Nobody gets surprised by jerk designs anymore. Those are everywhere, from face creams to cereal boxes, and the long time favorite offender—bags of chips, which are known for their conspiracy to sell air, ‘cause why wouldn't they throw just a tiny bit more inside?!

But believe it or not, the internet’s got a fair share of evidence that the very opposite of jerk design exists. In fact, there’s a whole subreddit dedicated to examples of “design that benefits the user at the expense of the company.”

You heard it right, sometimes brands and companies can truly come up with solutions that show they do care about the people who use them. And no, there's no irony there! So scroll down to see the best of anti-jerk designs spotted by eagle-eyed people who just had to share them online.

#1

Found In The Ladies Restroom

Found In The Ladies Restroom

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

This is something that should be everyone and should be changed every week.

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#2

The Dyslexie Font

The Dyslexie Font

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
3 months ago

It's such a pretty font, too! Beautiful & functional.

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To find out more about the subreddit community that collects and shares examples of good design, Bored Panda reached out to its moderator Dale. He explained that the subreddit was first created as an offshoot of another subreddit with a similar name.

“It was created for the purpose of celebrating the effort made by companies and organizations that are directly for the benefit of the consumer. Particularly those efforts that may be at their expense.” Meanwhile, the sub has grown fairly strictly along these lines ever since. Dale also said that the community members celebrate good design and environmentally friendly decisions made by these groups.

“This may include things like the ability to turn off ads for free on free apps. Or, articles or videos that include the answer to questions before the content (such as in the title) as a kind of anti-clickbait. Our sub icon Adam Neely is a YouTuber and a great example of this.”

#3

This Is Amazing

This Is Amazing

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

Should be in all clinics.

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#4

Let’s All Think Back To Middle School (Or Any Other Time) And Think About How Great It Would’ve Been To Have This Instead Of Needing To Muster The Courage To Ask Someone

Let’s All Think Back To Middle School (Or Any Other Time) And Think About How Great It Would’ve Been To Have This Instead Of Needing To Muster The Courage To Ask Someone

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elia 84631
Community Member
3 months ago

This is useful. I hope more schools and education systems are aware of these issues.

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The community currently has over 160k members that make up “a diverse crowd with a common goal to celebrate and spread the news of good companies and organizations with consumer-friendly practices. It has been gaining traction and the subreddit has been growing steadily since its inception,” the moderator added.

Dale believes that companies these days are moving further in two opposite directions. “Some companies are becoming more ethical, caring and thoughtful towards their consumers, doing what is right and being rewarded through the growing mindset of being an ethical consumer.”

However, “There are also companies that are prioritizing fast profit over everything else and, as a result, will be gracing the front page of our sister subreddit.” “I think more and more, as time goes on, companies need to be mindful of which side they will choose when it comes to developing their brand,” he added.

#5

This Sign

This Sign

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MustardLemon
Community Member
3 months ago

it sure does!

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#6

This Toilet Paper Roll Contains A Mini Paper Roll To Carry With You, Instead Of An Hollow Carbord Roll!

This Toilet Paper Roll Contains A Mini Paper Roll To Carry With You, Instead Of An Hollow Carbord Roll!

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a lot of toilet paper

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#7

When Tesla Has Common Sense

When Tesla Has Common Sense

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

This is honestly great. Like with the sign and with the AC. Genius.

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#8

The Strings On This Fan Show Which String Does What

The Strings On This Fan Show Which String Does What

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
3 months ago

Oddly cute :)

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#9

Save The Turtles

Save The Turtles

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
3 months ago

Everywhere needs this. :D

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Dale believes that communities such as their subreddit are vital to spread the word and shed light on these virtuous business practices. “Being nice is its own reward. However, if subreddits like ours can help boost these companies, then all the better.”

The moderator added that companies should be rewarded for ethical and kind decisions. “There does not need to be a financial loss for kindness. Money spent on good design can pay dividends in this brave new global economy.”

#10

This Bottle That Is Designed To Use All The Liquid On It

This Bottle That Is Designed To Use All The Liquid On It

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
3 months ago

I want one!

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#11

My Local Shopping Centre Has A Special Time Where The Entire Building Is Autism Friendly

My Local Shopping Centre Has A Special Time Where The Entire Building Is Autism Friendly

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HufflePuffleGothleGay
Community Member
3 months ago

ah thats so sweet and inclusive

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#12

An Easy Way To Ask The Company To Repair Wheels

An Easy Way To Ask The Company To Repair Wheels

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

Seldom met one that didn't.

