Strange inventions from around the globe

Interestingly Strange Inventions of the Past [22 Pics]

Aug 21 2012

From Italian 150km/h single wheel motorcycles to photo-taking revolvers, this is some genuine 'WTF' content for sure. Enjoy!

British invention stroller protected against gas

A baby stroller in case of a gas attack. (England, 1938)

Untippable vehicle invention

An all terrain vehicle (that remains level at all times). Capable of overcoming slopes up to 65°. (1931)

Floating bicycle invention

Amphibious bicycle that is able to be ridden on land as well as water. Maximum weight on water was 120kg. (France, 1932)

Single wheel motorcycle from italy invention

A single-wheel motorcycle with a maximum speed of 150 km/h. (Italy, 1931)

Hat that is also a radio invention

A hat that is also a radio. (USA, 1931)

Strage Invention German Bike Tubes Life Jackets

Life jackets created out of bicycle tubes. (Germany, 1925)

Extended trailer wagon in france invention

An extending RV. (France, 1934)

Piano for bed ridden people

A piano for bedridden people. (England, 1935)

Laying down glasses for reading invention

Glasses that enable you to read while lying down. (England, 1936)

A basket for pedestrian safety invention

A cover with a ‘safety’ net to reduce the number of casualties on the roads. (France, 1924)

Analog GPS invention
Analog GPS

Analog GPS navigation that utilizes a scrolling map. The scroll speed depends on the speed of the car. (1932) [This totally looks like something out of the Fallout game series!]

Stretch bridge invention

An expanding bridge, capable of holding massive amounts of weight. It gets transported on a trolley. (Netherlands, 1926)

A mask to protect the face from a blizzard

A shield to protect the face during snow storms and blizzards. Now that's weird! (Canada, 1939)

Blow dryer v1 haha

An early contraption that could be compared to a modern day hair dryer.

A revolver that takes your photo first invetion

A revolver that captures an image right before the trigger is pressed. (USA, 1938)

Umbrella contraption to allow smoking during the rain

A mouthpiece that allows a person to smoke in the rain. Like a sir. (1931)

Double cigarette holder

A double mouthpiece, that holds two cigarettes – a chain smokers paradise. (1932)

Ice mask for hollywood stars

A mask that was supposed to help Hollywood actresses fight against hangovers. It is made up of ice cubes stuck in different spots that cool the face. It was coined by Max Factor. (USA, 1947)

Fax Newspaper invention

A newspaper that was delivered through fax. (1938)

A bicycle for the entire family

A bike for the entire family... that also has a built in sewing machine. (USA, 1939)

Teaching kids how to walk invention

A device that would teach a child how to walk. (Switzerland, 1939)

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