Failed Invention of the Week

Failed Invention of the Week

The failed invention of the week award goes to a fire alarm that was designed in 1938. The purpose of this alarm was to prevent pranksters setting off the alarm and wasting the fire brigades time.

It works by trapping the arm of the person inside the box and they are prevented from escaping until the police or fire brigade let them out.

This naturally means that if there was an actual fire the person pulling the alarm is going to burn to death because of this invention. Brilliant!  Continue reading… “Failed Invention of the Week”

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Mexican Brides and Grooms Who Get Cold Feet Must Pay

Mexican Brides and Grooms Who Get Cold Feet Must Pay

Mexican brides and grooms who get cold feet before walking down the aisle will have to pay their significant other for the inconvenience, if a proposal by a local congressman is adopted.

In Mexico, weddings are big social events where large amounts of money are spent before the big day on gowns, tuxedos, catering and music bands and churches are even reserved years in advance.

Continue reading… “Mexican Brides and Grooms Who Get Cold Feet Must Pay”

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