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.

#1

A Discreet Way Of Calling For Help

A Discreet Way Of Calling For Help

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Sleazy Weaver
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5 months ago

This should be common practice at every health center.

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#2

How The Ruins Are Displayed In Serbia

How The Ruins Are Displayed In Serbia

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rgr8
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5 months ago

That is cool!

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#3

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

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

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Maroon
Community Member
5 months ago

Because of this, my brother put a bottle next to a trash can once and he got fined 50€ for that 🤦🏽‍♀️

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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.

#4

This Furniture Hardware Is Sorted By Step Rather Than By Type

This Furniture Hardware Is Sorted By Step Rather Than By Type

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wandile dludlu
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5 months ago

I know myself... I would open everything at the same time

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#5

These Public Swings Powered Chargers For Your Phone In A Train Station

These Public Swings Powered Chargers For Your Phone In A Train Station

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Aroace tiger
Community Member
5 months ago

I love the swings

N G
Community Member
5 months ago

Me too! I'd happily charge phones for other people! Sorry, which train did I miss? Wheeeee!

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Luther von Wolfen
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5 months ago

Providing a place for kids to play AND harnessing the energy produced - double win.

Night Owl
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5 months ago

Who said anything about kids? ;D

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Sanne H.
Community Member
5 months ago

Any Dutch panda here that knows in which station the picture was taken?

hobbitly
Community Member
5 months ago

Utrecht CS https://www.ad.nl/utrecht/schommelend-je-telefoon-opladen-op-utrecht-cs-kan-het-en-misschien-zelfs-permanent~aa81fc36/

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Linda van der Pal
Community Member
5 months ago

Now I wonder which station it is! (Somewhere in the Netherlands, but I haven't seen it before.)

H Edwards
Community Member
5 months ago

I saw the same thing with stationary bikes in Amsterdam

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ID310
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4 months ago

Thanks for listing our swings! Glad you like it. For more information visit: www.playforpower.com :-) 1-PLAY-FOR...21aa86.jpg 1-PLAY-FOR-POWER_-ID310-600043b21aa86.jpg

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

How sure are we that that's not a flooble crank? We could be an entire universe inside someone's car battery and this swing powers it.

Ozacoter
Community Member
5 months ago

Ah the Netherlands. You have a wonderful public transport system.

Bored Birgit
Community Member
5 months ago

Double win!

gracey grace
Community Member
5 months ago

this is so incredibly amazing!

XxInstantKarmaxX
Community Member
5 months ago

Omg yes

shark172
Community Member
5 months ago

Beware of charging cords in public. You can literally buy a USB cable that is a key logger, and it can also to other things to your device

me
Community Member
5 months ago

Fun and useful!

Sharon Dean
Community Member
4 months ago

WOW!!!

Turdman59YT (Jay)
Community Member
4 months ago

big brain

Jan Grangaard
Community Member
4 months ago

Great idea! Stationary bikes would work too.

Mustn’t eat the mango 🥭
Community Member
4 months ago

It’s like useful fun

Layla Corman
Community Member
4 months ago

Am I the only one who gets dizzy on swings?

Dorka
Community Member
4 months ago

Me too. But still the idea is awesome. I love the bike ones on Schipol airport better only due to the fact that I am dizzy and sick on swings.

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Camilla Koutsos
Community Member
4 months ago

This makes me happy.

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
5 months ago

I get dizzy on swings :(

I want cake
Community Member
5 months ago

Me too.

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Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
4 months ago

Very cool

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
4 months ago

I would so definitely be willing to recharge someone's phone! Haven't had a decent swing in way too many years!

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
4 months ago

Now that looks like fun!

MAKtheknife
Community Member
4 months ago

Who thought of this idea?

Vytas Navickas
Community Member
4 months ago

if you want high schoolers to get exercise while at school...

Sharon Kapon
Community Member
4 months ago

Woww where is it?

Dorka
Community Member
4 months ago

I see that it's in the Netherlands, but where exactly?

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
4 months ago

Whee!

Kat Stott
Community Member
4 months ago

I've seen the bicycle ones, but never swings! I would be all over that!

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
4 months ago

👍👍👍

cheezydinosaur
Community Member
4 months ago

I want these swings

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
4 months ago

Interesting

Diandra “Mss Didi” Blackthorn
Community Member
4 months ago

GREAT idea! Happier people on the trains from the endorphin boosts, too!

