Seems kids around the world independently invent this game though so I hypothesize this is some instinctual thing.
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    Text - 21 hours ago Valherudragonlords 2.1k points I dropped a glass on the floor (again) and said 'aargh why haven't they invented cup made of unbreakable material?' 'You mean plastic beakers...like for children?
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    Text - Trenerator 1.7k points 21 hours ago Blinkers. I worked in a kitchen at the time and yelling, "Corner!" became such a habit that I occasionally did it while driving. On one such occasion I thought, "You know, it would be pretty nice if there was a way I could actually communicate to other drivers that I am turning." Then it hit me.
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    Text - falsemc 912 points 23 hours ago Glue I once thought it would be cool if we could attach two separate objects together then I realized we can with glue
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    Text - illQualmOnYourFace 10.1k points 22 hours ago Those knobs you attach to steering wheels for easy one handed turning. I thought I was brilliant. Turns out I was just decades late.
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    Text - ZantorGaming 4.2k points 20 hours ago For me it's mainly random guitar riffs or melodies, I think them up randomly and I'm like "That would be really cool in a song" then I realise that they are.
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    Text - cosmoceratops 709 points 21 hours ago "I like fantasy and sci-fi so I'm going to write a novel mixing them both. It'll be wizards in space! I'm going to make a bajillion dollars!" Oh wait I just invented Star Wars
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    Text - girlshave2bumholes 8.7k points 19 hours ago I once got really high. Realising I was thirsty, i thought about getting a drink, but having the taste of tobacco and weed in my mouth I didn't want to drink anything like coke or milk that had a flavour, as the two wouldn't mix well. So it got me wondering what a flavourless drink would be like... it would probably be weirdly good, and popular too I thought, as it would only quench thirst, without forcing you to have a new taste in your mouth.
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    Text - bkchaney 203 points 18 hours ago Cake muffins. Late at night, had a box of cake mix but no cake pan. Had a sudden realization, "What if I made the cake in the muffin tin, then I would have these portable cakes!" Proceeded to wake up my pregnant wife to tell her the good news about our upcoming fortune, but she wasn't impressed. Whoever invented cupcakes was a genius.
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    Text - RStiltskins 3.7k points 20 hours ago Socks for your hands! Thought this was a genius idea and how has no one every thought of this before Then I remembered that gloves exist
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    Text - omfghewontfkndie 3.5k points 20 hours ago The color green. I was coloring a picture at home (I think it was a football player), first with yellow, then I accidentally drew with blue over it and the result was turqoise-greenish Somewhere over the next few days in school, we had to do presentations and we were trying to decide for a color for the header. I was like "How about this?", showed it on my paper and everyone was like "Noo, green is boring... let's go with something else", which wa
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    Text - ryanzbt 7.9k points 22 hours ago I was watching Chopped the other night and a judge "invented" the chili dog, another judge had to break the news to him
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    Text - COntrol_Group 3.2k points 22 hours ago I have been known, when feeling a mite peckish, to make toast, top it with butter, then sprinkle (liberally) brown sugar on it. One such time, I had the brainwave that I could pre-mix the butter and the brown sugar. So I did. Put them in a little bowl, whipped them together for a couple minutes, made a sweet buttery spread. And it was delicious. And I was very pleased with my culinary genius. Until I realized I had just "invented" buttercream frostin
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    Text - TheOnlyUsername Left3 139 points 15 hours ago My stoned wife and I created this awesome dessert where we take ice cream and toppings and a bit of milk and blend them all together. We tried every flavor we could imagine for a few days before we realized we invented milkshakes.
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    Text - Contains SomeNudity 7.1k points 22 hours ago "LiveWire" orange Mountain Dew. My friend and I decided to mix Crush with Mountain Dew once and found it was delicious. Then a few weeks later we saw it at a gas station and thought the CIA was listening to our phone lines (pre cell phones, for our area at least)
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