Sometimes we get so used to everyday life, it becomes hard to imagine that things can be different. But they can. Whether it's out car getting scratched in the parking lot or our poop splashing in a public toilet so loud, everyone knows what we're doing, if there's a problem, there's a solution. Bored Panda has collected a list of genius ideas that have the potential to make some our day-to-day struggles go away, and while you in particular might not benefit from all of them, you'll still probably appreciate the effort that went into making them a reality.

#1

The Bathroom At My Doctor's Office Has A Discreet Way For Victims Of Abuse, Violence, Or Human Trafficking To Get Help

The Bathroom At My Doctor's Office Has A Discreet Way For Victims Of Abuse, Violence, Or Human Trafficking To Get Help

The number is rather clever as well. The way it's written, it's a visual mnemonic device, meaning it helps the human memory to remember it. 888-3737-888 - with the differing numbers in red. Useful for someone who's in a hurry and can't write it down.

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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1 year ago

I'm both sad and happy to see strips used.

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#2

A Sign In The Women’s Bathroom For Those Who Feel Unsafe On A Date

A Sign In The Women’s Bathroom For Those Who Feel Unsafe On A Date

'Ask For Angela' is a relatively new campaign designed to reduce sexual abuse on nights out. It originated in a pub in Lincolnshire, England, in 2016 and since then, it has received worldwide attention and has been adopted by bars and clubs across the globe.

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so compassionate and wonderful. I hope it's also available for men. The statistics for men being victimized and abused are surprisingly high.

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#3

My Local Vet Has A Sign And Candle For When Someone's Pet Is Dying

My Local Vet Has A Sign And Candle For When Someone's Pet Is Dying

As heartbreaking as it is to say goodbye to your pet, it's what most of them need during their final moments. "I beg you DO NOT LEAVE THEM,” a message shared by Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic in South Africa read. "Do not make them transition from life to death in a room full of strangers in a place they don’t like. The thing you people need to know that most of you don’t is that they search for you when you leave them behind. They search every face in the room for their loved person. They don’t understand why you left them when they are sick, scared, old, or dying from cancer and they need your comfort.”

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

In a perfect world it would never be lit

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#4

This Park Has A Swing For Wheelchair Users

This Park Has A Swing For Wheelchair Users

The freefall that these swings provide is about 4.3 feet (1.3m) and they can safely take on a load of up to 4,400 pounds (2,000 kg). Moreover, the rope pull included within the design allows those with upper body mobility to swing themselves independently. 

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thee1nonlykRiS
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1 year ago

I love this idea! Every park should incorporate these swings so the disabled children are never left out!

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#5

These Lines Go Up The Wall So You Can Park Perfectly In-Between The Lines

These Lines Go Up The Wall So You Can Park Perfectly In-Between The Lines

Everyone wants to drive until it's time to park in a cramped corner. This particular one was found in Seattle, under the Amazon Go store. And even though the driver on the left didn't back backwards, it actually has a lot of benefits. Most importantly, reversing into a parking space gives you greater control and makes it easier to manoeuvre out the space. Avoiding reverse parking usually leads into much more difficult situations, trying to wiggle your car out of a tight space when you parked front-first.

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ronathan
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1 year ago

Some people seriously need this

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#6

A Color Blind Viewer

A Color Blind Viewer

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee State Parks have partnered to install “color blind” viewfinders at five state park locations across the state. In total, there are 11 of them installed in Tennessee.

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Astounding. These should be everywhere.

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#7

In Singapore The Elderly Can Tap Their Identity Card To Have More Time At The Pedestrian Crossing

In Singapore The Elderly Can Tap Their Identity Card To Have More Time At The Pedestrian Crossing

Swiping the card at a sensor gives its holder an extra 3 to 13 seconds to walk across, depending on the size of the crossing.

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sh
Community Member
1 year ago

This reminds me of the Grace and Frankie episode where Frankie is trying to get the crosswalk time extended in front of the buffet because the older people could never make it across in time.

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#8

My Moms 3D Printed Cast. She Can Take A Shower With It!

My Moms 3D Printed Cast. She Can Take A Shower With It!

For everyone wondering, it's held together with zip ties. From scan to cast, it took the woman about 2 weeks to get it. While the company printed it in just a few days, the longest part of the process was drafting the print and shipping it from Colorado to Florida.

