The 10 strangest new home gadgets of 2015

  • Chef’s Thumb

    Chef's Thumb

    According to California-based company Chef's Thumb, kitchen knife cuts account for over 1 million U.S. emergency room visits every year. So it created the Chef's Thumb, which is like a thimble on steroids. It's made out of polycarbonate and stainless steel to protect cooks' thumbs from cuts like a thimble does for sewers, but it also comes with a "Viper-Bite" gripper for stabilizing cooking surfaces and a titanium produce peeler. It's not available in stores yet, but costs about $15 through the company's website.

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