We live in a world where the things we do, go to, experience are somewhat taken for granted. Even when these do us little favor. Think of annoying daily problems, like magically increased volume when you watch commercials, double-headed sinks, uncleanable oven windows that collect grease, the dodgy ways airlines charge for luggage… The list is endless. So why don’t they get talked about enough?

Well, it’s finally time to change that and take our time to really reflect on some of the weirdest, funniest, and most frustrating little (and not that little!) nuisances that are proper problems in disguise. “It's Hashtags time!” tweeted Jimmy Fallon, and you know it’s going to be good.

“Tell us a weird or funny problem that needs a solution, then tag it with #TheyNeedToFix,” he announced, adding that “they need to fix movie theater tickets so there are two start times: one for the actual movie and one for the 30 minutes of trailers.”

Below are some more of the spot-on answers that should be submitted to whoever’s in charge of making our lives less miserable and more enjoyable. Psst! After you're done, be sure to check out our previous posts on Fallon's hashtag challenges on #BadLuck moments, #MyWeirdRoommate, #WeddingFail and #WhyImSingle.

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Josy Bannon
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once lost a brandnew shiny spotless 2€ coin to a lazy vending machine, they are a trap

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ZAPanda
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or more importantly: the ratio of volume of actors' speech to car chase scene volume. Every hollywood movie is like this: "mumble mumble pshpsh psh mumble rhubarb mumble. SCREEEEEECH CRASH VRRRRRR VRRRRRR SCREEECH mumble mumble"

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You don’t need to be a big fan of The Tonight Show to know about Fallon’s famously hilarious weekly hashtag challenge. As Jimmy frequently announces before he reads his favorite comments, each hashtag would usually become a trending topic on Twitter in the United States within a few minutes after its posting.

Although hashtags have become a pivotal point of our online presence, their origins date back way before Twitter days. In 1988, the first hash symbol was used on Internet Relay Chat (IRC) to label groups and topics that were available across the entire network. Originally, the hash symbols were used for grouping similar messages and content so that users could easily find the information they were looking for.

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Batwench
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don’t go by the sell by date, go by the smell by date.

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Josy Bannon
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And not pockets where you can only rest your fingertips or put a third of your phone but where you can shove in a purse, your keys, your phone and they wont stick out or fall out.

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Bored Panda reached out to Wisconsin-based artist Bree Sweet, who goes by the handle @breesweetack, who shared a funny tweet in response to Fallon’s challenge. “Technology can read my face to open my phone, but the vending machine can’t recognize a dollar bill with a crease in it #TheyNeedToFix.”

Bree said it did air on the show but “they reworded it for some reason, as it wasn't word for word of what I wrote, but it was cool to have it on air.” The woman laughed that she “got her 15 seconds of fame, I guess” and added “I would have hoped it would be for something else.”

In reference to her hilarious observation, Bree had some great news which proved that the problem was indeed fixed after the #TheyNeedToFix challenge. “Thankfully the vending machines at my work recently updated to accept iPay, so the dollar bill issue is no longer a problem.”

“I had it down to a fine art of how to flatten a dollar bill in order for it to get accepted. It was a 3-minute process, but addicting like playing the lottery. I can't describe the feeling of sweet satisfaction when the machine wouldn't spit the dollar back, I always knew it was going to be a good day that day,” Bree said humorously.

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Uisgea Beatha
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can't resist: Q: What did the maxi pad say to the fart? A: You are the wind beneath my wings.

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September Meadows
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I won't listen to songs that use cell phone sounds or police sirens, for the same reason. I actually pulled over to the side of a highway because a song started playing with sirens in it. smh

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The use of hashtags on social media was first proposed by American blogger, product consultant and speaker Chris Messina 14 years ago. In August 2007, Chris tweeted: “how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?” Today, he’s widely acknowledged as the inventor of the hashtag.

To everyone’s surprise, Chris didn’t patent the hashtag concept. A patent could have given him ownership of hashtags as an HTML-activated device that allows Twitter users to sort their feeds by topic. People believe that hypothetically, he could have licensed hashtags to Twitter and made some pretty good cash off it.

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Beta
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And then you go buy more scissors to open the first pack. How did they get the very first scissor pack open?

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chi-wei shen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not the name. If the consequences of COVID-19 would be the falling off of male genitalia there wouldn't be a single unvaccinated man no matter what the name of the disease is.

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It turned out that one of the reasons was that Twitter itself first rejected the idea. Chris told the Wall Street Journal: “[Twitter] told me flat out, ‘These things are for nerds. They’re never going to catch on.’” Paradoxically, today, Twitter would probably be of little use if not for its linked hashtags.

In response to the question posted on Quora, Chris explained further about his decision not to patent the hashtag. “Claiming a government-granted monopoly on the use of hashtags would have likely inhibited their adoption, which was the antithesis of what I was hoping for, which was broad-based adoption and support—across networks and mediums,” he said.

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NsG
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unless apocryphal, it was Henry Ford who invented the weekend, by giving his workers an extra day off. Prior to that it was a 6-dau working week

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MonsterMum
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Buy a packet of bag clips. Seals on packaging use more plastic which is more waste. Bag clips can be used again and again.

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Another reason, according to Chris, is that he himself had no interest in making money (directly) off hashtags. “They are born of the internet, and should be owned by no one. The value and satisfaction I derive from seeing my funny little hack used as widely as it is today is valuable enough for me to be relieved that I had the foresight not to try to lock down this stupidly simple but effective idea.”

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who the hell wants to see the end of "90 Day Fiancée"?

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Batwench
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can we just have one for the trailers?

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Ally R
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This really freaked me out the first time I went to the US. Is there a reason for such large gaps?

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Beta
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah same with burgers it’s like “here are four buns to eat your 10 patties with”

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chi-wei shen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've only seen these sinks in the UK. Does anyone know other countries where this is common?

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Heather Williams
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Depends on the airline as to how they charge for it and what they allow as carry on. Also the plane has a weight limit before it cannot take off or needs to use too much fuel so an interesting issue to solve.

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Chaotic-Pansexual (she/they)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also never being able to find the same pair of jeans again. I will get attached to one specific pair of jeans that has just the right fit, pocket space, fabric feel, etc. but then once that pair wears out, you’re done for. You’ll never find that pair again

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Robert T
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Airports are usually pretty good. Railway stations on the other hand can be imitated by holding your nose whilst you speak.

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Deborah B
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Having serving sizes be illogical eg 30g serving size when the pack is 50g. Having products that look like single serve and giving the nutritional information for a smaller serving- eg, 300ml bottle of juice, but the 'serving size' is 100ml. Serving size should be based on use "Will the average consumer eat the whole pack at once; or eat half the pack?"

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Dirk Daring
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just wish they would stop auto-playing the movie when I'm still reading the description to decide if I want to watch it or not.

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Beta
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

“Suuuuuure I’ll give you a hunerd dollllar for da beeer

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James
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was on the highway once, going a little over the speed limit and my then gf hollers "the police'. I immediately take my foot off the gas and start swinging my head around looking for them. I can't find them so ask "where?" She replies on the radio.

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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wish there were an update for Xbox 360 to play high res. without weirdly coloured pixelation in the dark parts of the imagery.

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chi-wei shen
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Technically speaking, this is a problem with the container, not the microwave.

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