Ever seen a shopping cart with a magnifying glass attached so elderly people can read the food labels better? Ever picked up an avocado and noticed that it's got a color-coded sticker that tells you precisely when the fruit is ripe? Ever seen a microwave that will cook your food to perfection by simply scanning the bar code on the packaging? If the answer to any of these questions is "no" then check out this list, compiled by Bored Panda, for an awesome list of innovative food inventions that you might not know exist. Once you see them you'll wonder how you survived without them for so long! Don't forget to vote for the best!

#1

Bowl Of Chicken And Fries, With A Straw To Your Soda Through The Center. One Hand Holds All The Things, So You Can Eat With The Other

Bowl Of Chicken And Fries, With A Straw To Your Soda Through The Center. One Hand Holds All The Things, So You Can Eat With The Other

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Leo Leden 2 years ago

Why isnt this at every fastfood resturant??

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#2

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

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Hans 2 years ago

Eat it now!

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#3

These Shopping Carts Have A Magnifying Glass For The Elderly

These Shopping Carts Have A Magnifying Glass For The Elderly

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Little Menace 2 years ago

Ah Rossmann. German pharmacy with low prices. Miss that shop.

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#4

Chopsticks That Are Also A Fork, In Case You're Not Feeling Too Confident

Chopsticks That Are Also A Fork, In Case You're Not Feeling Too Confident

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Jeremie Guerra 2 years ago

Or just to finish that rice quickly :)

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#5

This Picnic Table Has Seating For Adults, Seating For Small Children, A High Chair And Space For Wheelchair Users

This Picnic Table Has Seating For Adults, Seating For Small Children, A High Chair And Space For Wheelchair Users

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Daria B 2 years ago

This is very clever! (But wouldn't it be a bit... kinda gross to sit and eat faced with someone's butt right in front of you....?)

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#6

This Store Sorts It's Bananas By How Ripe They Are

This Store Sorts It's Bananas By How Ripe They Are

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Anne Madag 2 years ago

but they are all the same color :'3 correct me if i'm wrong

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#7

Stretchy Reusable Food Cover

Stretchy Reusable Food Cover

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Tasha Harris 2 years ago

I have these , they are terrific . Wash very easily. As clean as you get your cups and plates when hand washing !

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#8

My Mom Blew My Mind When She Brought These Amazing Little Inventions Back From Her Trip To Peru

My Mom Blew My Mind When She Brought These Amazing Little Inventions Back From Her Trip To Peru

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Hans 2 years ago

For the new citron fragance? o_O

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#9

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

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Vanessa 2 years ago

And also a sauce container, I hate having my sauce all over my fries ^^

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#10

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

Hans 2 years ago

I think we had this one here again...little additional use but much additional plastic waste!

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#11

Danish Restaurant Keeps Track Of Occupied Tables Using Lego

Danish Restaurant Keeps Track Of Occupied Tables Using Lego

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Steffen Beth 2 years ago

It got my vote just because I am danish....

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#12

Our Beer At A Restaurant In Prague Was Delivered By A Miniature Train

Our Beer At A Restaurant In Prague Was Delivered By A Miniature Train

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John L 2 years ago

Very nice. I wonder how you get to the other side, without crawling under the table?

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#13

Edible Cutlery

Edible Cutlery

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just a thought 2 years ago

This is manufactured by an Indian scientist and these spoons are completely edible as well as durable ... Even if you stir boiling coffee with this spoon , it doesn't get soggy or break ... And you also get it in flavors like sugar , carrot , beetroot , ginger , etc .. This is because you wouldn't want to eat ice cream in a chilli flavored spoon or curry with sugar tasting spoon ...

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#14

This Coffee Shop Shows The Differences Between Coffee Drink Types

This Coffee Shop Shows The Differences Between Coffee Drink Types

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GlassOfWater 2 years ago

Good for baristas as well. Can be annoying when a customer 'thinks' they know what 'this' coffee is and then complain it's been made wrong.

