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IN Science & Technology ON 10 Dec, 2015
2015 is about to end, people! We're about to say goodbye to the year that gave us Hotline Bling, Adele's Hello, and the return of the likable Justin Bieber. But what else did 2015 offer? What about some incredibly weird inventions that might actually be useful? Or maybe they're just fads that won't make it to 2016.
Still, 2015 has been a pretty nice year, except for all the wars and immigration issues and similar problems, and here's just some of the things you might've already forgotten about.
These boxers and briefs made by Shreddies became viral back then. These contain the activated carbon material called Zorflex to prevent unwanted smells from being evident. Yes, it might seem useless, but some people do have uncontrollable bowel problems, ulcerative colitis and other similar diseases.
Meet the selfie toasters! This appliance was made by Hammacher Schlemmer has this product that allows one's faces to be put into a couple of stainless steel inserts, which then allow the toast to capture your face. So there, eat your face.
This small device that can be used with a smartphone checks your breathing quality and whether you need some water or not.
People love drinking. They love alcohol. So what if people could breathe alcohol instead and remove the need to pee after a few drinks? That's what Bompass and Parr have done over at London's Borough Market. Each trip to the Alcoholic Adventure lasts 50 minutes.
By utilizing a lot of research work from Harvard, MIT, Stanford and from the Arizona State University, the Thync device helps people change their moods from relaxed to energized, supposedly.
These somewhat fashionable bags were made by some students who are part of Fruithleater Rotterdam.
Meanwhile in China, a robotic bridesmaid gives guests some glasses at a wedding.
Let's just PRINT bridges! A Dutch company called MX3D introduced the idea this year and hopes to print the bridge over at a canal in Amsterdam next year.
The Sprayable Sleep supposedly allows the user to immediately fall asleep with just a spray of the product. The bottle has melatonin which is made naturally by the body when it wants to take a rest.
The Stache Shield aims to protect men from having their mustaches wrecked by whatever they eat.
Meanwhile, in San Fransisco, California, a restaurant has no staff because everything is managed by robots.
These are alcoholic drinks that check your Facebook profile to give people distinct drinks based on their personality.
Nothing says annoying like eating your breakfast for everyone in Instagram to immediately see because of your selfie spoon.