I enjoy watching Rachael Ray. I get some great ideas for recipes and she has some interesting guests. One of her regular segments is called "Stump the Rach'!" She has a guest, show her some unusual gadgets and she has to guess what the purpose of the object is. Sometimes it is fairly obvious what something may be used for... but then there are some items that you just can't help but let your mind wander to the extreme!
Last Wednesday (Feb.20, 2008 was such a day. Her quest was hottie Enrique Iglesias. One of the objects that he showed Rach was what looked like a bright yellow banana shape with an opening at one end. "Can this go on the air?" Rach jokingly asks. The audience roared as they were wondering the same thing. After a few more snickers and a little playful innuendo, it was revealed that it goes on your pot handles!
The website that sells "The Banana Handle" says;
BANANA HANDLE The appealing non-slip handle
grip You've never seen a chimpanzee burn himself
on a hot pan, have you? Of course not. That's because Banana Handle's heat-resistant silicone construction
protects hands, both human and primate.
Slide the ripe yellow peel onto any pan handle and
you're ready to cook, hands down.
I'll admit that the "idea" of a pan handle holder is actually pretty good. With certain kinds of pans, such as cast iron this would be very handy indeed. I'm no prude - by any stretch of the imagination - but a "banana" shape? How can you NOT let your imagination go "south"!!! I'm sure that was part of the inventor's/manufacturer's plan to get attention. Well I'm sure that sales will be up firmly after gaining national exposure on "stump the Rach",
Okay, so I took a few obvious shots, but come on - I only wrote what you were thinking! So for even more interesting objects and gadgets check out;
Be warned though that some of the gadgets om these sites are definitely intended for a more mature audience.
Where do people come up with these ideas and HOW do they convince other people to actually sell them! It boggles the mind, but then again it got our attention!