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#15

Our Local Coffee Shop Uses Frozen Coffee Cubes For Iced Coffee

Our Local Coffee Shop Uses Frozen Coffee Cubes For Iced Coffee

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Hans 2 years ago

I only once has this, and it was amazing. An iced coffee that does not start to taste watery after the first few sips. Absolutely worth even a higher price!

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#16

This Takeout Spork Has A Toothpick In The Handle

This Takeout Spork Has A Toothpick In The Handle

mediumj Report

NoMaka 2 years ago

Hans will be happy they are using less plastic around the tooth pick

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#17

These Glasses Are Designed So You Can Carry Several At The Same Time

These Glasses Are Designed So You Can Carry Several At The Same Time

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Yumeko 2 years ago

that's smart !

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#18

This French Fries Cone Has A Built In Sauce Container

This French Fries Cone Has A Built In Sauce Container

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troufaki13 2 years ago

Not enough sauce for me... :(

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#19

The Restaurant I Went To Put Coke Ice Cubes In My Coke. It Was Delicious

The Restaurant I Went To Put Coke Ice Cubes In My Coke. It Was Delicious

1od1 Report

Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

So it doesn't get watery and flat!

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#20

Wine Condoms That Help To Preserve Unfinished Bottle Of Wine

Wine Condoms That Help To Preserve Unfinished Bottle Of Wine

winecondoms.com Report

boredhuman 2 years ago

this will have another purpose after a couple bottle of wine :)

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#21

Local Farmer Has A Vending Machine In Our Mall

Local Farmer Has A Vending Machine In Our Mall

notanothermarketer Report

Hans 2 years ago

Supermarkets over here increasingly cooperate with local farms and provide some shelf-space for them. Often the products even come in reusable containers that you return when shopping next time. This makes much sense to me!

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#22

This Door Has A Shelf To Set Your Coffee On While You Open It

This Door Has A Shelf To Set Your Coffee On While You Open It

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

That is very simple and useful

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#23

Best Invention For Frequent Water Drinkers

Best Invention For Frequent Water Drinkers

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

i have this at my school!! they have a number that tells you how much plastic you save by using your own bottle instead of new plastic bottles of water

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#24

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

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Nighty fox dreemurr 2 years ago

Being colorblind sucks.

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#25

This Restaurant Has A Sign To Let The Waiter Know If You Need Help

This Restaurant Has A Sign To Let The Waiter Know If You Need Help

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Steffen Beth 2 years ago

Should be in all busy restaurants.....

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#26

My Ramen Has A Built-In Strainer

My Ramen Has A Built-In Strainer

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

i will buy this

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#27

My Spoon Has A Line Where Its Center Of Gravity Is

My Spoon Has A Line Where Its Center Of Gravity Is

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

this would distract me then i'd burn whatever it as i was cooking

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#28

This Restaurant Bathroom Has Two Different Kinds Of Soaps

This Restaurant Bathroom Has Two Different Kinds Of Soaps

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Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

That's actually a very good thing to have two options :) Especially for people who are more sensitive towards strong and/or certain smells

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#29

My Receipt Came With A Nutritional Breakdown

My Receipt Came With A Nutritional Breakdown

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

this is nice that way you how much unhealthy crap you're putting in your body

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#30

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

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Anne Madag 2 years ago

how about the green mango?

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#31

This Movie Rental Place Has A Hole In The Wall So That You Can Order Pizza From Next Door

This Movie Rental Place Has A Hole In The Wall So That You Can Order Pizza From Next Door

SpigotBlister Report

Hans 2 years ago

In the year 2017 you actually need to ask: "What is a movie rental place? What are these oddly shaped blue boxes? And what about the black ones? I thought I saw them in a museum once."

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#32

My Supermarket Lets You Eat Produce While You Shop For A 25 Cents

My Supermarket Lets You Eat Produce While You Shop For A 25 Cents

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Nevaeh Smith 2 years ago

We have that for free in Woolworths in Australia

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#33

This Box Of Chewing Gum I Bought Comes With A Separate Container And Wrapper Paper To Put Used Gum In

This Box Of Chewing Gum I Bought Comes With A Separate Container And Wrapper Paper To Put Used Gum In

hyphenate-everything Report

Hans 2 years ago

Come on...you buy the big box to save on waste and it comes with waste added?

