The most useless things in the world: some interesting examples
If we talk about the uselessness of something, then it will not be about a specific thing, but about the subject area as a whole. The most useless things in the world can be divided into different categories. And we will start, oddly enough, from the professions.
Let me be taught
So, imagine that there are professions that are not necessarily unnecessary, but at least funny. The usual hard worker will say: "Hack!". However, such professions also exist.
Perhaps the most popular subject in this area is the nose. And if the profession of a sommelier is still considered prestigious, then what do you say about such a position as a deodorant tester? It sounds decent, but the duty is to sniff other people's armpits. And how do you special place in the restaurant for a person who smells the freshness of eggs? Masters of pedicure can be employed on a farm to apply their skills to the cattle. Pedicure and manicure elevates the mood of cows and increases the milk yield. At least that's what they say.
Perhaps the most simple profession, but not useless (especially if you recall the Soviet era), it's "the stand-in queue." Entire companies are engaged in providing such services. You stand in a long line for you while you go on business. Of course, for a reward. Can you say that this is absolutely useless thing? Hardly.
And so it will come down
Probably everyone remembers the tale "In the country of unlearned lessons". The protagonist liked to use this phrase. How do the most useless things in the world relate to this tale? Some architectural decisions lead to a stupor fantasy of any person.
The first place can be safely awarded to the doors located under the ceiling. To say why builders decided to install them there, no one (including the workers themselves) can. Perhaps they were guided by the idea "and suddenly they want to make a balcony." Another finesse is the fences put in the "right" place. The gate that fences the path to the house is good. But why is it needed, if not the rest of the fence? Or one section of a meter long at the edge of a cliff? Probably saved many from death.
Stairs leading from nowhere to nowhere along the side of the building or abutting against the wall, are also unlikely to be needed by anyone. The most useless things in the world are the fruits of a painful architectural fantasy. Fully glass houses or toilet booths, flat buildings or dwarf buildings, all this can become the sights of the city, but the benefits of them - "wept".
Is the book the best gift?
As you can see, useless things are met at every step. Not all of them are such from the very beginning. If you give someone a gift, think, and this person needs this thing? The most useless things in the world are meaningless gifts.
A rather original present is jeans sewn from metal threads. Yes, it's fun, but they simply can not be put on anywhere, metal detectors will react, and even know about themselves. A smart gift for your boss - gold clips. It's just absolutely wasted money.
If your friend is not a collector and a fan, then fridge magnets, various figurines and souvenirs, which will only accumulate dust, are useless things. For most adults, a soft toy will be a useless gift. By the way, about books. To give a book is not always the best move, unless you are sure that the person was looking for it. In the modern world (with the Internet available to everyone), it is very easy to access virtually any information. Therefore, the book should be given only when the person himself wanted to have the printed edition of the work, and not just read it.
Everyone knows the saying "The sick head does not give rest to the feet". For the sake of self-realization, people try to surprise the world. Thus, the most useless things in the world are born, which can be called the height of ingenuity.
The most famous useless invention is a flashlight, working from the light. And only in sunny weather. We will never understand the mysterious Asian soul. The Japanese are rightfully considered to be masters of the invention of useless things. Portable "zebra" in the form of a rug, allowing you to cross the road in any place, probably surprise anyone. Another Japanese know-how is a mini fan, which is attached to a chopstick or fork to cool the food you took from the plate.
They say that it is a sin to cash in on children and use them to make a profit. However, some enterprising people create useless things for the newborn and try to shove them into their young parents. But there is another option. For example, relatives who want to help newly-made parents can give us completely useless things out of good motives. Let's consider some of them:
- Envelope for discharge. Just like a wedding, the baby's statement from the hospital is an event that happens once in a lifetime with a child. Expensive envelopes, which have become a tradition, are used and safely forgotten.
- Baldachin above the crib. This thing can be not only useless, but also dangerous. Not only does it block access to fresh air, but it is also a good dust collector.
- Clothes for growth. Experienced parents will agree that buying clothes and shoes for the future is a very difficult task. The child develops "jumps" and easily can not get into the season. Absolutely useless things are shoes for babies. Walking baby can not, and in the street in the stroller will lie wrapped.
- Thermometer for water and room. If you do not have an air conditioner, but only central heating (and you can not affect the temperature in any way), then why measure? And the heat of the water can be checked by simply dropping it on your wrist.
- A small bath. If there is a large, then why spend a lot of space on the children's as well? Nobody interferes with collecting water exactly as much as the baby needs. Yes, and he will be where to go for a walk.
All these things can be called useless. They are unlikely to be useful, but will only take place in a house that is better left for something really needed.