Japanese designers may have been responsible for the pocket calculator and the Nintendo Entertainment System, but some of the products to come out of Japan have been far too weird to capture the public’s imagination. For instance, these 20 wacky inventions – from the hilariously impractical creations of “chindogu” to the eeriest corners of high tech – left us scratching our heads.
20. My Chopsticks Bra
This strange bra design from Triumph International comes with food bowls in each cup and reusable chopsticks tucked into the cleavage. Sadly, the bizarre lingerie – seen here in 2007 – isn’t available in the shops; no doubt the mess it patently created wasn’t worth the bother.