In the USSR mass produced many things for use in the home or a variety of leisure activities. But they were often useless.
So says a popular Belarusian blogger Maxim Mirovich. According to him, in those days such items were not used and most likely just collecting dust in the homes of their owners.
A set of
Writes Mirovich, the electric tea urns were quite popular and a “status” thing in the Soviet Union – he shone brightly and was worth 20 rubles (by Soviet standards it was quite expensive). Sometimes it was given as a wedding gift or anniversary. In the house samovar – electric or flame – occupied a place of honor in the sideboard, in the drawers or Cabinet, but most often so there and remained. Because, says the blogger, to heat water for tea in it was long and uncomfortable. In addition, due to the low quality in the Soviet electric tea urns were often poorly proterty leaking faucet, so it had to lend the saucer.
The Circle Of “Health”
In the late Soviet Union, this round was one of the most popular and simultaneously one of the most useless things, says Mirovich. As you know, the “device” was supposed to facilitate thinning of the waist – he had to stand and rotary motion. But the effectiveness of the exercise was disputed, moreover, the circle can be easy to lose your balance and fall.
Therefore, the circles of “Health” is often collecting dust under the sofa. Meanwhile, scientific journals have offered little tricks for new ways to use this stuff – for example, to make the device a rotating TV stand.
Fan-vacuum cleaner-lantern night Lamp-Lily
This common thing in the Soviet Union often bought as a gift but almost never used. Because, says the great, the nightlight itself was not so right thing, and look supposedly not very attractive. During work, some night lights-Lily was making an audible squeak.
These were sold in sports shops and had one peculiarity – at the bottom of each figurine was a special pin, which she inserted into the hole on the Board. Writes Mirovich, Hiking chess quickly understood as Souvenirs and gifts, but almost no one played.
According to him, in the Soviet Union the berries are rarely translated into the juice and more this thing is just collecting dust somewhere in a drawer in the kitchen.
Gun for molding dumplings
It is noted that this tool is “questionable use” not accelerated, but only modified the process of sculpting dumplings. Often used once, after which, as the previous one, takes pride of place in the kitchen drawers.
Soviet scaler, the idea, was to make the process of cleaning fish easier, but she did it badly, says the blogger, adding that a good hostess is much faster, brushing the scales with a knife.