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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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

That is very smart...

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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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2 months ago

That is cool!

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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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Zlaxcat Youtube
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2 months ago

Similar in Germany, when you're in a supermarket you put bottles in a machine, and it gives you 50 cents each bottle.

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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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2 months ago

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

Eric Law
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2 months ago

To be fair, the first step in many instructions for things like this is to inventory all the parts to see if anything is missing before you start putting the thing together.

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Cupcake168
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2 months ago

Where is step 3? *panicking*

SShan
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2 months ago

Not all steps will require hardware.

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Cat Whisperer
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2 months ago

Watch and learn IKEA!!!

wyatt hollingsworth
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2 months ago

Like a lego set

David Retsler
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2 months ago

This has saved me from inventing new curse words whle putting s**t together!!

Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

This would have been so much easier when setting up the kids swing set.

Blackheart
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2 months ago

Go to get screwdriver, come back, kids have opened everything

Sportsgal
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2 months ago

This is genius! Saves me the initial step of sorting..

tkd_pastor_g
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2 months ago

LEGO does the same thing

WiTchY_WoMaN
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2 months ago

Like Legos!

Vytas Navickas
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2 months ago

why is there no step three?

Marcia Leary
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1 month ago

yup

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Bruce B
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2 months ago

I don’t know how many pieces of furniture I’ve put together, but if they had been organized like this, I would have been able to put it together much faster without losing any pieces (when you have to open an entire bag of nuts/bolts/screws/etc.)

Id row
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2 months ago

I don't want to know about anything that requires that many screws to put together.

Chris Longski
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2 months ago

Ever tried assembly instructions written in China ?

K.
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2 months ago (edited)

Just need to use a more easily recyclable packaging

Wendillon
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2 months ago

This would make DIY so much easier!

Max L.
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1 month ago

Im lost at step 3

Cyndi Michael
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1 month ago

great

Cyndi Michael
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1 month ago

love it

Cheryl Fontaine
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2 months ago

Too much plastic.

pamela nichols
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2 months ago

Fantastic idea, why didn't someone think of this sooner, before I lost my mind putting furniture together! 📦📦🪑🪑🛋🛏🖥🖨

julissa sanchez
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2 months ago

Just like legos

MAKtheknife
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2 months ago

Good idea!

Caroline Driver
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2 months ago

This is a great idea

Jill Tremblay
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2 months ago

Love it !!!

Cosmin Ionascu
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2 months ago

It's cool and all...but where is step 3?

Lyra Sis
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2 months ago

This is genius and should be the only way you get hardware when assembling something.

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
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2 months ago

👍👍👍

Johanne Trudeau
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2 months ago

IKEA should do that instead of putting all the hardware in one bag...

Brenda Savage
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2 months ago

Love this!

Barbara Vandewalle
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2 months ago

Having put together a do it yourself, I like this! Saves me from having to pre sort before assembling

Steve Cruz
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2 months ago

I like the directness. I hate the single-use plastic.

Debby Bright
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2 months ago

Brilliant!

Maggie Mae
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2 months ago

That would certainly make it Easier to put something together!!Just Follow the steps only using what is contained in that slot for step by step assembly!!! Much Better than just a Book of Pictographs!!!

Michele Clarke
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2 months ago

GENIUS!!!!!

Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
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2 months ago

What a great idea!

Rosemarie Sitch
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2 months ago

Makes perfect sense!

Shelley Kapach
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2 months ago

Smart!

Iara Ra
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2 months ago

Great idea.

Annie Nelson
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2 months ago

Good idea

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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2 months ago

Why a space for 'spare parts ??

Anna Repp
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2 months ago

I love this!

Cynthia Marrs
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2 months ago

I really like this idea

Christine Temple
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2 months ago

Common sense.

chachkimooch
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2 months ago

I always start my project without reading the directions. I only read them once I get stuck.

Patty Barnett
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2 months ago

Smart!

Pat Anderson
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2 months ago

Brilliant

Valerie Anne
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2 months ago

Ikea really needs to do this.

Marlene Ricker
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2 months ago

What a great idea.

June Dominguez
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2 months ago

I love this!

