You’ve Got Mail
It’s hard to imagine someone stealing a mailbox, but if they do, why not use an alternative safe keeping compartment, like a plastic bag?
They say you do not know how creative a person is until you give them a task they are too lazy to do, but this composition required some serious thought, preparation, and design. In order to make sure the batter of the cake in the making is not going to completely spill on the floor, the wooden sticks and spoon were positioned on top of the pot and inside the hand-mixer handle. We can’t help but wonder how that cake came out…
Have a sock that is torn up at the toe? It is still better to put a torn one on that two socks that do not match, as it is not visible unless you take your shoes off. However, in case something happens that does require you to remove your shoes, this hack could just about save you the embarrassment that is looking like a homeless person, or at the very least one that can not afford to purchase new socks.
Imagine getting ready for a girls’ night out – your hair is on point, makeup is freshly applied and newest outfit makes you feel at the top of your game – and as you get ready to open that long-awaited boozy bottle filled with liquid courage, the bottle opener breaks. Instead of crying about spilled milk (or in this case, wine) why not get creative and crank that bottle open using whatever tools you can? This girl certainly chose the latter – and succeeded.
Visiting a third world country is a whole other experience. Those who are accustomed to the good life of having solid roofs that do not come crashing down every time the weather drastically changes or a fully functioning, unclogged sewage system are in for a real treat. Although dealing with this hiccups that are not as evident in the Western world can be seen as an adventure and opportunity to challenge yourself, the person who needed to go number two was not willing to crouch the entire time.
We all know that feeling too well – you eat a hefty dose of pasta for lunch and end up feeling too drowsy to function. While many new-age high tech start-ups provide little perks in the office that make your daily life at the workplace a lot more thrilling, we have not heard of one yet that is as liberated as installing nap rooms. Personally, we believe this could make the workers a lot more efficient – and clearly, this person does too, as he turned his chair into a convertible bed.
Fancy Or Faux?
Car hacks are available almost anywhere online, with people coming up with inventive ways of making their cars both look and feel fresher than before. Don’t get us wrong – we are all for those little self-made gadgets that make driving an enjoyable experience, and with the technological advancements available these days, it is hard to stay behind. This car owner wanted nothing more than to get a car with a sunroof but sadly couldn’t afford it, so he came up with this brilliant idea.
Sticky Selfie Stick
Social media these days is demanding those who wish to stay relevant to constantly update their personal pages. Different platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat mostly (if not completely) feature videos and photos these days, which also acts as a catalyst in the smartphone industry – having the best camera is, ironically, these phones’ most important feature. This guy wanted to take a decent picture of himself and post it, but his hand kept getting in the way. Despite the hack, he still doesn’t look pleased.
Two In One
When the mugs run out in the office and all you are left with is a few vegetables you saved up for lunch, you need to get creative. Putting the tea bag in the red pepper might seem like a crazy idea now, but considering the fact flavored tea is available for purchase in almost every grocery store these days, how is this any different? If anything, whoever drank this probably got a healthy snack out of the edible mug-hack they came up with.
If your teacher at school is constantly testing you, why not test her right back? This kid clearly wanted to enact the phrase “the student becomes the master,” and did so quite funnily. We wonder if his classmates in the background appreciate his sense of humor, or maybe they have grown accustomed to it and have had enough of his shenanigans getting them in trouble. If this trick did work on their teacher, however, this could be pulled off by other students too.
Clean As A Whistle
Dishwashing is an activity a lot of people put off for as long as they can, simply because it is so mundane and it seems as though dishes never run out. Living with roommates, there is nothing more irritating than washing all the dishes that soaked overnight, then coming back home a few hours later to find more dishes that need cleaning. Tank here was not in the mood to do some major cleaning, so instead, he came up with this creative solution.
Frank was staying in a fancy hotel during one of his business trips, but unfortunately checked in too late to order room service. Instead of moping around and becoming frustrated with his growing hunger, he decided to order a whole pie from a local pizza parlor. Sadly, the pizza arrived at a temperature colder than his room’s, and the latter had blasting AC. Instead of throwing the entire thing in the bin where it belonged, Frank made do with an iron and blowdryer.
Thrill Seeking Ride
When people say they are sitting at the edge of their seat, it is highly unlikely that it is because their car seats have been removed and exchanged for a couple of bar stools. We may have had our driver’s test too many years ago to count, but even so we can confidently say this does not seem safe in the least. Thank goodness for seat belts, because if something were to happen on the road to the driver and passenger in this vehicle, doubt it would have resulted in a few cuts and bruises.
Dennys sure does have a sense of humor, something that could not be said about the female customer who refers to herself online as “lilstrawberrymoon.” At least, we would like to think this was an April Fool’s Day prank and not a serious message sent into endless cyberspace, motivating naive surfers of the web to dip their contact lenses in coffee in order to stay awake for longer amounts of time. That steaming coffee could be put to better use.
Trust Me, I’m A Designer
Some things should be left to the professionals. Among the least dangerous to try out but most aesthetically pleasing is home decor. And while you may think you are having a stroke of genius by positioning an orange on a plain old bottle cap, the truth of the matter is that not everything must necessarily be placed in a challenging way or have its very own pedestal – especially something like fruit that is eaten and used on an everyday basis.