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#13

Remember This When Walking Your Pets

Remember This When Walking Your Pets

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Sonya Jersey
Community Member
3 months ago

That's why I only walk my boy early in the morning, late evening and at night. A random 3 am walk is the best thing :). I often see pets on leashes in the middle of the day, panting like crazy and I feel so bad for them and their precious paws.

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#14

Tinder Is Having Your Back When The Government Doesn’t

Tinder Is Having Your Back When The Government Doesn’t

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

The sad reality is that this sort of thing is still necessary in this day & age. Hats off to Tinder for keeping people safe in this instance! They have a long way to go but at least they're doing good in one regard.

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Designs that we see on the top shelves at supermarkets or on the top line in our internet browser have changed beyond recognition in the past decades. Previously, they all served a lone purpose to sell, whatever it took. From bright colors to deceptive packaging, nothing used to be off limits.

But millennials are now driving brands to practice socially responsible and user-friendly design. Not only are they less likely to spend their hard-earned money on things they don’t really need to compare with previous generations, they also expect much more from the brand than the thing they’re buying.

#15

This Rite-Aid Has A Magnifier So You Can Read The Labels On The Medicine

This Rite-Aid Has A Magnifier So You Can Read The Labels On The Medicine

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

Handy for anyone who left their glasses at home.

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#16

China’s Largest E-Commerce Company Uses Its Boxes As Flyers For Missing Persons

China’s Largest E-Commerce Company Uses Its Boxes As Flyers For Missing Persons

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

We buy things online a lot now... it makes sense to move from milk cartoons to this

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#17

Clothes Company Puts Options For Multiple Owners On Childrens Coats

Clothes Company Puts Options For Multiple Owners On Childrens Coats

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Lyz Frerking
Community Member
3 months ago

That brand name, tho...

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#18

Bought A Box Of Screws - It Came With The Bit Needed To Put Them In

Bought A Box Of Screws - It Came With The Bit Needed To Put Them In

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Amelia Earhart
Community Member
3 months ago

Brilliant! How many times couldn't I find that bit!

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#19

Yearbook Picture With A Gap To Avoid Lost In Binding

Yearbook Picture With A Gap To Avoid Lost In Binding

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HufflePuffleGothleGay
Community Member
3 months ago

Me chilling in britain "they cant exactly do that with my face can they , or do i need a bigger school bag ?"

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It turns out that millennials prefer to do business with brands that have prosocial messages, ethical standards, and sustainable methods. Not only do they expect companies to be transparent in their manufacturing processes, they also deeply care about them being socially responsible.

This is partly because, in the past decade, the things we consume, buy, and wear have become silent messages we give out to people. Every brand label may speak volumes, and millennials are not risking putting on a jacket just because it’s cold outside when they know very well that it’s produced in sweat shops in third-world countries.

#20

If You Try To Enter The Antivax Subreddit It Brings A Detailed Warning About The Misinformation You Might Find

If You Try To Enter The Antivax Subreddit It Brings A Detailed Warning About The Misinformation You Might Find

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
3 months ago

No, thanks..

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#21

Design That Prevents A-Holes From Creating New Accounts

Design That Prevents A-Holes From Creating New Accounts

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Linus Nilsson
Community Member
3 months ago

I like that the "asshole" was nice enough to show us this

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#22

This Alarm Which Saved Me A Frantic Call To My Boss Tomorrow

This Alarm Which Saved Me A Frantic Call To My Boss Tomorrow

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Arieke
Community Member
3 months ago

Could just use 24 hour clock.......

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#23

Legos Explains

Legos Explains

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Smart. I would think it prevents theft too

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#24

My New Sheets Have Tags On Each Side That Either Says “Side” Or “Top Or Bottom”

My New Sheets Have Tags On Each Side That Either Says “Side” Or “Top Or Bottom”

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd still mess it up 3 times before getting it right

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#25

Sauce Warning

Sauce Warning

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Emma_Aitana yay
Community Member
3 months ago

Usefull

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Consider that typical millennials and the following generations are much less susceptible to “traditional” marketing techniques, such as the television commercial and the billboard. It’s because their hectic lifestyles have taught them to value their time and choose wisely where to eat, what to wear, and how to spend their evening.

Moreover, surrounded by a capitalist boom in early childhood, millennials grew immune to obtrusive marketing, which is mainly self-interested. These days, they expect brands to be open and communicative about how they operate in the world and to seek incremental and positive social change.

#26

A Hot Stamp Instead Of A Sticker

A Hot Stamp Instead Of A Sticker

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Sasy
Community Member
3 months ago

Branding veggies, they have eyes...imagines PETA will have issues.

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#27

This Goodyear Tire Has Tread Depth Measuring Built Into The Rubber.

This Goodyear Tire Has Tread Depth Measuring Built Into The Rubber.

