1. The Nurses Gave People A Discreet Way To Ask For Help
The nurses at this lab are always looking out for their patients, especially those in need. Some people aren't always able to reach out for help for various reasons, but this lab thought of a discreet way to help their patients if they need someone to talk to.
For anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, intimate partner violence, or just wants to discuss something privately, they can use the red marker on their cup. This way, the nurse will know to ask everyone else to leave the room so they can talk to the patient privately.
2. An Easier Way To Visualize What Ruins Once Looked Like
This should be the law wherever there are ruins so people can see what these historical places looked like before they were destroyed. Sometimes it's hard to visualize what something would look like when it is not in front of you, making people appreciate those places even more.
We have seen this idea in books with transparent pages of the original design, but there is nothing like visualizing it with the actual site in person. It's also nice how they didn't try to restore it because it ruins the authentic historical feel of the place.
3. So People Don't Have To Go Through The Garbage To Collect Bottles And Cans
In many counties, people can recycle bottles and cans for money, which is usually why poor and homeless people go through the garbage to collect them. In Norway, they added these cup holders, so less-fortunate people don't have to dig through the garbage.
It's also better this way because trash won't be all over the ground from people sifting through the trash. The only improvement this needs is more slots, so they don't get filled up and defeat the purpose. However, it is much nicer for those in need.
4. The Furniture Parts Are Sorted By Steps Rather Than Type
IKEA, take notes. This furniture company includes all the necessary pieces to assemble the products; however, instead of grouping them by item, they sort them based on steps. This will keep you much more organized as you build your furniture, and there is no need to panic.
We have all been in the situation where we bought furniture with assembly required, and we end up losing parts, which is stressful. Have you ever had to go to IKEA to ask for a piece they forgot to include? It is another unnecessary trip, and this makes it so much smoother.
5. These Public Swings Powered Chargers For Your Phone In A Train Station
Why sit around while your phone charges when you could feel like a child again by swinging to power your charger? That's what this train station has - swings that create energy to power the phone charging stations. It keeps you active and alert while you wait for the train, and it creates green energy.
We would be the person to miss our train because we were having too much fun on the swings. Who doesn't want to be brought back to those moments of freedom from childhood after a long day of work? People would be much less stressed if these were in every train station. But you might have to fight for a turn on one.
6. The Fitted Sheet Has Labels For Easier Bed-Making
Who else has had to battle with their fitted sheets because it is almost impossible to figure out which way it is supposed to go? At some point, you start sweating and vow to never make the bed again, even though this is part of the weekly routine. Those problems could be solved with these sheets.
Instead of making you struggle, some companies are adding labels to the fitted sheets, making it easy to see which part of the sheet goes on what side. Now you can stop struggling and make the bed with ease. You might still sweat, but it's all part of the process.
7. The Crosswalk Is Projected So It Can Always Be Seen
Have you ever struggled to see the crosswalks when the roads are covered in snow, it's dark, or the paint is worn away? It can be really dangerous for drivers and pedestrians alike, but this country is trying something different to make their roads safer.
Instead of guessing where the crosswalks are, this country uses projected crosswalks that are bright and can be seen over snow and in the dark. It makes the streets safer for everyone, and no one has to worry about not being able to see the crosswalk while they are driving.
8. The Benches Are On Rails So You Can Always Sit In The Shade
Have you ever struggled to find a bench in the shade on a hot summer day? It's nice to enjoy the outdoors, but who likes having the sun beating down on them? Instead of getting burned or feeling sweaty and uncomfortable, this park created an innovative solution to that problem.
All of the benches at this park are on rails, so you can easily sit in the shade all day long. No matter where the sun moves, you can have a perfectly shaded bench in seconds. Why haven't other parks done this? It is such a simple idea, but so necessary.
9. The Fridge Has Revolving Levels To Reach Everything Easily
There is nothing more annoying than having to take everything out of the refrigerator just to reach one item in the back. Not only is it bad to take food in and out of the cold, but it is also time-consuming to take it all out and put it all back in the right spot.
Instead of dealing with that problem, this person bought a fridge that has revolving shelves so you can easily access things by spinning the shelf around. Why aren't there more fridges like this? These people are living in 3031 while we are all stuck in the 21st century.
10. The Notches In The Chairs Hold People's Bags
Ladies, we have all struggled with this problem. When you put your bag on the back of the chair, it always slips off, and you have to awkwardly continue fixing it, or put it on the ground. However, this place finally figured out the solution to this age-old problem.
Instead of letting your bag slide off the side, they created a chair with a notch in it so your purse won't slip off. Why doesn't every restaurant, school, or public place have these chairs? No one wants to put their bag on the ground, and this would solve that problem.
