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There’s basically a life hack for most everyday problems. However, you can always improve on a “perfect” thing. We’re not talking about major upgrades. Instead, small details go a long way in improving the experience. Like, who could ever have thought that we need a vending machine equipped with fresh farm eggs, a color-chart sticker on avocado ripeness, or an exit ramp for frogs getting out of the pool?

Below, we have put together a list of creative life solutions to problems you most likely encountered… This whole list is full of genius ideas that’ll make your life easier in no time! Keep on scrolling to take a look, and don't forget to vote for your favorite smart solutions. (h/t)

#1

Beijing Subway Allows Riders To Pay With Plastic Bottles

man handing over the bottle into the machine

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#2

My Son's Homework Has A Barcode That When Scanned Takes Him To An Instructional Youtube Video Posted By His Teacher Related To The Lesson

paper with solving tasks and a qr-code

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#3

This Chair Has A Purse/Bag Holder

green bag hanging on the chair

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#4

This Store Lets Customers Choose Whether They Want To Be Bothered By The Staff

two rows of shop baskets

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Just a Purpler
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cool idea, but more often then not I don't know whether or no I'lll need help until after I start shopping

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#5

My Avocado Has A Color Chart On The Sticker, So You Know When It's Ripe

avocado with a sticker

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Marion Jansie
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But let's be honest, is goes from not ripe to overripe faster than you can eat it :')

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#6

My Local Dentist Has A Ceiling "Where's Wally?" To Keep Patients Entertained During Appointments

ceiling with a picture in the dentist cabinet

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rakuninaru
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's better than having a silent awkward conversation with the dentist

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#8

This Store Has A Winter Simulator For Testing Out Winter Clothing

cabin with the door and the window

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#9

Rotating Bench Keeps The Seat Dry After Rain

wooden benches on the ground

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Fire Bird
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or when someone pees their pants. No worries, just rotate and sit. Flexibility, that's what I like.

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#10

This Bin That Lets You Vote For Things With Cigarette Butts In Edinburgh

bin with two column for voting by cigarette butts

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What is Considered First World?

Since the Cold War, the world has been “unofficially” divided into first, second, and third world. Historically, the first world was the Western bloc, led by the United States. Second world—Eastern bloc, led by the Soviet Union. The third world was known as a non-aligned movement.

Today, these terms have different meanings. The first world is usually considered developed. Countries that fall into this category have to meet rather harsh criteria:

  • High GDP per capita.
  • Advanced infrastructure.
  • Stable government (or democratic government).

High comfort levels in these countries allowed first-world problems to become part of the meme culture. More on that later.

#11

This Elevator Has Buttons You Can Press With Your Feet If Your Hands Are Full

elevator with buttons on the feet level

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#12

This Library Has Dozens Of Different Cake Pans To Borrow

shelves with cake pans

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#13

Pet Relief Station At The Airport

room for pet relief

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#14

This First Grade Classroom Has Desks With Pedals So Kids Can Move While Learning

girl sitting on the bike-desk

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#15

This Car Won't Let Me Listen To Music Unless I Put My Seatbelt On

the information on the car display

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#17

This Highlighter Has A Clear Part To Show You What You're Highlighting

Highlighter on the background of text on the paper

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#18

My Friend Has An Exit Ramp For Frogs To Get Out Of His Pool

man sitting near an exit ramp for frogs to get out of the pool

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ShneeksDawn
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have two of these for chipmunks! We haven't had a chipmunk drown since getting them.

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#19

This Toilet Paper Has A Smaller Roll Inside That You Can Take On The Go

toilet paper and a small roll of toilet paper

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#20

This Tie Is Made With A Microfiber Lining So You Can Clean Your Phone Screen

sticker on the back side of the tie

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What are First World Problems?

Too cold water, slow internet, and dying phone batteries are everyday problems that need solutions in the first world. The more comfortable we are, the more these niche problems appear. These common problems are defined by one word—annoying. We all encountered them and wanted to solve them. If this list has anything to show, it is that some people did come up with absolutely genius solutions to solve the problems.

#21

This Bikers Jacket Has Signal And Brake Lights

the biker on the motorcycle wearing the jacket with signal and brake lights

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#22

This Vending Machine Gives Your Money Back If Your Item Does Not Drop

information on the paper hanging on the vending machine

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Stille20
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Vending machines being tipped causes more deaths than sharks each year.. this could literally save lives

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#23

This Sign Moves The "N" When They Are Closed

a glass door with wooden board with the word nope

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#25

This Japanese Toilet Has A Privacy Button Which Plays Music So No One Can Hear You Use The Toilet

a lot of button in the toilet room

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#26

This Coffee Shop Uses Frozen Coffee Cubes For Iced Coffee

frozen coffee cubes in a plastic glass

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Luc Mailloux
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Two coffee shops I've worked at do this, and the customers LOVE it!

