13 Crazy Japanese Inventions That You Never Knew Existed

Only in Japan can you find these “genius” inventions! Some of these ideas are actually kind of clever, while others just make you wonder what the heck they were thinking?

1. Ramen Splash Protector
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Maybe back in your college days, you might have had a legitimate need for this device. If you’d like to avoid noodle splashes without wearing something like this, the best thing to do is to pull the noodle between both chopsticks as you slurp it.

2. Butter Grater
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If you have ruined enough pieces of toast because you used a block of cold butter, this is a genius invention.

3. Shoulder Pillow
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At first, you might think, this seems like it’s really only something for lonely women, but cuddling like this can be kind of comfortable.

4. Solar-Powered Cigarette Lighter
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It might suck up all the time on your cigarette break to get it lit, but at least it’s solar-powered.

5. Karaoke Silencer
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Where has this been all my life?

6. Pillow In A Book
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With this clever book,  you can be hard at work or hardly working!

7. Eye Drop Funnel
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This is genius!

8. Infinite Bubble Wrap Popper
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You can get the joy of popping bubble paper whenever you want! It’s an infinite bubble popper right on your keychain.

9. Subway Sleeper Devices
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If you’re this sleep-deprived you may want to go to bed early!

10. Portable Tissue Dispenser
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Ummmmm….okay.

11. Camera-Assisted Ear Wax Remover
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Have you ever thought the process of removing ear wax just isn’t visually interactive enough?

12. Hearing Aid
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These hearing aids help you pick up more ambient noise…

13. Square Watermelons
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People think¬†these square watermelons maximize space while packing fruit, but the fact of the matter is that it’s actually costlier. They’re just a fun novelty.

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