There have been plenty of amazing inventions throughout history that have helped advance us as a civilization. But among these, are scads of failed inventions that either flopped or couldn’t hold people’s interest long enough — and this museum pays homage to them. The Museum of Failure is a technology graveyard. The space in Hollywood features innovative items that were either major flops, or just forgotten over time.
Museum Curator Samuel West stated, “I really enjoy when I see people actually immerse themselves into the different objects here at the museum. And when they leave, saying, ‘I got a new perspective on failure and it’s not that frightening.’”
It features nostalgic items like the Apple Newton, the portable record player, “Sound Burger” and a Blockbuster VHS cassette. Other finds include a laserdisc, and the ‘PXL-2000’ camera, which uses audio cassette tapes to record video. There are also some modern failures like the Google Glass, and Donald Trump’s board game.
“I decided to open a Museum of Failure because I am so tired of the success stories that the media crams down our throats” West explained.
So, if you ever want to feel better about your failures, the museum might be the ideal place to visit.