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


We humans have an incredible capacity to persevere. When we need to drive in a nail but don't have a hammer, we easily realize that we can use a heavy, flat object—like a rock—in its place. When our table is shaky, we quickly understand that we can put a stack of tissues under one of its legs to stabilize the darn thing.

So to celebrate our creative thinking, we at Bored Panda have an ongoing series where we post pictures of fun and smart out-of-the-box solutions that make life better. Whether it's a DIY home hack or a business product is not important, what counts is that it gets the job done.

Continue scrolling to check out our latest collection and fire up our earlier publications here and here when you're done too!

#1 If You’re Bored At The Baltimore Airport You Can Learn CPR

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#2 This Railing On Gazebo In Naples Has Braille Describing The View For Blind People. More Of This, Please

#3 This Restaurant Figured Out That Face Masks Fit In The Napkin Dispenser

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#4 These Straws Made Out Of Pasta So They Don't Dissolve Like Paper

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#5 Seems Like A Good Time To Finally Show Off The Spice Rack I Built

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#6 These Tables At My College Campus Use Solar Panels As Shade, Which In Turn Provide Power For The Charging Ports On The Table

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#7 IKEA Made Xbox And PlayStation Sized Boxes, That You Can Place And Check If It Will Fit On The Furniture You Want To Buy

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#8 Thailand Supermarket Ditches Plastic Packaging For Banana Leaves

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#9 This Picnic Table With An Extension For Wheelchair Users

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#10 A Man Bolted His Grill Onto An Old Lawnmower So It's Easier To Move Around

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#11 This Hotel I’m Staying At Has The Shower Shelf Accessible From Both Inside As Well As Outside

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#12 Hands-Free Hand Sanitizer Dispenser. Home Depot Showing Some Ingenuity

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#13 This Restaurant Puts A Mesh Net Over Your Lemon So When You Squeeze It, No Seeds Get In Your Food

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#14 This Shopping Cart Has A Spot For Kids To Stand On While The Parent Pushes

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#15 This Mall Has A “Husband Depository” With Massage Chairs And Phone Chargers

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#16 You Can Lock Up Your Skateboard By This Library

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#17 Sink Area Designed For Drying

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#18 This Pickle Jar Has A Little Handle Attached To A Basket That Makes The Pickles Easier To Retrieve

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#19 Plantable Calendar Made From Recycled Paper

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#20 This Korean Snack Has Two Notches On The Bag, So You Can Open At The Second Notch For Easier Access In The Later Stages Of Snacking

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#21 These Batteries Are Flavored So Kids Won't Eat Them

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#22 Books-A-Million Puts A Slip Of Paper Under The Stickers On Their Books To Prevent Sticker Residue Being Left On The Covers

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#23 Extra Long Scissors For Wrapping Paper

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#24 Movie Theater Tells You If There's A Scene Near The End Of The Movie

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#25 This Advil Is All The Same But Has Packaging With Two Different Lengths, So More Can Be Hung Up At Once

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#26 This Parking Lot Has Lights Showing You The Empty Spaces. Genius

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#27 Clever Decoration Idea Found At Aquarium Barcelona

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#28 My Eye Doctor's Office Uses Laminated Forms And A Wet Erase Marker To Cut Down On Paper Use

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#29 This Post Office Has A Helpful Size Guide If You Want To Buy A Box

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#30 This System Allows You To Know If The Package Has Been Handled Correctly

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#31 These Fan Pull-Strings

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#32 Tinder’s Warning To The LGBTQ Community

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#33 You Can Sit At The Ends Of This Picnic Table

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#34 This Door Handle Sanitizes Your Hands

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#35 My Plastic Wrap Just Told Me To Add It To My Grocery List

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#36 Traffic Light For The Jedi. In Ukraine

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#37 This Park Has A Tiny Water Fountain For Dogs

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#38 My Ruler Has A Raised End So It’s Easier To Pick Up

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#39 My Protein Powder Scoop Is Designed To Sit On A Lip Just Under The Lid So You Don't Have To Reach Into The Powder To Grab It

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#40 My Bracelet Came With A Paper Clip To Help Fasten The Clasp

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#41 My Hotel Phone In Iceland Has A Special Button That Will Wake You Up If There Are Northern Lights In The Sky

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#42 New Toaster Has A Finger Pull In The Cord

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#43 This Elevator With Foot Pedals For Floor Selection

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#44 My Pen Has A Built-In Periodic Table

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#45 An Egg Timer That Shows You How Hard Your Egg Is By Cooking It With The Egg

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#46 This Wheelchair-Accessible Picnic Table

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#47 This Hi-Hat Stand Is Used As A Handsfree Sanitizer Dispenser

