Brilliant Things We Wish We Had In The US

Jul 12, 2021Roshanak

Humanity has managed to create things that make our lives so much easier. However, there’s still room for improvement. People have already come up with airless tires, but why aren’t they used all over the world already? There are also designs that help people with disabilities like an easier-to-handle kettle. You might discover ideas that reduce waste as well. Let’s take a look!

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NETS THAT COLLECT TRASH

You can find all kinds of cool ideas on the subreddit “Genius Designs”, where people upload awesome and helpful inventions they might have seen around the world. Redditor CN4President posted this image and wrote, “Mesh net created to prevent pollution in Australia.”

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VERSATILE POWER STRIP

Anyone that has ever had to deal with big charges knows that they don’t all fit in your power strip. But this is the solution. Redditor KagariYT posted the image and wrote, “This is very smart. Turntable plugs. No more complaining about big charger blocks.” Of course, you have to be careful with anything electrical.

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SPECIAL MESSAGE IN PLASTIC WRAP

Sometimes, you don’t really keep track of your plastic wrap, and if there’s still some on the roll, you won’t buy more. However, some tubes are now coming with a special message. Redditor sir_beardface uploaded this image and added, “This label wrapped into my plastic wrap letting me know it’s almost gone.”

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CALORIE TRACKER

This might be a great motivator for anyone that’s trying to be a little healthier. Redditor TheShyAnt posted this picture and wrote, “Keep track of your calories at the hotel I stayed at.” It’s even helpful at a hotel because people tend to eat a lot during vacations.

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HELPFUL SCHOOL LIGHTS

Redditor ACNH-Io posted this image and wrote, “This hallways kind of interesting.” This system would be amazing for schools and other buildings. People that are not good are remembering things and those with disabilities would have an easier time getting to each room. It’s definitely something to consider.

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REUSEABLE MUSTARD JAR

Redditor TheChapstickMan posted this image and wrote, “Jar of mustard that has a handle on it so you can reuse it as a cup later!” In a world where people are trying to stop buying single-use items, something like this is super helpful. It becomes a pretty and sturdy mug once the mustard runs out.

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BUILT-IN NOTCH IN CHAIRS

Redditor sarcasdick1 uploaded this picture and added, “These notched chairs to hold bags.” This is particularly ingenious for anyone that carries around a purse or even grocery bags. It could be particularly implemented at shopping malls as well. Everyone at the food court would be super grateful.

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HANDSTAND FOR BIKERS

Redditor medmik posted this image and wrote, “A stand for bikers to hold on to while waiting for the traffic lights in Sweden.” This way, people don’t have to take their feet off the pedal and can just hold on. It’s more common to see people on bikes these days. So, this would be helpful in many other cities.

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REMINDER IN THE BATHROOM

Redditor zubaba uploaded this picture and added, “Thank you, back of men’s room door.” Anyone that has been caught with their zipper down would be super grateful for this sign. It works particularly for men because they might forget after using the bathroom.

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LENS CLOTH ON SHIRTS

Redditor Marvin_k2000 posted this picture and wrote, “This shirt has a piece of lens cloth sewn on the inside for your glasses.” This would be amazing for anyone that has forgotten their glass case or people that use shades all the time. It’s hidden. It’s not bulky. It’s so practical. It’s time for all shirts to include it.

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NO MORE STEALING

Redditor SuMommotti posted this image and added, “Ok, I guess I'll just go steal my toilet paper elsewhere then thank you very much.” Obviously, this place probably had to deal with a bunch of toilet paper thieves and came up with a handy solution. Now that’s some maximum security just for a roll of toilet paper!

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TRAVEL SIZE TOILER PAPER

But this toilet paper idea is much better. Redditor Dearisneth posted this picture and wrote, “This toilet paper roll contains a mini paper roll to carry with you, instead of a hollow cardboard roll!” This prevents waste, and it’s perfect for going out. Now, you won’t have to worry about stolen toilet paper in public restrooms.  

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TURN ON THE SHOWER EASILY

Redditor IBeBobbyBoulders posted this image and wrote, “The shower in my hotel has a little cutout so you can turn it on before getting in.” This is would be perfect for houses as well. There are some heaters that don’t start right away, and you have to wait for the water to run before it gets hot. It’s an awesome way of testing it before getting in.

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COOL KID’S MENU

A now-deleted user posted this image and wrote, “This kids menu at a coffee shop near me.” This restaurant must have dealt with a bunch of indecisive kids because it’s the perfect menu. Not every child is like this, but it’s the best way for picky eaters to actually have something.