11. The Restaurant Gives You A Discount If Your Kids Behave
Have you ever gone to a restaurant, or worked at one, and had to deal with rowdy children? Yes, parenting isn't easy, but teaching children to behave in a restaurant is important. It ruins the experience for you, other customers, and the hard-working waitresses.
However, those who do have well-behaving children can be rewarded with a discount at this place. It's just one more way to reinforce good behavior because this is a skill people will need for the rest of their lives, so it is good to teach restaurant etiquette at a young age.
12. The Benches Are Reversible So You Can Choose Your View
Have you ever gone to the pier and watch the boats sail by, but also wanted to turn around and people watch? Sometimes you want to switch up the view, but that isn't always possible with the average bench unless you are sitting on this waterfront.
Instead of regular benches, this park has seats with moveable backrests so you can change your view. If you want to look at the water, you can swing the back; if you want to watch people, you can flip it the other way. Who doesn't love having more options?
13. A Museum In Berlin Has Touchable Paintings So Everyone Can Experience The Art
Art is something that should be available to everyone. Sadly, blind or visually impaired people won't be able to appreciate the simple pleasure of admiring a beautiful painting, amongst other things. Instead of making art exclusive, this museum in Berlin decided to make their art accessible to everyone.
They created tactile versions of the paintings so people who can't see them can feel them instead. Why should art be something that is only for a select group of people? Now more people can appreciate the beautiful paintings in an innovative way.
14. This Keypad Randomizes The Numbers Every Time So No One Can Steal Your Code Based On Hand Movements
Have you ever feared that someone was watching while you entered your PIN or door code? It's scary to imagine someone watching your hand movements so that they can steal private information, but it has happened before. Instead of letting information get stolen, this keypad solves that problem.
It is digital, so after each person enters their code the numbers switch places so people can't see your number based on hand movements. While this is a great idea, some people only know their codes because of muscle memory. It would take a little more memorization but prevent a lot of information from getting stolen.
15. Instead Of Buying A New Bottle Each Time, There Are Refill Detergent Stations
One of the most significant issues with buying new detergent is all the plastic wasted each time we buy a bottle. Instead of ruining the planet, this store in Sweden installed a refill station of detergent and soap. You can save money and plastic with these refill stations, which are better for the environment.
They should have these for all cleaning supplies. It would save so much plastic, and other countries should take notes. Why haven't these been installed all over the world? We would love refilling because it would feel like being in the factory weirdly.
16. Doctors Paint The MRI Machine In The Children's Clinic To Look Like A Submarine
Getting an MRI can be frightening for adults, let alone children. It can feel like you are being put into a tiny tube that is loud, and you can't move or breathe. That is scary for a child, but this medical center has tried to make the experience more pleasant and calming.
They painted the MRI machine and room to look like a submarine underwater. When children need to get MRIs, they will feel like they are going on an underwater adventure rather than getting a scary medical scan.
17. The Elderly Or Disabled Can Get A Card To Scan At The Cross Walk So They Have Enough Time To Cross
Have you ever noticed that some crosswalks don't give you that much time to make it across before the light turns red? Some people who are elderly or disabled might have trouble crossing the road, but Singapore is trying to make their lives easier.
Those who have trouble getting across the road in the allotted time of the typical light can receive a card from the government to extend the time. They scan it at the light, and it adds an extra half minute so they can cross the road without added stress.
18. An Interactive CPR Training Kiosk At The Airport
When you have too much time at the airport before your flight, you might be bored and wonder what you can do with that time. Why waste it by sitting at the gate when you can learn CPR? In this airport, there is an interactive CPR training station.
You never know when you are going to need this skill, and it could save someone's life. It is important to know CPR for a multitude of reasons, and this is such an easy way to learn the basic steps. It is more interesting than staring at your phone while waiting for the plane to start boarding.
19. Train Seats In Japan Face The Window So People Can Enjoy The View
While riding the train, you might want to enjoy some of the lovely scenery outside. Instead of worrying about a neck ache while staring out the window, this train in Japan has seats that are facing the windows. It makes it much easier to see all of the sights during your commute.
For all the trains that go between states, they should have cars with this type of seating. There are so many beautiful things to see that you might miss them if you aren't looking out the window. It would make train rides much more interesting.
20. This Shirt Has A Piece Of Lens Cloth Sewn Into It To Clean Your Glasses On-The-Go
When you wear glasses or sunglasses, do you ever clean them with the bottom of your shirt? It does the job, but the glasses never look as clean as when you use a microfiber cloth. This brilliant shirt company came up with an idea to solve that problem, and we wish we thought of it first.
