Have you ever wondered how people keep coming up with new inventions?
Just when you think that everything is already invented, that needs to be invented,
someone comes up with an awesome idea. These things are much more evident at Christmas time of course: The Clapper....Chia Pet...The Tabletop Pizza Oven....The list goes on and on.
But some things just never caught on, see if you can vaguely remember any of these.....
BIC PERFUME..The snazzy $ 5.00 perfume that looked like a cigarette lighter. Why wasn't it a bigger hit with women? According to one industry expert.."It looked like a cigarette lighter".
Bic lost $11 million...
CHILLY BANG! BANG! JUICE...The kiddie drink shaped in a pistol shaped package. Kids drank it by putting the barrel in their mouths and squeezing the trigger...outraged parents and state officials got it yanked from the shelves almost immediately...
HOP'N'GATOR...The inventor of Gatorade sold his original drink to a major corporation in 1966. Then in 1969, he used the money for another "can't miss" idea..A mixture of beer and Gatorade.
The Pittsburg Brewing Co. tried it for a couple of years.....Big Flop!!
ZARTAN the ENEMY action figures...Hasbro promoted the soldier doll as a "paranoid schizophrenic" that becomes violent under pressure. It got pulled after mental health organizations complained,,(were they crazy?).
PEPSI A.M....Get your caffeine from a colas rather than coffee.? Big flop!! Pepsi found out that most people did not want a breakfast soft drink, plus they still preferred the taste of original Pepsi..
"NEW COKE"...Even with Bill Cosby Schlepping it, People screamed kicked and clammored for the return of the original Coca Cola....They lost Millions!!
HANDS UP!!...Kids soap in an aerosol can, introduced in 1962. Instead of a nozzle, there was a plastic gun mounted on top. You get soap out of the can by pointing the gun at the kid and squeezing the trigger. The Official Slogun?.."Gets kids clean, and MAKES them like it"!!
.....These are just a few of the many many unsuccessful items that were introduced. But just think, you may be the inventor of that "Pocket Fisherman"! Or that hand held little vibrator thingy that relieves stress in women! Or that Table-Top Rottisserie Oven that all you have to do is .."Set it, and forget it"!!....Get to thinking America, ideas happen every day!!.. Peace!