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SPECIAL URINAL DESIGN

Redditor beanjean05 posted this image and wrote, “Soccer ball in Mexican restaurant urinal.” This would be amazing at children’s restrooms because it teaches them to aim. It’s also a pretty cool distraction, and adults would probably get a kick out of it as well.

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MOVIE THEATER’S CLEVER IDEA

Redditor heyhihellosupnmu uploaded this image and added, “This movie theater special feature.” There’s nothing worse than a crying baby at the movies, but this theater has allotted a certain room specifically so that parent can take their children and not bother people that much.

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PRACTICAL SPOON

Redditor Awsisazeen uploaded this picture and wrote, “The spoons in this Japanese restaurant have a little nudge on their end so they don’t fall into the bowl.” This is much better than having to place your spoon on the side. At other restaurants, spoons might be longer. So they don’t need this, but it works at places like this one.

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DORM DESIGN FOR PRIVACY

A now-deleted Redditor posted this picture and wrote, “Nice design for a student room with some privacy.” Anyone that has had to live in a dorm will definitely appreciate this room. It gives enough privacy, and it’s a better way to use space. This should be implemented everywhere!

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COOL SAFETY CONE DESIGN

Redditor B0JANKINS posted this image and wrote, “It took too long for someone to come up with this.” This might not be a practical design, but it’s actually pretty funny. The safety cone is shaped like a banana reminding people that they could slip on the floor like what happens in TV shows with banana peels.

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SPECIAL KETTLE

Redditor _monkfish posted this image and wrote, “This kettle fits into a tilting mount to help people with arthritis pour.” Anyone with low mobility on their hands can appreciate this design. This idea might actually help people with other kinds of problems or if you’re just clumsy.

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A WINDOW/DOOR

Redditor TheTurtleyOne posted this image and wrote, “This window is a door.” This is a great design for emergencies, although the key has to be nearby. But not too close that it doesn’t encourage robbers. However, the versatility is pretty great.

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PREVENT SEALS FROM GETTING ON THE DOCK

Redditor TheDeadPanMan posted this picture and added, “People using Tube Men to keep Seals and Sealions off the docks.” This might be great to prevent seals from damaging the docks and also to protect them from getting too close to the boats. It’s also pretty comical.

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HELPFUL NAPKINS

Redditor Tuhtu posted this image and wrote, “These creative tissues at this restaurant.” This is a great idea for people that don’t like being bothered while eating. Additionally, servers can make rounds checking the tables without disturbing anyone, and it will reduce noise as well.

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TWO FUNCTION BATHROOM DOOR

Redditor Jave85 uploaded this picture and wrote, “This door in my hotel bathroom can close off either of 2 doorways.” This is perfect when you’re sharing the same room with other people. You can still use the toilet while the others use the sink or shower. All hotels should be implementing this design.

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HELPFUL TAB ON PLASTIC PACKAGING

A now-deleted Redditor added this image and wrote, “The tabs on the back of this plastic clamshell that make it easy to open.” Everyone knows how hard to open this packaging can be, and sometimes, you can damage the items inside trying to open it. This is the solution to that problem.

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NO MORE BUMPING DOORS

Redditor tomoblob posted this image and added, “This car park in France has soft barriers between parking spaces to stop people scratching other cars.” This prevents people from bumping their car doors with the one in the next spot. It can happen even if there’s plenty of room between them, and it’s so annoying.

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BUTTER WITH BUILT-IN KNIFE

Redditor dwbrick posted this picture and wrote, “This single-serving butter that’s seal is also a knife.” This is perfect because you just order a croissant or toast and don’t have to dirty a knife to actually have some butter. Any design that becomes a functional tool is a great idea. It’s also pretty cute.

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HELPFUL FOR TOURISTS

Redditor why_im_single posted this image and added, “My hotel in China has a card to give to a taxi driver so you can find your way back.” This is perfect for tourists that cannot communicate well with natives. Aside from directions, it includes a map in case the taxi driver is not that familiar. Yes, you can probably use GPS almost everywhere now, but it’s still a great idea.

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AIRLESS TIRES

Redditor naf536 posted this picture and wrote, “Airless, puncture-proof tires on a forklift.” If this works for a huge truck, why wouldn’t it work for a regular car? They might not be that practical to make or there has to be another reason why all cars don’t have this. However, it would really be amazing. No more flat tires!

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TOILET AND SINK IN ONE

Redditor Flupsy uploaded this image and added, “This Japanese toilet refills through a sink in the top so you can rinse your hands and re-use the water.” This is a great way of trying to be greener. Of course, you will have to clean the toilet bowl more often. However, it’s still an awesome way of reusing water.