They have an eyeglass cleaning cloth sewn into the shirt for easy access in all of their shirts. It makes cleaning your glasses much easier, and they get cleaner. Why haven't more companies thought of this, and where can we get ourselves one?
21. This Soap Bottle Lists A Purpose For Each Ingredient
When it comes to cleaning supplies, you never really know what chemicals you're using around your home. Even after looking at the ingredient list, we never know what they are or why they are in the product. Instead of worrying about foreign chemicals, all companies should be required to include this on their labels.
Dawn soap has its ingredients listed and the purpose for each element. This lets you know why each component is necessary, and it makes the company seem more transparent. We would love to see this on beauty products such as face washes or hair products.
22. A Pill Bottle That Keeps Track Of When It Was Last Opened
Have you ever taken a pill and, a couple of hours later, you can't remember if you took it or not? This has happened to us numerous times, but this cap would make our lives so much easier. It tells you the last time you opened the container, so you will know when to take it or if you took it already.
We have to remember so many things each day, so why not make our lives easier? Besides knowing if you took a pile already that day, it can also help you get on a better schedule, so you can take medication at the same time each day, which makes many prescriptions more effective.
23. This Airplane Sleeping Mask Has Different Sides Depending On If You Want The Flight Attendant To Wake You Up For Meals Or Not
If you have ever fallen asleep on a flight and missed the meal service, you know the struggle of being hungry once you wakeup. This airline gives you an eye mask that tells the stewardesses if you want to be woken up for food or left alone. It's like one of those hotel door signs.
Why haven't more airlines thought of this easy and simple thing? It is uncomfortable to be hungry for an entire flight if you miss the meal, but this can help you avoid that problem if you want the food. We need one of these for all aspects of our lives.
24. This University Offers Wallet Sized Diplomas
After spending 2-4 years at school and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars, the school gives you a piece of paper, and you have to spend a little more money on the frame. Instead of giving you something to hang on the wall, this school provides graduates the option to get a wallet-sized diploma.
You can take it with you wherever you go, and whenever you need to show it to someone, it is right there in your pocket. We don't know why anyone needs to whip out their diploma, but it might be useful to carry it around. At least it's more valuable than the full-sized one that sits in storage.
25. The Baby Store Has Different Surfaces To Road Test The Strollers
When you are investing in a stroller, you want to make sure it is going to roll across any outdoor surface you encounter. Therefore, this stroller store has a road test strip so you can see how they perform on different terrains. It will give you a better sense of how smooth the stroller rolls.
The only thing they are missing is loose gravel, but we suppose they are trying to sell strollers rather than scare people away. Most of these surfaces will feel the same; however, sand and mud are different. But having sand and mud in a baby store is probably not the best idea.
26. The Spatula Has A Little Stand So It Doesn’t Touch The Counter
When you are cooking, do you ever scramble to find a place to rest your spatula? In the middle of watching a few different pans and trying not to burn anything, it's not something you want to think about when you need to take something off the stove in a split second.
This company decided to alleviate this problem by adding a little stand, so the spatula doesn't sit directly on the counter-top. It makes life so much easier because the dirty utensil isn't making a mess on the counter, and you can focus more on the cooking process.
27. Hospital Has Lights In The Ceiling That Are Designed To Look Like The Sky
This gives a whole new meaning to a skylight. When you are in the hospital, it can feel a bit depressing when there isn't much to look at outside the window or in the room. However, this hospital is giving patients a more pleasant experience in their rooms.
The ceiling in these hospital rooms has tiles that look like the sky, so patients can feel like they aren't stuck in a hospital room. When people have to stay there for more extended periods, it can be rather depressing, but this helps in many ways. It would also be good for children's hospitals.
28. Norway Has Bicycle Escalators For Hills
Bicycling is a cheap and healthy way to get around, but steep hills can be the bain of cyclists' lives. Luckily, the Norwegian city of Trondheim has a solution to this problem, bike escalators. In the '90s, someone grew tired of showing up to work sweaty and exhausted, so they created the Trampe lift.
It takes a bit of practice to get used to it, but it has helped plenty of cyclists get up the hill that people usually avoided. It also became a tourist magnet because people want to know what it is all about. It's not limited to cyclists either; mothers with strollers or children with scooters can also use it.
29. The Tear-Offs On This Poster Have The Phone Number Disguised As A Bar Code
It's a sad but true fact that people in abusive relationships aren't always able to get the help they need because their partners are so controlling. More places are creating secretive ways for people to seek out help, and this poster thought of a way to ask discreetly.