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Symtpom
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1 year ago

holy shit those toes tho

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#9

This Toilet Flushes By Using Your Foot

This Toilet Flushes By Using Your Foot

This mechanism is located in a toilet in Mexico and you don't have to be a germaphobe to appreciate it. Unsanitary public toilets can lead to gut infections, lung and skin infections as well as STDs. If a stool doesn't look clean but you really need to use it, consider using tissue paper to open its door, using the toilet seat cover, and if there isn’t one, cleaning the toilet seat with a tissue paper before using it or even hovering closely above the toilet.

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Very clever. I always hate touching the flush button on public toilets. You never know who touched it before and what they touched before!

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#10

This Hexagonal Graph Paper For Organic Chemistry

This Hexagonal Graph Paper For Organic Chemistry

Ideal for chemistry notes and practice, the non-intrusive lines also allow legible note taking if there's anything you need to write down.

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Jonathon Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Sure its not for designing D&D dungeons? I mean, I love organic chemistry but I know what I'd spend every chemistry lesson doing if I had that...

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#11

My Grocery Store Started Selling Overripe, Discount Bananas With A Recipe For Banana Bread On The Bag

My Grocery Store Started Selling Overripe, Discount Bananas With A Recipe For Banana Bread On The Bag

This solution comes at a time when it's needed the most. Americans waste 150,000 tons of food each day – equal to a pound per person. Also, fruit and vegetables were the most likely to be thrown out, followed by dairy and then meat.

By the way, interestingly enough, banana bread is actually a somewhat young dish. It first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s.

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Sasy
Community Member
1 year ago

Genius

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#12

This Shop Has A Option To Shop Alone Or With Assistance

This Shop Has A Option To Shop Alone Or With Assistance

The shop is located in UAE, Dubai. For the complete antisocial experience, bring earphones.

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thee1nonlykRiS
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1 year ago

I'm curious what kind of assistance is given

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#13

This Dish Soap Lists The Purpose For Each Ingredient

This Dish Soap Lists The Purpose For Each Ingredient

It's a great way of making people less afraid of this kind of products. Chemicals ten do have weird names, so people think weird things about them. Explaining each in plain language for non-chemists is a great idea.

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

They should do it in food products

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#14

I Adapted A Rubik's Cube For The Blind

I Adapted A Rubik's Cube For The Blind

Rubik's Cubes for blind people have been available for some time now. For example, the Braillecube is an attempt to adjust this timeless toy to the needs of people with impaired vision - the design makes them "feel" the colors. The first letters of the color are written on the cube in braille in the order of the colors on the original cube. 

As of January 2009, 350 million cubes had been sold worldwide making it the world's top-selling puzzle game.

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Sasy
Community Member
1 year ago

Wonderful

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#15

The Hotel I Am Staying At Has The Fire Evacuation Plans At Ground Level So You Can See Them If Smoke Has Filled The Hallways

The Hotel I Am Staying At Has The Fire Evacuation Plans At Ground Level So You Can See Them If Smoke Has Filled The Hallways

This is especially thoughtful considering that smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death for victims of fires. Some 50–80% of all fire deaths are the result of smoke inhalation injuries, including burns to the respiratory system.

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a really good idea, because people might be too panicky to remember what to do!

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#16

Washing Your Hands To Flush The Toilette

Washing Your Hands To Flush The Toilette

Urinal-sink combos like this save water by reusing the hand-washing water to rinse out the urinal. Presumably, it could also allow bathrooms to be more compact and less expensive to install, as it replaces two appliances with one, thus requiring less plumbing works.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Brilliant!

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#17

Supermarket Trolleys In Sweden Have A Map Of The Supermarket

Supermarket Trolleys In Sweden Have A Map Of The Supermarket

It's about time we got something like this. Rick Paulas of the Pacific Standard has compared the current design of many grocery stores to casinos. "There are lights and sounds that re-focus attention every micro-second, carpet on the ground to offer cushion for our feet, an open-flow space from the slot machines to the poker tables to the roulette. But what's more important is what's not there: clocks on the wall, bathrooms, escape routes. The reason is obvious — can't spend money if you're not present—and they point toward why supermarkets attempted to get their customers lost."

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Snorri Grissomson
Community Member
1 year ago

There is a reason this isnt a thing everywhere. Supermarket dont want you to know where things are, they want you to be slow, look at everything and buy more.

