16 Weird but Brilliant Inventions You Can Only Find in Japan

All facts about Japan indicate that this country is from a parallel universe: you can find a portable washing machine, a transparent TV, and many other things that other countries have never seen. If you’re interested, read this article!

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16. Butter grater

We all know that it’s not so easy to spread hard butter without ripping your toast. In Japan, people use a butter grater. It pushes out the butter to the other end so that you’ll get shreds of butter that are spreadable. The Japanese don’t have to struggle with frozen butter!

15. A water-saving combo


The toilet-sink combos have been around since 1956. The way it works is that when you wash your hands in the combo’s sink, the water you use is collected into a tank called a cistern, and that water is used to flush the toilet. Just brilliant!