The tear-offs on the poster have the phone number of a helpline disguised as the bar code. This way, their partner won't question the barcode if they find it at home, and victims can have a number to call when they need to ask for support to leave the relationship.
30. The Plastic Packaging Of This Paint Roller Doubles As A Paint Tray
Usually, when you buy a paint roller, you have to buy the paint tray separately. It might not cost that much extra, but this company found a way to work the tray into their packaging. It is better than having a useless plastic cover because it doesn't go right in the trash.
While it would be better if it were made out of something that isn't plastic, it encourages customers to use the plastic rather than wasting it. We usually forget to buy at least one thing when we go to the store, and this guarantees you have both things you need.
31. This Toilet Lock That Doubles As A Tray So You Can’t Leave Without Taking Your Stuff
When you go into a bathroom stall, and there aren't many places to put your things down. You definitely don't want to put something on the floor because who knows what kind of germs are there, and there is always the risk of things falling when you balance them on the toilet paper holder.
When you bring small items like your phone, keys, sunglasses, or even wallet, you can rest them on this tray the doubles as a lock. It also makes sure you take your stuff with you when you leave the bathroom because you can't unlock the door without turning the tray.
32. There Is A Blur Screen So You Can't See The ATM Unless You Are Directly In Front Of It
When you are using the ATM, do you really want people to be able to see your screen? Instead of feeling uncomfortable that people can see your bank information and balance, this ATM has a blurring screen, so you can't see it unless you are standing directly in front of the screen.
Some other places have installed screens to make it look black unless you are the user. It is good to be protective of your information, so these are extremely important and should be a standard for every money machine.
33. Elevator Has Buttons For Feet
There are many people, especially these days, who don't like touching the buttons for elevators. You don't know how many people have touched those things or what kind of germs they left behind. Someone finally decided to fix this issue we didn't even know needed a solution.
This elevator has feet buttons, so you never have to touch the regular buttons. It is the perfect elevator for germaphobes, but they still have the traditional height buttons for those who don't care about germs or can't use the foot buttons.
34. This Magnet Bracelet Holds Onto Screws While You Fix Things
When you are fixing something with a lot of little screws and metal pieces, it's easy to lose track of them. Once you lose one screw, the whole thing is ruined because you can't build or fix something when it is a piece. Instead, get yourself one of these bracelets.
The bracelet is magnetic, so those little screws and parts will stick to it while working on your project. It is such a handy thing that every household should have because you never know when you are going to need to fix something with tiny parts.
35. This Chess Set Has Valid Moves For Each Piece To Help Beginners Learn
We can all admit that chess is a challenging game to learn no matter how easy The Queen's Gambit made it seem. It can be challenging for chess beginners to remember each piece's proper movements, so this chess set made learning the game a bit easier.
On the back of each piece, there are valid moves for that specific piece. If only the pieces could tell you how to win, then we would be saying, "Please take my money!" This is such a good idea to get into the game that not many people play these days.
36. They Have Pet Carts In Grocery Stores In Italy
In most grocery stores, pets aren't even allowed inside for sanitary reasons. However, in Italy, things are a bit different, and dogs are more appreciated. They have special carts to put your dog in while you are shopping, so they aren't walking around freely, but they can come in with you.
Why should dogs be left outside in the cold or heat when some of them can calmly sit in the cart and behave better than children? Some adults don't behave or smell better than dogs, so it should be equal for dogs and people.
37. This Market Shows What Vegetables They Are Growing
It's always nice to know where your produce is coming from when you purchase it at a grocery store. This hypermarket ( a combination of a supermarket and department store) grows their own vegetables, and they have a window where you can see what they are growing.
This is such an interesting concept, but it is better for the environment because it uses less water, lowers the carbon footprint, and has no chemicals or GMOs. We don't know how much this costs the grocery store, but we wish more grocery stores would take this initiative.
38. This TV Remote Has A Keyboard On It's Back
Smart TVs are becoming more and more popular and therefore, remotes need to change with the times. Instead of click through each letter when typing something on one of the apps, this remote comes with a keyboard on the back, so you don't have to struggle.
If you have ever gotten annoyed because typing things takes too long on the TV, then you need this controller. It would also be useful for anyone who has struggled with the voice feature and ends up yelling obscenities at their TV as if it will answer back.
39. So You Never Feel Bothered By Sales Associates
Have you ever gone into a store knowing exactly what you want, but sales associates continuously ask you if you need help with anything? Obviously, this is their job, so we don't fault them, but we always wish there was a better way for them to know who needs help and who doesn't.
In this store, they have different colored baskets to identify who needs assistance and who can shop by themselves. This would make their lives easier, and it would make customers feel so much more comfortable about asking for help or not needing it.
