Life Magazine Gallery Shows Inventions That Didn't Make the Cut

Yes, we are always on the lookout for what is new and innovative here at Trend Hunter. The toughest thing about innovation is that if something is seen as ingenious today, tomorrow can always rewrite the history books.

Keeping that in mind, let’s take a trip down memory lane, with Life Magazine as our guide, to see what the history books are saying about what used to be innovative. My favorite is the pendulum-esque baby harness. Think that kid took a hard fall hard when his parents got divorced?

While it's easy to get a laugh out of these innovation fails, they also serve a deeper purpose in reminding us of the importance of perseverance and imagination.