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Thread: Inventions/Creations We Never Needed

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    Just now there is a thread about an invention that you could easily give up. I have a question.

    Tell me an invention (or more than one if you like) that never should have come to light.

    Here are a few

    Motorcycles (friend of a friend had an accident recently)
    Cigarettes (probably killed more people than tornadoes and hurricanes combined)
    Switchblade knives

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    alcoholic beverages

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    cigarettes are the worst. How many people have they killed.

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    cigarrettes and chew. I have a son who uses chewing tobacco. Icky.

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    (some) men?

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    Gunpowder.

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    Guns, swords, anything to harm another human being...

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    Cigarettes - need I say more

    Chewing tobacco - My BIL lost his tongue and lower jaw due to chewing this c--p

    Switchblades - they were only made to use as weapons

    Oil Rigs - They were a disaster meant to happen

    Houses on Stilts - Also a disaster meant to happen

    Brass Knuckles - again a weapon

    Aspestos

    Street cleaners - do they really clean or just move it around?

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    alcoholic beverages
    cigarettes
    guns
    weapons

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    Bras

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    I could live without a cell phone. I have one but rarely use it and have it for mostly emergencies. Yet, people can't understand why I don't want them to call me on the cell just to chat. Because if you really want to call me, call me at home. If I am not there, leave a message, I'll get back to you. I won't talk on the phone while driving, and if I am out, it's because I am doing something and probably is not a good time to talk. Am I the only one that feels this way?

    The other thing I can do without is high heels! Wore them when I was young, would not wear them now.

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    money... because too many are too obsessed with it.
    too many things ore overlooked and ignored in order for some to get it. it is used as an excuse to do alot of things that should never be done...

    there is no excuse for money being so important that some people have to choose between medicine, food, lodging or any other necessity. the cost of basic necessities are ridiculous in some places.

    yes it is and should a crime for some1 to be killed for a pair of shoes... but its also a crime that shoes cost what they do so that some feel they have to kill another to get some.

    (soapbox on money over) lol sorry :D

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    music video TV channels What images they see and new words they learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
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    Born free may be a good thing, but I don't like the girls banging on my knees.

    But it sure feels good when it comes off!

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    I agree with the money

    Food should not cost as much as it does!

    Junk food! It's not good for you!

    Soda, another thing not good for you.

    Pornography, IT'S DISGUSTING!

    Drugs that are bad for you...

    Ciggerettes

    Chewing Tobacco

    cigars

    Cars (In some cases, such as short distance trips)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luv Quilts and Cats
    I could live without a cell phone. I have one but rarely use it and have it for mostly emergencies. Yet, people can't understand why I don't want them to call me on the cell just to chat. Because if you really want to call me, call me at home. If I am not there, leave a message, I'll get back to you. I won't talk on the phone while driving, and if I am out, it's because I am doing something and probably is not a good time to talk. Am I the only one that feels this way?

    The other thing I can do without is high heels! Wore them when I was young, would not wear them now.
    Ditto!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Quote Originally Posted by Luv Quilts and Cats
    I could live without a cell phone. I have one but rarely use it and have it for mostly emergencies. Yet, people can't understand why I don't want them to call me on the cell just to chat. Because if you really want to call me, call me at home. If I am not there, leave a message, I'll get back to you. I won't talk on the phone while driving, and if I am out, it's because I am doing something and probably is not a good time to talk. Am I the only one that feels this way?

    The other thing I can do without is high heels! Wore them when I was young, would not wear them now.
    Ditto!!
    I'm with you, too!

    The rest of my list:

    -- tobacco products of all kinds
    -- those automated answering machines businesses use that make you hold forever and won't let you talk to a person
    -- spandex, which a) does not make you look thinner, but instead clings to all your rolls and b) does not "wick away" sweat well enough to deal with mine
    -- vinyl siding, which is uglifying the nation
    -- carpeting made from petroleum products
    -- comfort shoes, which are unjustifiably ugly. Just make beautiful shoes in sizes that fit real people's feet properly.
    -- pen grippers - they make the pen harder to hold?
    -- business suits, nylons, all that goes with them

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    Rap music!!!! lol!.....I could certainly live w/o it!

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    Dry Clean Only anything!!!

    Tongue Piercings/ Belly button piercings too

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    Swimsuits - why dress up to go in the water? Makes no sense to me.

    Pantyhose

    Cell phone - Huge intrusion in my life, but I got it when I was looking for work as an access number when I am online (dialup)

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    Body piercings

    Grotesque tatoos

    Porn

    Some people---the ones that are just taking up space a good person could inhabit. Not people that are just annoying but the really bad ones---the Jeffery Dalmers, John Wayne Gacys, and Richard Specks of the world.

    The Blues---blue tooth, blue ray

    I second the panty hose but I'd better keep my bathing suit. This much me doesn't need to be seen naked. That's an image nobody would want seared into their brain.

    AND last but by far not least, BP and their oil spills.

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    The media!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Specifically- the paparazzi!!!

    Electric blankets

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
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    Born free may be a good thing, but I don't like the girls banging on my knees.

    But it sure feels good when it comes off!
    Before surgery today, the Doctor "taped" one of them up, lifted it is more like it.....

    No more knee knockers....... :shock: :shock: :shock:

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    cell phones

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    I have to agree with the bra thing. If men don't have wear them (they are out there that need them worse than I do) then why do I. The bikini. The thong, why do you need dental floss for your butt. Nearly everything that was mentioned on this thread.

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