WATCH: Bruce Willis Shows David Letterman His Invention for Eating Corn on the Cob

08/19/2014 at 12:37 PM ET

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We know that Bruce Willis plays a mean harmonica thanks to his appearance on Saturday Night Live last fall. What we didn’t know is that he’s an inventor, too!

Introducing the Bruce Willis Hands-Free Corn-Eating System. Willis debuted his clever invention on The Late Show with David Letterman last night. The gadget uses a harmonica neck rack to hold the corn cob right at the perfect level for chowing down. It might not be the tidiest way to enjoy corn on the cob, but it is convenient if you’re at a barbecue and already juggling a plate.

Willis even demonstrated how you can share your corn on the cob with a friend when using his hands-free contraption by getting Letterman to take a few bites as well.

We’re a bit more skeptical of his method of adding butter to the corn, but not every invention can be a slam dunk. Check out the video of Willis’s appearance below.

No word on whether or not Willis will be marketing his hands-free corn-eating system, or if we’ll just have to DIY our own version. But it’s definitely a celebrity Kickstarter we’d support.

—Kristin Appenbrink

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Maggie on

Attempted diversion for what is happening with his daughters and former wife.

LL on

I can’t believe I used to find him attractive. Ugh.

Rich on

Sorry Bruce, Charlie Chaplin did this with much better comic effect in his movie “Modern Times”.

deliah on

And what is happening Maggie?

hs on

CORmonica harhar

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