Bright Feet

I’m sorry but this is just too silly in a “Wow that’s almost a good idea? ” sort of way. Can anyone remember the name of the Japanese inventor who comes up with really bizarre and useless inventions? Anyway he would have loved these.

Oh yeah, this is the internet {insert sound of hand hitting forehead here}. A quick trip to the Wikipedia produced…
‘chindogu’. The Japanese word coined for the art of the unuseless idea. strangely practical and utterly eccentric inventions for a life of ease and hilarity. meant to solve the niggling problems of modern life, these bizarre and logic-defying gadgets and gizmo’s have a tendency to fail completely.

The art of chindogu was born in the late 1980’s when amateur inventor Kenji Kawakami (Yaaaay that’s the guy) discovered that a not quite usable idea for a new gadget or product could nonetheless be enjoyable if one were to create a prototype and take delight in the way it misses its mark. The term ‘chindogu’ entered the English vocabulary in 1991 when then senior society member Dan Papia (President of Chindogu Society America) published an article on the subject in Japan’s leading english-language magazine, the ‘Tokyo Journal’.

Anyway, Kenji Kawakami would love these.
Bright Feet
Introducing Bright Feet – Night Time Just Got a Little Brighter!

Now you can easily move hands free around a darkened house reducing the risk of tripping over objects or running into doors, furniture or anything not easily seen in the dark.” and this isn’t a joke.

Any more of those blue pills about?


I’m going to hell aren’t I?

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