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:
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.
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!
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)
The 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.
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.
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.
7) 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.
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.
9) 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.
10) 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.