While some are trying to take people to Mars or transfer their minds into machines, others are developing ideas that focus on our earthly everyday lives. But it doesn't mean they're less worthy! Bored Panda has compiled a list of awesome inventions and designs you didn't know you needed, and they're as genius as they're simple.

From rethinking elevators to coming up with clever pill bottles, these solutions prove the brilliance of simplicity. We're constantly in a rush, trying to do a gazillion things at once, and it's often the little things that get in the way. Scroll down to check out the ways we can tackle them and upvote your favorites!

#1 Wash Your Hands And Reuse The Water For Your Next Flush

Wash Your Hands And Reuse The Water For Your Next Flush

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Vicky Zar 10 months ago

I would hit the upvote button a million times, if I could

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#2 Free Coffee In Exchange For Some Rubbish

Free Coffee In Exchange For Some Rubbish

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Neeraj Jha 10 months ago

Hey.. that's so great!

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#3 These Traffic Lights In Ukraine

These Traffic Lights In Ukraine

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

That's cool! And pretty at night too. BONUS!

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#4 The Design Of This Water Fountain Lets The Water Flow Down So Dogs Can Drink Too

The Design Of This Water Fountain Lets The Water Flow Down So Dogs Can Drink Too

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Neeraj Jha 10 months ago

Great idea!

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#5 This Sign Is 100% Necessary

This Sign Is 100% Necessary

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Geedee Gituma 10 months ago

Safety first... well thought out!

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#6 My New Desk's Parts Came Separated By Steps Instead Of By Item

My New Desk's Parts Came Separated By Steps Instead Of By Item

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Peak25500 10 months ago

Really clever!

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#7 Mountain Finder Device In Switzerland

Mountain Finder Device In Switzerland

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Saurabh Nagar 10 months ago

cheap and longlasting

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#8 Accessibility Matt On The Beach For Wheelchairs And Strollers

Accessibility Matt On The Beach For Wheelchairs And Strollers

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Alia Ris 10 months ago

every beach should have this!!

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#9 This Toothpaste Describes Both Its Ingredients And Their Purpose

This Toothpaste Describes Both Its Ingredients And Their Purpose

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MrFish 10 months ago

If this was on everything...

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#10 This Elevator Has A Call Button 30 Feet Away So The Doors Will Be Open By The Time You Get To Them

This Elevator Has A Call Button 30 Feet Away So The Doors Will Be Open By The Time You Get To Them

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Ilona Z 10 months ago

I bet I would keep forgeting to push it :-/

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#11 This Pill Bottle Lid Tells You When You Last Opened It

This Pill Bottle Lid Tells You When You Last Opened It

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MrFish 10 months ago

extremely useful if you need to take your tablets/pill at a certain time each day

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#12 The Curtain Design In My Hotel Room Ensures That There Is No Annoying Light Gap In The Middle

The Curtain Design In My Hotel Room Ensures That There Is No Annoying Light Gap In The Middle

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Saurabh Nagar 10 months ago

first world problems

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#13 This Elevator Has Buttons You Can Kick

This Elevator Has Buttons You Can Kick

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ADHORTATOR 10 months ago

Perfect for the guys from UPS, Fedex, etc...

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#14 The Roofs Of UPS Trucks Are Not Brown. They're Translucent So The Inside Of The Truck Doesn't Need To Be Lit During The Day

The Roofs Of UPS Trucks Are Not Brown. They're Translucent So The Inside Of The Truck Doesn't Need To Be Lit During The Day

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Geedee Gituma 10 months ago

Creative and energy saving!

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#15 In Copenhagen There Is A Childrens Bicycling Playgroud, Where They Can Practice Bicycling In The City, And Learn The Rules, Before They Enter The Streets

In Copenhagen There Is A Childrens Bicycling Playgroud, Where They Can Practice Bicycling In The City, And Learn The Rules, Before They Enter The Streets

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Iveta Kociánová 10 months ago

We have these everywhere in my country. Are these not common?

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#16 This Fence Is Shaped To Create Seating

This Fence Is Shaped To Create Seating

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mulk 10 months ago

Dangerous, if you sit with your smartphone in your backpocket ;)

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#17 Seniors And Handicapped People Can Extend Crossing Time For This 8 Lane Highway

Seniors And Handicapped People Can Extend Crossing Time For This 8 Lane Highway

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MrFish 10 months ago

so good

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#18 This Restaurant Has A “Toepener” For People Who Want To Avoid Germs On The Doorknob

This Restaurant Has A “Toepener” For People Who Want To Avoid Germs On The Doorknob

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Lee roberts 10 months ago

I wish everywhere had this.

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#19 These Bikes Have Airless Tires

These Bikes Have Airless Tires

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Magpie 10 months ago

About time too!

