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Last year's most pointless gadget

Fancy buying a portable urinal that’s shaped like a golf club? Or maybe you’d prefer a motorised ice-cream cone? Well, someone surely wants them. Such prime examples of human ingenuity have inspired the launch of the 2010 Landfill Prize, the award for Britain’s most useless consumer product.

The golf-club urinal is an early nomination for this year’s award. It’s basically a hollow plastic tube that’s been made to look like a club. The idea is that golfers can…

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