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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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#2

Free Coffee In Exchange For Some Rubbish

Free Coffee In Exchange For Some Rubbish

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#3

These Traffic Lights In Ukraine

These Traffic Lights In Ukraine

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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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#5

This Sign Is 100% Necessary

This Sign Is 100% Necessary

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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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#8

Accessibility Matt On The Beach For Wheelchairs And Strollers

Accessibility Matt On The Beach For Wheelchairs And Strollers

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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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#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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#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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#13

This Elevator Has Buttons You Can Kick

This Elevator Has Buttons You Can Kick

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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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#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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#16

This Fence Is Shaped To Create Seating

This Fence Is Shaped To Create Seating

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#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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#22

Shopping Cart With A Calculator

Shopping Cart With A Calculator

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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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#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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#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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#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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#39

Benches In Sweden Are Very Friend And Couple Friendly

Benches In Sweden Are Very Friend And Couple Friendly

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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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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#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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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

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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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#70

There’s A Carriage On Swiss Trains For Children

There’s A Carriage On Swiss Trains For Children

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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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#78

This Carpentry Tool With Pins To Outline A Shape

This Carpentry Tool With Pins To Outline A Shape

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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

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#80

This State Park Is Using Social To Track Fire Recovery

This State Park Is Using Social To Track Fire Recovery

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For those who want to check the link: Here you go: http://go.usa.gov/N5Mh

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#81

This Fake Skylight In The Surgery Waiting Room

This Fake Skylight In The Surgery Waiting Room

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#82

This Coffee Shop Shows The Differences Between Coffee Drink Types

This Coffee Shop Shows The Differences Between Coffee Drink Types

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Just Carmen
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is what I need to see when I go to a coffee place. Obviously, I don't go to coffee places much. 😊

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#84

This Train Has An Information Screen Which Shows How Full Each Carriage Is

This Train Has An Information Screen Which Shows How Full Each Carriage Is

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I need that when I am on the station, before i get on/ join the queue to get on.

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#85

My Library Tells Me How Much I Save By Borrowing Books Instead Of Buying

My Library Tells Me How Much I Save By Borrowing Books Instead Of Buying

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#86

Different Shaped Slots For Different Tubes In The Hospital To Make It Impossible To Mix Them

Different Shaped Slots For Different Tubes In The Hospital To Make It Impossible To Mix Them

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