Why had no-one already invented this? Are we stupid? The entire human race is obsessed with putting more little plastic covers inside drink bottle lids and laying down green sandpaper like material at street crossings, and it’s not until 2009 that someone bothers to create the iHoop .

Come on. It’s not exactly rocket science. No wonder aliens haven’t bothered to contact us yet. They’ve probably got heaps of amazing cures, alternate fuel sources and video games ready to give us but until now were like “screw ‘em, they haven’t even put speakers and an iPod dock into a portable basketball ring yet, let ‘em develop their minds a bit longer.”