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#20 This Swing Is Designed So That The Kid And The Parent Can Swing Together

This Swing Is Designed So That The Kid And The Parent Can Swing Together

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Minnie 10 months ago

I'll probably keep my snacks up there

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#21 At My Work's Parking Lot The Paint Lines Continue Up The Wall To Help People Park

At My Work's Parking Lot The Paint Lines Continue Up The Wall To Help People Park

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Geedee Gituma 10 months ago

I bet you'll still find suckers double parking 🤔🤔

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#22 Shopping Cart With A Calculator

Shopping Cart With A Calculator

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Geedee Gituma 10 months ago

This would really help with the surprise and embarrassment at the cashier

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#23 This USB Drive Displays How Much Of Its Storage Is Being Used

This USB Drive Displays How Much Of Its Storage Is Being Used

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

Now, this I like!

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#24 My Local Laundromat Has Gym Equipment To Use As You Are Waiting For Your Load To Finish

My Local Laundromat Has Gym Equipment To Use As You Are Waiting For Your Load To Finish

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

I'm guessing that laundromat doesn't get any kids coming into it. That stuff wouldn't last 5 minutes in the laundromats I've been to.

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#25 These Sheets That Tell You What Side Of The Bed To Put Them On

These Sheets That Tell You What Side Of The Bed To Put Them On

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Vicky Zar 10 months ago

Need this! Need this! Need this!

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#26 My Roommate's Spatula Has A Stand So The Bit That Touches Your Food Doesn’t Touch The Counter

My Roommate's Spatula Has A Stand So The Bit That Touches Your Food Doesn’t Touch The Counter

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Magpie 10 months ago

Why aren't they all made this way ?

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#27 My Bottle Of Canadian Whisky Came With Free Public Transportation

My Bottle Of Canadian Whisky Came With Free Public Transportation

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'That'guy 10 months ago

Canadians...

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#28 These Chairs In A Ski Resort Restaurant Have Room For Your Gloves, Helmet, Hat Etc.

These Chairs In A Ski Resort Restaurant Have Room For Your Gloves, Helmet, Hat Etc.

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ADHORTATOR 10 months ago

So simple and so clever at the same time

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#29 This Airport Has A Therapy Dog For People To Pet Before They Fly

This Airport Has A Therapy Dog For People To Pet Before They Fly

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Anne 10 months ago

I need to know which airport this is please, so I can go there to pet the puppies :)

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#30 This College Has Drink Coasters That Can Test For Common Rape Drugs

This College Has Drink Coasters That Can Test For Common Rape Drugs

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Magpie 10 months ago

Tragic that such things are needed.

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#31 My Local Coffee Shop Gives Free Compost Made From Their Used Coffee Grounds

My Local Coffee Shop Gives Free Compost Made From Their Used Coffee Grounds

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

This is awesome! I'd love to get this for my garden.

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#32 These Batteries Have An USB Port To Charge Them

These Batteries Have An USB Port To Charge Them

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

Smart idea!

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#33 My Work Laptop Has A Webcam Cover

My Work Laptop Has A Webcam Cover

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Rahul Babu 10 months ago

Take that FBI

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#34 The Elevators In My Office Building Have An Umbrella Sign That Lights Up If It's Raining Outside (Osaka, Japan)

The Elevators In My Office Building Have An Umbrella Sign That Lights Up If It's Raining Outside (Osaka, Japan)

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Neeraj Jha 10 months ago

Japanese people are so brilliant!!

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#35 My City Added A Safe, Public Place To Conduct Exchanges Made On The Internet. Directly In Front Of The Police Station

My City Added A Safe, Public Place To Conduct Exchanges Made On The Internet. Directly In Front Of The Police Station

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Susan Ramsay 10 months ago

Wow! I think that is a great idea!

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#36 The Back Of This Park Bench Can Swing Back And Forth, Allowing The User To Face Either Direction

The Back Of This Park Bench Can Swing Back And Forth, Allowing The User To Face Either Direction

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Swathika Venkatesan 10 months ago

I will try to make it stand straight in between... :p

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#37 Some Roads In Australia Are So Long And Boring They Have Trivia Signs To Keep Drivers Alert

Some Roads In Australia Are So Long And Boring They Have Trivia Signs To Keep Drivers Alert

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Alia Ris 10 months ago

they should also have a sign to remind driver not to cheat by googling the answer. :p

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#38 This Bar Has A Frost Strip To Rest Your Drink On So It Stays Cold

This Bar Has A Frost Strip To Rest Your Drink On So It Stays Cold

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Daria B 10 months ago

That's cool! ^_-

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#39 Benches In Sweden Are Very Friend And Couple Friendly

Benches In Sweden Are Very Friend And Couple Friendly

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PyroarRanger 10 months ago

Cute! I'd love to use this with my girlfriend!

