17-09-12

From the slippers that mop the floor to the fake abs cage: The ridiculous products for the people who simply cannot be bothered

Ever wondered just how much energy you could save in a day if you didn't have to stir your cup of tea or pull up your socks in the morning?

Well now you can find out with this range of bizarre gadgets designed with the super idle in mind, which have been unleashed on the U.S. market.

From Refrigerators that pour your beer for you, to slippers that mop the floor as you walk inventors with too much time on their hands have come up with ways to save even more.

Mechanical cones twist your ice cream to save on drips, while a tea bag dunker protects the wrists from repetitive strain injury.

And if going to the gym is getting you down you can always just fake it with an odd metal contraption, designed to be worn under the shirt to push flab through in a grid pattern. And voila, fake abs!

 
What do you get the guy who has everything? Or just doesn't like getting his hands dirty? slippers that dust the floor as you walk, of course! Just watch out for broken glass...

What do you get the guy who has everything? Or just doesn't like getting his hands dirty? slippers that dust the floor as you walk, of course! Just watch out for broken glass...

 

 
You know life is going downhill when you can't even be bothered to stir your own mug of tea or coffee. And what happens when you want to take a slurp? This self stirring mug is surely one of the most useless products around

You know life is going downhill when you can't even be bothered to stir your own mug of tea or coffee. And what happens when you want to take a slurp? This self stirring mug is surely one of the most useless products around

 

 
Now this is just baffling. Surely all the abhancer does is imprint painful red lines on your torso? And imagine the shame if you were discovered wearing one! Nonetheless, 'Chicks dig it,' apparently...

Now this is just baffling. Surely all the abhancer does is imprint painful red lines on your torso? And imagine the shame if you were discovered wearing one! Nonetheless, 'Chicks dig it,' apparently...

 

 
You mean you actually hold your own book when you read, dahhhling? I'm far too important for that! The automatic book reading chair puts the reader at the perfect angle, but does it turn the page for you?

You mean you actually hold your own book when you read, dahhhling? I'm far too important for that! The automatic book reading chair puts the reader at the perfect angle, but does it turn the page for you?

 

 
Isn't your tongue supposed to do the work of the motorized ice cream cone? Eating a scoop will never be the same again, nor as enjoyable. And what's an ice cream without a waffle cone? You might as well just have it in a bowl

Isn't your tongue supposed to do the work of the motorized ice cream cone? Eating a scoop will never be the same again, nor as enjoyable. And what's an ice cream without a waffle cone? You might as well just have it in a bowl

 

 
This is just plain ridiculous. Surely the effort to put the sock on this weird foot-dressing device would be about equal to what it would take to just pull it on yourself? The sock buddy is one to miss

This is just plain ridiculous. Surely the effort to put the sock on this weird foot-dressing device would be about equal to what it would take to just pull it on yourself? The sock buddy is one to miss

 

 
Ok this one could actually be pretty useful: How often do you ruin a banana by squiding the end when you don't quite get the right angle to open it? This one peels itself. The only hitch being that it takes 10 minutes to work

Ok this one could actually be pretty useful: How often do you ruin a banana by squiding the end when you don't quite get the right angle to open it? This one peels itself. The only hitch being that it takes 10 minutes to work

 

 

 

 
Alright so the penguin tea timer really is pretty lazy, but for the forgettful it's ideal. There's nothing more disapointing than an over brewed cuppa and this little fellow will make sure that doesn't happen to you

Alright so the penguin tea timer really is pretty lazy, but for the forgettful it's ideal. There's nothing more disapointing than an over brewed cuppa and this little fellow will make sure that doesn't happen to you

 

 
Uhhh... bed making. The black sheep of chores, enjoyed by nobody. But with this self-making double what would you have to moan about?

Uhhh... bed making. The black sheep of chores, enjoyed by nobody. But with this self-making double what would you have to moan about?

 

 

 

 
The twirling spaghetti fork looks quite frankly downright dangerous. With all that sauce-covered pasta whipping round at high speed it is surely a receipe for disaster. On the other hand no spoon equals less washing up!

The twirling spaghetti fork looks quite frankly downright dangerous. With all that sauce-covered pasta whipping round at high speed it is surely a receipe for disaster. On the other hand no spoon equals less washing up!