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#18

This Stall For Your Dog Outside A Super Market In Copenhagen

This Stall For Your Dog Outside A Super Market In Copenhagen

No petting, no taunting, no questionable treats, perfect! Just don't plan to spend the night there yourself. A writer for The Outline tried a similar booth and apparently they have cameras/sensors watching and the company will fine people who get in.

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Chris Rickards
Community Member
1 year ago

I would definitely put both of my kids in this, my dog never asks for every damn thing in the store.

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#19

Perfectly Flat Floor, Designed To Stop People From Running In The Hallway

Perfectly Flat Floor, Designed To Stop People From Running In The Hallway

The design, partly inspired by Alice in Wonderland, took more than 400 tiles to create.

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Oathbraker
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol, zero sympathy for drunk people.

Kaisu Rei
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a school, I would be really concerned if someone was drunk there

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Mama Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

I would still find a way to trip lol

diane a
Community Member
1 year ago

Makes me feel dizzy just to look at it - scrolling down is worse. Expert floor layers.

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Pumbaa
Community Member
1 year ago

God.. I feel sick just looking at it through the screen while completely sober!

A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

This will work exactly the first time for everybody. Guessing it's a school hallway, kids will be there for YEARS, and will have learned the trick within their first week.

Cat person
Community Member
1 year ago

That's why I don't think that's what it's actually designed for. I think it's simply just a neat design and it doesn't have a purpose

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Sunzilla
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1 year ago

This will only work the first time you walk that passage...

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

i feel uncomfortable just looking at it

Si
Community Member
1 year ago

And encourage them to skate instead

diane a
Community Member
1 year ago

This pattern works for stairs hotel-carp...f43b3e.jpg hotel-carpet-5c7986af43b3e.jpg

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Nthati
Community Member
1 year ago

Lord help you if you have pass this hallway when you're drunk.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Wonder how often they have to clean up the puke.

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Still nope-sober person

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
1 year ago

That's like taking out a bazooka to kill a fly.

Alex Grosdanofski
Community Member
1 year ago

Wouldn't this actually cause some people to trip when they suddenly look downwards and stop in their tracks?

Monty Glue
Community Member
1 year ago

That is NOT paint! They have a small black hole warping space time. Don't get too close!!

Gregg V
Community Member
1 year ago

All fun and games until someone falls.

Curious Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

would all the stoners report to hallway B.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Perfectly flat? If you say so... I'm having some doubts here. Lol

Alice Maynard
Community Member
1 year ago

I would hate this so bad if I lived there! It makes my head hurt just looking at the picture.

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
1 year ago

That there is pure evil...or genus. I can't decide.

Susan Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

The kids might not be running, but they will be dizzy and vomiting lol. Also, they aren't necessarily learning about the real world.

Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

Bet you're a blast at parties!

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KarmaQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

I would love to watch people who have never had the chance to walk on this before and how they would react.

diane a
Community Member
1 year ago

Brilliant idea - I would be pressed against the left wall

Symbole Simple
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG The angst when crossing the hallway!

Kadesha Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

Feel bad for drunk or high people

Tom Elliott
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice example of behavior architecture. A similar approach was used to prevent people from being hit by trains. Here's an article about it - http://www.forbesindia.com/article/work-in-progress/how-unmanned-level-crossings-spell-danger/34303/0

BobbiJo Rogeret
Community Member
1 year ago

That ain’t gonna stop my kid! 🤣

Sara Kate MacFarland
Community Member
1 year ago

wow....I get dizzy just looking at it....much less try to get from one end to the other.

Andres Washington
Community Member
1 year ago

But drunk people see straight stuff like this I think

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

Need this in my house!

Kim Napoleone
Community Member
1 year ago

Brilliant!

chachkimooch
Community Member
1 year ago

Just looking at this makes my brain hurt.

Annie Ciaraldi
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha love it!

Catherine Todd
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet this works!

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

makes me dizzy to look at much less run on.

Mary Patterson
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW!

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
1 year ago

Disabled people wouldn't be able to hobble on that, not anyone with vertigo or other balance problems

Elaine16
Community Member
1 year ago

Looking at it gives me vertigo even though I know it's flat. Don't like this idea.

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

I showed this to my son who installs flooring. He thought it was cool.

