These Are The Absolute Weirdest Inventions That Someone Actually Tried To Patent

It seems like people keep coming up with amazing new inventions every other day. But, with creativity and change comes some very weird ideas. Like, very weird.

Some people go overboard with their inventions. I guess it’s fair to say that not every new technology makes obvious sense. This article takes a closer look at the strangest patents ever filed and it’s actually hilarious and insightful.

Thumb-Sucking Inhibitor

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Twitter / @pickover

If you think your child is too old for the habit of thumb-sucking, there’s a device to fix your problem.

A covering for the thumb made of metal casing is attached to a bracelet and is adjusted to custom fit your child’s thumb. Hopefully they don’t enjoy the taste of metal.