Grace Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

I LOVE THIS

Steve Cruz
Community Member
4 months ago

The treadmills at my nephew's high school offer plugs for chargers.

Carole Deem
Community Member
4 months ago

Can you still swing if you don't have anything to charge?

Debby Bright
Community Member
4 months ago

Where is this?

Maggie Mae
Community Member
4 months ago

Great Idea allowing you to Charge your Phone before the next leg of your Journey sounds like an ideal Idea! Ensures all Phones will work in case you get into Trouble or your Train crashes!!

Mya Lugar
Community Member
4 months ago

Very progressive..provides stress relief.

nala simba
Community Member
4 months ago

Embarrassing!

rustic raven
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes but what happens when you miss your train cause you got caught up playing on the swing ;=]]

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
Community Member
4 months ago

Where ??

Meredith Gossland
Community Member
4 months ago

Should be everywhere!

Roberto Durante
Community Member
4 months ago

Typical Dutch

Naomi Cline
Community Member
4 months ago

Win win!

Deborah Brown
Community Member
4 months ago

I love the swings too! Exercise AND charge devices. Win win!

Elma Young
Community Member
4 months ago

I just want to swing

Lou Herout
Community Member
4 months ago

I cannot possibly love this enough

TexasWoman
Community Member
4 months ago

Fun n energetic way to charge your phone.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
4 months ago

I’d swing for nothing.

Frostragon Wave
Community Member
4 months ago

I love this idea, and it's much more fun that way. However, my phone has more than enough battery to last me 2 days, but I will gladly help to charge others all day long, without stopping.

Samantha Comerford
Community Member
4 months ago

Bet it costs a lot though !

EA
Community Member
4 months ago

I would always miss my train!

Bobert Robertson
Community Member
4 months ago

Dude on the right is getting a free charge

Benjamin Golinvaux
Community Member
4 months ago

Will be amortized over half a century, or more, (vs the electricity cost) but still fun anyway :)

Annemarie Mattheyse
Community Member
5 months ago

Ah, NS...

Cleo Burnell-Wojtech
Community Member
5 months ago

cool

Mintchinchilla
Community Member
5 months ago

i would be kinda annoyed, but cool idea

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#6

The Fitted Sheet In My New Sheet Set Is Marked For Easier Bed-Making

The Fitted Sheet In My New Sheet Set Is Marked For Easier Bed-Making

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
5 months ago

i need this

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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.

#7

Crosswalk Projected On A Dirty Winter Road

Crosswalk Projected On A Dirty Winter Road

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wandile dludlu
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5 months ago

RGB road

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#8

They Put Rails Under The Benches In This Park So You Can Always Be In The Shadow

They Put Rails Under The Benches In This Park So You Can Always Be In The Shadow

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

Pfft, shade, shmade. I wanna go toot toot on the bench train.

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#9

Our Refrigerator Has Revolving Levels So You Can Reach Everything Easily

Our Refrigerator Has Revolving Levels So You Can Reach Everything Easily

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James016
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5 months ago

Shut up and take my money!

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#10

These Notched Chairs To Hold Bags

These Notched Chairs To Hold Bags

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Beau Chevassus
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s so stupidly brilliant it almost angers me it hasn’t been done more.

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#11

This Restaurant Gives You A Discount If You Have Well-Behaved Kids

This Restaurant Gives You A Discount If You Have Well-Behaved Kids

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
5 months ago

lmao... every restaurant needs this

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#12

These Public Benches Are Reversible, So You Can Choose To Look At People, Or Boats

These Public Benches Are Reversible, So You Can Choose To Look At People, Or Boats

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Rowlie
Community Member
5 months ago

Boats boats boats

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#13

This Museum In Berlin Has "Touchable" Versions Of Their Paintings For Blind Or Visually-Impaired Visitors

This Museum In Berlin Has "Touchable" Versions Of Their Paintings For Blind Or Visually-Impaired Visitors

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Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

Interesting even for those with vision...

