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

From rethinking elevators to coming up with clever ideas for pill bottles, these simple solutions prove the brilliance of candor. 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 life hacks with which we can tackle them and upvote these cool photos!

#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
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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Great idea!

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#5

This Sign Is 100% Necessary

This Sign Is 100% Necessary

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Geedee Gituma
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Really clever!

Julie Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

Even Better! ;)!

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Bashicka
Community Member
2 years ago

Brilliant! Please forward to IKEA

Peak25500
Community Member
2 years ago

With the right number of parts in each!

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

IKEA, watch and learn

SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
2 years ago

Lego separates their legos by part number in the booklet. This takes it one step further

Lucida
Community Member
2 years ago

Too much unnecessary plastic for this to be a smart idea.

Luca
Community Member
2 years ago

You can always recycle the plastic

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Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG someone tell Ikea they need to do this.

Ann Ros'a
Community Member
2 years ago

Very clever and easy for those that have a hard time assembling furniture. i.e. IKEA!!!

Magic567
Community Member
1 year ago

wow more plastic!

Susan L. Miller
Community Member
2 years ago

Brilliantly simple!

Valerie Davis
Community Member
2 years ago

This would definetly make things easier !

Julie Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

I would still get lost but glad someone has a clue as to what to do. ;)

alexa_bessee
Community Member
2 years ago

This’d help me so much

Leo Fitzsimon
Community Member
2 years ago

Hilarious...

Prot Pap
Community Member
2 years ago

Lego technic sets do that too :D

Sheri LP
Community Member
2 years ago

Ikea, take note!

Bruce Robb
Community Member
2 years ago

I bought a desk like that. My daughter (the mechanical engineer) who assembled it for me said it was the best assembly system she had ever seen.

Susan Lesser
Community Member
2 years ago

Great Wish kea would asopt this conception

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
2 years ago

BRILLIANT!!!

Andrew Joseph
Community Member
2 years ago

that's the best way for DIY

bob
Community Member
2 years ago

Clever! Just don't miss a step.

Frances Stewart
Community Member
2 years ago

Brilliant

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

12 steps to sanity.

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
2 years ago

Ingenious idea!! Should get a reward for it!!

Pat Hege
Community Member
2 years ago

OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Stacey Porti
Community Member
2 years ago

clever idea!!

Adam Bryce
Community Member
2 years ago

Quite logical, Mr Spock. :-)

Teddy O'Malley
Community Member
2 years ago

Chaotic good

Teresa Dougan
Community Member
2 years ago

I would love to send a thank you note to the company that started this idea

Sandy Townzen
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, that is brilliant. Everything that needs assembling should come this way.

Linda Thorsen
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the idea, but worry about all the plastic.

GrumpyCat7
Community Member
2 years ago

Brilliant!

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
2 years ago

Smart.

jevais
Community Member
2 years ago

Send this idea to IKEA. IT'S horrendous to put together their cheaply made junk.

Teri Campisi
Community Member
2 years ago

Great idea!

Karen Chaddock
Community Member
2 years ago

That's helpful and could make assembly much quicker too.

Christopher Chang
Community Member
2 years ago

Another word for it. Divide and conquer.

Sue Donim
Community Member
2 years ago

my legos yellow submarine did too.

Sharon Attwood
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it! Flat-pack made simple!!!

Deb March Farrell
Community Member
2 years ago

things from Ikea need this!

Jean Donahue
Community Member
2 years ago

absolutely brilliant!

Bruce Robb
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes! Don't you really like that. That's how mine came. My daughter, a mechanical engineer, put it together, and said it's the most intelligent way to assemble DIY furniture.

Stacy McKeehan
Community Member
2 years ago

I can think of at least four occasions where this would have been so damn helpful!! 😉🤷‍♀️

Liz Masterson
Community Member
2 years ago

Is all that plastic really necessary? Come on people lets all wake up, shall we!!!

Denise Mirto
Community Member
2 years ago

not IKEA

Bob Doucette
Community Member
2 years ago

Take that IKEA!

danielw
Community Member
2 years ago

You know... I'm reminded of an old saying. "make something idiot proof, and they'll just make a better idiot."

Kenyo Malakasan
Community Member
2 years ago

yep too much plastic trash

Sarah Schmidt
Community Member
2 years ago

the idea is good but I also think it's a waste of plastic. It's really not that hard to build up something from ikea

Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

Now you do the same thing when you have to fix something.

Rosa Domínguez
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, that helps a lot, even I can do it.

Deb Gross
Community Member
2 years ago

Great idea!

Rowenna Menzies
Community Member
2 years ago

Brilliant!

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd still manage to screw up.

Martha Donaldson
Community Member
2 years ago

Brilliant!

Linda Hobart
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my gosh clever as heck!

Pet lover!❤️
Community Member
2 years ago

We need this everywhere

Bored Fangirl
Community Member
2 years ago

YES PLEASE

Minnie
Community Member
2 years ago

This is the factory of nice men!!!

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
2 years ago

Genius!

Nicole Rosandich
Community Member
2 years ago

hello IKEA, lets try this next time, mmmk?

Constance Buckler
Community Member
2 years ago

Great idea!

Gabriel Henderson
Community Member
2 years ago

i need that

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

Clever and a lot less frustrating.

Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a great idea. For Christmas I got an elliptical trainer and had to assemble it. The pieces and even the tools (which were included) all came organized by steps so it was a breeze to put together! :-)

Ilona Z
Community Member
2 years ago

more practical but less funn with "3D puzzle"

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#7

Mountain Finder Device In Switzerland

Mountain Finder Device In Switzerland

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Saurabh Nagar
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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

IgiveSmallTips Report

Just Carmen
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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

Alentheflannel Report

Magpie
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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

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Erin
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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!
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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