The human capacity for ingenuity never ceases to make me smile.

We’re surrounded by the greatest technology in the history of the world, but sometimes it’s the little tweaks and fixes by everyday people that really blow our minds and make us say, “now that is impressive!”

And we think these posts about solutions to all kinds of problems will be right up your alley.

Let’s see what these smart folks have been up to!

1. This is so cool!

I wish more historic sites did this.

2. You need to help people out in times of crisis.

And this is one good way to do it.

3. Cash in those cans.

And help some folks out in the process.

In Norway you get a small amount of money for recycling bottles/cans. They’re often collected by poor people, homeless etc. A lot of our trash cans has these holders around them so people don’t have to search through the trash to collect them from HumansBeingBros

4. ALL places need to do this.

Most of those instructions are enough to drive a person crazy.

This furniture hardware is sorted by step rather than by type. from mildlyinteresting

5. I love this!

I want to see these in all public places.

These public swing powered chargers for your phone in a train station from mildlyinteresting

6. Yes to this!

Making your bed can be a frustrating exercise.

The fitted sheet in my new sheet set is marked for easier bed making from mildlyinteresting

7. A genius idea for the winter.

A lot of cities and towns would benefit from having these.

Crosswalk projected on a dirty winter road from mildlyinteresting

8. You can always be in the shadow.

I’m here for this idea!

They put rails under the benches in this park so you can always be in the shadow. from mildlyinteresting

9. No more knocking over everything in your fridge!

There has to be a better way!

Our refrigerator has revolving levels so you can reach everything easily from mildlyinteresting

10. Hang your bag here!

Then you won’t have to pick it up off the floor over and over again.

These notched chairs to hold bags. from mildlyinteresting

11. Oh, boy…this is good.

You should also be able to charge them extra if the kids are bad.

This restaurant gives you a discount if you have well behaved kids from mildlyinteresting

12. What do you want to look at today?

Boats all day for me!

These public benches are reversible, so you can choose to look at people, or boats. from mildlyinteresting

13. What a cool concept!

I bet this is much appreciated.

This museum in Berlin has ‘touchable’ versions of their paintings for blind people from mildlyinteresting

How about you?

Do you have any genius solutions to everyday problems that you think we should know about?

Share them with us in the comments. Thanks a lot!