There's basically a life hack for every possible everyday problem, but there are some things in life that we're so used to, we never even thought they could be updated. Until someone showed us! Like, who could ever have thought that we need a vending machine equipped with fresh farm eggs, 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 never knew needed solving and some absolutely needful things, after seeing which you just couldn't live without them anymore. 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

Beijing Subway Allows Riders To Pay With Plastic Bottles

oceangreatideas.com Report

Nadine Lujan 2 years ago

we need these in the US

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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

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

nameihate Report

Eve Mas 2 years ago

brilliant idea!

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#3

This Chair Has A Purse/Bag Holder

This Chair Has A Purse/Bag Holder

crazycatchick Report

Hayley Lightcap 2 years ago

I imagine this would also help bags not get stolen

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#4

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

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

hand_ Report

Just a Purpler 2 years ago

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

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

q0__0p Report

Marion Jansie 2 years ago

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

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

mtmannion Report

rakuninaru 2 years ago

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

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#7

Open And Close Sign Board

Open And Close Sign Board

Jason Chen Report

Just a Purpler 2 years ago

This is satisfying to watch :O

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#8

This Store Has A Winter Simulator For Testing Out Winter Clothing

This Store Has A Winter Simulator For Testing Out Winter Clothing

j1ggy Report

Cheesybeansy 2 years ago

Or you could step into the same room as your mother in law!

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#9

Rotating Bench Keeps The Seat Dry After Rain

Rotating Bench Keeps The Seat Dry After Rain

yankodesign.com Report

Fire Bird 2 years ago

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

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

Seth_Leaveon Report

Cathy Shift 2 years ago

how did beiber get so many votes?

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#11

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

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

WharFalcon Report

Dixon's Mama 2 years ago

Good idea!

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#12

This Library Has Dozens Of Different Cake Pans To Borrow

This Library Has Dozens Of Different Cake Pans To Borrow

flannelpancakes Report

Stijn Vlasselaer 2 years ago

if you bring it in late the fee is a piece of cake

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#13

Pet Relief Station At The Airport

Pet Relief Station At The Airport

twotea Report

Lorraine 2 years ago

Love that a hydrant is included :D

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#14

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

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

LurkerMcLurkerton Report

Zoro 2 years ago

I hope it's quiet.

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#15

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

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

Leavemymarc Report

JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

This can change everything...

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#16

This Drinking Fountain Has A Catch For Dogs

This Drinking Fountain Has A Catch For Dogs

Somethingclever13 Report

#17

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

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

chillin_krillin Report

Stijn Vlasselaer 2 years ago

never seemed to be an issue for me.

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#18

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

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

Hunt16er Report

ShneeksDawn 2 years ago

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

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

BrndyAlxndr Report

Isabelle Bishop 2 years ago

I'd buy that

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#20

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

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

djpolymath Report

Britta Niemann 2 years ago

Or glasses.

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#21

This Bikers Jacket Has Signal And Brake Lights

This Bikers Jacket Has Signal And Brake Lights

joat217 Report

Hiruya 2 years ago

This is really great

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#22

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

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

qwerty466 Report

Stille20 2 years ago

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

This Sign Moves The "N" When They Are Closed

ChiefdaPhaser Report

Lorraine 2 years ago

Would like to see a gif of this or something.

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#24

This School Has Skateboard Parking

This School Has Skateboard Parking

BrokenInternets Report

Miftar Sejdiu 1 year ago

Nice

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#25

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

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

guppywastaken Report

Arty 2 years ago

Japanese toilet...the only one you need a manual to use :D

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#26

This Coffee Shop Uses Frozen Coffee Cubes For Iced Coffee

This Coffee Shop Uses Frozen Coffee Cubes For Iced Coffee

foreveradan Report

Luc Mailloux 2 years ago

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

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

lambokid Report

Bertha Garcia 2 years ago

Good for tourist.

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#28

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

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

_FooFighter_ Report

Stille20 2 years ago

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

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

FatTortoise Report

Bertha Garcia 2 years ago

I need to stop, I want half of the things in here.

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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

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

imgur.com Report

Maria Mcleod 2 years ago

what if you're short and can't reach the pumps?

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#31

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

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

tdes Report

JAK 2 years ago

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

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

shishdem Report

Hans 2 years ago

"From emery paper to tushy heaven"

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#33

This ATM Lets You Pick What Bills You Want

This ATM Lets You Pick What Bills You Want

the_next_cheesus Report

Intensive Panda 2 years ago

In Germany, every ATM I've ever used has this function for over 15 years

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#34

This Shower Has A Thermometer For The Water

This Shower Has A Thermometer For The Water

huskers17 Report

Shruti Naik 2 years ago

Perfect! I want...

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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

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

TwoSchoolFourCool Report

Arty 2 years ago

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

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

DasAdam Report

Eve Mas 2 years ago

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

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

ellesapple Report

Hans 2 years ago

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

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

longboarder116 Report

sunnyrei82 2 years ago

Corner for me!!

