Thursday, March 20, 2014

10 of the Most Ridiculous Shark Tank Products Ever

Throughout the past five seasons of Shark Tank, America has seen some of the strangest products (and entrepreneurs) out there. In case you missed some, here are 10 of the most ridiculous Shark Tank products ever:

ionic ear shark tank
1) Ionic Ear (Season 1, Episode 1)
In the very first episode of Shark Tank, Darin Johnson introduced his idea for an implantable Bluetooth device. And yes, implantable meaning it would be surgically inserted into your ear. His valuation only made the whole thing crazier, asking for a whopping $1,000,000 for a 15% stake in the business. You guessed right, he walked away empty-handed while being laughed at uncontrollably by all the Sharks.

squirrel boss shark tank

2) Squirrel Boss (Season 4, Episode 23)
After being frustrated from wild squirrels eating all his bird food, Mike DeSanti invented a way to keep them away - by shocking them! Want one? It'll cost you $50!

throx shark tank
3) Throx (Season 1, Episode 8)
After constantly losing one of his socks in the wash, Edwin Heaven decided that a good solution would be to just sell socks in a package of three. I don't think any more needs to be said.

4) Esso Watches (Season 3, Episode 6)
esso watches shark tankThe Sharks showed no mercy when Ryan Naylor introduced his "negative ion" bands to them, and tried convincing them how his watches can improve their balance. Mark Cuban could barely look at him without being disgusted over the falsity of his claims.

wake n bacon shark tank
5) Wake n' Bacon (Season 2, Episode 2)
Inventor Matty Sallin trotted into the Shark Tank asking the Sharks for a $40,000 investment in his alarm clock which wakes you up with the smell of bacon. The Sharks went out after agreeing that sleeping with an oven next to your bed is probably not the best idea...even if it means you'll be a little late.

flip n notes shark tank

6) Flip-n-Notes (Season 1, Episode 2)
The look on the Sharks' faces when they were listening to Mary Ellen Simonson demonstrate her product was priceless. Flip-n-Notes is a sleeve that goes on a laptop to provide space to stick post-it notes on. Gotta love it when people create problems that don't really exist in order to invent a solution that is not needed.

man candle shark tank7) Man Candle (Season 2, Episode 8)
Johnson Baily wanted a candle that could make his house smell fresh, while at the same time give off a manly aroma. And by "manly aroma" I mean footballs, golf courses, and gas. Just plain ridiculous.

arkeg shark tank
8) Arkeg (Season 4, Episode 12)
Brant Myers and Dan Grimm created the Arkeg drinking game to combine their two favorite activities: playing video games and drinking beer. Unfortunately for them, they are about three decades too late.

man medals shark tank9) Man Medals (Season 5, Episode 2)
James O'Brien came up with the Man Medals concept after continually being asked by his wife "do you want a medal for that?" after doing some chores. Unsurprisingly, his cute idea with practically no sales got no bites from the Sharks.

track days shark tank10) Track Days (Season 4, Episode 24)
Stuntman James LaVitola and his buddy Brian Pitt pitched their motorcycle movie concept to the Sharks in need of $2 million. The problem was, there was no clear plan or actors yet. Just a bit too early for the Sharks.


  1. what about that gal with the snuggie look alike/ bag to walk in thingy? the snuggie was a horrible idea that somehow was wildly successful. for being stupid. That fact that this woman was trying to latch onto that, well... wow. what can I say... rather a sad commentary on the idiocy that exists in society. I think we should elevate the population by selling smarter products, not encouraging the dumbing down by having a race to the bottom... Exercising one's brain cells productively = good!

    1. There is certainly a long list of ridiculous Shark Tank products. But I have to say, the entrepreneurs of Season 5 are a lot smarter and prepared to stand before the Sharks.

  2. How about that Qubits Toy thing? That sure was stupid,.. er wait,.. It wasn't stupid. How come there isn't blog posts about sound ideas?

    1. +MarkBurginger Would you like to write one?

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  3. Have you seen the Man Candle update? That guy is doing pretty dang well.

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  5. What about the guy with the "golf club" you could "discreetly" pee in? I think that besides the implanted ear device (who in their right mind would undergo surgery for something as stupid as that) the urinal golf club was the dumbest thing I've ever seen on Shark Tank. Though, I do find it entertaining when they put a few idiots on the show and give everyone a laugh. Mr. Wonderful sure does crush them like the cockroaches they are.