01/03/2013 09:31 am ET Updated Jan 03, 2013

20 Inventions The World Would Be A Better Place Without (PHOTOS)

If necessity is the mother of invention, necessity should stop beating herself up: Everybody hates their own kids sometimes.

We just have to face it: In the long history of human creativity and innovation, we've made some pretty amazing stuff -- the wheel, for example (so rollable!), sliced bread (hello -- sandwiches, people!), the Internet (hey, you're on it right now!) -- but others, well, not so much. Did anybody ever really think New Coke was going to be awesome? Shouldn't hair in the can have stayed in the can? And let's not even talk about the pet rock.

Of course, some people are bound to have stronger feelings about their most-hated inventions than others, which is why we opened things up to allow the HuffPost editors to sound off about things they think the world would be a better place without. Check 'em out, then let us know which invention you wish was never created.

Here are the worst inventions ever, according to HuffPost editors:

Worst Inventions