Bumper Book of Unuseless Japanese Inventions by Kenji Kawakami HarperCollins $160 The Japanese cult of Chindogu aims to solve the niggling problems of modern life with bizarre and logic-defying gadgets. The Driver-drier combines a golf club with clothes pegs so you can dry laundry as you swing. The Full Body Umbrella has a 360-degree sheet of clear vinyl hanging round the edge to keep users safe from those sneaky, low-flying horizontal rain drops. The Fish Face Cover is a hood that goes over a fish's head so you don't have to look it in the eye when chopping it up. The Tongue Cover lets you eat fiery curry and steaming soup without harming your tongue. The Outdoor Loo Seat is covered in artificial grass to bring you in touch with nature and help you spend lavatory time in meditation. All the inventions have been made and tested by Chindogu enthusiasts. Each page has photographs of the results.