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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Magpie
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3 years ago

All water toilets should be like this.

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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

Safety first... well thought out!

Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

they should probably have this everywhere. even when there are height signs some people just go straight past them and hit the bridge

Lindsay Davis
Community Member
3 years ago

Saw one of these in Columbus TX..found it quite funny cause the bridge had a bunch of damage from ppl hitting it 😂😂

Breezy
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe they put the sign up because people were hitting the bridge....

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Doc Thissen
Community Member
3 years ago

11foot8.com

Mary Paquette
Community Member
3 years ago

Need this in a dozen other languages

Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

Some times subtle just does not work. this is good.

Ann Ros'a
Community Member
3 years ago

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 EPIC!!!

Sykz
Community Member
3 years ago

Well that's simple enough

Rowenna Menzies
Community Member
3 years ago

And funny!

Sanne H.
Community Member
3 years ago

For countries not yet having official regulations and proper traffic signs on bridge heights, this is indeed a smart and easy solution to implement.

Toothpick
Community Member
3 years ago

Oof so true

C.Marrero
Community Member
3 years ago

Oof?

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Just Carmen
Community Member
3 years ago

Very smart way to save a lot of money for both the driver and the city. Excellent idea!

Karly Pearson
Community Member
3 years ago

Melbourne City Council need this for Montague Street!

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

I have seen so many pics of truck drivers failing to clear a low bridge that they aren't even funny any more. This sign is so simple but so ingenious that all bridges should have them.

Jan Grangaard
Community Member
3 years ago

We need this sign put up in Tiffin!

Vincent Jay
Community Member
3 years ago

Very good idea. I never would have thought of that.

Eddie Heron
Community Member
3 years ago

Simple and I’m sure EFFECTIVE!

Sphinx905
Community Member
3 years ago

Wonder how many of those signs they've replaced so far.

Justin Helmcamp
Community Member
3 years ago

Smart

Megi Staykova
Community Member
3 years ago

Some drivers do need such signs...

Masaya Ichikawa
Community Member
3 years ago

Super!

Robyn Denton
Community Member
3 years ago

It doesn't look exactly the same, but we have the same idea here in Australia - down the road from where I live, actually.

Denise Mirto
Community Member
3 years ago

should be on all the parkway entrances to keep the trucks off

Julie Lynn
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd like to incorporate that in a town I used to live in. About every other year a truck would try and clear an overpass. Inevitably, it wouldn't work. They DID keep trying though, year after year.

Rosie Hackett
Community Member
3 years ago

We need this on high street !

Simplicity
Community Member
3 years ago

This is brilliant!

Crystal Gandrud
Community Member
3 years ago

What a good idea. Cambridge, take note.

Sascha Haber
Community Member
3 years ago

electric system in Bangladesh

Molly Block
Community Member
3 years ago

OHHHHHH Is that the infamous bridge that is on YT all of the time? I forget what it's called, but there are a lot of vids of trucks slamming into it.

Cats999
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh I remember that! I don't know if it is that bridge or not.

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Leo Fitzsimon
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely...

Martin Haak
Community Member
2 years ago

It doesn't work. Check out this bridge in Melbourne https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/groundhog-day-for-montague-street-bridge-as-another-truck-bites-the-dust-20180205-p4yzf9.html

Petri Häkkinen
Community Member
2 years ago

There are also multiple warning lights yet people still hit that bridge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu8vT_tfdw

Susan Lesser
Community Member
2 years ago

Duh

Barb Makortoff
Community Member
3 years ago

Such a simple fix for stupidity.

Sophia Cai
Community Member
3 years ago

Well planned, people won't hit the bridge if they only hit the sign!xD

_WEIRD_ONE_
Community Member
3 years ago

'for those who cant read it until its too late'

Jesi Braswell
Community Member
3 years ago

The sign is gone now, they built a taller bridge...this is Griffin, GA

Susan L. Miller
Community Member
3 years ago

Hopefully the driver can read this!

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
3 years ago

YES!

Andrew Joseph
Community Member
3 years ago

yes....100% necessary

Rebecca Hedley
Community Member
3 years ago

We need more of these

bob
Community Member
3 years ago

Does it work the other way around?

Kami
Community Member
3 years ago

So many problems with too low bridges…

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

If you miss this sign then you're blind.

David Koug Kougias
Community Member
3 years ago

Need this in Islington

Francis Vieira
Community Member
3 years ago

Great

Andy Rimando
Community Member
3 years ago

Go to you tube and check out videos that show drivers who didn't see or just totally ignored these signs

Chandra Cannon
Community Member
3 years ago

Sad that this sign is needed

okpkpkp
Community Member
3 years ago

That was always a concern when I drove trucks. How embarrassed I'd have been had I got the truck stuck, lol.

