11 Weird Inventions From The 1960s That'll Make You Scratch Your Head

By | May 6, 2016

If you can think it up, it can exist. Proof? These 11 oddball inventions from the 1960s.

Some of these “ingenius” inventions are hybrids of familiar objects we use everyday, while others are just plain insane.

A hat and storage in one.


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The Cat-Mew Machine: a device that produces cat sounds, meant to keep away mice.


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The original portable boombox was a beanbag that comes with a transistor radio.


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A “road safety machine” to train motorcyclists. Otherwise known as your grandfather’s arcade game.


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British folks trying out “foot tickling machines.”

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Sea shoes that let you walk on water.


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A remote-controlled lawnmower.


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The first ever Walkman?


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The microcar: great for small people and NYC parking, horrible in any other situation.


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Get an air turbo head massage while having a romantic dinner.


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A snazzy product of Goodyear’s in the ’60s — illuminated tires.


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