In life, you’ll never run out of problems. From broken doors to escaping dogs, the challenges you face every day seem to be endless.
However, instead of feeling bad about them, consider those challenges as opportunities to test your creativity and ability to innovate. They offer a chance for you to come up with clever solutions that will showcase not just your intelligence but patience as well.
To motivate you to innovate, here are 40 weird solutions to odd problems.
1. Cold beer, anyone?
This is the best fridge ever. There’s no electricity involved so there’s no need to worry about your electricity bill.
2. A quick fix
This drier won’t stay closed. To solve the problem, its owner used a toilet plunger and a pan to keep it shut.
3. No mess
If you’re one of those people who try hard not to eat taco salad because of the mess, then you’ll find this hack helpful. By placing your salad in an empty bag of chips, you’ll be able to eat in peace. You won’t even have to worry about washing the dishes after.
4. Perfect hiding spot
This person’s roommates never wash the dishes but they keep taking her alcohol. This was the solution she came up with.
5. Writing in Chinese
Don’t laugh at this one. You never know when you’ll be randomly asked to write in Chinese.
6. Grillin’ day
If you have a grocery shopping cart at home, you can use it to grill meat in your yard. The idea might seem weird but it works!
7. At work
Someone at work was craving for hotdogs. He found a clever way to get exactly what he wanted.
8. (Non) Rolling chair
This rolling chair lost a wheel. However, instead of throwing it out, its owner decided to use foam and duct tape to stabilize it. Although the chair doesn’t roll anymore, it can still be used.
Driving without a side mirror is dangerous. Knowing that, this car owner looked for a replacement right away. This was what he found.
10. Beach towel
There’s no need to worry if you forgot to take your beach towel with you. Just look for these leaves, weave them into a blanket and you’re good to go.
11. A unique wiper
There are so many things you can use as an alternative for your wiper. Apparently, the list includes small brooms. Well, as long as it works, right?
12. Keeping the old tree
The people who made this street didn’t want to cut down the old tree. To ensure people’s safety, they placed reflectors as a warning.
13. A creative solution
You don’t always have to find solutions to your problems. Sometimes, you can just be creative in dealing with them.
This kid is quite clever for coming up with this. Let’s just hope his siblings don’t startle him while he’s watching. He might end up breaking the glass with his face.
15. Holding it together
Contrary to what you might be thinking, the tape was wrapped around the structure not to keep it upright but to keep bricks from falling on people. The metal pole inside it is still strong.
This scorpion won’t be able to scare anyone anymore. There’s no way it could escape the container with that much duct tape.
17. Feeding the puppies
If you own puppies, you know the struggle of feeding them. This man came up with a clever solution to ensure the puppies get their fair share of milk at the same time.
18. No escaping
This tiny puppy is quite an escape artist. His human had to do this to make sure he doesn’t get through the fence again.
19. No more getting stuck
This tiny goat always get his head stuck in the fence. This was the solution his human came up with. Although it works, it’s hard to say if the images were necessary.
20. A little ingenuity
Controlling the a/c is hard without a knob so don’t judge this guy. Let’s just hope he doesn’t do the same thing if ever his steering wheel gets broken.
21. The revolutionary glasses
It’s hard to say what this person was trying to come up with when he made this. If he’s trying to get ahead of Google and Apple, he’s on the right track.
22. Quick thinking
During emergencies, you have to act quick in order to save lives. That’s exactly what this man’s friends did when he accidentally broke his leg at the skatepark. They used a skateboard as a temporary splint.
23. While working
Doing work at home can get pretty boring. To entertain himself while doing work, this man came up with this.
24. Holding it
The idea seems nice but the execution isn’t impressive. If a sudden gust of wind hits that umbrella, he’ll be in serious trouble.
A woman couldn’t find the cork of her wine. Her tipsy mind improvised and solved the issue.
26. This handle
This car door handle solves two things- opening the door and opening bottles. It’s a frugal invention if you ask me.
27. Good as new
Why buy a new one when you can still fix it? Just put a few pieces of wood and tape and your garbage bin will be as good as new.
28. Too low
This chair was too short for the person sitting on it. So, to make the height fit, he decided to put it on a stool. If it works, it’s good.
29. When dogs keep jumping over the fence
The dogs in this yard kept jumping over the fence. To prevent them from escaping, their owner installed a gardening fence and secured everything with zip ties. It’s a cost-effective solution.
30. No spoon
If you’re hungry, you’d do anything to satisfy your hunger. In the case of this guy, he was willing to go as far as using his toothpaste tube to eat his ramen.
31. An “organizer”
This one’s not surprising. If the person managed to bring a cart into his home, he can install it on his wall, too. He’s brave enough to do almost anything.
The issues Scotch Tape can fix is endless. Apparently, apart from wrapping gifts and making DIY projects , it can also be used to hold car parts together.
As long as a solution works, it’s definitely not stupid. Plus, this is definitely better than having a broken flush tank.
34. The handrail
This beer store couldn’t afford compromising their customers’ safety. They made their handrail extra safe by tying a a few pieces of metal and wood to it.
These days, people are encouraged to be extra careful about the things they touch. To comply with that, someone came up with a touchless water cooler in this school.
36. Nailed it.
This man accidentally broke his glasses while working on the roof. He solved the problem by replacing the broken part with a nail and wrapping it with tape to minimize friction. After 2 days, he’s still using it.
37. The duct tape
This simply proves that a duct tape can solve almost everything. No door handle? No problem A duct tape will do the trick.
38. Keeping things cool
It’s hard to focus when it’s too hot. With that airconditioning unit placed at the back of the vehicle, there’s no need to worry about the driver losing his cool or focus on the road.
39. No ladder
These two men have serious trust in each other. Just one wrong move and they can easily hurt each other.
40. Hot shower
If you have a lot of free time in the morning, you can give this DIY hot shower a try. With just a candle, it’ll take a longer time for the water to heat up (if it does heat up at all).