chindogu
 n.— «In Japan, the designer Kenji Kawakami promotes wacky gadgetry as an art he calls “chindogu”—literally “weird tools,” but more humorously translated as “unuseless inventions.”» —“For Every Predicament, a Thingamajig to Solve It” by John Strausbaugh New York Times Mar. 21, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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