Necessity is the mother of invention.

To increase productivity, mankind needed an efficient way to illuminate the night.  So, Heinrich Goebel invented the light bulb and Thomas Edison, needing to be rich, stole that invention.  Guys like me needed to be able to sit through all three Director’s Cuts of The Lord of the Rings back-to-back without a bathroom break, so some genius made the Stadium Pal.

We are a needful people and The Klutz Book of Inventions is here to meet that need.  Perhaps you’re in need of Soundproof Underwear for instance?    The Klutz Book of Inventions is Co-written by Klutz founder John Cassidy and Brendan Boyle of IDEO, they came up with almost 200 never-before-seen contraptions that are brilliant, useful, and ridiculous all at the same time.

This book is hilarious.  The Wife snagged it from me the moment my review copy emerged from the package and was cracking up.  It’s a fun, fully illustrated volume of “162 inventions that do it all!”  Just think how useful this book would have been to Thomas Edison.  162 inventions right there in one book, ready for the stealing.

Sponsored by the good folks at Klutz, Ideology of Madness is hosting a contest to win The Klutz Book of Inventions in addition to a FLIP UltraHD Camcorder.  See details below.

The Deets:

One (1) Winner will receive:

  • Flip™ all-new slimmer UltraHD, and

All you gotta do is tell us about your snazzy innovative idea for an invention in the comments below.

One entry per person, please.

One winner will be chosen at random.

Items will only be shipped within the United States.  Prize support is courtesy of  Big Honcho Media.

Contest ends Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:59 pm Central time.