Sometimes, understanding other cultures is difficult. So many things can become lost in translation. Not only that, but all cultures are totally unique. Religious upbringings, customs and even familial traditions separate us from each other. But no matter how much understanding you will try to muster, it’ll be impossible to see why these Japanese inventions exist. They’re downright nutty.
1.) Just how MUCH do you hate the rain? A lot? A lot, a lot?
2.) These will help you hear. And look crazy.
3.) Ever really want to look in your ear but JUST COULDN’T?
4.) Toilet paper wherever you go. Genius?
5.) Sleeping standing up on the metro can be within your grasp with this chin stand.
6.) Love bubble wrap so much you’d like to carry a never ending supply around with you?
7.) You’ll never miss when using eyedrops and these glasses.
8.) This boom will help you take the perfect selfie every time.
9.) A cube pillow that helps catch sounds … because… ???
10.) Not so dedicated students can take a nap in class with this book pillow.
11.) Love karaoke but hate singing in public so others can hear you? Use this silencing mic.
12.) This little guy lets you know when your soup is nice and hot.
13.) A slip cover for your banana. Because why not.
14.) This device lights your cigarette by using the sun’s energy. Helpful?
15.) Want to sleep on public transportation and rely on strangers to wake you up?
16.) Long day? Don’t feel like peeing standing up?
17.) This isn’t sad AT ALL.
18.) … or this.
19.) Grate your butter. It’s great.
20.) Noodle splashies ruin 10 hairdos a year. It’s dangerous.
21.) A wedding count down! … cute?
22.) Square watermelon. Because Japan can.
(H/T Just Something) It’s impossible to understand why any of these exist… but it’s even more difficult to understand why anyone would buy them (because that happens). Although… those expensive square watermelon DO seem cool. Share these insane inventions with others – click the Share button below!