30 Crazy Japanese Inventions You Never Knew You Needed

  • 16. The Umbrella Tie - to Stay Classy Even When it Rains Carrying around an umbrella can be a big hassle, and it's really only a matter of time until you lose it. This is why somebody felt the need to invent the umbrella-tie. You know, kinda like the waffle shoes, shoes that double as waffles, or the roller skate gloves, roller skates you wear on your hands.
  • 17. A Solar-Powered Cigarette Lighter The solar-powered cigarette lighter is for the truly dedicated smoker. Forget about carrying around a lighter, or asking others to light you up, all you need to enjoy that smoke is a strong ray of sunshine and unwavering amount of patience.
  • 18. A Foot-Powered Hair Dryer - Cause, Why Not This hair dryer is for the woman with a green conscience. It's powered by walking to not waste electricity, allowing you to dry your hair as you walk to that important business meeting.