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
Community Member
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!

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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

SandyDFS Report

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

MY2200 Report

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

LLCenter Report

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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Vicky Zar
Community Member
3 years ago

Need this! Need this! Need this!

Han
Community Member
2 years ago

Just iron on some hemming tape marked with fabric pen, you can mark sides with chalk as a prep. Too easy.

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG I always get it wrong

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
2 years ago

We have these on our boats too. If any sheet sets don't happen to have them we have them put on because the sheets have to be custom made. They are all color coded for each cabin too. There might be a purple thread sewn into the mid starboard cabin and a red thread in the forward port cabin, etc. When we fold sets they are all folded into each other; flat, fitted and pillow cases are all folded into one and put inside of one of the pillow cases so they're never not a complete set. Makes it much easier. Organization is key.

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
2 years ago

way smart

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AnnaB
Community Member
2 years ago

Now if only the fitted sheets had a label with instructions on how to fold...

Chess Wizard
Community Member
2 years ago

http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com/2011/09/4-ways-to-fold-bedsheets.html

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Greg T
Community Member
2 years ago

Takes me 3 times to get mine right, every time.... yes, 3

Asia
Community Member
3 years ago

This would be very helpful indeed!

Catherine Marcelo
Community Member
2 years ago

Most have tags, always goes in the lower R corner.

UniversalMel
Community Member
3 years ago

I have a bunch of these...

Jennifer Berg
Community Member
2 years ago

Love these sheets!. I forget the brand name, but they sell them at Target.

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
2 years ago

Buying all my sheets at Target from now on

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Sarah Laurent
Community Member
2 years ago

That should be MANDATORY. On every bed sheet.

Larry Walser
Community Member
1 year ago

Now where is that found

Helen Holmes
Community Member
2 years ago

Sew a ribbon or tape on one short end - simple.

Helen Holmes
Community Member
2 years ago

Sew a ribbon or tape on to one short end - easy solution.

Roseann Beintema
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this one😜

Donna Petersen
Community Member
2 years ago

Need!

Shelly Arensman-Hudson
Community Member
2 years ago

Care tag goes on the left side of the foot of the bed

Shelly Arensman-Hudson
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, as you are standing facing the bed, not in it!

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Susan Lesser
Community Member
2 years ago

So simple an idea

Janet Barbrick
Community Member
2 years ago

Sheets from Kohl's have "Side" and "Top or Bottom" on them - Fabulous!!

bob
Community Member
2 years ago

"short sight"

Ruth Meszaros
Community Member
2 years ago

You could just put a permanent-ink dot on the underside of the shorten end, which is what I do.

Andy Rimando
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes

Chandra Cannon
Community Member
2 years ago

Always putting mine on wrong at least once

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this idea! i am forever, grabbing the wrong side, and it's so aggravating!!!

Pat Hege
Community Member
2 years ago

But, did you know the manufacturer adds a label for the correct way to place sheets. Most of them are on the bottom right side of the sheet, but, if you want it can be used on the top right side.

Adam Bryce
Community Member
2 years ago

hey! why the #$%^ wasn't this made mandatory on all the bed sheets yonks ago?!?

Susan Ramsay
Community Member
2 years ago

When my brother became a widower, he could have used this.

Faith Arnold
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm gonna write this in laundry marker on all mine! It's gonna be tucked in anyway so won't show when bed is made.

Mikhail Malakhanov
Community Member
2 years ago

Really necessary. It freaks me out every time...

Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

This would make changing sheets so much quicker!

Loraine Mac
Community Member
2 years ago

My son so wants this, bane of his life !!!

Susan Scammon
Community Member
2 years ago

good!!

jevais
Community Member
2 years ago

It's hell every time I would make the beds. Finally I took a mark and wrote top. Have been waiting for this a very long time. Hope that will get these here

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
2 years ago

Every time I change my sheets I'll sigh after seeing this.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
2 years ago

ABOUT FREAKIN' TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeff Svitoris
Community Member
2 years ago

Brooklinen

Leslie Bardelli
Community Member
2 years ago

Sheets at Target have this

Stacy McKeehan
Community Member
2 years ago

Definitely something I need. It never ever fails, I think I have it correct, NOPE 👎🏻

Sue Knerl
Community Member
2 years ago

need this on all my sheets. I don't know how many times I've put them on wrong and have to switch them around. I hate that!

Julie Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd like to buy some today!

Colleen Cuntz
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet it has the size, also!

Debbie
Community Member
2 years ago

saves time and streching the sheet-end to compare, which really is not hard nor takes time

Dnelle1972
Community Member
2 years ago

I just write "bottom" on the side of the sheet with a sharpie . It lasts a long time and once you make the bed you don't see it.☺

Rachel Hutton
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't know if it's the same anywhere else but I have a bunch of fitted sheets that have excess elastic hanging off and I worked out they're always on the sides of the mattress (as in, not the head to toe ends) and that's been my way of working it out :)

Nancy Braithwaite
Community Member
2 years ago

the tag on a fitted sheet either goes on the bottom right hand corner or the top left.. once you know that you'll never struggle again.. works either way on the bed

Wings
Community Member
2 years ago

"EDITH! GET THE CAR! WE ARE GOING SHOPPING NOW! NO, EDITH, IT IS NOT ANOTHER WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP! I CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT THIS! IN THE CAR, NOW!"

Z
Community Member
2 years ago

This should be law

Christine Hickinbottom
Community Member
2 years ago

Now that’s innovative, I don’t know how many times I get to the second corner, after struggling with the first, to find out it’s the short side.🤯

Judith Reilly
Community Member
2 years ago

My sister gave us a set of these sheets - so much easier to put on !

ProfGoff
Community Member
2 years ago

I see an easy life hack and I do myself!

William Kocour
Community Member
2 years ago

I think I´ll create one of these, what a time saver :)

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

I need this--I always have trouble with putting the sheets on--especially when it's on my father's queen size mattress.

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.

John Chaulk
Community Member
2 years ago

So simple. Yet here we are amazed by this...

Pamela Cannell
Community Member
2 years ago

Great idea!

Michelle Wright Cosner
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes please!😁

Renee Wrede
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes!!

Erin welch
Community Member
2 years ago

HEY I LIKE THAT! I HATE FIGHTING WITH THE BOTTOM SHEET! WHAT'S SAD IS IT WINS MOST OF THE TIME!

LD Beatty
Community Member
2 years ago

this is the greatest invention lol. Its a struggle today and raises my anxiety trying to make a damn bed

Merlyn Emrys
Community Member
2 years ago

I might make these with a fabric marker and some cloth, and stitch them onto my sheets, honestly- a great idea.

adoracat
Community Member
2 years ago

I get patterned sheets so I generally have a clue. This last time, though, the pattern tripped me up. (floral) Yep, the fitted sheet is on sideways, but the sucker FITS so I couldn't be bothered.

HappyLilHobbit
Community Member
2 years ago

Bless the person who created that

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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
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)

eigosensei Report

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

the_irrelevant_fox Report

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

SchaarMax Report

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

flannelpancakes Report

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

amazon.com Report

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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Yousofukenprecious
Community Member
3 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
3 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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Alia Ris
Community Member
3 years ago

that sign and that name look like something out of Twilight Zone episode! XD

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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
3 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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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
3 years ago

We need these in New Zealand.

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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