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When it comes to everyday products, there’s one thing we know for sure: they need to be useful and helpful. Otherwise, they just turn out to be a frustration factor, a waste of time and money. The market is flooded with the newest technologies and peeling a potato or slicing an egg has never been easier. Today, however, we are talking about the worst products with a terribly bad design. We choose to talk about this facet of the product design to show what happens when people hire cheap, under-trained designers.

It is true, when you want to make your way up in the market of everything, there is a lot of competition. Hence many people have started way before you, mass-producing the product you want to sale does more harm than good. It is essential to keep an eye on what you sell, assuring a good, efficient, and useful product. Let’s take a look at some of the most catastrophic products that people stumbled upon in the markets, designs that simply don’t make any sense:

1. The legend says that they are still out there looking for the ball…

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2. Three days later, the flies and insects where thriving, while the family died of unknown causes.

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3. Tonic juice for healthy floors or human trap?

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4. The 3-D details are added by a blind person. Don’t judge. A two-nose mouse is not that bad after all.

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5. This designer has certainly skipped all the geographical classes.

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6. The worst tragedy I see in this picture is the inability of chewing the eraser by simply inserting it in your mouth. This pencil challenges you to show off your contortionism skills.

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7. The satisfaction on the toy’s face makes this whole packaging a highly creepy one. It sure needs a parental guidance suggestion.

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8. Das Alpenbier stands for Apple juice in German. Trust me, I know.

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9. I don’t know about you all, but I can imagine a young boy styling up his hair under that hand drier.

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10. For one time in its life IKEA needs to admit their mistake.

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11. Three extra centimeters of aluminum would have driven the company straight into bankruptcy.

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12. Minions used to be my son’s favorite animated movie. “Used to” being the key word here.

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13. Expect many questions from your children if this is what you choose to buy them out of all the sweets you can find. You totally deserve it. Shame on you!

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14. Somehow, I wouldn’t be surprised if this were a highly appreciated fashion brand. I’ve seen worse on the catwalk.

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15. Another product that hasn’t required much brain, but still failed tremendously.

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