John Oliver Would Like Someone to Invent These Things

John Oliver runs a regular segment called “How Is This Still a Thing?”, but he’s decided to turn it on its head. So “How Is This Not a Thing?” describes the things that Oliver would like see invented—preferably as soon as possible.


Amongst others, Oliver would like Ambien for the part of the day that we have to be awake, bread pants, and a search engine that can make sense of the kinds of questions that your parents ask. How are they not things?

[John Oliver]

Contributing Editor at Gizmodo. An ex-engineer writing about science and technology.

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That seemed like the least prepared to host John Oliver has ever been in his life. Did they call him back to studio just as he was getting home after the last full episode?