Technology has improved our lives and advanced civilization -- for the most part. But sometimes, inventions go a little too far. Here are a few unnecessary creations from the 20th century: 1924: A car in Paris was equipped with a shovel on the front bumper. 1929: Wooden bathing suits were invented to supposedly enhance flotation. 1935: In Great Britain, a special piano/bed device was designed for the bedridden, allowing them to practice while stuck flat on their backs. 1954: A "rainy day cigarette holder" was invented to facilitate smoking in inclement weather. It had a little umbrella. 1961: Illuminated tires. Enough said.
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