We’ve all seen those ridiculous informercials on TV for completely
useful useless products. But how is it that these useless products have created entire stores called “As Seen On TV?” Because people are buying them. We made fun of the Snuggie, but in reality, how many Americans actually own one? Millions. 4 million Snuggies were sold in 2009 to be exact. There are even Doggie Snuggies and Custom Snuggies available now (hence spin offs like the Slanket and I can’t even go into the marketing behind Forever Lazy). Still I’ve bought a Snuggie. Actually, I bought 5. I got 5 University of Oregon themed Snuggies last Christmas for my immediate family. I “snuggled” in my Snuggie at the Rose Bowl (Go Ducks!) and kept it wrapped around me until I got to the parking lot. Supporting my team while staying warm at the same time? Score!
Some other completely insane but useful items that have been circling “The Book,” (which I’ve recently learned is what many people refer to as Facebook these days) include the following:
Check out these smaller inventions that were recently marketed. Personally, I like #3 and #10.