March 21, 2023

Museum of...Failure?


"I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." None other than Thomas Edison spoke those words many years ago.

Now misadventure is being celebrated. Bombs, flops and turkeys are all on hand at the Museum of Failure, a traveling exhibition that will settle in Industry City in Brooklyn through May 9th.

Over 159 products and services that died an early death, but also paved the way for other great inventions will be on hand. How about Colgate's beef lasagna frozen TV dinner? (Yeah, it was a thing.) Donald Trump's board game, a Harley Davidson perfume, and a coffee-flavored Coca-Cola will all be on hand. Not to mention fat-free Pringles, the DeLorean and Google Glass--all taking their well-deserved place in invention ignominy.

Tickets are $20.50 for adults and $16.50 for kids, students, seniors and the military.

Failure is the buzzword here, but the organizers feel that visitors will actually feel inspired after visiting the museum. We're sure Edison would have been!

Image via Thomas Pajot/iStock



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