Stupid Gadget #11

It’s been a long time since my previous stupid Gadget post, but now that I am back into it here is a classic. A Goatee Saver.

I am guessing this isn’t really a joke. ( “Real Men wear Goatees…..and they use the revolutionary Goatee saver to keep them looking their best” ????? ) The video demonstration on their product website is awesome though !

It is basically a cup or a mouthpiece for your face. You bite down on the mouth insert and then it adjusts to get it just right for you. It can move up or down by adjusting the part you bite down on. It also can get wider in three different areas, which can move separately or together.

Thanks to this, you too can now master the art of goatee trimming and make yourself look like Hannibal Lecter. Admit it, it is super dorky however effective it may be. And oh, sorry to disappoint you but this man’s perfectly made goatee is NOT for sale.

They actually aren’t that expensive ( around $20) although I think you should get two of these for the price. Go treat yourself with one or gift it to any guy you love (hate?). Buy here.


Stupid Idea #10


Ice-cream shaped like feces is ready to be served at the Modern Toilet diner in the Shilin district in Taipei . This Taipei restaurant might consider it a compliment to be called an outhouse as the Modern Toilet diner is one of chain of themed eateries appealing to largely young clientele with a toilet humor. All 100 seats in the crowded diner are made from toilet bowls, not chairs. Sink faucets and gender-coded “WC” signs appear throughout the three-storey facility, one of 12 in an island-wide chain of eateries with a toilet theme.Customers eat from mini plastic toilet bowls. They wipe their hands and mouths using toilet rolls hung above their tables, which may be glass-topped jumbo bathtubs.

“Most customers will bring their cameras in because the place is quite special, said Yang Chung-chi, a manager at the restaurant in north Taipei. Owner Wang Tzi-wei opened his first Modern Toilet in 2004 after being inspired by a Japanese cartoon featuring restroom images and the toilet themes run through the food and drinks menus.”


Wouldn’t you like to have this for dessert? Just reading about it makes me queasy and uncomfortable. In the name of uniqueness and creativity this is where and what we have to eat now! In a bathroom, eating out of the sink, sitting on a toilet seat and eating ice-cream out of dishes shaped like a toilet bowl and the ice cream itself is shaped like human feces. Go Figure!  Continue reading

Stupid Gadget #9

Zipper Pull Earrings are my next feature. Well the name might not make much sense to you…zipper…like actual zippers and earrings? Yup, this is the epitome of stupid gadgets!

You can now make your earl lobes look as stupid as possible by donning a pair of these Zipper Pull Earrings!


They’re real((functioning) zipperpulls turned into quasi-fashionable earrings. Who thought of this ingenius idea?

The earrings measure about 3/4″, so they’re not obnoxious( yeah right! as if this whole idea isn’t) They’re just very, very silly. People may not even notice what they are, but if they do… get ready for some strange looks.

You’ll need pierced ears to wear them, but if you’re considering getting them, you probably have a hole in your head anyway. The earrings are gold toned. We’re not sure what the Zipper Pull Earrings are made of (brass?), but at $4.99 a pair, you can’t expect solid gold. (But they are solid stupid!)


Stupid Gadget #8

If you are a fan of stupid gadgets, you are going to have a field day with this !!!

Introducing to you, The Harvest your own Pearl Kit. It costs $11, which obviously means  it’s authentic precious pearls.

First, the entire kit comes in an attractive box ( Its a mixture of beautiful red cardboard and red plastic). It contains everything you need to create stunning pearl jewelry.


You’ll find a sealed can containing a genuine(?) oyster. The oyster is preserved in a special liquid.  Warning : The liquid is part alcohol, but not drinkable. You’re making jewelry….. not dinner! Do not drink the liquid or eat the oyster. When you pop the lid off the can, you’ll find your oyster.


The kit also includes a lovely necklace that is missing… you guessed it…. a pearl. You will be opening the oyster to get the pearl for the necklace.


To open your oyster, you use a little plastic tool that comes with the kit. It’s unbeleivable how there are people who train to shuck oysters and how hard and tricky it can be, but somehow this genuine oyester can simply be opened with a 3 inch plastic knife.


It’s pretty disgusting once you pry open your oyster, but you will find a pearl amidst all the goo. This is exactly what you will see when you open up the oyster. (Aaah, how romantic and lovely it looks!)


Naturally, your pearl will not be enormous.Don’t be alarmed!(Should I remind you that it’s $11?)  Just like in nature, from the oysters in the bottom of the ocean, some will be larger and some will be smaller!

You’re almost done! The necklace is specially designed to open up so you can easily put the pearl inside. Once you swing it shut, your pearl necklace is complete! Wear it (or give it away!) . After all, you made it yourself!


Stupid Gadget #7

‘Sour Flush Candy’ makes it next into my list. It takes guts to market candy inside a plastic toilet bowl. But they took it a step further… quite a few steps further! They added edible toilet plungers!!!!

When you open the lid of the toilet, you find powdered sour candy. “So how do I eat the powder?” you may ask.Thats where the edible plungers figures in. You lick the plunger,  then dip it into the toilet. Then you remove the plunger and lick off the sour toilet powder that stuck to your plunger.

Now doesn’t that sound delicious?

It’s like the inventors sat around the table trying to think up the most disgusting thing a human can do. “Hey, nobody would ever stick a plunger in a toilet and then lick it off! Let’s make THAT into a candy!”

Each package of Sour Flush Candy comes with one toilet bowl filled with powder and two edible plungers. The cost of this totally mindblogglingly stupid idea? Check it out :


Stupid Gadget #6

Here is the most unappetizing kitchen tool ever – The Peter Petrie Egg Separator.

Well, they say it works, but at the look of it I don’t know if I would buy it even if it was made of gold because of the “way” it works. It’s a hand-crafted ceramic head sporting a quizzical expression and a huge nose.

To use it, you crack an egg into the separator and tilt it forward. This is where it gets interesting…..while the yolk is blocked by the nose, the albumen tastefully drips through the nostrils and into your bowl.

It’s tacky and gross and pointless which is why it takes an esteemed place in this blog under Stupid Gadgets.


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Stupid Gadget #5

This next feature is a Salt and Pepper shaker. Well, that sounds regular and ordinary right? But ofcourse! Why would it makes its feature here on Stupid gadgets if there wasn’t something stupid and pointless about it? Presenting to you……..The farting salt and pepper shaker.  Im sure you’re going ‘Eh?’ and I understand, thats how I still react everytime I see it being sold somewhere !

Check out ther ad and I quote “This is the ultimate party accessory! Put these salt and pepper shakes on the table, and when your guests go to use them, they’ll let out an outrageous fart!”

 Dinner table?? Ultimate party accessory? Really? I would’ve not been bothered if it was marketed as a gag gift for kids or some teenage party thing. Being called a perfect dinner table, and party accessory seems absurd and totally stupid.

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