Forgot about Maddox! I used to love this stuff back when I was like ~16, read it again and still great!
The flexible straw, for example, was invented by a guy who saw his daughter struggling to drink a milkshake at the counter of a restaurant.1 Instead of, say, asking his The innovation nobody needs or wants. daughter to pick up the drink, he went home and made a shitty invention instead. These straws were invented for a child who was too lazy to pick up her drink, by an adult who didn’t have the foresight to ask for a smaller cup for the child. And now I’m relegated to using these drippy pieces of shit forever.