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#48 This Free Airport Machine Sanitizes Your Phone And Passport In 25 Seconds

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#49 How This Cookie Monster Mug Has A Built-In Cookie Holder

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#50 The Drain Is Right Under The Soap Dispenser So It Doesn’t Stain The Sink

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#51 My Dishwasher Has A Spot Specifically For Chopsticks

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#52 Boards Installed At The Traffic Light So You Don't Have To Get Off Your Bike While Waiting

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#53 Home Office Busy Light - WiFi Enabled LED’s In Door Jam Linked To My Work Calendar, When I’m In A Meeting It Goes Red And The Kids Know They Can’t Come In

Yellow is for knock first, green for coming in for a chat/draw on my whiteboard

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#54 The Store In My New Town Has A Specific Aisle Where You Can Meet Up With Your Spouse If You Get Separated

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#55 One Pubs Solution To Social Distancing

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#56 This Cafe Lets You Silently Tell People You're Willing To Share Your Table

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#57 Restaurant Toilets Forces You To Sanitize Your Hands On The Way Out

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#58 This Butcher Has A Vending Machine For After Hours

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#59 These Tables Are On Railroad Tracks For Easy Moving

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#60 This Bathroom Door Handle That Doubles As A Hand Sanitizer Dispenser

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#61 My Park Installed Outdoor Workout Equipment Facing The Playground

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#62 On The Walls Of Madrid’s Metro System Is The Entire Novel Of Don Quixote, So You Can Read While You Wait And Pick Up The Next Time Where You Left Off

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#63 This Arthritis Relief Cream Now Comes With An Easy Open Cap For Those With Arthritis

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#64 These Benches That Turn Into Tables

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#65 This Duck Ramp

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#66 My Microwave Has A "No Beep" Setting

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#67 On Many Japanese Toilets, The Hand Wash Sink Is Attached So That You Can Wash Your Hands And Reuse The Water For The Next Flush

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#68 This Holder For My Oreos

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#69 These Cups/Glasses In The Freiburg Football Stadium Have Hollow Handles, You Can Carry Up To Four In A Single Hand

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#70 This Milk Bottle Shows You How Much Milk Is Still Inside

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

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#72 I Was Today Years Old When I Realized The Bottom Of A Gatorade Bottle Is Made To Hold The Cap

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#73 My Water Cooler Has A Built-In Pet Water Bowl

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#74 Just A Genius Bag Design

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#75 This Mug I Found With A Tea Bag Holder

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#76 There Is A Mall In China That Offers "Husband Storage" Where Wives Can Leave Their Husband While They Shop

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#77 Genius

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#78 Wegmans Has A "No Candy" Lane, So Parents Don't Have To Drag Their Kids Past A Wall Of Sugar If They Don't Want To

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#79 This Sushi Restaurant Has Tables That Simulate Traditional Japanese Seating While Letting You Sit Normally

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#80 A Touch-Free Holy Water Dispenser Inside A Church In Poland

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#81 University Has A Vending Machine With All The Things You Need As A Student, From Sanitary Pads To A Power Bank

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#82 My Mug Has A Tea Bag Compartment

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#83 My Pencil Has A Built-In Ruler

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#84 This Package Tells You What Temperature To Grill Your Burgers To And Why

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#85 This Soup Bowl That Also Holds Crackers

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#86 This Bench Designed Specifically For People That Want To Chat To Strangers

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#87 Fly Swatter Comes With Detachable Tweezers To Pick Up Flies

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#88 This Box Of Dates Comes With A Built In Area To Throw Away The Pits

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#89 A Very Clever Story-Time Chair

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#90 Finally, A Real Solution

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#91 This Picnic Table Has A Built In Seat For Infants And A Small Bench For Kids

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#92 This Souvenir Shop In St. Petersburg Has Currency Conversion Tables On The Bottom Of Their Shopping Baskets

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#93 Hands-Free Sanitizer Dispenser

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#94 Local Music Shop Using A Hi-Hat Pedal As A Hand Sanitizer Dispenser

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#95 This Restaurant Has Receptacles In The Table So You Won't Spill On Your Phone

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#96 This Old Mug Has A Mustache Protector

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#97 This Grocery Store Displays These Nuts And Other Snacks Upside Down So You Can See The Contents More Clearly

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#98 My Gum Came With Post Chew Wraps To Spit Your Gum In

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#99 My Local Meat Pie Shop Puts The Animal On Top So You Can Tell What Type It Is

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#100 This Notebook That's Also A Calculator

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#101 The Cap Of This Apple Juice Bottle Has An Engraved Arrow, Which Indicates The Direction Of Rotation To Open It

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#102 A Measuring Cup With A Built In Scale

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