Technology throughout the years has made some exceptional advances when it comes ingenuity and complexity. We all love to get a taste of the latest devices that our money can buy, however, unfortunately, they don’t always last. With every successful device, there are usually many other versions that didn’t work. Looking back through history, some of these failed inventions are seriously strange…
The Hangover Cure
This incredibly strange, confusing, and rather comical looking contraption on this woman’s face, is, believe it or not, a specially designed ice cube mask that was created with the goal of curing hangovers. It appears as though at the time, in 1947, people simply didn’t know any better, and that hangovers were not quite as common as today.
Looking back at it today, we can really only laugh at it, but at the time, it was surely considered to be highly innovative, especially when there really weren’t very many options to deal with the after-effects of drinking. It is important to also keep in mind that excessive drinking was a much less popular activity. As it became a more common past time and a less taboo subject, research also kept up with the times and has since found many more effective ways to deal with a hangover.
The Baby Protector
Pictured here above is a woman pushing around her newborn baby in a stroller. Everything sounds more or less normal, right? Well, other than the fact that she’s wearing a gas mask on her face, of course. Oh, and also the fact that the baby stroller is somehow different than the standard strollers that we know and see on the streets today.
This baby stroller was created back in 1938 in order to protect young children from gas attacks. At the time, it seemed like the greatest idea to hit the planet. Today, other than the fact that would we surely have other methods of protection, we probably wouldn’t be casually taking our child out in a stroller in a nuclear war.