WORLD’S WACKIEST INVENTIONS (Mar, 1957)
WORLD’S WACKIEST INVENTIONS
“Nonsensical” describes this inventor’s nutty devices but they’ll guarantee a chuckle.
RUSSELL Oakes’ knack for dreaming up wacky inventions can be charged to his desire to simplify the complexities of modern life. Though his nonsensical creations may be more involved than the problems they’re designed to solve, you’re guaranteed a chuckle using them. Oakes has contrived such devices as a cocktail glass with a movable bottom that enables you to get at the cherry without straining your tongue; a device for knocking flies off a sandwich while balancing a cup of coffee, and a fan that operates via jaw-motion for speakers in hot climates. Nutty devices—but fun.