Do you remember when you were a kid playing cops or cowboys and you use your finger, point at someone and say “bang!”. Much to our delight, normally the person we “shot” at will pretend that they are hit for the sake of entertaining us but sometimes we are ignored. Anyway, I couldn’t imagine us doing it now, or anywhere. People will either laugh at us or shake their head, thinking that we are crazy!
But it is different in Osaka, Japan. This video clip is taken from a Japanese variety show and their question of the day is What happens if you take to the streets of Osaka and start to playfully “shoot” strangers with your finger and yell “BANG!”? How will they react?. They reacted alright!
You point your finger at somebody, shout “bang” and they will react exactly how you’ve wanted it during your childhood time. They “urgh” and “argh”, clutching their chest or step backwards like they really did got hit big time.
Have you ever thought of inventing something of your own when you were younger? Like jet rocket roller-skates or spectacles with wipers? I bet you do, because that’s what I aspire to be when I was younger – to be a great inventor!
But here we are, anything BUT a great inventor. To us now, any ideas, silly inventions, workable or not, we would rather keep it to ourselves; what would people think?! However, unlike the Japanese small-time, feel-free inventors, they actually think out their inventions and CREATE it. Literally.
Here in Chapter 1, we are going to show you two Wacky Japanese Inventions:
Umbrella Head Band
Raining? Too many stuff to hold? Both hands too occupied? So who’s going to hold the umbrella? In this scenario, you will need the Umbrella Head Band. All you need to do is strap any conventional umbrella to your head and there you go, being dry during the rainy season, hands-free! Using the Umbrella Head Band needs a lot of coordination, neck strength and balance. So exercise your neck!
Caution: Try not to use the Umbrella Head Band during windy days.
Solar Powered Lighter
Want a light? Oops, lighter out of gas. And I left my matches in the office.
Annoying isn’t it? But all’s not lost; all you need to do is use the Solar-powered Lighter, a cool cigarette holder with magnifying glass attached to it. Wholly using the sunlight, it’s a good way to be an environmental friendly and looks easy to use, providing there are sunlight.
Tune in for more Wacky Japanese Inventions next week, here in www.funnycoolstuff.com.