Inventors have been registering bright ideas with the UK Patent Office for 150 years.



One is a helmet fitted with a rifle, designed by a man by the name of Pratt – “the recoil broke a man’s neck during early trials.”



Or how about a moustache protector and trainer, or a ladder for spiders to climb out of the bath?



Maybe spectacles for chickens, or a two-handed glove for couples who wish to maintain palm-to-palm contact even in chilly weather? More here.

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