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.


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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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

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

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