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#27

Rental Car In Ireland Has Dashboard Sticker That Reflects In The Windshield To Remind You What Side Of The Road To Drive On

the sticker on the car dashboard

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#28

This Restaurant Sells Fries In Paper Cones - And The Tables Have Diamond Shaped Holes That Hold The Cones

the hole in the table for paper cones with fries

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Stille20
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It seems that they had to create a solution to a problem that they created

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#29

This Picnic Table Has Seating For Adults, A High Chair And A Kids Table All In One

blue picnic table with seatings of different sizes

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#30

In Seoul, The Gas Pumps Hang From The Roof, So It Doesn’t Matter Which Side Your Patrol Cap Is

man measuring something near the car

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What Else Needs to Be Invented?

Before coming up with a solution, you should ask yourself: What problem needs to be solved? Innovations are the fruits of problem-solving. If you are looking for problems to solve, sometimes it’s enough to simply look around the house. You will find some everyday problems that need solutions right now.

In rare cases, your product may become too good to hide, but you can always sell it as many entrepreneurs do. Your new invention might even appear on the internet for millions to see. We call it a win-win.

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#31

This Supermarket Has A Place To Put Stuff If You Change Your Mind

paper with information hanging on the shelf in the supermarket

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JAK
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, shoving something in a random place in grocery stores when you decide you don't want it is very, very common.

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#32

This Toilet At A Dutch Supermarket Lets You Test The Brands Of Toilet Paper They Sell

six views of toilet paper hanging on the wall

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#33

This ATM Lets You Pick What Bills You Want

monitor with information

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#34

This Shower Has A Thermometer For The Water

wet thermometer for the water on the wall

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#35

This Thrash Can Has A Bottle Rack So People Don't Have To Dig Through The Garbage To Find Some Bottles And Cans

trash can with a bottle rack

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Arty
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why not putting trash specifically for recyclable stuff? like in a lot of countries?

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#36

A Hotel Offers Makeup Towels That Won’t Show All The Smudges

white towels and one black towel with the words 'make up'

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Eve Mas
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Once I dyed my hair Mahogany and went abroad, took a shower and got all the towels dirty. I panicked and ran to the lobby (not naked). Fortunately, the hotel staff managed to wash it off.

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#37

This Dressing Room Lets You Control What Type Of Light Is In The Room

device for controlling the type of light

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pretty fitting: https://www.boredpanda.com/girl-different-shop-fitting-room-lighting/

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#38

This Restaurant Labels Their Brownies Based On What Part Of The Pan It Was Baked On

brownies with stickers in different colors

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#39

My Supermarket Lets You Have A Snack While You Shop For A 25 Cent Deposit

wooden boxes with fruits and device for deposit

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#40

Preschool In Japan Collects Rainwater Into Puddles For Kids To Play In

children going on the puddles in the center of building

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#41

At This Restaurant You Can Buy A Six Pack For The Kitchen Crew

paper with illustration of cans of beer

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#42

My Hotel Phone Has A Number For Bedtime Stories

a blue retro phone with orange buttons

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#43

My College Has A Vending Machine For Violin Strings And Woodwind Reeds

the vending machine for violin strings and woodwind reeds

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#44

A Local Bar Has An Area Where You Can Rent A Locker To Store Your Phone While It Charges

shelves with charges

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JAK
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They actually adapted that in all of the malls in Dubai since 2006. It's free, and mandatory, so the mall has to get them, whether they like it or not.

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#45

This Cafe Has A Credit Card Tip Jar

a blue credit card tip jar

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a person not normally carrying cash any more, I wonder how the cash less society will look like. Small tips via mobile phones might become normal, but I cannot really imagine what beggars for example will do...

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#46

This Japanese Pack Of Gum Comes With A Set Of Post-It-Note-Like Papers To Throw Gum Away In

post-it-note-like papers on the background of a gum

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#47

This Pen Says How Many Pages It Has Left

pen with gradation of how many pages it has left

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#48

This Coffee Shop Shows The Differences Between Coffee Drink Types

illustration of different types of coffee with names and prices

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#49

This Notebook Has A Hole Cut In The Paper For Your Pen

copybook with a pen and paper stickers

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#50

This Flash Drive Has A Capacity Meter

flash drive with a capacity meter

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Alex Newell
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My Lexar 16gb has this too, but less precise, in dots of about 10%. It's in e-ink too, so you can read it in any light.

