Some problems are so unique that there’s really no go-to solution for them. And in those cases, all you have to rely on is your own ingenuity. Luckily for these folks, theirs served them well in their time of need. From boiling hot dogs in the coffee machine to roasting multiple s’mores at once, these practical problem-solvers will inspire you to tackle any issue head-on.
Glass bottles rolling around your fridge is a scenario that’s not going to end well for anybody. But piling them up in a pyramid of booze is a great space-saver. So what’s a guy or gal to do? Well, you could always use a bull clip, like this ingenious person has.
Sure, manual windscreen wipers might be a lot more work than regular, automatic ones. But when push comes to shove, it’s better than having your car’s windscreen covered in rain. Plus, it’s like a free workout for your arms. Just remember to keep one hand on the wheel while you wipe…
When you want to eat Mexican food on the go, taco shells are basically the nmost impractical thing going. Even tortilla wraps can be a disaster of epic proportions, no matter how tasty they are. Chucking everything in a disposable chips bag, then, is just genius.
This savvy person’s drier door was refusing to shut. Rather than give in and take their clothes to a launderette, however, they came up with the perfect solution for their peculiar problem. Yes, a plunger, a pan and some tape were all they needed for their crazy, MacGyver-style fix.
When the goat keeps getting its head stuck in the fence, what’s a farmer to do? Well, they could try this handy solution, for one. Sure, it’s not exactly the hottest fashion statement around, but somehow, we don’t think the goat’s going to care.
Of course, it’s not just farmers who have this problem. Indeed, anyone who’s ever owned a pet small enough to escape through their fence is probably familiar with it. And this pup’s owners had clearly grown exasperated enough to do something about it. Their solution is adorably clever.
Need to feed four puppies, but don’t want any of them to feel left out? You could always feed all four of them at the same time. “Nonsense,” we hear you cry, “it can’t be done!” On the contrary, all you need is a latex glove and a feeding tube.
Bear with us – we’ve just got to go buy a glass table, so we can try this out for ourselves. Suddenly, all those years of straining our necks to watch our tiny phone screens seems like a waste. Clearly, this kid already has a better handle on life than most adults.
Making the most of a bad situation is what life’s all about, right? After all, not everyone can afford expensive car repairs. Take this guy, for instance, who’s gone for the next best thing – a massive “POW!” illustration. It’s almost brilliant enough to make you actually want to dent your car.
We’ve all been there: you’re craving a hot lunch, but the office microwave is bust. No matter – all you need is the coffee machine, some hot dogs and a little intuitiveness. The results might not be the healthiest thing you’ve ever eaten, but you can’t deny the practicality of it.
For when your party’s too big to bother with single s’mores, try busting out the garden rake. Just make sure it’s clean first. Sure, this is a problem we never really knew existed – and it’s a nice problem to have – but you can’t knock the solution.
We’re not sure how often this problem would present itself in everyday life. After all, how likely is it that a third of your clock is going to break off, unless you’re an ardent fan of playing catch indoors? Either way, it’s definitely peculiar. But the solution? Perfectly practical.
Not every razor is fancy enough to come with a guard. But if one day you feel like just trimming instead of shaving your beard, there’s no need to splash out on an expensive razor. Just stick a fork on the end of your current one – it’s basically the same thing. Right?
If your desktop fan’s given up the ghost, don’t sweat it. In fact, fixing the issue is an absolute breeze when you think outside the box. Which, of course, we’re big fans of doing. Okay, we’ll stop now, but you can’t deny the ingenuity of this makeshift repair.
What’s that? Kitchen tools and household tools aren’t the same thing? Try telling that to this burgeoning baker, who’s clearly not afraid to make the best of what they have to hand. And, let’s face it, that drill’s going to be far more efficient than a regular electric mixer.
Hands up anyone who’s ever tried to read a book in the bath, only to end up sending it to a watery grave. That’s just about everyone then. So a retractable leash doesn’t seem the kind of thing you’d find in a bathroom, but we can’t deny the genius of it.
Shower heads are so 20th century. Nowadays, life is all about recycling, and making the most out of what you have. After all, millennials can’t afford to be replacing their shower head every time it breaks – they’re far too busy eating avocado toast for that. This solution, then, is perfect.
Getting in nice and close to a water fountain is nobody’s idea of a good time. Indeed, there are far more preferable, and no doubt cleaner, ways to quench your thirst. But if that’s really your only option, try sticking a straw in it. You can thank us later.
Google Glass never really took off, did it? We have a feeling the price may have had something to do with it. Oh, and the specs not being the most fashionable thing going. This genius solution, however, uses your existing glasses and smartphone to solve both those issues. Probably.
Cutting down rogue tree branches can be a nightmare for local councils. After all, these things often end up being not just a practical, but also a bureaucratic headache. Clearly, it’s much easier – and more efficient – to just slap a few warning stickers on it instead.