Slate's Dumbest Inventions Ever List Includes Beating Breasts. You Know, for Kids

Ladies and gentlemen, these are our ancestor's Billy Mays infomercial products. Judge them lightly, but laugh heartily, for in 50 years' time our great grandkids will laugh openly at our version of the Beating Breast baby sleeping aide.

Most deadly? Probably the "baby cage," which promises to give your tiny tot a breath of fresh air while neglecting to mention the part about a deadly fall twelve stories down. The curved machine gun is another contender.

Most legitimate? Definitely the shower hood. It helped women protect their makeup in the shower, thus saving time if they were in a rush. Sadly for whoever invented it the device never caught on. [Slate]