Kurt Vonnegut once said, “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” Throughout history, mankind has been striving to find its wings. From the first stone tool to the next faster, smaller computer, we’re quite adept at making life easier. That said, sometimes we miss the boat with our ideas. In the following clip from British Pathé, you’ll see 8 whacky inventions that meant well, but never caught on. From milk wool to baby cages, we can see why some of these never went mainstream. Which one caught your eye?