The Dumbest Invention Ever
The Treadmill Bike
I don't know about you, but I believe the treadmill bike to be what is possibly the dumbest invention of all time. First of all, if you want to exercise on a treadmill (ahem-indoors) then that's one thing. If you go outside, then you walk rather than use a treadmill. That's kind of why treadmills are indoors. Now, however, there's this crazy bike treadmill thing that is an outdoor treadmill on two wheels. Apparently it has varying levels of "resistance" so that you can run on the treadmill and the bike wheels underneath will be going at about half that speed. Hmm, that's pretty efficient, eh? I bet going down stairs is a nightmare, ha ha. The wheels wouldn't be going very fast, but the treadmill would speed up like crazy and you'd either have to run to catch up or be thrown off as it hurtles out from under you!
Have I whetted your appetite for humor yet? If so, you can see these pointless contraptions in action (here I pause and laugh at the fact that there are actual people who own treadmill bikes). So, click on this link and behold their glory, if you can call it that:
Here's a link to the commercial website for them, if for some odd reason, you're interested in buying one:
Personally, I love the whizzing, grinding sound that they make. Before I saw that video, I hadn't laughed so hard at anything since I watched Charlie the Unicorn on Youtube. Maybe someone out there will actually see some kind of value in these odd gizmos. For me, however, they will remain an excellent and very hilarious conversation piece.
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