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#34

This Is How They Sell Wine Bottles At This Music Festival. 4 Cups That Come Apart

This Is How They Sell Wine Bottles At This Music Festival. 4 Cups That Come Apart

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

clever

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#35

New Huge Dates Stamped On The Milks In The Store

New Huge Dates Stamped On The Milks In The Store

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Kori K. Warriner 2 years ago

Gawd, that price. So glad I can't drink store-bought milk.

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#36

This Supermarket Has Confectionary Free Checkouts For Parents Unwilling To Have Children Demanding That They Buy Some

This Supermarket Has Confectionary Free Checkouts For Parents Unwilling To Have Children Demanding That They Buy Some

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Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

Or for people (like me) with very little willpower

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#37

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

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

kfaust3032 Report

Hans 2 years ago

Every device should have that!

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#38

My Bar Has An Ice Strip To Keep Your Beer Cold

My Bar Has An Ice Strip To Keep Your Beer Cold

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Kjorn 2 years ago

nice way to make maple-sugar on snow

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#39

My Dad's New Car Has Cooled/Heated Cup Holders

My Dad's New Car Has Cooled/Heated Cup Holders

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Mia Rennie 2 years ago

i'm so fancy, you already know!

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#40

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

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

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Jeremie Guerra 2 years ago

Yeah but....does the bag it necessary? That's just more plastic! ^^

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#41

This Restaurant Had A Complementary Mouthwash Machine In The Bathroom

This Restaurant Had A Complementary Mouthwash Machine In The Bathroom

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

this is a good idea i like smellhy foods i.e onions garlic mushrooms so this would be helpful

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#42

This Is A Pizza Vending Machine I Saw In Croatia. You Pick The Toppings And It Actually Bakes It For You Right There!

This Is A Pizza Vending Machine I Saw In Croatia. You Pick The Toppings And It Actually Bakes It For You Right There!

comptonasskim Report

Lister 2 years ago

I kind of feel like ants could get inside this machine

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#43

Chick-Fil-A Doesn't Charge Customers For Ingredients That The Customers Don't Want

Chick-Fil-A Doesn't Charge Customers For Ingredients That The Customers Don't Want

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Laury M. 2 years ago

I would actually feel like I'm being *charged* for the condiments. How do they display their prices? If they write "Spicy Deluxe" for 3,79 and then add every condiment, it feels dishonest. Personally, I much prefer Five Guys, where all the condiments are "free", whether you add all of them or just ketchup.

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#44

My Bag Of Rice Closes With Velcro

My Bag Of Rice Closes With Velcro

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brandon sat 2 years ago

i have a couple of bags that does this....love it way more than the normal zip loc....easier to close

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#45

The Microwave At My Office Is A Pull Out Drawer

The Microwave At My Office Is A Pull Out Drawer

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Ovidiu Pop 2 years ago

At first glance I thought it was the copier machine :)))

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#46

This Churros Cone Has A Dippable Chocolate Sauce Container

This Churros Cone Has A Dippable Chocolate Sauce Container

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Nick Byrne 2 years ago

Nowhere near enough chocolate sauce for that many churros

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#47

Bowl For People Who Hate Soggy Cereal

Bowl For People Who Hate Soggy Cereal

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Ellie 2 years ago

But the soggy cereals are the best part O:

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#48

My Town Has A Baguette Vending Machine

My Town Has A Baguette Vending Machine

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ADHORTATOR 2 years ago

"Only in France" - i don' t know if they only exist in France, since one year, you find them everywhere in France (especially in the eastern part), even in small villages.

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#49

This Toaster Has A 'Bit More' Option

This Toaster Has A 'Bit More' Option

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GlassOfWater 2 years ago

Mine has a reheat button! (Am I bragging? Sorry didn't mean to.)

