20 Wonderfully Weird Inventions That Are Actually Useful

Even in this day and age, inventors are still finding unique solutions to everyday problems. However, some of their ideas are so weird, it’s hard to imagine them catching on. On the other hand, some are so amazing that it makes you wonder why no one had thought of them before. Take a look at these 20 bizarre but brilliant inventions, for example.

20. Reusable candles

This clever holder allows owners to enjoy their favorite candles for twice as long. As the candle burns, wax then drips into a tube below and forms around a second wick. Once they’ve burned the first candle, owners can simply open the case and light up once more. This literally is a bright idea.

19. Spaghetti measurer

Spaghetti is surely one of the hardest foods to measure accurately. However, this handy kitchen tool has made serving the right portion simple. Armed with it, you’ll never have to overload guests with mountains of carbs again.

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18. Scooter stroller

Getting anywhere in a hurry when you’re pushing a stroller is practically impossible. However, this amazing hybrid scooter stroller has made it easier for busy parents to glide to their destinations with style and grace.

17. Cup-holder umbrella

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When it’s raining, trying to juggle a morning coffee and an umbrella can become quite the struggle. Then, when your phone rings, you don’t have any hands left to take the call. So this useful umbrella is here to save they day by doubling up as a cup holder. Now you can keep one hand free for the important stuff.

16. Rolling stay-dry bench

Finding somewhere dry to sit after a downpour is never easy. However, these rolling benches provide the perfect place to park your butt, whatever the weather. That’s because they rotate. And as a result, one spot always escapes the rain.

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15. Anti-theft lunch bags

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Ideal for offices with a lunch thief, these clever plastic bags make your sandwiches look well past their best. So thanks to their moldy appearance, no one will ever consider stealing your food again.

14. Pizza scissors

If you’ve ever had difficulty dividing up a pizza, then these scissors are for you. They cut through a crusty base with ease and even collect the slice on a trusty spatula. Who would have thought that eating pizza could get even easier?

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13. Citrus spritzer

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Chopping and squeezing citrus fruits may well become a thing of the past thanks to this ingenious spritzer. Now, cooks can simply insert the stem into a lemon or lime and pump out the juice with minimal effort.

12. Baby shower cap

Washing a squirming child while trying and failing to not get soap in their eyes isn’t fun for anyone. However, this special shower cap has the potential to become a parent’s best friend at bath time. It allows water and suds to fall from the baby’s head while bypassing their sensitive little eyes.

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11. Hold my hand mittens

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These cute mittens allow parents to keep warm and hold hands with their little ones when out and about. They consist of one big glove and a smaller pouch that is the perfect size for a child’s hand.

10. Tennis ball selfie phone case

Those wanting to perfect their pet-selfie game need look further than the tennis ball selfie phone case. This clever contraption will keep your dog focused on the camera while you concentrate on snapping away.

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9. Table tennis door

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This green door is surely every ping-pong lover’s dream. In a moment’s notice, it can swivel into a table tennis top and transform any room into a games arena. Certainly ideal for perfecting your technique without taking up the whole house.

8. Toothpaste tube squeezer

Getting the last of the toothpaste from the tube is an age-old problem. However, it doesn’t have to be a problem anymore. This simple roller device pushes all the paste down into the nozzle and as a result, never wastes a drop.

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7. Wrapping paper for all occasions

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With its wordsearch-style design, this wrapping paper can be used for all manner of special occasions. Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas or retirement you’re celebrating, simply circle the relevant phrase and pass on your present with love.

6. Cutting board bird feeder

Cutting up a crusty loaf can create a whole lot of mess. However, rather than allowing wayward crumbs to go to waste, this chopping board collects them in a separate chamber for birds to come and feast on.

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5. Ironing coffee mug

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This coffee cup also works as an iron, just in case you need to sort some creases on the go. Simply fill the mug with a hot beverage of your choice and then run it over your scrunched clothes. Then sit back and enjoy your coffee.

4. Easy dog washer

This innovative washer makes cleaning up mucky pups easier than ever. Users simply rig it up to a garden hose and then run the ring of jets up and down their pet’s body. In fact, the device even has a shampoo and rinse feature to leave dogs looking fresh and fabulous.

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3. Corner picture frames

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If you’re the kind of person who covers your walls with photographs of loved ones, the corner picture frame could be for you. Thanks to this nifty invention, homeowners can now adorn every right angle of their rooms with special memories.

2. Transparent toaster

When it comes to toast, each of us knows exactly what shade of golden brown our slice should be. And now it’s easier than ever to attain the perfect slice of toast, thanks to this transparent toaster. Toast lovers can keep a beady eye on their bread and pop it up when it’s done to their liking.

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1. Mirror wiper

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This handy mirror wiper provides a practical solution to pesky bathroom condensation. It quickly removes steam without leaving unsightly streaks. In turn, this allows owners to brush their teeth or do their make-up the moment after stepping out the shower.

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