JustRoz
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd probably stumble.....oops!!!

starhunter64
Community Member
1 year ago

makes me dizzy to look

Mark CM
Community Member
1 year ago

It would work once. After that it will be ignored and the running recommenced.

Herb Coleman
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL

Shannon Taylor
Community Member
1 year ago

I want this for my hallway...

Car Alarm
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm too tired to look at this picture

Irene Fluit
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty trippy!

James Heartney
Community Member
1 year ago

Only works when viewed from one direction.

Steven Graves
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a tile store, not a school. Not to prevent running, just to attract customers.

Kelley Eidem
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Whoever said that floor was flat must need glasses, lol. I cannot for the life of me see that as a flat floor. To get to the door, I'd have to slide my butt down the wall. ROFL

Kelley Eidem
Community Member
1 year ago

A tight wire could also work. ;-)

Donald Holder*Doc
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder how many videos they have off ordinary people tripping once the notice the floor design.

Michelle Pitsiokos
Community Member
1 year ago

Challenge accepted!

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this! Not only for the reason they do it… Just because it’s fun!

Valerie Fawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Trippy!

Lynne Darroch
Community Member
1 year ago

Vertiginous people permanently trapped in building unless escorted, blindfolded, out the doors.

Lynn Hussey
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahah!!! or people suffering from chronic dizziness! oooops Splat!

Sandra Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

I totally would trip.

Maureen Peters
Community Member
1 year ago

Dizzily...well made!

Mae Mosse
Community Member
1 year ago

Seriously messed with my head and vertigo

Meri Kassner-Gomez
Community Member
1 year ago

Woah!

Idiotnews
Community Member
1 year ago

Watch out first responders, the floor is a bit iffy.

Olli Glx
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd walk slowly and still trip over my own feet.

Patty Lloyd
Community Member
1 year ago

Genius

Janik Litalien
Community Member
1 year ago

Oddly reminiscent of terminator 2

velocirrober
Community Member
1 year ago

*or to challenge them to learn how to do it.

Carrie MacLeod
Community Member
1 year ago

Lots of sympathy for people with bad sinus infections tho

Shona Boufford
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok that just messes with your head lol

Judith Hughes
Community Member
1 year ago

Brilliant

Lara Hache
Community Member
1 year ago

Excellent for primary schools.

Dawn Oneill
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't try this drunk!

Sandra O'Toole
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow!!

THEPS
Community Member
1 year ago

I think that would make kids want to run more.

Pinky Pop
Community Member
1 year ago

even seeing a 2D photo is freaking me OUT!

Harold Summer
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't this what drunk people see anyway?

Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

Only if they've had enough!

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elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd run just to defy it.

Lost in My memes
Community Member
1 year ago

that shading though

pebs
Community Member
1 year ago

If you scroll up and down the floor seems moving.

MN Free Spirit
Community Member
1 year ago

I would be afraid my mind would be wandering elsewhere and al of the sudden come back and realize Im "in" the dip and get stuck. Thats just how my mind works.

Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

I can relate to that. lmao

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Antonia
Community Member
1 year ago

I love it haha

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

Trippy.

Just Curious
Community Member
1 year ago

This would encourage me to run...

Jordy Star
Community Member
1 year ago

I would still run, for the hell of it

Sandra Porras
Community Member
1 year ago

love and to be needed more often for unruly kids and ignorant parents of those rugrats

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#20

This Bathroom In The Atlanta Airport Has Lights To Let You Know If A Stall Is In Use

This Bathroom In The Atlanta Airport Has Lights To Let You Know If A Stall Is In Use

Manufactured by Tooshlights, the smart latch and deadbolt communicate wirelessly with the indicator light. When the stall is available, the light is green. When the stall is occupied and the smart latch or deadbolt is locked, the light illuminates red.

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Kori Peek
Community Member
1 year ago

This is actually terrific bc ATL airport is one of the busiest airports in the U.S. It's easier to just see a light than to get halfway down and realize the door is shut only to walk back and the next person in line is taking a just open stall that u missed bc u were checking another one. This helps save time too when you're rushing to get to a flight and have to go! Literally "go". ;)

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#21

A Public Bike Stand With A Built-In Pump

A Public Bike Stand With A Built-In Pump

This cool multi-purpose mechanism was photographed in Utrecht, the Netherlands. And this doesn't come as a surprise. Cycling is a common mode of transport in the Netherlands, with 36% of the people listing the bicycle as their most frequent mode of transport on a typical day.