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#51

This Mango Has A Sticker Which Tells You What Colour The Best Tasting Level Of Ripeness Is

mango with a sticker

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#52

This Grocery Cart Lets You Push Around Special Needs Adults Instead Of Children

grocery cart for adults with special needs

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#54

This Store Has A "Test Ramp" So You Can Try Out Your Safety Boots On Different Surfaces

different surfaces for trying out boots in a shoe shop

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have seen the same in large bike stores...full tracks, even with obstacles. Quite cool!

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#55

My School Put Colored Bricks In The Shape Of The Handicap Logo Instead Of Painting It

colored bricks in the shape of the handicap logo on the ground

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#56

Local Farmer Has A Vending Machine In A Mall

vending machine with farm products

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fortunately, many stores opt to have shelv area for local and regional products. While this not in all cases in more ecological, it surely is a good development.

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#57

This Urinal Allows You To Flush With Your Feet

urinal that allows flushing with your feet

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#58

This Guy On Plane Folded His Newspaper To Make A Phone Holder

phone holder made out of newspaper

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#59

This Place Has A Separate Blue Alarm For Medical Emergencies

red and blue alarms

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#60

This McDonalds Has A Walk-Through

man going along the McDonalds

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#61

Sewing Kit That Comes With The Needles Prethreaded

sewing kit

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#62

This Auto Shop Knows You Steal Their Pens, But Offers A Discount On An Oil Change If You Return Them

man holding a yellow pen

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#63

This Bathroom Has A Touchless Door Control

device for touchless door

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#64

This Bathroom Has A Button That You Can Press If You Run Out Of Toilet Paper

red button near a run out of toilet paper

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if there is like a blue light flashing above the stall so they know. Draw attention to yourself when you push the "I just went Nuclear button".

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#65

This Rest Stop Has A Vending Machine For Dogs

a vending machine for dogs

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JAK
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I read the caption, I thought that the vending machine sells actual, live dogs!

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#66

This Bar Top Has A Refrigerated Well In It To Keep Your Drink Cold

a glass of beverage

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is that a dickbutt? And seriously: what a waste of energy. If you drink so slowly, that your drink gets warm, it will probably be not tasty anymore anyway. Particularly if it is beer.

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#68

This Plastic Spoon Has A Built-In Toothpick

plastic spoon with a built-in toothpick

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#69

My Asian 'Pringles' Has A Tab To Lift The Chips Up So You Don't Have To Put Your Hand Inside The Tube

tube with chips and a tab to lift the chips in it

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#70

This Box Of Limes Recommends A Different Way Of Cutting Fruit

box of limes with recommendation of different ways of cutting them

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#71

The Bathroom In This Restaurant Has A Mouthwash Dispenser

mouthwash dispenser in the bathroom

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#72

Heated Panel Behind The Bathroom Mirror To Stop It From Steaming Up After A Shower

mirror on the wall in the bathroom

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Friné
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish I could vote for this one more times. Saw it in Japan. Been asking husband to install one in our bathroom for years!

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#73

This Coconut Has A Pull Top

coconut with a pull top

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#74

This Gas Station Sign Also Tells You The Current Price Of Coffee

sign with prices for petrol and coffee

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#75

This Kleenex Has A 'Low Tissue' Indicator. Different Colored Tissues When You Approach The Bottom Of The Box

different colored tissues in a boxes

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#76

This USB Cord Spells Top In Braille

usb cord with spells in braille

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#78

This Delivery Has A Feature That Lets You Know If It's Been Tipped Upside Down

paper with information in using the product

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's standard for high value items like solar panels in european transport business. And it works very well...

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#79

New Huge Dates Stamped On The Milks In The Store

bottle of milk on the shelf

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#80

This Bottle Of Orange Juice Lets You See How Many Glasses Are Left Inside

bottle of orange juice with gradation of how many glasses are left inside

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hm...this probably is much more expensive to produce, and, seriously, you can pretty much tell by the weight of the carton...

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#82

This Microwave Has A Button To Turn Off The Sound, So It Doesn't Beep When Your Food Is Done

microwave's buttons

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My last two microwaves have had this option. Sometimes it's buried in a menu, but it's totally worth it!

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#83

This Washing Machine That Lets You Specify What Food Stain You Need To Clean Out Of Your Clothes

washing machine's buttons

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#84

This Bag Has The Corners Cut Out So That The Pizza Sits Flat

plastic bag without corners for pizza

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#85

This Hospital Has A Flower Vending Machine

a flower vending machine

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#86

This Coke Bottle Is Made Out Of Ice

coke bottle made out of ice

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