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15 Useless & Stupid Inventions That Made Their Creators Ridiculously Rich

15 Useless & Stupid Inventions That Made Their Creators Ridiculously Rich

Everyone has million-dollar ideas, but people rarely act on them. Sometimes, all you need is an out of the world thought and some great marketing skills to make millions. While some ideas actually make the world a better place, there are others that simply make you go “WTF!”. Let’s check out a few of these weird masterpieces.

1. Wacky Wall Walker

It’s a toy shaped like an octopus, which when thrown against a wall “walks” its way down. 

Creator Ken Hakuta’s mother sent him several sticky octopus-like toys from Japan which were called ‘Tako’ then. They were meant for his children, but Hakuta found himself fascinated with the toy and began to market them himself.

2. Yellow Smiley Faces

It’s just two black oval eyes and a full smile printed on a yellow circle.

Harvey Ball created the design in ten minutes and was paid $45.Two brothers, Bernard and Murray Spain, stumbled upon the unrealized potential of the smiley and tagged it with the now infamous tag-line,”Have a nice day.”

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