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 year ago

There are pumps like that in Utrecht University. I wouldnt be surprised if this picture is from their campus.

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#22

My School Just Installed A CVS Vending Machine Full Of Medicine And Hygiene Products

My School Just Installed A CVS Vending Machine Full Of Medicine And Hygiene Products

To help customers navigate this new shopping experience, the vending machines, will feature a 22" multi-touch screen, displaying high resolution images with expansive product information and more.

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Finally!

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#23

My Local Car Wash Has A Gun For Kids That Shoots Soap Suds At The Cars Going Into The Car Wash

My Local Car Wash Has A Gun For Kids That Shoots Soap Suds At The Cars Going Into The Car Wash

A professional car wash requires only 5 – 8 minutes on average and typically use up to 50% less water than at home washes. Now, it's a lot more fun, too!

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Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
1 year ago

"The kids"...

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#24

A Business Card For Kids Who Are Allowed To Go Places By Themselves

A Business Card For Kids Who Are Allowed To Go Places By Themselves

The organization behind the campaign, Let Grow, state that "treating today’s kids as physically and emotionally fragile is bad for their future, and [the] country's. With an unpredictable and rapidly changing economy ahead, kids need to be flexible, creative problem-solvers. They can’t solve their problems if adults are always right there, solving them first!"

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Lars Lasersson
Community Member
1 year ago

Love this. Especially the stats on it being safer today. Fear is a powerful thing, and unfortunately fear mongering is a huge business.

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#25

This Pizza Box Can Be Torn In Half And Folded To Create A Smaller Box For Leftovers

This Pizza Box Can Be Torn In Half And Folded To Create A Smaller Box For Leftovers

To make your leftover pizza taste better, experts suggest reheating it face down in a pan and adding water to the bottom of the skillet. If you have to use a microwave, however, add a glass of water in there to avoid soggy crust.

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Sophia Li
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1 year ago

What leftovers

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#26

This Car Park In France Has Soft Barriers Between Parking Spaces To Stop People Scratching Other Cars

This Car Park In France Has Soft Barriers Between Parking Spaces To Stop People Scratching Other Cars

Probably gets people to park between the lines better, too! Just think of all the a**hole drivers that will be unable to use multiple spots at once!

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ronathan
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks like a great idea but I can see myself getting all tangled up when trying to get the kids in the car

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#27

The Inside Of The Pizza Box Was A Tuxedo

The Inside Of The Pizza Box Was A Tuxedo

The organization behind the idea, Pizza Bib, offer custom designed boxes both outside and inside. "While sitting on the couch after a few too many beers our founder Jack decided to order his favorite pizza. Wearing his brand new t-shirt, he decided to use the ordinary pizza box as a bib, keeping his brand new t-shirt clean he thought about how you could add fun designs to keep himself clean and have a whole lot of fun."

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ronathan
Community Member
1 year ago

Love it. Very classy.

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#28

This Menu In An Italian Restaurant, Is Shaped Like A Circle Showing You What The Type Of Pizza Would Look Like

This Menu In An Italian Restaurant, Is Shaped Like A Circle Showing You What The Type Of Pizza Would Look Like

This pizzeria is located in Prague, Czech Republic. According to the person who took this photo, "it's literally above the metro station of Chodov on the Red/C line!" If you still can't find it, just look for a sign that has a hotdog on it and says "Pizza." Ye, we know.

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Magdalena🇸🇰
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1 year ago

That's in Czech Republic!

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#29

My Classroom Has A Mirror So We Can See Teacher's Counter When He’s Cooking

My Classroom Has A Mirror So We Can See Teacher's Counter When He’s Cooking

Commenting on this picture, some redditors remembered having the same setup in their Home Economics cooking classes all the way back in the 80s!

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DearOptimists
Community Member
1 year ago

They watch him cook?? In Denmark we learn by doing in cooking class.

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#30

This Shoe Shop Has An Area To Test Your New Shoes, Containing Lego

This Shoe Shop Has An Area To Test Your New Shoes, Containing Lego

Reportedly, this test "track" is located in a Leguanos store which sells the so-called barefoot shoes, really bendy shoes that supposedly make you feel like you're barefoot.

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
1 year ago

If a 25 years old man is caught building lego instead of walking on it, what is the punishment? Asking for a friend.

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