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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.

Kristin Ingersoll
Community Member
10 months ago

"here" isn't helpful on an international platform. I'm in the US and we have laws like this, too.

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Hannah Williams
Community Member
10 months ago

Awwww

Hooked
Community Member
10 months ago

That's it ! I'm moving to Italy

Iara Ra
Community Member
10 months ago

My dachshund would love it

Kay Maxey
Community Member
10 months ago

Cab I give this ten up arrows?

CorgiGirl
Community Member
10 months ago

I have an idea. If dogs are not allowed into food shops, then people who haven't showered or bathed in 6 weeks should also not be allowed. They stink far worse than dogs.

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
10 months ago

So true!

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7 Second Ninja
Community Member
10 months ago

Not sure about the dogs in supermarkets unless they are guide dogs.

RGNix
Community Member
10 months ago

Awww. look at the adorable good doggo.

Flowers
Community Member
10 months ago

I wish we did that here in the US!

Sarcasm101
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Diandra “Mss Didi” Blackthorn
Community Member
10 months ago

LOVE THIS!!!

Gilda Farrell
Community Member
10 months ago

Now this is civilized.

Maggie Mae
Community Member
10 months ago

In Canada Dogs & Cats are Not Permitted where Foods are Sold and Sometimes Hardware stores Do not Allow Dogs or cats Either?!!

Maurettis
Community Member
9 months ago

There are exceptions: bakeries, drug stores, restaurants

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jevais
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

I truly wish that in Switzerland we had this. Kids standing in the carts isn't hygienically and when they sit in the seat it's not clean either. Dgs aren't allowed in shops that sell food here.

Mandy Delaforce (PC Girl)
Community Member
10 months ago

My dog would be buried face first in the food... ha ha ha

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
10 months ago

In Perú there's a supermarket chain, Tottus, that has big pet carts too.

regi stra
Community Member
10 months ago

its not like this... I mean, this is only one chain supermarkets that has joined the initiative of an animalist politician (M.Brambilla), I never saw stroller for dogs in supermarkets

Constance Skinner
Community Member
9 months ago

Just what we need, encouragement for your pet poodle to come into the store. No

James Pointer
Community Member
9 months ago

Is anyone else seeing that dog as a cardboard cutout?

Sharon Collier
Community Member
9 months ago

Those ARE assistance dogs.

Maurettis
Community Member
9 months ago

Not 10 years ago, dogs here in Italy were prohibited from entering any kind of shop. There also isn't any need for those carts to bring them along

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
10 months ago

Awwwww

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
10 months ago

Where do you put your groceries?

MAKtheknife
Community Member
10 months ago

They're probably cleaner than some kids

Allan Miller
Community Member
10 months ago

"I CAN ENTER To transport me use this cart" Google translate Italian to English

Elena Johnson
Community Member
10 months ago

Awwwwwwww

Melanie Gallegos
Community Member
10 months ago

Awwww!

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
10 months ago

💚💚💚

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
10 months ago

This would prevent some accidents I guess, except dogs in food shops are usually Service Dogs are trained not to !

Marnie
Community Member
10 months ago

Boo!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
10 months ago

My dog would eat everything in the cart.

Christel Nellemann
Community Member
10 months ago

Not a fan of a dog next to fresh foods. But then again, here in drnmark, your dog is safe being left outside on his leash on a doggy spor, i.e. A hook on a wall.

Mary Jaye
Community Member
10 months ago

my cat would never stay!

Patty Barnett
Community Member
10 months ago

Perfect!

Roberto Durante
Community Member
10 months ago

my Dan don't fix in it

Veronica Vatter
Community Member
10 months ago

Porta pooch

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow.

Suzanne Heinrich
Community Member
10 months ago

Of course they do!

Amy Jo Buchanan
Community Member
10 months ago

Awww what a good boy 😍😘

NWB
Community Member
10 months ago

also my dog would be inside the meat fridge....

NWB
Community Member
10 months ago

doggo is so happy!

LC Greenwood
Community Member
10 months ago

Dog in the meat dept..."need steak!!! I'm dying over here!"

VANILLA
Community Member
10 months ago

Good boi

Aunt Zene
Community Member
10 months ago

This needs to be standard EVERYWHERE! 🐕‍🦺🐕

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
10 months ago

"Pets" don't belong in the grocery store period - or anywhere people are shopping, for that matter. Service animals are a different story (and I'm sorry Tiffany, your freaking "emotional support" purse puppy IS NOT a service animal). Service animals go through a rigorous training program that usually lasts about 20 months and receive accreditation upon completion. Ever seen a German Shepherd take a dump on Aisle 12 of the Home Depot? Yeah - that's not a trained service animal - neither was the Pug that lifted its leg all over the indoor plants at Ralph's.

Samantha Comerford
Community Member
10 months ago

I need two . I would come to this supermarket everyday, just so my precious lil darlings could smell everything . I’ve put a pic of them up, if you look at the sleepy dogs article upi the top .

Owen Salmon2028
Community Member
10 months ago

no more rules against pets its rude and mean if this doesnt change soon ima build a 5000+ cat army and take over the world and remove pollotants and rules anganst pets

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
10 months ago

I mean there is food everywhere. What if a dog just went over and licked all the meat. What about the people allergic to pet dander. If everyone brought there animals to the grocery store there would be a lot of dandery food and air to breathe. I think it should be service pets only.

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Anna roberts
Community Member
10 months ago

Because there aren't enough germs in stores already?

William Mahoney
Community Member
10 months ago

Gross !

Jarrod Nichols
Community Member
10 months ago

As a bit of a germaphobe, animals in the grocery store are a nightmare to me

Rieschelle Roberts
Community Member
10 months ago

What about children?

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oddkiddo
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10 months ago

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That's just disgusting.

Oguz Abdullah
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10 months ago

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So, what about people with disabilities? Do they have power mart carts as we have in the USA?

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
10 months ago

Are you asking or assuming or bragging?

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10 months ago

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This is animal cruelty! Now the poor doggo will see all the wonderful things in the meat section the owner is not going to buy :(

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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
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
Community Member
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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