Sometimes the world feels like it’s against us. Like, when you accidentally rip off the precious pull tab while opening a can of beans or when you are trying to figure out where is the end, the top, and the side of the sheet when making a bed. To some aliens from outer space, it would likely sound like not that big of a deal, but trust us, tiny humans, it is.
But thanks to some clever minds who were blessed with powers of creativity and problem-solving skills, life could be made easier, hundreds of times easier. But wait, let’s not hype it up too much, and let’s see what smart solutions to everyday problems Bored Panda has rounded up this time.
From tactile paintings for the blind to reversible public benches, and something as simple as a discount for well-behaved kids, these little things give us hope that no matter what, we are all going to be fine. Psst! More clever ideas to ease the stress of handling daily things can be found in our previous posts here, here, and here.
In Norway, You Get A Small Amount Of Money For Recycling Bottles/Cans. A Lot Of Our Trash Cans Have These Holders So Poor And Homeless People Don't Have To Search Through The Trash To Collect Them
Humans have been coming up with ideas since the dawn of time. Some have been stupid (well, let’s be honest, most of them), some have been life-changing. But generating a truly good idea is a job on its own that requires breaking one’s conventional thinking and making that holy light bulb appear. But how you do this?
Well, first, good ideas don’t come naturally. You have to engage in observation, do research, watch people, and reflect on what you’ve seen. Gather all the information you can and look for patterns. In this way, you may spot the problem that needs to be solved and this is the point where your brain gets stimulated.
This Furniture Hardware Is Sorted By Step Rather Than By Type
These Public Swings Powered Chargers For Your Phone In A Train Station
The Fitted Sheet In My New Sheet Set Is Marked For Easier Bed-Making
Then, writing down the ideas, even the most absurd ones, is key. Think of how many bursts of thought we forget on a daily basis. Also, don’t worry about how the idea sounds initially. Picking the best ones is the second part of the job, but you only do this after you've got a solid list of ideas to work on.
Thirdly, remember that whatever it is that came to your mind, nothing’s impossible. Whether you dream of a business idea or a gadget that will change the world, accept the challenge you created for yourself and don’t be afraid it won’t work out.
Because even if it likely won’t save the planet, and you won’t become a second Steve Jobs, that doesn’t mean it won’t make our lives a tiny bit easier. And this is what we call an excellent idea turned reality.
They Put Rails Under The Benches In This Park So You Can Always Be In The Shadow
Our Refrigerator Has Revolving Levels So You Can Reach Everything Easily
These Public Benches Are Reversible, So You Can Choose To Look At People, Or Boats
This Museum In Berlin Has "Touchable" Versions Of Their Paintings For Blind Or Visually-Impaired Visitors
This Restaurant Gives You A Discount If You Have Well-Behaved Kids
This Keypad Randomizes The Numbers Every Time So Someone Doesn't Figure Out The Password From Your Hand Movements
Refillable Detergent In Prague, Czech
Doctors Paint The MRI Machine In The Children's Clinic To Look Like A Submarine
If You’re An Elderly Or Disabled, You Will Receive A Card That Enables You To Cross The Road With A Longer Countdown Time (Singapore)
Train Seats In Japan Facing Outwards So You Can See The Scenery
This Shirt Has A Piece Of Lens Cloth Sewn On The Inside For Your Glasses
A Pill Bottle That Keeps Track Of When It Was Last Opened
This Airplane Sleeping Mask Has Different Sides Depending On If You Want The Flight Attendant To Wake You Up For Meals Or Not
This Baby Store Has Different Surfaces To “Road Test” The Strollers
My Spatula Has A Little Stand So It Doesn’t Touch The Counter
My Hospital Has Lights In The Ceiling That Are Designed To Look Like The Sky
The Tear-Offs On This Poster For Domestic Abuse Have The Phone Number Disguised As A Bar Code
At The Uffizi Gallery In Florence, They Have Versions Of Paintings So That Blind And Visually Impaired Visitors Could Still Enjoy The Art
This Toilet Lock That Doubles As A Tray So You Can’t Leave Without Taking Your Stuff
The Plastic Packaging Of This Paint Roller Doubles As A Paint Tray
You Can’t Read The Cash Machine Screen If You’re Not Directly In Front Of It
My Wife Got Me A Magnet Bracelet For Holding On To Screws As I Fix Things
This Chess Set From 1972 Has The Valid Moves For Each Piece Stamped On Their Bases, Making The Game Much Easier For Beginners To Learn
My Work Has A Special Coat Closet For Smokers
These Two Different Sets Of Shopping Baskets At A Department Store In Bangkok - For Those That Need Help Or Want To Be Left Alone
Shopping Cart Cleaning Machine In Germany
This Kinetic Sidewalk Generates Electricity When You Walk On It
This Is A Mud Shovel. The Holes Help Break Suction When Digging In The Mud
This Ruler Has Cascading Millimeter Mark That Makes It Easier To Read
This Deck Of Cards Has A Blank For A Replacement If A Card Is Lost
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