Some inventions change the world. For example, consider the plow’s invention, which allowed people to develop efficient agriculture. This eventually allowed people to begin settling down in cities. Our lives have been revolutionized by electricity, the light bulb. More recently, technology such as the iPhone has changed the ways of life in more modern times.
But some inventions have been a bit less revolutionary for humanity while still making their inventors wealthy. These oddball inventions may not have changed anyone’s life for better or worse. But they definitely changed the lives of their creators. Maybe they weren’t typical entrepreneurs who followed rigorous morning habits but that’s okay. Read on to learn more about inventions that seem useless but made their creators millions via Business Insider and Cad Crowd below.
If your biggest weakness in the morning is hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock, then you may want to consider getting Clocky. Clocky is an alarm clock on wheels that runs away before the sleeper is able to hit the snooze.
The idea straddles the line between obvious and ludicrous. For its inventor, Gauri Nandi, the idea was hugely successful and made him a millionaire. While sales have tapered off since Clocky was first launched in 2005, it has still been very profitable.