30 Dumb Inventions

babycageNo, I’m not talking about the atrocious Snuggie or the culturally ignorant Hawaii Chair; that would be too contemporary although befitting nonetheless. I’m referring to Life Magazine’s ranking of the worst inventions taken from 1940’s through the 1960’s.

Take the Baby Cage, shown above, from 1937:
“A nanny supervising a baby suspended in a wire cage attached to the outside of a high tenement block window. The cages were distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who have no gardens, or qualms about putting a child in a box dangling over a busy street.” Link via Digg

(Image courtesy of Life)

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