17. This invention is a red rubberised handgrip, with finger indentations, designed to fit around something slender. A lengthwise slit allows it to easily be fitted onto the object for which it is designed. What is it?
From Quiz Things You Can Live Without
Answer: a custom wineglass grip
There's a certain elegance to clutching a wineglass in your fist. (Really?) And, later in the evening, it's easier to hold on to, as your hand muscles become more relaxed.
You are getting sleepy... your eyelids are heavy... heavier... you just can't keep them open... What a good thing the handgrip is rubberized - you nearly dropped your wine there! No, I think I can manage to live without one, thank you.
Marketed as the 'Wine Grip', they came in different colours, and in one place I found a set of four on offer for $12 - accompanied by a notice that the product has been discontinued. What a surprise.