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#39

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

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

crumbbelly Report

Bertha Garcia 2 years ago

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

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#40

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

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

Youji No Shiro Report

LizzyM 2 years ago

When I grow up I (still) want that in my home!

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#41

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

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

GreatestOfAllTime96 Report

Hans 2 years ago

What currency is that?

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#42

My Hotel Phone Has A Number For Bedtime Stories

My Hotel Phone Has A Number For Bedtime Stories

ToxicSteve13 Report

Intensive Panda 2 years ago

69 for adult bedtime stories?

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#43

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

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

Future2050 Report

ConfusedCat 2 years ago

We used to have a book vending machine ♡

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#44

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

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

westcoast_eastsider Report

JAK 2 years ago

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

This Cafe Has A Credit Card Tip Jar

McBloggenstein Report

Hans 2 years ago

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

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

Charlzalan Report

ConfusedCat 2 years ago

This is genius!!

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#47

This Pen Says How Many Pages It Has Left

This Pen Says How Many Pages It Has Left

interoth Report

Cheesybeansy 2 years ago

its like those batteries you can check the power left on them ;D

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#48

This Coffee Shop Shows The Differences Between Coffee Drink Types

This Coffee Shop Shows The Differences Between Coffee Drink Types

mister86japan Report

ADHORTATOR 2 years ago

I like this one

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#49

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

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

zack_the_man Report

Santiago Suarez 2 years ago

clever, but I think it is a waste of paper

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#50

This Flash Drive Has A Capacity Meter

This Flash Drive Has A Capacity Meter

blueapplepiedude Report

Alex Newell 2 years ago

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

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

cwm2355 Report

Anthony Smillie 2 years ago

Looks like a potato

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#52

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

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

chibipan222 Report

veronica vaudeville 2 years ago

Wegmans has these too! I think it's great

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#53

One Way To Stop Litter On Campus

One Way To Stop Litter On Campus

Stargerine Report

Bertha Garcia 2 years ago

Pretty smart

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#54

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

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

MusicMedic Report

Hans 2 years ago

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

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

kHusKee Report

Bertha Garcia 2 years ago

That's dedication

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#56

Local Farmer Has A Vending Machine In A Mall

Local Farmer Has A Vending Machine In A Mall

notanothermarketer Report

Hans 2 years ago

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

This Urinal Allows You To Flush With Your Feet

jackksouth Report

Dixon's Mama 2 years ago

All toilets need to operate like this!

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#58

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

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

standardized_txt Report

Lynn Lee 2 years ago

Wow that is awesome origami

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#59

This Place Has A Separate Blue Alarm For Medical Emergencies

This Place Has A Separate Blue Alarm For Medical Emergencies

reallycoolboyfriend Report

Bertha Garcia 2 years ago

This needs to be done in every school

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#60

This McDonalds Has A Walk-Through

This McDonalds Has A Walk-Through

ayk123 Report

Olf Hrzg 2 years ago

There are many of these in France ! ^^

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#61

Sewing Kit That Comes With The Needles Prethreaded

Sewing Kit That Comes With The Needles Prethreaded

MechEGuy Report

Estefania Ibanez 2 years ago

But... this takes all the fun out of it.

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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

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

JustinX1015x Report

Troux 2 years ago

Yeah...I would take the pen every time.

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#63

This Bathroom Has A Touchless Door Control

This Bathroom Has A Touchless Door Control

Doctor_McKay Report

Fire Bird 2 years ago

Those are in hospitals as well.

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#64

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

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

Beauchat Report

Fire Bird 2 years ago

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

This Rest Stop Has A Vending Machine For Dogs

homeskilet92 Report

JAK 2 years ago

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

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

michaelstone761 Report

Hans 2 years ago

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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#67

In Tokyo, Sidewalks Have Paths For The Blind

In Tokyo, Sidewalks Have Paths For The Blind

DrTommyNotMD Report

Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

Also in The Netherlands

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#68

This Plastic Spoon Has A Built-In Toothpick

This Plastic Spoon Has A Built-In Toothpick

nohoo09 Report

Kjorn 2 years ago

or a ant-spear

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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

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

bakaken Report

Zhu Wing 2 years ago

more plastic waste. sad.

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#70

This Box Of Limes Recommends A Different Way Of Cutting Fruit

This Box Of Limes Recommends A Different Way Of Cutting Fruit

Regularoldballoon Report

Franziska G. 2 years ago

I don't get it. How do I put it on the squeezer?

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#71

The Bathroom In This Restaurant Has A Mouthwash Dispenser

The Bathroom In This Restaurant Has A Mouthwash Dispenser

ibanner56 Report

Pi... 2 years ago

I think this is awesome!

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#72

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

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

-smish- Report

Friné 2 years ago

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

This Coconut Has A Pull Top

migraine_boy Report

Hans 2 years ago

Anyone has experiences with this? Will it really be "fresh"?

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#74

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

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

Sweaty_Meerkat Report

Tiny Dynamine 2 years ago

I didn't know the price of coffee fluctuates so much.

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#75

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

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