Inventing on an empty stomach yields some pretty odd results, as evident by a collection of weird and wonderful culinary gadgets that Life put together from their extensive archives. Flat eggs, a car that cooks, a device that protects your sleeve from butter and a doughnut dunker are all featured in the collection.

This device protects a gentleman's sleeve from unsavory food stains

This one shoots peas into a diner's mouth one-by-one

Yup, an automatic doughnut dunker.

[via Life]