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#40 My Hotel Room Comes With A Complimentary Android Phone With Free Data And Calls

My Hotel Room Comes With A Complimentary Android Phone With Free Data And Calls

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Neeraj Jha 10 months ago

Here in India, these days Call and data has gone so cheaper that nobody even cares about them anymore.

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#41 You Can Rent Sleeping Cabins At This Airport

You Can Rent Sleeping Cabins At This Airport

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

Much better than having to sleep on the crappy seats in the waiting area.

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#42 My Local Library Has Dozens Of Different Cake Pans To Check Out

My Local Library Has Dozens Of Different Cake Pans To Check Out

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Tarah G 10 months ago

The most random thing ever to check out lol, I love it

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#43 This Inflatable Mattress Turns The Back Of Your Car Into A Bed

This Inflatable Mattress Turns The Back Of Your Car Into A Bed

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

I think this is so cool. Now I just need a car to put it in (I drive a pickup truck).

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#44 This Bridge Has A Crisis Hotline Machine

This Bridge Has A Crisis Hotline Machine

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MrFish 10 months ago

Its really sad that that is even there, much less the graffiti on it.

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#45 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

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Gavin Ivey 10 months ago

We really need these at the local ACE Hardware stores. Can't get a foot in the door without someone asking to help.

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#46 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

Erin 10 months ago

I'd use that, I always just end up drawing a line above the words I want to highlight

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#47 This Checkout Has No Candy For Parents With Kids

This Checkout Has No Candy For Parents With Kids

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Beth 10 months ago

Every supermarket in NZ has a treat-free checkout

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#48 This Tire Tells You To Change It When It's Time To Change It

This Tire Tells You To Change It When It's Time To Change It

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Peak25500 10 months ago

Looking at the sides, it’s already late...

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#49 These Tiny Model Tents Give You A Look At What You’re Buying

These Tiny Model Tents Give You A Look At What You’re Buying

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just a thought! 10 months ago

I would want to buy these , cause I'm obsessed with tiny houses for birds and things like that

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#50 This Ceiling Fan Differentiates The Light And Fan Chains With A Light And A Fan

This Ceiling Fan Differentiates The Light And Fan Chains With A Light And A Fan

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Pull King 10 months ago

Do the mini ones work to ? That would be awesome

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#51 This Phone Charging Station Where You Have To Sit Down And Pedal To Get Power

This Phone Charging Station Where You Have To Sit Down And Pedal To Get Power

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Yousofukenprecious 10 months ago

I need this at home lol

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#52 These Chairs Have A Notch Cut In Them To Keep Your Bag From Slipping Off

These Chairs Have A Notch Cut In Them To Keep Your Bag From Slipping Off

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

Great idea!

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#53 My Local Library Has Vault You Can Go Into To Talk On Your Phone

My Local Library Has Vault You Can Go Into To Talk On Your Phone

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Jenn 10 months ago

should of made this a phone booth or a tardis, just for the fun

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#54 The Mirror In My Hotel In Japan Has A Heated Part That Won't Steam Up After A Shower

The Mirror In My Hotel In Japan Has A Heated Part That Won't Steam Up After A Shower

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MrFish 10 months ago

I kind of like the foggy windows, fun to play with

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#55 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

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

I'd need this if I was driving in Ireland. I'm from the US and I know I'd forget which side was the correct side.

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#56 At This Airport, They Have A Machine That Will Print Off Free Short Stories For You To Read While You Wait

At This Airport, They Have A Machine That Will Print Off Free Short Stories For You To Read While You Wait

MisallocatedRacism Report

Saurabh Nagar 10 months ago

Do you have Roald Dahl?

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#57 Trash Bins In Copenhagen Are Angled So Cyclists Can Toss Their Trash While Biking

Trash Bins In Copenhagen Are Angled So Cyclists Can Toss Their Trash While Biking

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Geedee Gituma 10 months ago

What if they miss!

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#58 This Elevator Shows How Close To Capacity It Is Based On The Weight Of The Riders

This Elevator Shows How Close To Capacity It Is Based On The Weight Of The Riders

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Neeraj Jha 10 months ago

This is much more helpful than those usual capacity shown which is like 68 KG per person..

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#59 This Roll Of Toilet Paper Comes With More Paper In The Middle To "Take On The Go"

This Roll Of Toilet Paper Comes With More Paper In The Middle To "Take On The Go"

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CelSlade 10 months ago

brilliant!

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#60 In Rwanda The Stoplights Have The Seconds Until The Light Changes On Them

In Rwanda The Stoplights Have The Seconds Until The Light Changes On Them

Xited Report

Neeraj Jha 10 months ago

This is there in India too.

