Eight epic flops from the Museum of Failure

A collection of more than 100 of the most disastrous inventions will go on display in the new Museum of Failure in Los Angeles.

The exhibition, which was originally started in Sweden, finds a permanent home in LA showcasing ideas including Colgate lasagne, Betamax and even the DeLorean featured in Back To The Future films.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again...
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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again…

Curator Samuel West wants to make people aware that failure is a necessary part of innovation.

A clinical psychologist, he loves it when people leave the museum saying “I got a new perspective on failure, it’s not that frightening”.

Here are eight inventions that didn’t work out or were simply left behind as technology progressed.

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