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15 'As Seen On TV' Items That No One Asked For

If anyone thought shredded cheese was as convenient as it gets, think again. Shredded cheese is nothing compared to the convenience items we’ve recently discovered. The world is not short of gadgets, for sure, and some may even suggest that there’s never too less space for new gadgets to ascend on the horizon. But believe us, there can be. There is such a thing as too many gadgets out there and we’re not being picky here. While some gadgets make our lives easier and would fit in more in a joke store than a normal store. From the banana slicer to the pet petter to the spaghetti fork that makes eating pasta a whole lot less messy, here are 15 convenience items that majorly insult our intelligence.

15 The twirling spaghetti fork

Via: worldwideinterweb.com

Do you have a hard time eating spaghetti? Are the remains of Bolognese sauce left all around your mouth at the hands of your poor spaghetti eating skills? Then maybe this product is for you. The automatic twirling spaghetti fork makes eating this type of paste easy and fun. So for those of you who haven't yet mastered the art of twirling spaghetti around your fork, this little convenience item could be your saviour. Though we're not sure how many people would take this with them to public food places or over to their friend's house. Frankly, we think this product is a little too convenient and a definite insult to our intelligence. It looks like it could be fun to use but the question is, how many of you have the front to use it?

14 Avocado halves

Via: today.com

Who could possibly need to buy avocado halves when avocados are literally the easiest vegetable to slice in half? Frankly, this just looks like a waste of plastic and cardboard packaging to us. We have no idea who would buy this, but we’re pretty certain this person isn’t the kind of person you’d find setting their alarm clock at 6 a.m. every morning for a crack of dawn jog. If you can’t be bothered to slice your own avocados in half, you don’t even deserve to eat avocados. Seriously, this is the most unbelievable thing we’ve seen as far as food convenience goes. We’d even get it if it were sliced up avocado pieces...but just to save you cutting an avocado into two halves. That is pure laziness. Enlighten us: do people really buy this?

13 The self-stirring mug

Via: worldwideinterweb.com

If you're wondering what to buy for your super lazy BFF, this could be your answer. The self-stirring mug does literally what it says on the label: it self-stirs, meaning it will stir your tea or coffee for you. No longer will you have to endure the crippling task of moving the spoon around your coffee cup. With this mug, you can let it do all the work for you. Seriously speaking, though, is there really a market for this product? We know we're a pretty lazy species overall, but are we so lazy that we can't even be bothered to stir our own tea, which is no more than a five-second job. We hope, for the sake of humanity, that people who buy this buy it for joke purposes only.

12 A motorized ice cream cone

Via: mfirsthome.com

Gone are the days when you have to actively lick your ice cream. Let this self-turning ice cream cone do it for you. It can spin automatically, which means you don't have to turn it around yourself. It will do it all for you. Apparently, creators seem to think the human race is incapable of licking ice cream anymore. Apparently, it's just too hard for us to do on our own and we need a motorized ice cream cone instead. What can we say to describe this product? Where do we even begin? Strange, thoughtful, creepy...insulting...? But you've got to admit, it's also pretty hilarious. It would be a lot of fun to try this product out for ourselves. It may even come in useful on summer days to prevent pesky ice cream dripping.

11 Mop shoes

Via: mfirsthome.com

Mopping the floor may not be the most thrilling task in the world, but is it really necessary to opt for these ugly mop shoes instead of using a regular mop to clean the floor? Cleaning your floor without bending over sounds interesting. But we doubt this product is as good as it claims. Plus, we can't see how these can be so convenient if you, let's say, stumble across a tough stain on the floor that requires some hardcore scrubbing. It's got to be just as tiring using your feet as it is using a mop. So we can't really see the point in this invention and think it was just created by a moron trying to make a buck. We think we'll stick to our conventional mop thank you very much.

10 The whisk wiper

Via: buzzfeed.com

As entertaining as this is to see, we think the creation of this product isn't really something the world was begging to happen. Most people can think of a better and more satisfying way of removing every last trace of batter off the whisk. Most of the enjoyment of the whisk comes from being able to lick off all the tasty batter until it sparkles. For the majority of people, cleaning a whisk and ensuring all the batter comes off of it  is the fun part and certainly does not require a tool to do it for you. Sure, this tool might be handy for the health conscious, but for ordinary people like us, we wouldn't want to starve our taste buds the opportunity of whisk-licking.

9 A bed that makes itself

Via: youtube.com

As a child, you probably remember your parents teaching you how to make your bed in the morning. It's one of the first things you learn as a kid. For some people, however, the motivation of actually making your own bed wears off over time. You find yourself leaving it disheveled, hoping that maybe the little fairy that used to drop off a dime with the loss of every tooth might have added another string to her bow and start making your bed for you too. A fairy that does this may not exist, but an item called ''The Smart Bed'' does. This automatic bed maker is the first of its kind. With a built-in roller that straightens sheets and attached arms to put pillows in their place, this item is the epitome of convenience.

