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The most useless gadget you have ever bought?

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Re: The most useless gadget you have ever bought?

@Anonymous 


@Anonymous wrote:

@nozzer wrote:

Where do you get electric flies from?


I'd guess from the same outlet you get your electric eels from.


 

My granddaughter has some shoes with electric eels. They light up when she jumps up and down.

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@Minivanman wrote:

We used to call those Fanny Barnet's!

 


Not being a bike person, the first thought that came into my head upon reading that was it must be another name for a merkin.  Cheesy

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Re: The most useless gadget you have ever bought?

The most useless thing I've ever acquired was my ex wife 😂😂😂😂
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@Shep41 

"I'd acquired" surely, and I had one of those.Evil

The local dump refused to take her, even after she tried to take me to the cleaners.

"Sorry mate, household waste only, not waste of space".

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🤣🤣🤣 been there done that.
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Re: The most useless gadget you have ever bought?

I bought a Tiger Cub for a fiver which had a gears problem.

Someone more knowledgeable than I suggested the removal of a bolted on plate.

I removed said bolts along with the plate and a load of oil fell out along with a collection of cog wheels and various other metallic objects which I didn't recognise.

I sold the bike complete with a bag of assorted bits for a fiver.

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Re: The most useless gadget you have ever bought?

Ditto, only with the Norton.

Back in the day we'd put a cap of Castrol R into the petrol to give it that racing bike smell? 

For the bike to actually run on the stuff it seemed that you 'only' needed to strip down the engine and clean off the mineral oil first. Great idea, and how how difficult can it be even for somebody who was not a mechanic.

Finished up giving the entire disassembled bike away to a friend of a friend.

Bought a car soon afterwards, and not long after I nearly pranged that Triumph 650 I mentioned earlier.

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Re: The most useless gadget you have ever bought?

I always thought that if you needed an electric knife then the meat wasn't doneUndecided

 

There's some great gadgets here.

I can think of a few people who I would love to use the 'Hushme Voice Mask'Cheesy

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@Strat 

Gearboxes always were a bit tricky.

Having said that I bought a box of Bantam in the early Summer of '71, and successfully rebuilt it.

Well more or less successfully. It ran, just, but the crankshaft seals were knackered. (I know now)

The gearbox worked though! Smiley

Oh yes, and I skived off school to build it, which got me in all sorts of trouble including a missed French O level exam. 

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Re: The most useless gadget you have ever bought?

Foot Spa

Gym membership (I know it's not a gadget, but similar principle ie useless)