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#50

Avocado Huggers To Keep It Fresh

Avocado Huggers To Keep It Fresh

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Krazy Kanuck 2 years ago

Who the hell doens't eat an entire avocado :P

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#51

This Restaurant Tabletop Condiment Caddy Has A Special Holder To Make Sure The Ketchup Bottle Is Always Primed For Use

This Restaurant Tabletop Condiment Caddy Has A Special Holder To Make Sure The Ketchup Bottle Is Always Primed For Use

JayMoots Report

John L 2 years ago

Just think, you can open the lid and have the ketchup pour all over your fingers. ;D

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#52

Mcdonald's In My City Has A Walk-Thru

Mcdonald's In My City Has A Walk-Thru

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

this is what would happen if i had this in my city [me: i'm gonna be healthy and go for a run (3 minutes later at mcdonalds) yes hi can i get a mcflurry along with a mcvodka to drown my dissapointment in ]

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#53

Edible Jello Cups

Edible Jello Cups

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

That looks pretty gross haha

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#54

This Coconut Has A Pull Top

This Coconut Has A Pull Top

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Mia Rennie 2 years ago

i remember when my mum bought a coconut and we sat their for ever trying to crack it open

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#55

This Coke Bottle Is Made Out Of Ice

This Coke Bottle Is Made Out Of Ice

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#56

My Hotel Room's Phone Has A Dedicated Pizza Button

My Hotel Room's Phone Has A Dedicated Pizza Button

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Eleanor 2 years ago

Every phone should have a pizza button!

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#57

This Restaurant Strategically Placed A Tortilla Chip So The Taco And Beans Don't Touch Each Other

This Restaurant Strategically Placed A Tortilla Chip So The Taco And Beans Don't Touch Each Other

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Mia Rennie 2 years ago

i always have my food seprate (it can't touch!) so on my plate each food has like a 3cm gap between them

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#58

Herb Scissors

Herb Scissors

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person (i think) 2 years ago

My mom has these and they are amazing!!

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#59

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

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

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Mia Rennie 2 years ago

how do they know how big your glasses are or how much you put in a glass?

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#60

This Bar Has The Amount Of Beer Left In The Keg On The Digital Tap List

This Bar Has The Amount Of Beer Left In The Keg On The Digital Tap List

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Lara B. 2 years ago

I know a place here in Germany which is basically called "beer stock exchange". They also have big monitors which show what kind of beer is popular and then lower the price for that exact beer. Quite entertaining.

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#61

This Theater Has A Cool Popcorn Bucket With A Lid On It To Use While Shaking It To Coat It And To Use As A Bowl

This Theater Has A Cool Popcorn Bucket With A Lid On It To Use While Shaking It To Coat It And To Use As A Bowl

katiewestfall Report

Jakub Spiroch 2 years ago

plastic waste :( it could be made of corn starch or something, that would be cool

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#62

My Beer Has A 360° Mouth Opening

My Beer Has A 360° Mouth Opening

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Marioara Popescu 2 years ago

Like a glass?

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#63

This Oven Has A Built-In Dishwasher

This Oven Has A Built-In Dishwasher

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Hans 2 years ago

Interesting concept for little space...

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#64

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

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

Charlzalan Report

Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

clever

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#65

Pizza Scissors

Pizza Scissors

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

the slice is too small

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#66

This Coffee Cup Lid Has A Space For Your Nose

This Coffee Cup Lid Has A Space For Your Nose

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Hans 2 years ago

Do not tell lies while drinking coffee!

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#67

This Microwave Has A Barcode Scanner To Automatically Cook The Food

This Microwave Has A Barcode Scanner To Automatically Cook The Food

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Dominika Mazur 2 years ago

actually had this in my old place, never worked properly and food was always either undercooked or burnt

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#68

This Restaurant Has Receptacles In The Table So You Won't Spill On Your Phone

This Restaurant Has Receptacles In The Table So You Won't Spill On Your Phone

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Steffen Beth 2 years ago

Put the phone away while you are eating..... jezzzz....

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#69

This Clever Invention Is Going To Get Me Out Of Doing Dishes On Movie Nights

This Clever Invention Is Going To Get Me Out Of Doing Dishes On Movie Nights

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Ryan Ampha 1 year ago

I have used these and it is hard to open up.

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