8 The pet petter

Via: re-tales.net

The point of having a pet is so you can take care of it, pet it and shower it with love and attention. So why would anyone think a pet petter would actually sell? And yep, this item does exactly what it says on the box: it pets your pet for you. How ridiculous is that? We can see how this could be useful for anyone suffering from a cat or dog allergy, but even then they probably wouldn't get a pet in the first place if that was the case. When the whole purpose of having a pet is for the enjoyment of stroking him or her, the inventor of this crazy creation can't have carried out thorough market research for this product. And if it gets to the point where people actually find themselves buying a pet petter, we are so done with human beings!

7 A 2-in-1 food chopper

Via: buzzfeed.com

Chopping food has never been easier thanks to this revolutionary 2-in-1 knife that literally slices your foods in seconds. And it's not just for vegetables! You can use this knife to cut all sorts of foods; from fruits, vegetables, meats and more. It only requires the clamping down of a handle. It sounds almost too good to be true, right? But this product really does exist. As a matter of fact, you can purchase it directly from Amazon. However, we don't think we'll be making any orders for it anytime soon. As useful as it looks, we're pretty happy with our cutting skills as they are and this just looks like a tool for a person who has zero motivation. Not us! Okay, sometimes us but generally, on the whole, not us.

6 An egg cracker

Via: buzzfeed.com

With one swift movement, you can open all your eggs perfectly with this egg cracker. It not only cracks eggs, it can also separate eggs for you. No more messy fingers for you! Hmm...we don't know about you, but we are feeling slightly dubious about this invention. Cracking eggs and separating eggs isn't exactly the most difficult task on the planet and we're pretty capable of doing it ourselves. Maybe we get messy fingers from time to time and maybe, occasionally, when we're in one of those ''butter fingers'' moods, we get shards of shell in our egg yolks. Does that mean we're prepared to spend money on an item that claims to do it for us? Absolutely not! We'll stick with our fork or side of bowl method for cracking.

5 A penguin tea timer

Via: worldwideinterweb.com

There's more to making a cup of tea than dunking in a teabag and fishing it back out again within a few seconds. To make a good cup of tea, you need to let the teabag steep for a couple of minutes before removing it. But how many people have time to stand waiting for their tea to be ready? Only the unemployed. That's why someone invented this penguin tea timer, designed to let you know when your tea is ready. As handy as this may sound, it definitely takes the biscuit as far as convenience items go. Nobody really needs a plastic penguin to notify them that their tea is ready. There are so many productive things you can do while waiting for your cup of tea to steep.

4 Onion goggles

Via: lifehacker.com

Bent over your half-sliced onion with burning tears in your eyes isn't the most pleasurable experience. Honestly, it's one of the worst parts of cooking prep. Still, even if slicing onions bring on the waterworks for you, would you invest in a pair of onion goggles? It's a smart idea, in some ways, but we can't say we've seen too many people modelling these goggles in the kitchen. And to be honest, in spite of their existence, we have a strong feeling most people would stick to the discomfort rather than put on a pair of those things that look exactly like swimming goggles. Somehow, we don't think the onion goggles are going to take off anytime soon. Let's keep the goggles for the swimming pool.

3 The clapper

Via: worldwideinterweb.com

Three claps turn on the TV. Two claps turn on the lamp. This clapping detector makes bedtime a whole lot easier for people, but do we really need it? We're already considered a nation with the highest obesity rate in the world. Do we need a product to make us lazier? We need to be encouraging people to move a little bit more and influencing them to rely on a clapping device to turn off lights, the TV and whatever else, is not the right way. How about getting out of bed and turning off the lights yourself? Is it so hard? We're most frustrated with the people who designed this ridiculous product. Talk about an insult. We can press the blue button on the remote or manually turn on the TV. It's not hard.

2 An automatic teapot pourer

Via: worldwideinterweb.com

Say goodbye to manually picking up and pouring tea from your teapot and hello to the automatic teapot pourer. With this little gem, you no longer have to bear the weight of holding a container full of hot liquid. All you have to do is place your teapot in this little machine, press a button, and it will pour your drink for you. It doesn't get easier than that, does it? From the picture, we can see that a human hand is required to assist the pourer, but it looks as though the hand is simply guiding the pot. For some people, this product could be useful. For us, we don't have a problem pouring our own tea and we'd prefer that than having this ugly thing sitting on our kitchen countertops.

1 The banana slicer

Via: re-tales.net

Because apparently people can't slice their own bananas anymore. They have to rely on a tool that does it for them and when we say tool, we're not talking about a knife. We're talking about the crazy banana slicer invention, designed to slice your banana neatly for you. At least that's what the creator of this device must believe anyway. They seem to believe we're incapable of slicing a banana and that this product would save our lives. Part of the enjoyment of eating fruit comes from manually slicing it with a knife. You get that wonderful feeling that you're making something fresh and healthy. The banana slicer takes that enjoyment away. Plus, it insults our intelligence big time. Who could possibly ever need a banana slicer?

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