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#14

This Keypad Randomizes The Numbers Every Time So Someone Doesn't Figure Out The Password From Your Hand Movements

This Keypad Randomizes The Numbers Every Time So Someone Doesn't Figure Out The Password From Your Hand Movements

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JuJu
Community Member
5 months ago

I'd be toast. I know my codes and passwords by finger muscle memory

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#15

Refillable Detergent In Prague, Czech

Refillable Detergent In Prague, Czech

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
5 months ago

this is a good idea

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#16

Doctors Paint The MRI Machine In The Children's Clinic To Look Like A Submarine

Doctors Paint The MRI Machine In The Children's Clinic To Look Like A Submarine

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Dr Nostromo
Community Member
5 months ago

With refrains of, "We all live in a yellow submarine", playing in the background.

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#17

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)

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)

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Kay blue
Community Member
5 months ago

I wish they had these in the UK.

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#18

A Very Interactive CPR Training Kiosk At The Airport

A Very Interactive CPR Training Kiosk At The Airport

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Akucdota
Community Member
5 months ago

Now that is brilliant!

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#19

Train Seats In Japan Facing Outwards So You Can See The Scenery

Train Seats In Japan Facing Outwards So You Can See The Scenery

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Flo
Community Member
5 months ago

That would be on my nightmare list, not good for us travel sickness sufferers

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#20

This Shirt Has A Piece Of Lens Cloth Sewn On The Inside For Your Glasses

This Shirt Has A Piece Of Lens Cloth Sewn On The Inside For Your Glasses

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Aroace tiger
Community Member
5 months ago

I can SEE myself using that 😂🤣

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#21

This Soap Bottle Lists A Purpose For Each Ingredient

This Soap Bottle Lists A Purpose For Each Ingredient

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Beau Chevassus
Community Member
5 months ago

Now I have something mildly interesting to read in the shower besides having made-up debates in my head that will never happen.

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#22

A Pill Bottle That Keeps Track Of When It Was Last Opened

A Pill Bottle That Keeps Track Of When It Was Last Opened

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
5 months ago

I used to think things like this were silly. Until I got older... 🤣👍🏽

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#23

This Airplane Sleeping Mask Has Different Sides Depending On If You Want The Flight Attendant To Wake You Up For Meals Or Not

This Airplane Sleeping Mask Has Different Sides Depending On If You Want The Flight Attendant To Wake You Up For Meals Or Not

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

ALWAYS wake me up for food.

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#24

My University Sent Me A Wallet-Sized Diploma

My University Sent Me A Wallet-Sized Diploma

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

Why isn't this a thing... I'd use it all the time.

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#25

This Baby Store Has Different Surfaces To “Road Test” The Strollers

This Baby Store Has Different Surfaces To “Road Test” The Strollers

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Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

Seen a similar thing in a sports store for running and hiking boots as well as even a small bridge for mountain bikes. Great idea!

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#26

My Spatula Has A Little Stand So It Doesn’t Touch The Counter

My Spatula Has A Little Stand So It Doesn’t Touch The Counter

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Norah
Community Member
5 months ago

What a beautiful counter!

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#27

My Hospital Has Lights In The Ceiling That Are Designed To Look Like The Sky

My Hospital Has Lights In The Ceiling That Are Designed To Look Like The Sky

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Dr Nostromo
Community Member
5 months ago

Whole new meaning to the term 'skylight'.

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#28

A Bicycle Escalator In Norway

A Bicycle Escalator In Norway

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Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

Great idea, but it looks like it would require practice!

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#29

The Tear-Offs On This Poster For Domestic Abuse Have The Phone Number Disguised As A Bar Code

The Tear-Offs On This Poster For Domestic Abuse Have The Phone Number Disguised As A Bar Code

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Lys Chen
Community Member
5 months ago

It is so sad how many tricks are needed to help people suffering from an abusive partner..It makes me understand how controlling and mentally abusing domestic abusers are..

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#30

At The Uffizi Gallery In Florence, They Have Versions Of Paintings So That Blind And Visually Impaired Visitors Could Still Enjoy The Art

At The Uffizi Gallery In Florence, They Have Versions Of Paintings So That Blind And Visually Impaired Visitors Could Still Enjoy The Art

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Hannah Edwards
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5 months ago

I wish that his was more common.

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#31

The Plastic Packaging Of This Paint Roller Doubles As A Paint Tray

The Plastic Packaging Of This Paint Roller Doubles As A Paint Tray

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Saoznei
Community Member
5 months ago

Smart packaging !

