Friday night topic: Mankind's worst inventions

What infernal device or product do you wish had never been invented? What idea that was supposed to make our lives better has simply complicated things or made them worse? List one or two that you don't like, and explain why you dislike them.

I'd have to nominate high-fructose corn syrup as one of mine. It's not so much an invention as a way of refining food, I suppose, but the stuff is horrible for you, and it's everywhere. Ruined Coca-Cola, too. Ugh.

What are your nominees? Discuss.

(And thanks once more to TR reader liar for the topic suggestion.)

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