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meowoui
Community Member
3 months ago

smart

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#28

During The Pandemic, This Feels So Much Safer Than Using The Normal Buttons

During The Pandemic, This Feels So Much Safer Than Using The Normal Buttons

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Trav May
Community Member
3 months ago

Though true, it's probably designed more for if your hands are full.

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#29

This Metal Slide Is Water Cooled So It Doesn't Burn Kids In The Summer

This Metal Slide Is Water Cooled So It Doesn't Burn Kids In The Summer

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
3 months ago

Oooh, painful memories..

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The key term is “corporate social responsibility,” which, according to Forbes, embodies 4 major qualities that millennials look for in companies these days. First, they want companies to be actively invested in the betterment of society and the solution of social problems. Second, they want companies that prioritize “making an impact” on the world around them.

Third, they want companies to be open and honest about their efforts—and to be public about their pro-social initiatives. And lastly, millennials want companies to involve their customers in their good works. An opportunity to give back to people is something inherently millennial, and shows how every effort from the brand’s point of view really matters.

#30

This Verification System Is Easier Than Captcha And Not As Confusing

This Verification System Is Easier Than Captcha And Not As Confusing

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

unlike trying to click on boxes with traffic lights.. does the pole holding the light part of the traffic light? who knows

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#31

This Considerate Pup-Up

This Considerate Pup-Up

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N G
Community Member
3 months ago

i need this for my house spiders

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#32

This School Has A Large Periodic Table On The Wall With Things Where Each Element Is Used

This School Has A Large Periodic Table On The Wall With Things Where Each Element Is Used

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LuckyL
Community Member
3 months ago

Learning unconsciously while walking

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#33

My Bike Seat Is Also A Bike Pump

My Bike Seat Is Also A Bike Pump

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Tabitha L
Community Member
3 months ago

Very useful.

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#34

The Way These Sardines Are Packaged With Transparent Lid

The Way These Sardines Are Packaged With Transparent Lid

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HufflePuffleGothleGay
Community Member
3 months ago

me "dont throw up dont throw up dont throw up " other than that its cool!

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To sum it up, the bare minimum of a user-friendly package that doesn’t promise what it cannot give is no longer enough. As generations are changing, marketing trends are shifting simultaneously. The brands who’ll be the first to adapt will likely take the biggest piece of the new consumer loyalty cake.

#35

Gmail Will Detect If You Wanted To Attach A File Based On The Content Of Your Email, And Warn You If You Haven't Attached It

Gmail Will Detect If You Wanted To Attach A File Based On The Content Of Your Email, And Warn You If You Haven't Attached It

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Gyro Pilot
Community Member
3 months ago

Stop reading over my shoulder, Gmail!

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#36

This Toilet's Cistern Fills Using A Tap And Sink So You Can Wash Your Hands With No Waste

This Toilet's Cistern Fills Using A Tap And Sink So You Can Wash Your Hands With No Waste

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Sasy
Community Member
3 months ago

Love those, so perfect for loo only rooms instead of a sink taking up half the space.

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#37

These Business Cards Have Braille On Them As Well As Printed Text!

These Business Cards Have Braille On Them As Well As Printed Text!

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
3 months ago

It should also smell like coffee..

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#38

The Books At The Bottom Are Flipped At An Angle You Don’t Have To Bend Down To See

The Books At The Bottom Are Flipped At An Angle You Don’t Have To Bend Down To See

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Amelia Earhart
Community Member
3 months ago

Who knew? I think I will sneak into the library and do this to all the bottom shelves.

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#39

That’s Actually Super Useful

That’s Actually Super Useful

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Joe Joe
Community Member
3 months ago

That should be required for food.

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#40

My Lipton Tea Came With A Teacup Shaped Teabag Holder

My Lipton Tea Came With A Teacup Shaped Teabag Holder

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Product placement in the coolest way! That's such a cute teacup! Now I need to go buy some Lipton.

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#41

Big Unsuscribe Button

Big Unsuscribe Button

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

These are usually very small and hidden... you'd press it and it will ask you if you are sure, and will ask you why.

monkeydog
Community Member
3 months ago

Tell me more.

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elia 84631
Community Member
3 months ago

Great channel. One of the few gems on Youtube

Obi Wang Kenobi
Community Member
3 months ago

I learned so many things from the channel when I was younger!

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Miss Kitty
Community Member
3 months ago

Who would want to unscribe Kurzgesagt????

Paradocks7
Community Member
3 months ago

Came to the comment section to post the same thing

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone oughtta make a CT 5555-style death count for this channel. Lots of birds tend to die.

