All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
Quirky is a website that features products when they’re barely more than an idea in an inventor’s mind, puts the products up for pre-sale, and then only manufactures the products that more than a set number of people commit to purchasing. In my opinion, it’s a great way to weed out unitaskers, because if the masses don’t believe the idea is helpful, the product is never manufactured.
Take for instance the Boil Buoy:
This idea is not doing very well on Quirky right now. Only 464 of a needed 2,000 people have committed to buying a plastic device that notifies them when their water is boiling. My friend who is blind said that water makes distinct sounds when it boils, so even she doesn’t have a deep need for this doodad. Apparently, the masses know it’s cheaper to look into a pot of boiling water to tell if it is boiling than buy a Boil Buoy to do the same thing.