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#32

This Toilet Lock That Doubles As A Tray So You Can’t Leave Without Taking Your Stuff

This Toilet Lock That Doubles As A Tray So You Can’t Leave Without Taking Your Stuff

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K.
Community Member
5 months ago

I’m sure it’s a smart idea. I just don’t want to use it. Public restroom toilets don’t have a lid and some people don’t wash their hands...

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#33

You Can’t Read The Cash Machine Screen If You’re Not Directly In Front Of It

You Can’t Read The Cash Machine Screen If You’re Not Directly In Front Of It

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Kira Okah
Community Member
5 months ago

All the cash machines in this town do similar - stand at the wrong angle and the screen looks black. It's cool.

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#34

This Elevator At My University Has Feet Buttons

This Elevator At My University Has Feet Buttons

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Dr Nostromo
Community Member
5 months ago

What if your left hand doesn't know what your right foot's doing?

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#35

My Wife Got Me A Magnet Bracelet For Holding On To Screws As I Fix Things

My Wife Got Me A Magnet Bracelet For Holding On To Screws As I Fix Things

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Dr Nostromo
Community Member
5 months ago

This is handy.

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#36

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

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

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Azure Adams
Community Member
5 months ago

I want this

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#37

They Have Pet Carts In Grocery Stores In Italy

They Have Pet Carts In Grocery Stores In Italy

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Kay blue
Community Member
5 months ago

Dogs aren't allowed in most shops here unless they are assistance dogs.

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#38

My Local Hypermarket Grows Some Of Its Own Vegetables

My Local Hypermarket Grows Some Of Its Own Vegetables

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Niall Mac Iomera
Community Member
5 months ago

Hypermarket?

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#39

This TV Remote Has A Keyboard On It's Back

This TV Remote Has A Keyboard On It's Back

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

Now they just have a microphone and you say what you want, unless you have a south african accent, so you have to say it a couple of times trying to find the right american accent it wants

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#40

These Two Different Sets Of Shopping Baskets At A Department Store In Bangkok - For Those That Need Help Or Want To Be Left Alone

These Two Different Sets Of Shopping Baskets At A Department Store In Bangkok - For Those That Need Help Or Want To Be Left Alone

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Sarcasm101
Community Member
5 months ago

God I need this. I feel so awkward saying no always

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#41

My Work Has A Special Coat Closet For Smokers

My Work Has A Special Coat Closet For Smokers

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
5 months ago

Thank you for not smoking in my coat closet...

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#42

Shopping Cart Cleaning Machine In Germany

Shopping Cart Cleaning Machine In Germany

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me
Community Member
5 months ago

Nice, especially now

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#43

This Dustpan Has A Comb For The Broom

This Dustpan Has A Comb For The Broom

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
5 months ago

I literally just ordered a black one the other day! I'm still waiting for it to arrive

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#44

This Rooftop For Bicycles So The Saddle Won't Get Wet

This Rooftop For Bicycles So The Saddle Won't Get Wet

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Man with nice beard
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

3 bike in the behind is a little bit rebellious

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#45

This Kinetic Sidewalk Generates Electricity When You Walk On It

This Kinetic Sidewalk Generates Electricity When You Walk On It

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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
5 months ago

So Rick grew our universe?

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#46

My Spoon Carving Kit Came With Bandaids

My Spoon Carving Kit Came With Bandaids

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

Hahaha... they know you won't get through the carving without hurting yourself

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#47

A Suitcase That Can Measure Its Own Weight

A Suitcase That Can Measure Its Own Weight

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Sian Edwards
Community Member
5 months ago

I feel it would get smashed at the hands of the baggage handling staff when being loaded or unloaded from the aircraft.

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#48

This Is A Mud Shovel. The Holes Help Break Suction When Digging In The Mud

This Is A Mud Shovel. The Holes Help Break Suction When Digging In The Mud

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Nick Flower
Community Member
5 months ago

The simplest of things, yet genius.

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#49

This Ruler Has Cascading Millimeter Mark That Makes It Easier To Read

This Ruler Has Cascading Millimeter Mark That Makes It Easier To Read

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Beau Chevassus
Community Member
5 months ago

Why hasn’t anyone thought of this brilliancy before? 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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#50

This Deck Of Cards Has A Blank For A Replacement If A Card Is Lost

This Deck Of Cards Has A Blank For A Replacement If A Card Is Lost

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James016
Community Member
5 months ago

Kids make you absent minded

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