فریبرز ذاکرعباسی
Community Member
3 years ago

just funny

Sally Parker
Community Member
3 years ago

You would think this would be pretty straight forward wouldn't you but: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/montague-st-bridge-hit-by-truck-once-again/news-story/d102ae69b425a5aaac4ef4539e5dd9d4

gpc1965
Community Member
3 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu8vT_tfdw

Amanda Kirby
Community Member
3 years ago

How many trucks had to hit the bridge before this was implemented? I grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania where many roads still have the original low, arched stone underpasses for traveling under train tracks. They were not originally for car travel, rather carriages and buggies instead. The height is rather low, about 8ft and only one vehicle can pass through at a time. I've seen so many head on collisions and trucks get stuck on them it's amazing they all don't have, A) signs like above, and B) signals for coordinating traffic. Oh well. As the Pennsylvania Dutch say: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Mo Poppins
Community Member
3 years ago

Not much time to react, though...or much room to turn around.

Margaret Wilson
Community Member
3 years ago

We need this sign for the bridge right next to the old depot before you go into Ringgold, ga.

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen this before and my first thought is that it needs bells or some other sort of noise making device that reacts when the sign is struck.

Starflower
Community Member
3 years ago

Clever!

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Brian Brunner
Community Member
3 years ago

IT SHOULD be hollow like a GONG, so if you hit it YOU KNOW IT.

KCN
Community Member
3 years ago

We should have this all over the place, including (in Seattle) before the bridge overpass at the Arboretum. I had to rent a moving truck in the University District and they had several photos (different truck every time) splitting wide open the top part over the cab on that bridge.

Sierra Wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes!

Maria Ofar
Community Member
3 years ago

well, Here's Ya Sign

Dennis Wong
Community Member
3 years ago

nice, but it won't stop them from hitting that bridge.

Bob Armitage
Community Member
3 years ago

Needed here.

Chris Lucas
Community Member
3 years ago

should have some of those in Brisbane Australia

Maria
Community Member
3 years ago

great idea.

Rosa Domínguez
Community Member
3 years ago

I live in Bogotá and a truck hit a main bridge. They needed this sign.

Julia Wolfe
Community Member
3 years ago

This is brilliant

Erin welch
Community Member
3 years ago

IT'S TO THE POINT!

Erin welch
Community Member
3 years ago

I LIKE IT, IT'S GREAT AND HAS GIVEN DRIVERS FAIR WARNING!

Jacques Lacroix
Community Member
3 years ago

Now THAT is a GREAT idea...

Bored Fangirl
Community Member
3 years ago

I might be too late by the time they realize it, though…

Bored Fangirl
Community Member
3 years ago

*It

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Kaitlyn Schulz
Community Member
3 years ago

wow

kalle1724
Community Member
3 years ago

We have those in my town...and trucks still hit underpasses. smh

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

And there's a parking lot to pull into right before the bridge. All around excellent

Kevin Camp
Community Member
3 years ago

And they still hit the bridge whilst complaining about the low hanging sign....

Gabriel Henderson
Community Member
3 years ago

lol safety at its finest

Victor Blajă
Community Member
3 years ago

i can only do one upvote you need more

SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
3 years ago

Too late to turn around now! I don't see a spot where you could u-turn and the lines aren't broken

Heidrance
Community Member
3 years ago

there's a place to turn just to the right there...

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

how many people walking under it try and jump to hit the sign?

Andree Leder
Community Member
3 years ago

Bon signe pour les idiots .....

Kristin Gramling
Community Member
3 years ago

Sadly... idiots will still hit that bridge.

Gary Kenward
Community Member
3 years ago

Unfortunate that such a sign is needed

Jef Bateman
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a great idea. Maybe they should have a bell or something on it so that people who are a little oblivious will know that they hit it.

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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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Ilona Z
Community Member
3 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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MrFish
Community Member
3 years ago

wow... just wow

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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
3 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
3 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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MrFish
Community Member
3 years ago

I would love this!

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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
3 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
3 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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Geedee Gituma
Community Member
3 years ago

haha love this one!!!!!

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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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Alia Ris
Community Member
3 years ago

why the other sign is upside down?

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#19

These Bikes Have Airless Tires

These Bikes Have Airless Tires

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Magpie
Community Member
3 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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Sašo Muc
Community Member
3 years ago

i thought you get head in other side... haha

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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
3 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
3 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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Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

sweet

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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
3 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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Just Carmen
Community Member
3 years ago

The way they make sheets now, you really need this. I waste 10 minutes just trying to figure out how to put the damn things on the right way.

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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
3 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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Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh excellent!

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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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CelSlade
Community Member
3 years ago

Genius!

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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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booHguy
Community Member
3 years ago

Because everybody does not like sun...

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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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MrFish
Community Member
3 years ago

Seen these, quite fun

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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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Just Carmen
Community Member
3 years ago

Sweet!!

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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
3 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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MrFish
Community Member
3 years ago

dam

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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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Rahul Babu
Community Member
3 years ago

Genius!

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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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Rahul Babu
Community Member
3 years ago

Pure evil!

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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
3 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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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 years ago

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what are those? Tents for ants?!!

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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
3 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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