Selfie Sticks: The 90's Worst Invention Is the Hit of 2015

Emily Wagner

When Tess Rinearson tweeted this image (above) from a book called UNuseless Japanese Inventions, it was retweeted over 12,000 times. Back in 1995 when this awesome book was published, the selfie stick was debunked as the biggest piece of quack-tech ever. 


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Now make way the Selfie Stick of 2015, the most popular gadget of CES this year.

Some are calling it the “Narcissistick” and crowds at CES are rivaling for air space, sticks held high in the air like it’s a convention of fencers. 


Photo via Selfie on A Stick

Useless in 1995, apparently the selfie stick is now a must-have if you are to get a good selfie groove on.  


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Bored of face photos? Don’t worry, The Belfie’s got you covered!

As reported by Business Insider, The Belfie Stick was created by the selfie experts at, a photo-based social-networking site.

"Our users are our biggest indicator of selfie trends being that it’s the type of photo they post most often,”’s chief technology officer Kevin Deegan said. “We’ve noticed a huge spike in users taking butt selfies in recent months so the natural next step was for us to develop a device to assist our users in taking one.”

Is The Belfie Stick the Selfie Stick of 1995? Let’s check back in 20 years on that one!


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Until then, the seflie sticks are here to stay. For helpful hints, check out this guide here from Selfie on a Stick, who makes some groovy, good looking ones and don’t forget to say ‘cheese’!

And if you’re really serious about selfies, you could try this trick from Kevin Hart at the People’s Choice Awards.

(Screengrab via CBS)

Overkill? Maybe, but that’s what they said about the original Selfie Stick back in 1995.