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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2 years 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
2 years 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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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years 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
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2 years 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
2 years 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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2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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2 years 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
2 years 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.

Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

And they every few years change their whole layout, in hopes of you discovering new items

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Sunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

Would this work? I am so used to stores moving their goods around in an effort to confuse you and make you walk around the whole place... "Where is the bread this week?" I believe they do this to make you wander and buy stuff you don't need...

Anna Linnaeus
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm sorry but I've lived in Sweden for 40 years and I've never seen them.

Joakim Utterhall
Community Member
2 years ago

Me neither :/

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thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
2 years ago

I believe it could be used to show store layouts with the exits clearly visible in case of a fire or emergency. Simply brilliant!

Monty Glue
Community Member
2 years ago

Walmart was going to create an app that works with smart phones. I was on the panel to evaluate the idea. The phone would tell you warmer or colder to find the item. Wouldn't do me any good because like me, my phone is not too smart.

Celeste Storey
Community Member
2 years ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Johannes Wykman
Community Member
2 years ago

First time i see this, and im from sweden. i guess not every single store has it ...

JustRoz
Community Member
2 years ago

You will never see this in America...... and that's why the milk is at the furthest from the front door.... it'a all marketing

Gregg V
Community Member
2 years ago

Considering how well men and women read road maps, this is worthless. Best get Waze grocery store app. ;-)

Donald Holder*Doc
Community Member
2 years ago

This would work for small Mom and Pop stores, but you'd need an atlas mounted on the "trolly"(cart) to see the whole superstores like Walmart, Kroger's, etc.

Patty Lloyd
Community Member
2 years ago

Very clever, most supermarkets SHOULD have this

Lilibeth Rodriguez
Community Member
2 years ago

This will not work at COSTCO

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

What are the other features on the cart? The one on the left looks like a cup holder. That would come in handy.

Leffe D
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a holder for a special device that you use to tally up all your stuff and then you pay for them before you walk out. So you can pack and have everything done before you even make it to the register. Sometimes they do a random check but most of the times you pay and walk out of there. It's very nice!

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Grace Bohan
Community Member
2 years ago

Now that would really be great!

sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

Smallmarket.

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
2 years ago

The head on this is a HUGE lie. I’m 55, born, raised and always lived in Sweden. We have NOTHING like this on our trolleys in ANY store. For about 10 years ago IKEA had a small map of how their store looked like, but that’s bygones.

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
2 years ago

That was one of the largest lie I have ever read!!!😂😂😂 I AM Swedish and I LIVE i Sweden and I have NEVER seen this in any store regardless what kind!!!

Ann Abdelzaher
Community Member
2 years ago

this is NOT in all supermarkets in Sweden BTW I have been to Sweden many times and have as yet to see this.

Meena Newmayer
Community Member
2 years ago

Costco needs this !!!

Ms E
Community Member
2 years ago

Riktigt bra :) / Very good :)

Addison
Community Member
2 years ago

Many years ago, they used to have this on all grocery shopping carts. They took them off several years ago. I'm old but I remember this as a kid.

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a great idea!

Barrie Schank
Community Member
2 years ago

This would be handy for sure.

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
2 years ago

Now that's a great idea! Every time I go to the supermarket they have swapped items around+I hobble for kilometres trying to find things

Elise Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

Fantastic and simple idea to implement. What a timesaver, too!

TheNerdyOne
Community Member
2 years ago

Ok now this is useful especially if you’re traveling and need to get something and don’t know where anything in the store is!

Jette Wang Wahnon
Community Member
2 years ago

AHAAH! Ikea´s baby brother !! You cannot just go in and grab the few things you need near the entrance and then exit...you have to traverse the whole mega-building feeling fainter and fainter in the process before they finally let you go...scarred for life

Blue Cicada
Community Member
2 years ago

But, this layout is so simple! Why is IKEA like hiking through a Greek labyrinth?

Bob Connely
Community Member
2 years ago

From those wonderful people at IKEA, no doubt!

Batwench
Community Member
2 years ago

Never work in the UK, they keep on changing what are on the aisles.

Maggie Collins
Community Member
2 years ago

To Snorri: Absolutely! That's why the milk is waaaay at the back of the store. Nope this will not become a thing. But it is a great idea.

CaffeineMama72
Community Member
2 years ago

And a cup holder and an item scanner.... but depends on the size of the supermarket! My local hemköp does not...

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
2 years ago

That's good, because sometimes at a new store it's hard to find anything.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 years ago

Some stores in the U.S. have an app with which you can identify the store you're in, search for the item you want, and the app will tell you what aisle and how many are in stock. Almost any store that offers INSTACART home delivery has instituted this system, so "shoppers" can find items quickly. When I had foot surgery, the person who shopped and delivered for me explained that if I ordered more than four of any single item, the app would confirm stores where it was in stock, so if one grocer was out, another might have it.

Melinda Cherry
Community Member
2 years ago

This is getting the most "ups". Love it.

Sandra Mason
Community Member
2 years ago

saves on your neck!

Vanessa Dickerson
Community Member
2 years ago

👌

Billy Ashley
Community Member
2 years ago

Except for when they change it all around & you get lost.

Idiotnews
Community Member
2 years ago

And they say men are stupid when they walk in, go directly to the item they want, go to the cashier, buy and walk out.

Hilliary Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

I've never heard anyone call men stupid for that. I would call it fixed or smart, depending.

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Heidi Ruth Dowidait
Community Member
2 years ago

I still get lost in IKEA. Arrows, signs everywhere = confusion

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
2 years ago

A grocery store where I used to shop had interactive screens on its buggies for a few years. Maybe they got to be too hard to maintain.

KarmaQueen
Community Member
2 years ago

This will work only until the change the layout, which seems to be every 6 month in some stores. Sales gimmick to get you to spend more while looking for other products that have moved.

Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
2 years ago

I would get lost any way. For the life of me, I can't read maps

Martin Cichos
Community Member
2 years ago

Note: Does not work in IKEA

RaroaRaroa
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2 years ago

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Hardly a supermarket. More like a wee store.

Lingon
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2 years ago

It is a supermarket. The map is a simplified layout of the store, and not just showing the actual shelves.

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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
2 years 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
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2 years ago

Lol, zero sympathy for drunk people.

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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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

"The kids"...

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