This bathroom scale by designer Jim Ruck takes a painful-looking approach to the simple act of weighing yourself in the morning. Instead of a platform, the users stands on thousands of pins.
Obviously, the tightly-packed pins mean that no real pain will be involved (outside of the trauma generated by the digital readout), but it would mean that your weight would be more evenly distributed across your feet. The concept is interesting, but it would be even better if it could mold to shapes like those desktop pin art gadgets from the 80's. That is, until your wife catches you trying to leave a print by weighing your ass. [Jim Ruck via Coolbuzz]