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What's the most annoying invention ever?

What's the most annoying invention ever?Karaoke tops the list of inventions which really get on your nerves.

It’s not necessarily every inventor’s dream, but appearing on the ‘annoying inventions’ list certainly shows you’ve made something notable.

A poll of over 2,500 people asked which inventions irritated them the most. Unsurprisingly, alarm clocks featured pretty highly on the list as well.

You might think that having their products labelled ‘annoying’ would upset most inventors. However, inventor Rob Law said: "If you've created a product that has become so popular that it's become annoying, then you're going to be put down as a pretty great inventor."

Top 10 annoying inventions

  • Karaoke machine - 22 %
  • 24hr sports channel - 17 %
  • Video games consoles - 12 %
  • Mobile phone - 11 %
  • Alarm clock - 7 %
  • Hair straighteners - 5 %
  • Internet - 4 %
  • Personal electronic organiser - 2 %
  • MP3 player - 2 %
  • Remote control - 1 %

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