9 Clever People Smart Enough to Invent Stupid Crap And Get Filthy Rich
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Bet you wish you were smart enough to invent stupid crap people don’t need and somehow get filthy rich off it, right? When it comes to get-rich-quick schemes in the modern day, it’s not exactly Thomas Edison screwing in the first light bulb. It’s more like creating an app that delivers a series of food-related fart noises, then charging people more for that than you would a light bulb.
We live in a wasteful world where plastic bottled water grosses more than $60 billion annually, and people buy rock (yes, buy) to have as pets because they can’t not kill their plants and overfeed their fat cats. From Chia Pets and Pet Rocks to Shake Weights and Snuggies, we’ve got the big money-making inventions here, stupid crap for stupid people that get you filthy rich in a blink.
If you want to cringe at your $35K a year desk while reading about jerk offs who made a boat load and are living the good life off animatronic singing bass, then you’ve come to the right place.