40. This Outfit Has Separate Coat Closets For Smokers And Non-Smokers
Have you ever left your coat somewhere that was also occupied with a smoker's jacket? Everyone makes their own choices, but that doesn't mean our belongings should have to smell like a pack of cigarettes. Instead of keeping them in the same place, this office has separate coat closets.
This should be a thing in every place with a coat check. The smell of smoke is so strong, and it sticks to fabrics like super glue, so it's hard to get rid of that odor. This would make people much happier because the smell of smoke can make some people sick.
41. The Shopping Cart Can Go Through A Car Warsh
We all know that shopping carts are filling with too many germs to possibly count, and especially these days, we are all trying to avoid any kind of germs. This grocery store in Germany thought of an invention during the pandemic that sanitizes shopping carts after each use.
The box uses UV light to kill germs on the cart, and while you wait, you can also sanitize your hands. This should be in every grocery store forever, regardless if there is a pandemic or not. People do gross things with shopping carts, so they should be cleaned after each use.
42. This Dustpan Has A Comb For The Broom
When you are sweeping the floors, and the broom starts to get full of hair and dust, no one wants to be that person who has to reach down and pull all the stuff off. Instead of touching all the dirt, get yourself on of these dustpans with a comb for the broom.
This will also make the broom much cleaner than doing it with your hands. If you have pets, long hair, or a lot of dust, this will make your life so much easier. We know how much hair we pick up in a week, and this is essential for our homes. Why didn't we find this sooner?
43. This Rooftop For Bicycles So The Seats Won't Get Wet
When you ride your bike to work or school and come outside to a wet seat, it can truly ruin any day. Instead of making people ride home with wet bike seats, this place installed bike racks that have covers for the bike seats. Now people's bikes are protected from the weather.
Since this is not the standard in most places, cover your seat with a plastic bag or shower cap. As long as it doesn't have holes in the bag, your seat will stay dry all day, and when you come outside, your behind won't be uncomfortable.
44. This Kinetic Sidewalk Generates Electricity When You Walk On It
There are plenty of ways to make green energy in the city. From solar power to wind power, there are innovative ways to help the planet, and this is one of the easiest ways. This city has kinetic sidewalks to generate natural energy.
Kinetic sidewalks work because the pavers use electromagnetic induction generations, which vertically displace the weight when people walk on them. The displacement motion creates energy, and it is fed to generators as usable electricity.
45. The Spoon Carving Kit Came With Band-Aids
Carving anything comes with its dangers, and people who make carving kits finally realize that accidents happen more often. The makers of this kit had so many reported injuries that they started including some band-aids with the purchase.
When working with sharp objects, it saves time to just stab yourself at the beginning of the project and get it over with. They must know what is going to happen in 99 percent of the cases, so they include preventative measures with the kit.
46. This Suitcase Measures Its Own Weight
If you travel, you need one of these suitcases, and it should be a standard in any suitcase. This suitcase comes with a built-in charger, and we need this because we always fear that our bags are overweight. Also, whenever you need the suitcase scale, it is always missing.
Sure, you could buy a small hand scale to attach to the suitcase handle, but this is built-in and probably more accurate. We would fear it would get smashed when being put on the plane, or on the conveyor belt, but that's a risk we are willing to take.
47. This Mud Shovel Has Holes To Break Suction When Digging In The Mud
If you are someone who uses a shovel for mud, you know how hard it can be when the shovel gets stuck in the soil. This shovel is specially made to break the suction when digging in the mud, and it makes life so much easier.
It looks like a shovel for kitty litter, but for much larger cats. This would also be good to use on the beach if you are searching for treasure. It's like a built-in sieve, and it has many other uses besides shoveling mud, but that was the intention when the person thought of it.
48. This Ruler Has Cascading Millimeter Mark That Makes It Easier To Read
Whenever we had to use a ruler in school, we struggled to distinguish between all of the tiny millimeter lines. Instead of making people strain their eyes, more rules have been made with cascading millimeter marks that are easier to read.
Why hasn't anyone thought of something this brilliant before? Since we don't use rulers on a day-to-day basis, it wasn't a problem we thought about often enough, but now we realize something so simple would help people figure out the exact millimeter.
49. This Deck Of Cards Has A Blank For A Replacement If A Card Is Lost
Either we lose an entire deck of cards or a few random ones, which makes the deck unusable. However, this deck of cards comes with a replacement card, so you can fill in whatever you were missing. Why don't all card decks have these?
Some people might see this as an opportunity to cheat, but it's still a cool idea. You would probably need at least 6 of these per deck depending on how absent-minded some people might be or how many kids they have in the house.