5 Crazy Celebrity Inventions

“Hey, did you know, Charlie Sheen has actually invented a lip balm dispenser?”, Maria and Ruth were shopping for groceries together when this topic somehow came up. “What you mean the Two and a Half Men guy?”, reverted Ruth, not being able to believe what she just heard. “Yeah, in fact, it’s not just him, many famous celebrities have many patents to their name”, Maria said. Did we just pique your interest? Rightly so! Check out a few celebrities inventions that have been patented.

Charlie Sheen and the Lip Balm Dispenser (2001)

Charlie Sheen and the Lip Balm Dispenser (2001)

1. Charlie Sheen and the Lip Balm Dispenser (2001)

We never knew that the Lip Balm Dispenser was one of Charlie Sheen's many inventions. How many things is he juggling? Acting, rehab, dating women, drug abuse and so much more. That aside, let's talk of his invention. This dispenser has a retractable cap which allows you to slide the cap back and forth with your thumb. You can also see how much balm remains through the lens of the dispenser. Voilà!


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Michael Jackson and Anti-Gravity Shoes (1993)

Michael Jackson and Anti-Gravity Shoes (1993)

2. Michael Jackson and Anti-Gravity Shoes (1993)

Do you remember the anti-gravity lean from the Michael Jackson worldwide blockbuster single, 'Smooth Criminal?' How do you think that happened? Thanks to his patented anti-gravity shoes, made especially on his demand. Apparently, these shoes allowed him to perform his logic defying leaning without external cables or in the middle of live concerts.


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George Lucas and the Droid Figure (1982)

George Lucas and the Droid Figure (1982)

3. George Lucas and the Droid Figure (1982)

We don't think it's very surprising to see George Lucas in this list considering he's the inventor of Jedi's, the Yoda's, the droids and the snowspeeders. Anyone, anything and everything that uses the term 'droid' has to seek permission from Lucas to use this term that he owns. The word 'droid' was used by the makers of the animated TV series 'Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO' or Verizon or the famous broadband and telecom service provider.


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Penn Jillette and the Bathtub For Ladies (1999)

Penn Jillette and the Bathtub For Ladies (1999)

4. Penn Jillette and the Bathtub For Ladies (1999)

We thank Penn dearly for inventing this for us. Finally, someone has invented a bathtub which gets rid of all our needs to keep hopping to the salon now and then. It has an internal warm water flow, jets, discharge nozzles and circulating pumps just at the right places that touch pleasure points of the female body and provide stimulation. Please tell us, where can we buy this tub, Penn?


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Eddie Van Halen and the Musical Instrument Support (1987)

Eddie Van Halen and the Musical Instrument Support (1987)

5. Eddie Van Halen and the Musical Instrument Support (1987)

This Dutch-American Rock-n-Roll songwriter, guitarist and music producer has invented and patented a musical instrument support device. Only a musician can understand another musician's needs, right? The invention is basically a plate that rests on the player's legs. This leaves both the hands free to use the instrument and explore new ways of playing it.


Photo Courtesy: Alan Light

  • Charlie Sheen and the Lip Balm Dispenser (2001)
  • Michael Jackson and Anti-Gravity Shoes (1993)
  • George Lucas and the Droid Figure (1982)
  • Penn Jillette and the Bathtub For Ladies (1999)
  • Eddie Van Halen and the Musical Instrument Support (1987)

Don’t ask why these guys can’t stick to their jobs and invent random things. But hey, the rich and famous sure have the brains and means to try out anything they want, don’t they?

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