From wooden swimming costumes to a straw radio hat, we take a nostalgic look back at a selection of inventions that never quite took off. The collection of weird and wacky creations date as far back as the and show a range of bizarre and quirky ideas.
Great idea For Close Range Hunting : British Columbia company HyperStealth Biotechnology showed a functioning prototype of its new fabric to the U.S. and Canadian military this year. The material, called Quantum Stealth, bends light waves around the wearer without the use of batteries, mirrors, or cameras. It blocks the subject from being seen by visual means but also keeps them hidden from thermal scans and infrared.