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Bad Inventions

Celebrate Homogeneity Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 8:41 AM
I work for an engineering house that does energy and resource usage assessments. Hands-free water appliances (sinks, toilets, urinals) save NOTHING over their hand-operated counterparts, and if anything, use more due to false triggering. They are strictly a sanitation step.

I am bored with politics, refuse to pay attention to the news and am watching only True Crime TV shows and Turner Classic Movies these days. With the Democrats controlling the Senate and presidency, nothing good can possibly come out of Washington for at least another two years. So I thought I'd start the new year with something useful, like a short list of bad inventions.


Are people installing dishwashers next to their beds? I've checked my "Top 500 Daily Irritations" list and dishwasher noise is not on it.

What possible benefit derives from having...