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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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10 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
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
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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
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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
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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.

Can't_think_of_a_good_name
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10 months ago

It is army.

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
10 months ago

I hope he's wearing steel cap boots. That's clearly a dangerous work environment.

Lauren Potts
Community Member
10 months ago

The pain of stepping on a lego is not a thing most people would risk...

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I'm a makeup addict
Community Member
10 months ago

this is pretty cool!

Roxie
Community Member
10 months ago

If only there was a magnet for LEGOs🤔

RGNix
Community Member
10 months ago

That's really nice of her.

Spicy Noodles
Community Member
10 months ago

All fun in games till he steps on one of those legos lol

Sarcasm101
Community Member
10 months ago

This guy clearly has kids lmao

Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
10 months ago

Or he's fixing his personal Lego storage unit but didn't clean the results of it breaking in the first place!

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Fay Ratta
Community Member
10 months ago

Because if you drop them in those Legos you'll never find them!

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
10 months ago

Just don't walk by sensitive electronics or MRI machines!

Person
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh yes, we use these all the time!

Bob Belcher
Community Member
10 months ago

I need this

A Random Panda
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10 months ago

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Magnetic-Wristband-Tool-kit-Belt-Screw-Scissor-Holder-Storage-Wrist-Bracelet-/282732249523

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Douglas Turner
Community Member
10 months ago

My wife got me handcuffs so I stop breaking things...

Ray Heap
Community Member
10 months ago

Take my money.

Cyndi Michael
Community Member
9 months ago

yes

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
10 months ago

Too bad it doesn't work on that pile of legos. LOL

Maureen Peters
Community Member
10 months ago

Smart!

Elena Johnson
Community Member
10 months ago

Very smart idea!!

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
10 months ago

I need to find this for my Project Manager son!

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
10 months ago

👍👍👍

backatya
Community Member
10 months ago

I think she's giving you a hint. Plan to be busy from now on

Veda Charrow
Community Member
10 months ago

This is really clever!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
10 months ago

This photo inspired an idea: LEGOS need to be magnetic so they can be picked up in a flash.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
10 months ago

I wish I'd known these existed prior to Christmas! That would make a perfect "stocking stuffer" for the handyperson in your life.

Luuta
Community Member
10 months ago

Love this

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
Community Member
10 months ago

First used by dressmakers !

Robert Ham
Community Member
10 months ago

I need one of these that covers my entire body

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
10 months ago

My mechanic husband likes this: me, I don’t care.

Sue Knerl
Community Member
10 months ago

My farrier has one for horseshoe nails and cut off clinches.

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
10 months ago

I got one for my dad and he loves it.

Purr·maid
Community Member
10 months ago

Beware of the Lego-foot!

Brendan
Community Member
10 months ago

I have one of these! I love it!

Leah Reid
Community Member
10 months ago

I got this for my hubbs for Xmas.

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
10 months ago

Buying this for husband! (And me, too)

gracey grace
Community Member
10 months ago

are those..... legoes....

Kubu
Community Member
10 months ago

I have this, still using mouth to hold nails and screws :)

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
10 months ago

That wife a keeper!

Karin Gibson
Community Member
10 months ago

I sew so I have one for my pins and needles

Robert Thomas
Community Member
10 months ago

BEWARE THE LEGO OF PAIN!!!

The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
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10 months ago

I have thought about making one of these before.

Elsker
Community Member
10 months ago

Seen a similar bracelet for holding needles and pins when sowing:)

Rose the Cook
Community Member
10 months ago

Handy husband needs this, no more getting into trouble for having swept up precious dohickies.

James016
Community Member
10 months ago

I could so do with this, given my sausage fingers

Grace
Community Member
10 months ago

Those are bolts.

M O'Connell
Community Member
10 months ago

There are different technical definitions, but generally it's a screw if threaded on its whole length. Also, screws tend to have internal drives and bolts have external drives.

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K.
Community Member
10 months ago

Does it also attract romantic partners?

Heather Menard
Community Member
10 months ago

Until you have to reach in an engine and scrape them all off

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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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