We may get too caught up in our daily lives to remember that we hold the power to make certain changes, and to make it better, not just for ourselves but for others around us.
Whatever problem you or your loved ones have ever faced, can be prevented in the future with some solutions. If you’ve ever had a fleeting idea, someone may have already thought of a solution to it. Whether that’s women feeling unsafe in public spaces or making life easier for the elderly, we’ve compiled a list of genius ideas that people have found solutions for, and implemented in different parts of the world. We think it’s amazing that people have thought about making the world a more convenient and somewhat happier place for those who may need it!
Below you’ll find some brilliant ideas that will put an end to certain daily struggles! Do let us know of any more that you may know about that haven’t been included here!
1. If you feel unsafe on a date, you know what to do
Crimes against women are something that the world should stand up against. Fortunately, to make it a little safer for people at risk, a pub in Lincolnshire, England started a new campaign known as ‘Ask For Angela’, to reduce cases of crimes on nights out. It originated in 2016 and has also been adopted by many other bars, pubs, and clubs around the world.
2. Waterproof, 3D, Printed Cast
“For everyone wondering, it’s held together with zip ties.” This may look cool but it takes 2 weeks to make such a cast, including the scan and casting process. It doesn’t take too long to be printed, however, the shipping process is a little too much. It has to be shipped from Colorado to Florida and the print itself isn’t easy to draft. Yikes!
But if you live in Colorado, go for it! Or just be safe? Yep, that sounds like a better option to me.
3. Helping people report in a discreet way
“The Bathroom At My Doctor’s Office Has A Discreet Way For Victims Of Abuse, Violence, Or Human Trafficking To Get Help”
The best part about this is the fact that the number itself is a visual mnemonic device. You’ll be able to remember or recall it easily! Even if you’re in a hurry!
4. Make banana bread using the recipe on the packaging!
“My Grocery Store Started Selling Overripe, Discount Bananas With A Recipe For Banana Bread On The Bag”
On average, Americans waste about 150,000 tons of food every single day. Amongst which are fruits and vegetables, they are the food items most likely to be thrown out and then the second most likely food to be thrown out are dairy and meat products, respectively. This means one pound of food per person is wasted each day. This solution was needed more than anything!
5. Bike stand and tire pump all in one!
This picture was taken in the Netherlands where almost 36% of the people use cycling as their most frequent mode of transport. No wonder such a product was required!
6. Business cards for kids to allow them to be independent
Kids should be taught independence and how to be on their own. According to Let Grow, “treating today’s kids as physically and emotionally fragile is bad for their future, and [the] country’s. With an unpredictable and rapidly changing economy ahead, kids need to be flexible, creative problem-solvers. They can’t solve their problems if adults are always right there, solving them first!”
7. Visualize your pizza before you order!
I have needed this all my life! This is from a pizzeria in Prague, Czech Republic. It’s a little too far away for me, but here’s how you can find it according to the person behind the camera; “it’s literally above the metro station of Chodov on the Red/C line!”
8. Accommodating the color-blind
11 of these were installed in Tennesee by The Tennessee Department of Tourists and Tennesee State Parks, who have partnered with one another. These are the “color-blind” viewfinders.
9. Leave your dogs outside at this supermarket in Copenhagen!
Problem solved! Your doggo will no longer be uncomfy.
10. See Evacuation Plan even if smoke has filled the air
Well, here’s someone who thought outside the firebox!
11. Flush by foot!
This is something that we DEFINITELY need in public bathrooms! God knows how dirty these bathrooms can get.
12. Chemistry graphs made easy
I knew there was a graph book for maths, but this is even more aesthetically pleasing.
13. Justifying the usage of each ingredient!
For anybody who doesn’t know the technical names (basically all of us) and still wants to know why these products are used. Bye-bye Google, we don’t need you anymore.
14. Test your new shoes out on Lego
15. Light a candle when your pet is about to leave you
It’s extremely hard to say goodbye to your pets. Losing a loved one, and the pain that follows is something that is inevitable. At that time, all you need is immense support and unconditional regard. Here’s what the Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic based in South Africa had to say; “I beg you DO NOT LEAVE THEM. Do not make the transition from life to death in a room full of strangers in a place they don’t like. The thing you people need to know that most of you don’t is that they search for you when you leave them behind. They search every face in the room for their loved person. They don’t understand why you left them when they are sick, scared, old, or dying from cancer and they need your comfort.”
These ideas will make you both happy and sad at the same time, but whichever emotion you feel, it’s definitely a relief to know that important progress has been made on both big and smaller issues. Whether it is solving an issue for minorities or trying to treat issues of abuse, or bringing a smile to someone’s face, all these ideas are important and will play a part in making the world a nicer place to live in.
16. Bathroom stalls at the Atlanta Airport have lights to let you know which one is available
It’s like a traffic signal for bathrooms.
17. Parking made easy by lines on walls
This is something that should be adopted by the entire world.
18. Singapore allows the elderly more time at street crossings
And the best part is; they don’t have to pay for it!
19. Efficient pizza leftover box
Okay, but I wouldn’t leave a pizza. I’m going to eat that thing in one go!
20. Rubik’s cube for the visually impaired
21. Shop on your own or with some help!
Please stop following me, miss.
22. Kids can shoot soap suds at a car in the car wash
23. Soft barriers to avoid car scratching in France
Finally, the cars can be scratch-free!
24. Supermarket map on trolleys in Sweden
So we shouldn’t just aimlessly walk around anymore? Why the rules?!
25. Watch the teacher cooking in the classroom mirror
Innovation level = 10000
26. Tuxedo printed inside this pizza box
Yo! They better have a dress on some of the boxes.
27. Flush the toilet by washing your hands
Multi-tasking but this time it’s actually beneficial.
28. Get medical and hygiene products from this school vending machine
29. People will think twice before running in this hallway!
The more I look at it, the trippier it gets!
30. Wheelchair users should be allowed to swing too!
Now that we’ve reached the end of these ideas, do let us know which one was your favorite! Do you have any more examples from your own country? We’d love to hear about them. There is enough suffering in the world and even one person’s smile makes it a brighter future for us all!