Some people just have a mind for invention. These people can focus in on a problem and come up with the perfect gadget to solve it. Their creativity allows them to come up with some pretty cool things.
Like that metal strip at the bar that keeps your beer cold. Or hexagon-shaped crayons that won’t roll off the table. Some things don’t have that much of a function and are just fun. Like the ice cream sandwich that has comics etched into them.
It takes a genius mind to come up with these seemingly common things. And they just help make our lives a little bit better. Like therapy animals who work on staff at the airline so people can pet them before they fly.
1. Therapy Animals
This is LiLou the first airport therapy pig. She works at San Francisco International Airport. She helps to calm passengers at one of more than 10 airports in the U.S. that have therapy animals on staff. What a genius idea!
2. Dog Stall
In Denmark, you can park your dog. Just place him in one of these pods. It contains an antitheft mechanism, an automatic disinfectant, and a cooling system.
3. A Mirror That Tells The Weather
They have an extra fancy mirror at this hotel. This one tells you what the weather is. That way you can run back to your room for your umbrella if you need it.
4. Floor Alligator
This lobby has a pet alligator. Well, there is one embedded into the floor. It’s a medical office so if you trip over it you’re in the right place.
5. Food Stamps
6. Women Wear Pants
Nowadays, women wear pants. So, we don’t really have to identify females with symbols that use dresses. This bathroom sign identifies the women’s room by giving the woman curvy hips.
7. The Cone of Silence
8. Glow-in-the-Dark Money
The money in Canada glows. This is a $2 coin. It has a picture of the Northern Lights that glow in the dark.
9. Police Officer Statue
10. Children’s Elevator
11. Freddie MercuryAirline
12. That Metal Strip
13. Umbrella Lock
14. Hexagon Crayon
These things are pretty clever. They are hexagon-shaped crayons. They are shaped this way so they can’t roll off the table.
15. Parking Spots For Dogs
16. Ice Cream Comics
17. Wallet-Sized Diploma
18. Restaurant Breathalyzer
19. Map Building
20. Toilet Paper Preference
21. Two-In-One Bowl
This bowl is extremely useful. In fact, it has two uses. As a chip and dip bowl and as a cake stand.
22. Keep Pizza Flat
Do you ever have trouble holding your pizza flat? This place in Japan has a fix for that. Their boxes have handles to keep the pizza flat.
23. Shipping Container Building
This is an entire building made from shipping containers. It’s large scale sustainable living at its best. A lot of shipping containers were saved from the dump in order to make this multifamily dwelling.
24. The Right Cellphone
Having a good cellphone case pays. This guy had his phone in an Otter Box for 10 years and it looks the same as it did the day he bought it. These things are worth the price.
25. A Fun Garbage Truck
Why should picking up the trash be boring? This garbage collection company has robots on the side of their trucks. It looks like the robot has arms when the truck picks up the bins.
26. Hands-Free Bathroom Door Handle
27. Hop Indicator
This is a genius bar menu. It shows how much hops are in each beer. It gives you a visual idea of what flavor you’re getting with each beer.
28. Repurposed Phone Booth
Payphones don’t really exist anymore but some old phone booths remain. This is a clever way to repurpose these booths. It’s used as a cellphone charging room.
29. Fury Creep Out Prevention
Furbies can be pretty creepy if you don’t know they’re around. That’s why this airport has a special category specifically for checking in your Furby toys. They don’t want to have any uncessesary freakouts or scares.
30. Public Art Tape
Public art doesn’t need to be expensive. This awesome display was created with colored tape. It makes the space come alive.