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10 Biggest Gadget Fails of All Time

By Vadim Newquist Sep 27, 2012

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9. 8-Tracks

8 Tracks were basically giant cassettes (another device that didn't quite stand the test of time) whose sound was vastly inferior to the king of audio formats at the time, the vinyl record. Its popularity surged upon its release, because it was the first musical format you could play in your car, but with the advent of cassettes, they were quickly relegated to the bargain bins at your local K-Mart.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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