Combine Elite Soldier
Community Member
3 months ago

yeeess i love these guys

Ben Garfath
Community Member
3 months ago

Kurzgesagt is awesome!

Among Us
Community Member
3 months ago

Kurztesagt is awesome. They don't clickbait and have really interesting videos.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 months ago

Who would unsub from Kurzgesagt? They are great

Johanna
Community Member
3 months ago

You should look up on their homepage, Kurzgesagt München. They make great videos with a lot of informations!

fainasKeturatis
Community Member
3 months ago

if you know kurzgesagt, you don't want to unsubscribe.

CV
Community Member
3 months ago

It's another way of telling - if we are annoying you then you know what to do

backatya
Community Member
3 months ago

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 months ago

PLEASE more companies do this!!

Jewell Martin
Community Member
3 months ago

Thank you! Now increase the X that lets us skip an ad.

RGNix
Community Member
3 months ago

CGP Grey's email list has this too. It says "Too much email? Edit email preferences. If not? Click the "In 20 sizes higher" BIG UNSUBSCRIBE LINK.

Blueplanet
Community Member
3 months ago

kurzgesagt is one of the best science channels on youtube. go check them out

shaDoria
Community Member
3 months ago

smart, but why on earth would you unsubscribe from Kurzgesagt? they are awesome

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
3 months ago

Who would ever unsubscribe to Kurzgesagt? You monster!

Dreamwolf
Community Member
3 months ago

But it's kurzgesgagt, they are awesome :(

Windkissed
Community Member
3 months ago

THANK YOU! Now it’s too bad the ones I actually want to UNSUB from don’t do that!!

Annamay
Community Member
3 months ago

YES!!!

elfin
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't use unsubscribe because you can never be sure what the button will do. It could be rigged.

Rustyn Birch
Community Member
3 months ago

Thank you! Finally...

Susan L. Miller
Community Member
3 months ago

LOVE THIS! (Though I have gotten very good at finding those sneaky, almost hidden, Links!)

Bunzilla
Community Member
3 months ago

oh, that's actually a pretty cool channel lol

Michael Parker
Community Member
3 months ago

I love Kurzgesagt! Great informative videos.

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#42

The Colder It Gets, The Greater The Discount At This Candy Store (Edmonton, Ab, Canada)

The Colder It Gets, The Greater The Discount At This Candy Store (Edmonton, Ab, Canada)

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
3 months ago

"Hacks thermometer"

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#43

Appropriate Soap For Before Or After You Eat

Appropriate Soap For Before Or After You Eat

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Amelia Earhart
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that is posh!

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#44

This Milk Bottle Shows You How Much Milk Is Still Inside

This Milk Bottle Shows You How Much Milk Is Still Inside

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

Except for an extra layer of plastic/recycling complications, I don't see the big point... Lifting it will tell you much the same info for most people, and kids can learn. Plastic ones (HDPE, easy to recycle, even at home with an oven) are also sufficiently transparent to already see the level.

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#45

Small Detail: The Orientation Of These Two Outlets Are Offset By 90 Degrees So That More Charging Ports Can Fit At Once

Small Detail: The Orientation Of These Two Outlets Are Offset By 90 Degrees So That More Charging Ports Can Fit At Once

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Doggo Froggo
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3 months ago

Is anyone else seeing little faces?

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#46

My TV Mount Has A Spirit Level Attached To It

My TV Mount Has A Spirit Level Attached To It

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Linus Nilsson
Community Member
3 months ago

Ours did as well, but it was almost five degrees off.

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#47

Contextual Advice, In Case You’re Like Me And Always Assumed It Would Stay Fresher If You Left The Foil Partially Attached So You Could Re-Cover It When Putting The Lid Back On

Contextual Advice, In Case You’re Like Me And Always Assumed It Would Stay Fresher If You Left The Foil Partially Attached So You Could Re-Cover It When Putting The Lid Back On

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BorPand8
Community Member
3 months ago

That's what I always thought too. You mean it doesn't?

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#48

This Apple Feature

This Apple Feature

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HufflePuffleGothleGay
Community Member
3 months ago

aw i want an apple now

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#49

This Note Says Everyone That Handled My Food Did Not Have A Fever And Has Their Full Names

This Note Says Everyone That Handled My Food Did Not Have A Fever And Has Their Full Names

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

The future has reached us :3

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#50

T-Shirt Size Mentioned On The Hanger Stem Itself. No Need To Check Every T-Shirts To Find The Correct Size

T-Shirt Size Mentioned On The Hanger Stem Itself. No Need To Check Every T-Shirts To Find The Correct Size

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
3 months ago

Most stores have these hangers but the clothes aren't always on the right one. Check the labels anyway.

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