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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10 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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10 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
10 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
Community Member
10 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
10 months ago

I love the swings

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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
10 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
Community Member
10 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
10 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
Community Member
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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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10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 months ago

ALWAYS wake me up for food.

Iggy
Community Member
10 months ago

Yeah, none of this sleeping through mealtime nonsense!

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Lys Chen
Community Member
10 months ago

[sing to the tone of evanescence] wake me up wake me up for food (can´t wake up) save meee...

Iggy
Community Member
10 months ago

I'll be singing that for the rest of the day!

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JuJu
Community Member
10 months ago

I need one for sofa naps at home. My partner once didn't wake me up and only made pizza for himself

Carrie Laughs
Community Member
10 months ago

If he makes home made pizzas I'd forgive him!

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Allie G.
Community Member
10 months ago

I was on a transatlantic flight and as soon as I sat down I tried to go to sleep. My seat mate kindly asked if I wanted woken up when food arrived, I said no thank you. I woke up when the poor stewardess accidentally dumped my seat mate's food in my lap. I went ahead and had dinner.

Maggie Mae
Community Member
10 months ago

What a Novel Idea!! Do you get to Keep the Mask after you have used it?

Mosheh Wolf
Community Member
10 months ago

It's Aeroflot - I don't recommend waking up for the food.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
10 months ago

At first I was thinking it's too busy, too much stuff written around the message. Then I realized the message is written in several languages. Then I shut up.

Cat
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes but te airline is Aeroflot so try to leave asap!

GeneralZod
Community Member
10 months ago

How about a third option to not wake me but leave the goodies for me for when I am awake!

Eric Law
Community Member
10 months ago

There are airlines that still serve meals?

brukernavn340
Community Member
10 months ago

... before you go go

K.
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

That lady with a note is ahead of her time. I’ll include a picture after I get some sleep first.

Constance Skinner
Community Member
9 months ago

Food? you mean the bag of pretzels?

Sharon Kapon
Community Member
10 months ago

Haahhaa

Bindi Adams
Community Member
10 months ago

Who would choose to sleep through a meal, I mean... Please!

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
10 months ago

👍👍👍

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
10 months ago

Good move

Steve Cruz
Community Member
10 months ago

Aeroflot: Russian airline. Wake me for VODKA.

Iara Ra
Community Member
10 months ago

Great idea Aeroflot!

Mumof1
Community Member
10 months ago

Wake me up for airline food? Are you kidding? No - grey side for me.

Doris Bennett
Community Member
10 months ago

great idea!

Deborah Brown
Community Member
10 months ago

I wonder if you get to take those home after the flight. I'd hate to think they'd reuse them

Elma Young
Community Member
10 months ago

That must be in first class

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh, I can’t sleep on planes: feed me.

Donna Kostel
Community Member
10 months ago

Only wake me up when everyone else has deplaned and I am in the way of the cleaning crew. Sleep>food

OhBlahDi OhBlahDa
Community Member
10 months ago

Do not wake me up for food but absolutely wake me up for drinks!!!!

murphy's law affected one
Community Member
10 months ago

You guys get served ?

Julie C Rose
Community Member
10 months ago

That’s amazing.

Id row
Community Member
10 months ago

This woman could have used one of these. wake-me-fo...715f22.jpg wake-me-for-snacks-and-drinks-5fff713715f22.jpg

Shelby P
Community Member
10 months ago

NEVER wake me... for anything unless you want a grumpy irritable person to talk to

Saint Thomas
Community Member
10 months ago

I've got one of those :-) (from another company though)

Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
10 months ago

I can see people using the wrong side and complain...😅 but yes, great idea!

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
Community Member
10 months ago

Must be united Emirates ?

Adam C
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10 months ago

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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
10 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
10 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
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10 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
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10 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
10 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
10 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
Community Member
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
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10 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
10 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
10 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
10 months ago

Kids make you absent minded

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