By Brian Snedeker on September 15th, 2008
Here’s an invention that manages to be environmentally conscious and ridiculous at the same time.
Figure 1, above, may look like a lovely work of art meant to evoke little wavelets formed by raindrops on a serene body of water. But actually it’s the Eco-Drop shower floor. You turn on the shower and step in, the concentric circles gently massaging your feet and helping make the surface non-slip.
But the floor is made of a special expanding material, and the longer you stay in the shower, the more pronounced the droplet designs get. It’s not too long before, as you can see in Figure 4, they become downright uncomfortable on your feet and you have to get out! Voila — no one takes very long showers!
Still, there must be a better way. I’m picturing a bunch of angry people with sore feet and sudsy hair returning this thing to their local hardware store.