6 worst inventions since the Industrial revolution

Well this post could be called a continuation of muscles’ 10 best inventions. Here’s my list of 6 worst inventions. I really don’t know if they date back to the dawn of time. I couldn’t think of more to make it a round number, and this post has been rotting in the drafts section for quite some time. These inventions really don’t have any priority over one another – just that they all are crappy in my opinion.

Toilet paper

If you’re an Indian and are accustomed to years of using a health faucet (a.k.a. a bum-washer), you’d loathe toilet papers! For one, they burn under certain conditions. Furthermore, when they go empty, this is what happens:

Picture courtesy extreme funny humor here. Here’s our next contestant.

Facebook quizzes


What the?! They’re everywhere! And yes, we’ve written enough about that earlier on this glorious blog-post. We even have our own celebrated wigsandmuscles quiz which you can take here. Thanks to my good friend Srivatsan (a.k.a. Malli) for taking this yet-another-ridiculable-quiz (see picture above). Moving on, here’s what’s next on the list:

Short messaging service

Never heard of it?! It’s also called SMS. The darned thing’s screwed English royally!

The language some people use while texting (or SMSing for the uneducated) is so difficult to comprehend that it almost competes with our blog in inflicting pain. Good try – you’re nothing more than a mention up this site, short messaging service. Hmph. And next we have,



Seriously, this is definitely one of the worst things that’s happened to mankind, and we’re magnanimous enough to admit it. Furthermore, this shows that we’re living in a small world – what shines in one blog-post sucks in another. Also proves things have their bright sides and dark halves. Moving on, the next worst invention being

Digital camera

One of man’s biggest vices. The digital camera era has almost put an end to printing photos, and we’ve long lost the happiness we get in looking into printed pictures. Plus (or palas, as Patna Shiva would put it), people just go mad buying cameras with high resolutions, and then go buying external hard-discs to store that data – what for is still a mystery. If you aren’t going to print pictures, why on earth do you need all those high-resolution images?! And here’s our celebrated celibrity entry:

Net trapping system for capturing a robber immediately


Kuo Cheng Hsieh’s amazing system ought to make capturing bank-robbers cost effective. After all, who needs all those high-end closed circuit cameras and alarms?! And mind you, this dude got this patented in 2001, and also won an IgNobel award for it.

That’s about it for this list. And a gentle reminder to you, we’re up on facebook and you can become a fan of ours so that you’d be updated with new posts all the time! Happy reading!

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    6 thoughts on “6 worst inventions since the Industrial revolution

    1. masaldan says:

      might i remind u ..SMS is a bad invention. Free SMS is totaly awesome though

    2. nice post man…ur blog comes as refreshing change after all the serious stuff by most bloggers…including me too…keep up the wit…

    3. wigsandmuscles says:

      Yes..we are all about change..atleast today we are. tomorrow we may be about beating up refreshing change seekers..so beware

    4. U.Sidharth says:

      Toilet paper can be used for wiping off other kind of liquidy stuff as well.. its an awesome invention!!
      Have to agree with u on facebook quizzes though xD

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