50 Genius Solutions To Everyday Problems That You Probably Didn’t Know Existed (New Pics)


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


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#2 How The Ruins Are Displayed In Serbia


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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


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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 They Put Rails Under The Benches In This Park So You Can Always Be In The Shadow


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#5 Train Seats In Japan Facing Outwards So You Can See The Scenery


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#6 This Furniture Hardware Is Sorted By Step Rather Than By Type


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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 This Museum In Berlin Has "Touchable" Versions Of Their Paintings For Blind Or Visually-Impaired Visitors


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#8 This Restaurant Gives You A Discount If You Have Well-Behaved Kids


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#9 Crosswalk Projected On A Dirty Winter Road


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#10 This TV Remote Has A Keyboard On It's Back


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#11 These Public Swings Powered Chargers For Your Phone In A Train Station


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#12 This Keypad Randomizes The Numbers Every Time So Someone Doesn't Figure Out The Password From Your Hand Movements


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#13 Our Refrigerator Has Revolving Levels So You Can Reach Everything Easily


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#14 The Fitted Sheet In My New Sheet Set Is Marked For Easier Bed-Making


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#15 Refillable Detergent In Prague, Czech


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#16 These Notched Chairs To Hold Bags


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#17 This Shirt Has A Piece Of Lens Cloth Sewn On The Inside For Your Glasses


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#18 These Public Benches Are Reversible, So You Can Choose To Look At People, Or Boats


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#19 This Soap Bottle Lists A Purpose For Each Ingredient


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#20 Doctors Paint The MRI Machine In The Children's Clinic To Look Like A Submarine


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#21 This Baby Store Has Different Surfaces To “Road Test” The Strollers


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#22 A Bicycle Escalator In Norway


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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


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#24 My University Sent Me A Wallet-Sized Diploma


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#25 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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#26 This Toilet Lock That Doubles As A Tray So You Can’t Leave Without Taking Your Stuff


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#27 A Very Interactive CPR Training Kiosk At The Airport


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#28 My Spatula Has A Little Stand So It Doesn’t Touch The Counter


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#29 A Pill Bottle That Keeps Track Of When It Was Last Opened


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#30 My Wife Got Me A Magnet Bracelet For Holding On To Screws As I Fix Things


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#31 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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#32 They Have Pet Carts In Grocery Stores In Italy


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#33 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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#34 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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#35 This Rooftop For Bicycles So The Saddle Won't Get Wet


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#36 This Elevator At My University Has Feet Buttons


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#37 My Local Hypermarket Grows Some Of Its Own Vegetables


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#38 You Can’t Read The Cash Machine Screen If You’re Not Directly In Front Of It


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#39 My Hospital Has Lights In The Ceiling That Are Designed To Look Like The Sky


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#40 Shopping Cart Cleaning Machine In Germany


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#41 The Tear-Offs On This Poster For Domestic Abuse Have The Phone Number Disguised As A Bar Code


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#42 The Plastic Packaging Of This Paint Roller Doubles As A Paint Tray


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#43 My Work Has A Special Coat Closet For Smokers


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#44 This Kinetic Sidewalk Generates Electricity When You Walk On It


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#45 This Deck Of Cards Has A Blank For A Replacement If A Card Is Lost


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#46 This Is A Mud Shovel. The Holes Help Break Suction When Digging In The Mud


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#47 A Suitcase That Can Measure Its Own Weight


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#48 This Dustpan Has A Comb For The Broom


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#49 My Spoon Carving Kit Came With Bandaids


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#50 This Ruler Has Cascading Millimeter Mark That Makes It Easier To Read


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