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SPACE DIVIDERS

Redditor The_Bananatee posted this image and wrote, “Giving extra space between parking spaces to help avoid slamming your car door into the car next to you.” This is another idea that more parking lots are trying to implement. However, there’s always someone that doesn’t park well and goes over the line.

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PREVENT COFFEE DRIPS

Redditor aaronbowers posted this image and explained, “It's a mug that stops coffee from running all of the way down.” This is a fantastic way of preventing your surfaces from getting coffee. If you’re at the office, you might not have access to a dish towel to clean it up. So, it’s perfect to avoid messes.

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PERFECTLY FITTING DINING TABLE

Redditor JohnDaneOfficial posted this picture and wrote, “Table that perfectly fits its chairs.” Now, this could work perfectly in a small kitchen or apartment. You can still have a nice dining table but will be able to save space when nobody is using it. Additionally, it’s also pretty pleasing because it just fits together.

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MESSAGE ON DOG CHEW TOY

Redditor vindictive-ant uploaded this picture and explained, “The inside of my dog's chew toy has a message telling you that all good things come to an end and to throw it away.” Honestly, most people let their pets destroy toys until they have almost disappeared, but this is a great idea.

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LIGHTING THE WHOLE POLE

Redditor ROMANTHEKING posted this image and wrote, “This pole matching the traffic light.” Now, this is absolutely amazing and should really be implemented everywhere. It will help drivers during difficult weather. It’s also a great warning for people that might be far away so that they will start hitting the breaks when it’s red.

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AIRLESS TIRES FOR BIKES

Redditor SonOfWAY posted this picture and added, “These bikes have airless tires.” Earlier, you saw airless tires for trucks, and this time, it’s for bicycles. Now, these ones make a lot more sense as well. Bike tires can be so annoying, and this is the perfect solution. You have to wonder if they might be too tough, but they are probably more durable.

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DIFFERENT TERRAINS IN A SHOE STORE

Redditor SonOfWAY posted this image and explained, “This shoe shop has an area to test your new shoes, which also contains Legos...” People love to try their shoes at the store before buying them to see how they feel, and clearly, this place wants to ensure that their customers know they can step on Legos without a problem.

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LAUNDRY BASKET THAT SPECIAL WASHING INDICATIONS

Redditor SonOfWAY uploaded this picture and wrote, “This laundry basket has the meanings of all the symbols on the care label.” Now, this is fantastic because most people have no idea what any of these signs mean. Now, you won’t need to ask your mom as the answers are all in the laundry basket. It’s great for “adulting”!

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BUILT-IN WEBCAM COVER

Redditor SonOfWAY posted this image and added, “This work laptop has a webcam cover.” In a world where people are all worried about being spied by our phones and laptops, this invention can appease certain folks. Most people add a dark piece of tape, but this one just seems better. What do you think?

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BUILT-IN RAMP

Redditor SonOfWAY added this picture and explained, “The handicapped ramp is built into the staircase.” Some buildings might not want to be wheelchair accessible because it makes things look ugly, but this design proves that a ramp and staircase can still look fantastic. You just need a visionary architect!

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BUILT-IN SEATING

Redditor SonOfWAY posted this image and wrote, “This fence is shaped to create seating.” This is a great way of saving space and making a functional art design. It looks pretty futuristic, but it’s practical as well. This is the kind of thing that really advances a city.

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TAGS FOR BROKEN CARTS

Redditor SonOfWAY uploaded this picture and added, “This local supermarket has tags that you can put on broken trolleys.” This is perfect because most of the time, the employees won’t notice when a cart is damaged. But the customers can let them know with these helpful tags.

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RAIN INDICATOR

Redditor SonOfWAY posted this image and wrote, “The elevators in my office building have an umbrella sign that lights up if it's raining outside (Osaka, Japan).” If you live in a city with constantly changing weather, this indicator can be a real-life-saver. It reminds you to get the umbrella you might have left at your desk.  

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GREAT SYSTEM AT RESTAURANTS

Redditor Ratonhnhaketon uploaded this picture and wrote, “This restaurant has a 3 button system: one to call the server, one to request the bill, and one to let them know the table is done.” This is another perfect way of preventing interruptions from wait staff while you’re eating. It’s also great for people with social anxiety. The staff can focus on something else but will know exactly what you need when you press a button. 

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These ingenious designs should really be found everywhere, and some of them could really be life-saving. Let us know which one of them is your favorite. If you liked this article, share it with your friends that love clever creations. See you next time!

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