This pancake machine could actually be a hidden gem among some of the more useless products, saving on mess in making what is a staple part of the all-American diet. And they stack themselves - genius!

This pancake machine could actually be a hidden gem among some of the more useless products, saving on mess in making what is a staple part of the all-American diet. And they stack themselves - genius!

 

 
If you're so lazy you can't face boiling an egg you deserve the solid crumbly yolk that it will inevitably yield, unlike the cooked-to-perfection innards shown on the packet

If you're so lazy you can't face boiling an egg you deserve the solid crumbly yolk that it will inevitably yield, unlike the cooked-to-perfection innards shown on the packet

 

 
The only way this might serve a semi useful purpose is if it is programmed to pour the perfect pint. But isn't drinking out the can part of the fun anyway? Fail! Looks kind of cute though...

The only way this might serve a semi useful purpose is if it is programmed to pour the perfect pint. But isn't drinking out the can part of the fun anyway? Fail! Looks kind of cute though...



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Feel like you've been here before? Photographer painstakingly recreates iconic movie scenes around New York City

 

Even if it's your first time in New York, the place can feel strangely familiar thanks to the hundreds of movies and TV shows filmed every year in the city's streets.

One photographer has painstakingly tracked down locations all over the five boroughs which have become iconic thanks to being featured on the silver screen.

In this summer's Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, hundreds of extras swarmed the steps of Federal Hall on Wall Street for a fight scene between the superhero, played by Christian Bale and his nemesis Bane played by Tom Hardy.

 
Life in the movies: Tom Hardy as Bane in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises outside of Federal Hall on Wall StreetLife in the movies: Tom Hardy as Bane in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises outside of Federal Hall on Wall Street
 
Who you gonna call? The Marshmallow Man heads for Columbus Circle in the 1984 film GhostbustersWho you gonna call? The Marshmallow Man heads for Columbus Circle in the 1984 film Ghostbusters

There are also iconic shots featuring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in his 1977 film Annie Hall, the kids from Fame dancing on top of a cab in midtown and Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany's peering into the window of the jeweller on Fifth Avenue.

The recreations were sought out by photographer Christopher Moloney and posted on his blog Filmography.

He came up with the idea in June after looking out his office window and realizing it was the location where the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man appeared in the Eighties movie Ghostbusters.

 

He has since recreated 200 other famous scenes while on walkabout in New York City from the Upper West Side to Wall Street  - and in the process, has been kicked out the Plaza Hotel twice.

One of the earliest film sets in New York was the 1908 production of The Thieving Hand which was filmed in Flatbush, Brooklyn. In the past year, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Bourne Legacy and The Great Gatsby have all been on location in the city. 

 
Classics: Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly looks into the window of Tiffany's on 5th Ave (left)
Classics: Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly looks into the window of Tiffany on 5th Ave (left) in Breakfast At Tiffany's and Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch at 52nd Street and Lexington Avenue
 

Classics: Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly looks into the window of Tiffany on 5th Ave (left) in Breakfast At Tiffany's and Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch at 52nd Street and Lexington Avenue

 
Iconic: Diane Keaton and Woody Allen on 68th Street in Annie Hall (1977)Iconic: Diane Keaton and Woody Allen on 68th Street in Annie Hall (1977)
 
Dancing in the streets: The kids from Fame dance on top of a taxi on West 46th Street in 1980 Dancing in the streets: The kids from Fame dance on top of a taxi on West 46th Street in 1980
 
Gritty: Gene Hackman makes a run for it in The French Connection (1971) through the subway at 5th AvenueGritty: Gene Hackman makes a run for it in The French Connection (1971) through the subway at 5th Avenue
 
Glamour: Ralph Fiennes and Jennifer Lopez outside the Metropolitan Museum in the 2002 film Maid In ManhattanGlamour: Ralph Fiennes and Jennifer Lopez outside the Metropolitan Museum in the 2002 film Maid In Manhattan
 
Romantic hero: George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1996 film One Fine Day at the Bethesda Fountain in Central ParkRomantic hero: George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1996 film One Fine Day at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park
 

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