Shari Story
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2 months ago

Brilliant!

Mike Rodrick
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2 months ago

Excellent idea!

Brie Sansotta
Community Member
2 months ago

This is genius. Just what a Dodo like me needs for the rare carpenter project I attemp!

Merilyn Horton
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2 months ago

Oh, yes, I need that.

Bobbie Morris
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2 months ago

This is awesome

Chris
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2 months ago

If only all flat pack was like this

Bridgette Helms
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2 months ago

I've actually never put anything together without these containers.

Veseto Vasileva
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2 months ago

And where is step 3?!?

Sawdust
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2 months ago

A furniture advent calendar! :-)

jimmy pop
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2 months ago

Now instead of a piece missing, a whole step is missing lol.

Chris B
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2 months ago

Great idea. Maybe IKEA should try this.

Martin Forbes
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2 months ago

Where's step 3 ?

Larai
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2 months ago

I appreciate this way too much

Panda with Heart
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2 months ago

This is great

BIG FOOT
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2 months ago

They have this in like every set......

sbj
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2 months ago

IKEA should take note!

clever username
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2 months ago

like lego!

miss miss
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2 months ago

Excellent

Aunt Messy
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2 months ago

Like Lego.

DungeonQuestPlayer
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2 months ago

LEGO

Chaotic_pansexual
Community Member
2 months ago

I would probably end up using a small knife just to perfectly cut out the individual little sections. I get way too much serotonin by things being neat and perfect. It would take me so much longer to do this project.

Iampazuzu
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2 months ago

Too much plastic tho:/

KitKatss
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2 months ago

I agree, but if they sorted by parts I think they would use the same amount of plastic, if not more, but they should use more cardboard or something

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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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Linda van der Pal
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2 months ago

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

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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
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2 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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2 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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Stephanie Did It
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2 months ago

If only this was available in South Texas!

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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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Lxm
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2 months ago

Love this fridge!

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#10

These Notched Chairs To Hold Bags

These Notched Chairs To Hold Bags

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Beau Chevassus
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2 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
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2 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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rgr8
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2 months ago

Thats a neat idea!

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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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me
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2 months ago

YES! GO MUSEUM IN BERLIN!

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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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Jozie
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2 months ago

hello ppl who r still awake lol

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#15

Refillable Detergent In Prague, Czech

Refillable Detergent In Prague, Czech

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CATMONSTER2018
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2 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
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2 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
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2 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
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2 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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Sarcasm101
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2 months ago

Be nice in tourist city’s

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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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Dr Nostromo
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2 months ago

That I could use!

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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
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2 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
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2 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
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2 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
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2 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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me
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2 months ago

Smart

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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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Tomas Holicka
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2 months ago

And hang it on the rim of the pot! neat!

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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
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2 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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rgr8
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2 months ago

That honestly looks scary

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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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K.
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2 months ago

Jesus Christ!! It’s f*****g awful that these solutions have to be made in the first place, but I applaud everyone who fights the good fight and stomach these things to help the victims.

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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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Azure Adams
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2 months ago

Yup saw this when I went there

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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
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2 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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Hans
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2 months ago

I would be too concerned that people have touched that with their feces-ladded hands before...

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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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Wendillon
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2 months ago

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I'm a little curious as to why this is a thing? None of your private info is displayed on the screen anyway, it's the keypad you wana hide.

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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
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2 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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Sarcasm101
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2 months ago

This guy clearly has kids lmao

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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
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2 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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Sarcasm101
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2 months ago

Wat about the big ass dogs. Can I put them in a normal one?

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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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Zlaxcat Youtube
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2 months ago

Is this in the UAE.

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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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Sarcasm101
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2 months ago

I would be licking on that all day I don’t need more encouragement

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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
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2 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
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2 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
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2 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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Shelli Aderman
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2 months ago

I NEED THIS!!!!

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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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rgr8
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2 months ago

That would be nice! I am sick of my bike seat always being wet!

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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
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2 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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2 months ago

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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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Zlaxcat Youtube
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2 months ago

Actually you can just buy a small device that you put on your suitcase.

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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
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2 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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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

Wher can I buy this?

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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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2 months ago

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