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Things that should never have been invented

  1. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I owe this idea to http://leahlefler.hubpages.com/.

    This has to do with my ongoing errata hub project. Be forewarned that anything entered here could end up there. If you want credit for it, you will have to go to my hub and post it in comments. smile

    So far I've got:

    Spandex

    The Flymo

    Undark paint

    1. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Febreze.  (As far as I'm concerned, if it smells, that means it's dirty - plain and simple.  Clean it, or maybe spray disinfectant on it if that's the best you can do; but don't spray it with a small that will hide the fact that it's still dirty - and then call it "fresh as a daisy").   roll )

    2. Quilligrapher profile image90
      Quilligrapherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Call Waiting.....the rudest invention since chewing gum.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        And along with that, cell phones.

        1. Quilligrapher profile image90
          Quilligrapherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Wilderness...
          I hear you!
          While cell phones are an important technological improvement, Call Waiting can be replaced by a busy signal.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I agree.  And cell phones can be replaced with a little patience, forethought and an answering machine.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I added them both. smile

  2. iviskei profile image80
    iviskeiposted 5 years ago

    Legos! They are fun, but you always loose those little pieces, or pets eat them if the children aren't trying to eat them, and you can never find the piece you want!!!

    1. kerryg profile image88
      kerrygposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, I can scarcely even imagine what my childhood would have been like without Legos! My brother was the most obsessed, but I'd still say that the only toys we had that I played with more were teddy bears and dress-up clothes. We used to spend days building these elaborate "Secret Islands" full of trapdoors and working drawbridges and pizza restaurants. smile

      1. Jeff Berndt profile image90
        Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hear Hear! Legos are wicked cool. My kids love 'em. I love 'em. Long live Lego!

        1. TLMinut profile image60
          TLMinutposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Completely agree, Legos can NOT be on that list!

          1. paradigmsearch profile image90
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I, too, am pro Legos, Erector Sets, Tinker-Toys, etc. smile smile smile.

  3. AEvans profile image72
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    The original "Pine-Sol" it doesn't smell like Pine to me. sad

  4. recommend1 profile image70
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    Woman

  5. recommend1 profile image70
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    Too short thermal underwear that leaves a gap at ankles and round the belt line to torture the warm flesh with icy bands.

  6. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    The Ped Egg. This thing is just gross to me! Even worse, I received one as a gift. I'll leave my foot sanding to the professionals at the salon and use my Ped Egg for grating cheese. lol

    The underwire bra. These things had to have been designed as part of the Spanish Inquisition...by a man who would never have to wear one.

    Men's Speedos. If I wanted to see that much of a man, I would be taking him to a nearby hotel.

    Glow-in-the-dark condoms. WHY?? I mean, if you don't already know where everything is, perhaps you should be engaging in some other activity.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I added them all. smile smile smile

    2. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think the Ped Egg is not doing well,  It's being sold in my local dollar store (which pretty much means that it's probably a loser product that people won't even pay a dollar for).  It's just gross.

  7. Cheeky Girl profile image84
    Cheeky Girlposted 5 years ago

    Stupidest thing ever invented was the Google Panda Update. What a load of crap! Cost lots of people a lot of money and earnings... Grrrrh!

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 5 years ago

    thongs

  9. Lindy's World profile image81
    Lindy's Worldposted 5 years ago

    I think that the Flo-Bee hair cutting machine had to be the worst.  Who the hell wants to be hooked up to a vacuum for a hair cut.

    I also think bras that like traffic cones with great big seams across the front are horrendous. You know the ones that your grandmother may still wear!

  10. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    The Flo-Bee definitely has to be on that list.

    Along with ultra-low rise jeans: the "muffin top" look is all over the mall these days.

  11. EmpressFelicity profile image83
    EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago

    Tights.

    I hate, hate, hate them and haven't worn a pair for the best part of a decade.

    Reason I hate them is (a) they're clammy, (b) they ladder as soon as I put them on and (c) they never seem to be long enough so there is always a ten inch gap... you know the rest.

    If it's winter and I'm wearing a skirt, I just put on a pair of leggings or longjohns, a pair of socks and some leg warmers under a pair of boots. Job done.

  12. Cutters profile image62
    Cuttersposted 5 years ago

    Cooler scoops so your hands don't get wet or cold when you go get a beer or soda! Stupid idea

  13. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 5 years ago

    Spam.

    Black jelly beans.

    Justin Bieber.

    1. Jeff Berndt profile image90
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, I can't support your anti-Spam stance. See, without spam, we'd have never had the viking choir singing Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam......

      1. shogan profile image87
        shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        All right, in defense of British humor, I'll take back Spam.

        But I'm going to add Jeff.  mad

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    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    tube tops
    black nail polish/lipstick
    lime KoolAid

    1. Ivorwen profile image84
      Ivorwenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No way!!!  Black nail polish rocks!  It can not be on this list.
      Just think of it as the "new" red.

  15. Jonathan Janco profile image79
    Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago

    Dog sweaters

  16. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    Light beer.  Sack up; dring beer or drink water, don't split the difference.

    1. Jonathan Janco profile image79
      Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How bout 'Ice' beer, too?! Wtf was that about anyway?! Drink the beer warm or put it in the fridge and wait. And Michelob Stout is an oxymoron, right? Just like Rock Against Drugs

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
        Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Remember "dry" beer ?

        1. Jonathan Janco profile image79
          Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Vaguely.
          Reminds of a quote by comedian Stephen Wright:
          "If I melt dry ice, can I swim without getting wet?"

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
            Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            or, I bought some dehydrated water, I didn't know what to add.

            I bought some batteries....they weren't included.

    2. Ivorwen profile image84
      Ivorwenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No kidding!  Beer should be beer.  And if you want something not so strong, make small beer, not light beer.

  17. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    I hate those business answering machines that start off by telling you "If you have a hash button on your phone, press it now..." Grrr...you just know you are going to get a load of questions, each with a number to press to get the 'right department' and at the end of all that, you'll get held in a queue anyway!

  18. 2uesday profile image86
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    Cling film that will not tear off the roll.

  19. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    red dye #2

    crocs

    plastic grocery bags


    and Legos rock! A toy that is actually good for the brain.

  20. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    texting and that texting language - terrible

    high heels (cause of injuries, bunions, back pain, and ridiculousness)

    all of the "recreational drugs"  (the synthetics, but not the good natural herb)

    the bra

    the recliner chair (I know it is comfy, but it causes obesity, among other things!)

  21. steffsings profile image83
    steffsingsposted 5 years ago

    QTIPS:    because of the temptation to stick them in your ears even though the directions clearly states NOT for ear canal.

    DOUGHNUTS: because they are sweet yeast balls boiled in oil

    INDOOR PLANTS: because they belong outside... they're plants! geesh!

  22. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    okay-these may not be technological inventions, but they sure are trouble makers for today's youth: 

    Reality shows/ YouTube / and Twitter

    1. Danette Watt profile image89
      Danette Wattposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      could not agree more!!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        smile

  23. Danette Watt profile image89
    Danette Wattposted 5 years ago

    The tags showing the level of commenter and that someone is a hub author that appear in a hubs comments section. Distracting and annoying! sad

  24. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    viagra!  big_smile

  25. Danette Watt profile image89
    Danette Wattposted 5 years ago

    speedos for fat old men!tongue

  26. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago

    Cigarettes

    1. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      right on!

 
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