Magic 8 Ball
The Magic 8 Ball is one of the most famous weird inventions of all time. We’ve seen it in movies, television shows, our friend’s houses, and tucked away collecting dust in our attics. It was originally a promotional product commissioned by Chicago’s Brunswick Billiards company. In 1944, it was originally called the “Syco-Seer: The Miracle Home Fortune Teller”. Eventually, the Magic 8 ball was born, which is basically just a fortune telling toy with dice sitting in murky liquid that supposedly predicts your future. If we’re honest, we’ve all used the Magic 8 Ball on more than one occasion to try and gain insight about our romantic conquests or creative pursuits (Britannica).