How do you like it, Elon Musk? ‘Impressive’ Russian inventions to rival Tesla’s space launch

A flashmob has been having a laugh at the Falcon Heavy rocket by posting examples of bizarre everyday innovations.
Elon Musk

The Russian Internet went into overdrive following the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket created by Elon Musk’s Tesla. Scores of amusing memes appeared online mocking the event.

Now users have launched another flashmob called “How do you like it, Elon Musk?” showing “genius” household inventions not even the entrepreneur could have dreamed up himself.

How would you like this invention, Elon Musk?

How do you like this invention, Elon Musk?

THIS is what’s holding a door to the cafetery of our dormitory. So Elon, do you feel threatened?

How about this, Elon Musk?

(If you’re wondering what this is, we'll tell you: It’s just a wine stopper that Soviet and Russian people put under the pan lid so they don’t get burnt when they pick it up). Take our quiz and guess what other Soviet kitchen gadgets were used for.

Elon Musk, we are sorry, but you don't have any chance: “The smallest bast shoes created in Russia.”

Prisoners in Omsk create a realistic “Topol” ballistic missile snow sculpture. HOW WOULD YOU REPLY TO THIS, ELON MUSK?

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