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#61 I Bought A Pack Of Cigarettes And They Came With A Postage Paid Recycling Pouch

I Bought A Pack Of Cigarettes And They Came With A Postage Paid Recycling Pouch

p4d4 Report

K. LNU 10 months ago

This needs to be in every pack of cigarettes. So tired of seeing people toss both still burning and/or the butts out the window.

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#62 This Shower Handle Shows The Temperature Of The Water

This Shower Handle Shows The Temperature Of The Water

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PyroarRanger 10 months ago

I need this

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#63 These Shopping Carts Have A Magnifying Glass For The Elderly

These Shopping Carts Have A Magnifying Glass For The Elderly

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

Or for people like me. The one that leaves her reading glasses at home (I'm NOT elderly)!

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#64 My Favourite Shop Has Light Settings So You Can See How Good/Bad Your Outfit Will Look At Different Times Of Day

My Favourite Shop Has Light Settings So You Can See How Good/Bad Your Outfit Will Look At Different Times Of Day

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

What a great idea! Need this when shopping for make-up too.

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#65 I Bought A Hat Online And It Came In A Bag Of Air To Prevent It From Getting Creased

I Bought A Hat Online And It Came In A Bag Of Air To Prevent It From Getting Creased

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#66 Local Farmer Has A Vending Machine In Our Mall

Local Farmer Has A Vending Machine In Our Mall

notanothermarketer Report

PyroarRanger 10 months ago

Cool!

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#67 This Bag Of Chips Has 2 Perforations, So You Can Open It More The Further Down You Eat

This Bag Of Chips Has 2 Perforations, So You Can Open It More The Further Down You Eat

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Giorgio Prodoti 10 months ago

So... welcome in the future!

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#68 My Hotel's Restaurant Has A 3 Button Device You Can Press To Call The Server, Call The Bill Over, And Tell Them That The Table Is Done

My Hotel's Restaurant Has A 3 Button Device You Can Press To Call The Server, Call The Bill Over, And Tell Them That The Table Is Done

reddit.com Report

Pandykinz 10 months ago

Most chain restaurants I've been to lately have little tablets at each table that they want you to pay on that also do all this plus games and stuff (for a fee, of course)

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#69 You Can Shoot Your Car With Suds While You're Waiting Inside At My Local Car Wash

You Can Shoot Your Car With Suds While You're Waiting Inside At My Local Car Wash

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

I would LOVE this! What can I say, I'm just a big KID.

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#70 There’s A Carriage On Swiss Trains For Children

There’s A Carriage On Swiss Trains For Children

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Pamela24 10 months ago

We have those too! :) But I don't think they're this cool.

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#71 My Local Supermarket Has Tags That You Can Put On Broken Trolleys

My Local Supermarket Has Tags That You Can Put On Broken Trolleys

Master-Obvious Report

Magpie 10 months ago

Me being the cynical citizen - I wonder if they do repair them, or just hope putting the tags on stops customers whinging.

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#72 This Cupboard Drip Drys Into The Sink

This Cupboard Drip Drys Into The Sink

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Katri Pfuhl 10 months ago

I've never seen a home in Finland that doesn't have this

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#73 This Tray Used To Walk Your Bike Up/Down Steps

This Tray Used To Walk Your Bike Up/Down Steps

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Yousofukenprecious 10 months ago

Is this uncommon? It's practically everywhere in sweden

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#74 This Library Has A Directory For Topics People Might Be Embarrassed To Ask For

This Library Has A Directory For Topics People Might Be Embarrassed To Ask For

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Cici Snow 10 months ago

Hiw about " dressing my hamster s as ABBA" books?

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#75 My Local Pizza Joint Puts One Of Every Filler On Top Of The Stomboli

My Local Pizza Joint Puts One Of Every Filler On Top Of The Stomboli

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Tiari 10 months ago

It's a Calzone, not a Stromboli.

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#76 These Bathroom Stall Doors Have An Overlap To Avoid That Awkward Crack

These Bathroom Stall Doors Have An Overlap To Avoid That Awkward Crack

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Mr Red 10 months ago

Did you... Did you just invent... the normal door?

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#77 This Bottle Has A Map Of All The Water-Filling Stations Around Campus On It

This Bottle Has A Map Of All The Water-Filling Stations Around Campus On It

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Just Carmen 10 months ago

This is nice.

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#78 This Carpentry Tool With Pins To Outline A Shape

This Carpentry Tool With Pins To Outline A Shape

KanataCitizen Report

Hurrem Haseki 10 months ago

Actually, it's an archaeological instrument, used when drawing objects.

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#79 My Textbook Has A Dependency Chart Showing Which Sections Are Needed To Understand Each New Section

My Textbook Has A Dependency Chart Showing Which Sections Are Needed To Understand Each New Section