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Anti-eating mask
United States Patent and Trademark Office

What could possibly make resisting those fresh-baked cookies easier?

How about locking your face in a cage? That's right, a cage.

The anti-eating face mask makes it near-impossible to sneak a piece of food in through the cup-shaped mesh around your mouth, but still allows you to breathe. Well, that's a relief.

Sounds like something a militaristic, sadistic diet camp director could only dream of. Just imagine how much better your body could look, if only you were willing to lock your face inside a ridiculous-looking mask.

Somehow, the face mask, which was patented in 1982, hasn't quite taken off. Can't imagine why.