A couple of weeks ago, the Internet was ablaze with the news that an unmanned, robotic taco-delivering helicopter had been invented and was set to debut in San Francisco. Unfortunately for taco-loving enthusiasts, that turned out to be more hoax than reality. Still, that people would believe it to be true arguably speaks to the level of innovation we have become accustomed to these days.
Sure, you could also argue that it just proves how gullible we are as a society — eager and willing to hop on the bandwagon of the latest trending topic with blind faith. But sometimes the outrageous things you read and hear about online aren't fake-outs.
For example, a giant half-ton corkscrew that can open a bottle of wine and pour some into a glass for you. Or a soda can that is capable of chilling itself. These things actually exist.
Now, technically, a gadget is defined as a "small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty."
Let's just say that these seven "gadgets" — inventions, almost-too-crazy-to-believe pieces of technology, what have you — while certainly novel, aren't always small.