30 Genius Ideas That Are Solutions To Everyday Issues

11. My Grocery Store Started Selling Overripe, Discount Bananas With A Recipe For Banana Bread On The Bag

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This solution comes at a time when it’s needed the most. Americans waste 150,000 tons of food each day – equal to a pound per person. Also, fruit and vegetables were the most likely to be thrown out, followed by dairy and then meat.

By the way, interestingly enough, banana bread is actually a somewhat young dish. It first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s.

12. This Shop Has A Option To Shop Alone Or With Assistance


The shop is located in UAE, Dubai. For the complete antisocial experience, bring earphones.

13. This Dish Soap Lists The Purpose For Each Ingredient

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It’s a great way of making people less afraid of this kind of products. Chemicals ten do have weird names, so people think weird things about them. Explaining each in plain language for non-chemists is a great idea.

14. I Adapted A Rubik’s Cube For The Blind


Rubik’s Cubes for blind people have been available for some time now. For example, the Braillecube is an attempt to adjust this timeless toy to the needs of people with impaired vision – the design makes them “feel” the colors. The first letters of the color are written on the cube in braille in the order of the colors on the original cube.

As of January 2009, 350 million cubes had been sold worldwide making it the world’s top-selling puzzle game.

15. The Hotel I Am Staying At Has The Fire Evacuation Plans At Ground Level So You Can See Them If Smoke Has Filled The Hallways

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This is especially thoughtful considering that smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death for victims of fires. Some 50–80% of all fire deaths are the result of smoke inhalation injuries, including burns to the respiratory system.

16. Washing Your Hands To Flush The Toilette


Urinal-sink combos like this save water by reusing the hand-washing water to rinse out the urinal. Presumably, it could also allow bathrooms to be more compact and less expensive to install, as it replaces two appliances with one, thus requiring less plumbing works.

17. Supermarket Trolleys In Sweden Have A Map Of The Supermarket

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It’s about time we got something like this. Rick Paulas of the Pacific Standard has compared the current design of many grocery stores to casinos. “There are lights and sounds that re-focus attention every micro-second, carpet on the ground to offer cushion for our feet, an open-flow space from the slot machines to the poker tables to the roulette. But what’s more important is what’s not there: clocks on the wall, bathrooms, escape routes. The reason is obvious — can’t spend money if you’re not present—and they point toward why supermarkets attempted to get their customers lost.”

18. This Stall For Your Dog Outside A Super Market In Copenhagen


No petting, no taunting, no questionable treats, perfect! Just don’t plan to spend the night there yourself. A writer for The Outline tried a similar booth and apparently they have cameras/sensors watching and the company will fine people who get in.

19. Perfectly Flat Floor, Designed To Stop People From Running In The Hallway

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The design, partly inspired by Alice in Wonderland, took more than 400 tiles to create.

20. This Bathroom In The Atlanta Airport Has Lights To Let You Know If A Stall Is In Use


Manufactured by Tooshlights, the smart latch and deadbolt communicate wirelessly with the indicator light. When the stall is available, the light is green. When the stall is occupied and the smart latch or deadbolt is locked, the light illuminates red.