10 Silly Inventions That Became Wildly Famous

With a BeDazzler, you can spruce up your clothes with as many rhinestones as you can get your hands on. Stockbyte/Thinkstock

Want to spruce up your wardrobe? Need to add some zing with bling? Then it's time to bedazzle! The BeDazzler comes to us courtesy of a Ron Popeil protégé. The inventor's name is Herman Brickman. His device lets you add some sparkle to your life by setting rhinestones into fabric. The BeDazzler resembles a manual stapler. You insert a setting and stone in the device, position the fabric just right and press down to set your stones.

The BeDazzler is still on the market. It's also the punchline to many jokes about fashion in the 1980s. Perhaps some people got a bit carried away with their newfound ability to add pizzazz to their clothing. But the device gave people the opportunity to customize clothing in a relatively easy way.

The BeDazzler is so famous that it appeared in Donald Trump's reality show "The Apprentice." That's a pretty exclusive club!