What started off as a semi-racist joke about rice and smartphones turned out to be a real life hack that many are not aware of. If by some awful twist of fate you do happen to spill some form of liquid on your beloved cellular sidekick, try leaving it in rice overnight, as it might just do the trick. This guy thought it might work the other way too, and balanced the water to rice ratio in the pot with a few extra smartphones.
Power To Peter
Life may not be a comic strip and superheroes may not be roaming around questionable areas of the city, waited to catch villains in the act, but Peter here was not about to let the major dent in his car go by without a proper fight against the man who hit him and drove off without leaving so much as an apologetic note. The best way to get back at those who do you harm is shake their damage off and move on – and that’s exactly what Peter did.
All Work, No Play
Do not try this at home, since we are afraid you are going to wish you would have thought it out more carefully before slicing those tennis balls in half. Stacie was sure she was pure genius when she made the cut, and even went as far as to proudly post her so-called hack onto social media to inspire others to do the same, but the overflowing amount of comments ridiculing her actions made her realize she wouldn’t be playing tennis anytime soon.
All In This Together
This family wanted to send out a Christmas card with every member in it, but failed at setting the timer on. Instead of calling a next door neighbor and asking them to take a picture of all of them together, they decided to make it work no matter what. Using a full-length mirror, they wisely managed to get all of the family members in that one shot, including the man who is seen taking the picture of them all.
Going to a game you have been waiting for for an astounding amount of time is something many can relate to. You make sure to bring everything you need and plan every minor detail in advance, just so the only thing that will be on your mind as you sit there is to watch the game. The guy in the picture below unfortunately forgot his hat and was starting to feel the blazing sun on his head – that is when he thought outside of the (egg) box.
Ketch-Up With The Trend
After a wild night out and having a little bit too much to drink, Mary could not fall asleep. She felt queasy and dizzy and could not close her eyes without having the room spin uncontrollably, so instead of forcing sleep, she grabbed the book she had a hard time finishing and got to reading. When she started feeling drowsy and her eyes were involuntarily shutting, she thought to herself – “I need to bookmark this page, so that I’ll remember to pick up where I left off.”
Certain regions that are prone to unexpected and erratic weather need to find ways of dealing with the overwhelming floods and unpredictable storms. Since most places that have such contracting climates have scarce resources and do not have the wealthiest of populations, the residents in the risky area need to be quick on their feet and find a way to survive and go about their daily lives without breaking the bank. The man in this picture definitely should be granted some kind of award for his witty invention!
Small apartments can be cozy little spaces that feel like home, despite the minimal amount of square footage available for decoration. Using corners and utilizing the walls for hanging objects is a smart use of space – and some everyday household objects can even be utilized for things that are different than what they are usually intended for. Stacy just moved into her first apartment and wanted to get crafty, but this invention should have been better planned out, as the execution turned out impractical.
On The Road Again
If you consider yourself to be a person that likes to travel and feels best when they are on the road, why not take your old car and convert it into a portable home? Caravans are not cheap and finding one you are happy with while on a budget is a hard enough task as it is. Perhaps that is why Alfred came up with this concept of making his car into a caravan – does it carry the weight? That is a whole other matter.
Match Made In Heaven
This is actually one of our favorites from this rather dynamic list – since it is one we might actually use! The barbeque and beer mix is just about the best outdoor feast we can think of, especially during off days like Labor Day, Memorial Day and the 4th of July. Since these items are already available, no special preparation or specific tools are needed. All that is required is a quick bonfire, four bottles, a metal wire rack and your favorite cut – and you’re good to go.
Yet another keeper that you might actually use is this hack – although why not just pay a guy to make a copy of your key? This is beyond our understanding. The owner of this key was most likely a student in a shop class who accidentally sliced his home key in half. Instead of rushing home and owning up to losing yet another set of keys, he put the equipment he had at hand’s reach to good use and connected the bottom of the key with a coin.
Sofa So Good
Those who have ridden motorbikes before know that in spite of the apparent benefits of being able to drive freely, skip traffic and feel the wind against your skin, one significant setback when considering making that purchase is comfort. Bikes are known not to have the coziest seats, which is why this specific motorcycle owner decided to switch things up a bit and change the one thing that bothered him most about his ride. Innovative or not, this sofa-bike hack is a driving violation waiting to happen.
Recycling is important and going green is something everyone should be aware of since it benefits all of humanity in the long run. However, there are different ways of putting used things to good use. Plastic bottles belong in recycling bins, where they can be sent over to factories that will turn them into a reusable product – and not under this guy’s feet as an odd substitute of his usual flip-flops. Not only does this look unappealing, but we also bet it is highly uncomfortable too.
Best Parking Spot
John had enough of his wife taking their family car on long trips whenever the two got into a feud. He figured that if Maggie claimed she needed space so badly, she could do it under the roof that they both share instead of running away. After sitting down to do the math, he realized they didn’t have enough to add another section or room to their house, so he took the car and attached it to the house using bricks. There’s no place like home, so why travel?
Too Close For Comfort
Snacking during work is acceptable – especially if you can’t seem to tear yourself away from the computer long enough to take a decent lunch on account of being swamped with work. The guy in the picture below probably knew he had a busy day ahead, which is why he grabbed a bag of microwave popcorn as he was leaving his house towards the office. Having come up with such a brilliant snacking solution, could he not just as easily poured the popcorn into a bowl instead of his shirt?