Are you creative? Are you good at engineering or taking things apart and putting them back together? Maybe you should be an inventor! We doubt any of these people made any money off of their inventions, but it sure saved them some time and hassle. Here’s 19 genius people who invented some pretty useful stuff.
1. Bouncy ball firecracker
This is for all you pyrotechnics out there. Inserting a firecracker into a bouncy ball, lighting the fuse and letting it go can be one of the greatest joys of your life. The thing will bounce unexpectedly all over the place and you’ll have fun dodging it for hours.
2. A way to watch Netflix in the shower
Why stop your show just because you have to take a shower. Now you can watch and shampoo at the same time.
3. The soup was hot
The soup in this bowl was too hot to sip so this person created a brilliant system for letting the hot soup pass through a glass of ice water to cool it before arriving at the mouth. This should win a prize.
4. Hidden phone
But won’t people know you’re on your phone and not reading when you’re continually tapping at the ‘pages’ in your book?
5. Hanger iPad case
This is perfect for bunk bed viewing. Simply hold the iPad in place with two plastic hangers from your closet. Voila!
6. When you discover that your skateboard acts like a shelf in the tub
Just be so careful not to knock your computer off the board and into the water.
7. Bottle opener on hat lid
You’ll be the hit of the tailgate party with a hat like that.
8. Fooling the cops
We’re just really impressed that he baked cookies to look like iPhones just so he could piss off some cops. This guy must have a lot of time on his hands.
9. Fry in ketchup
If there’s only one thing you learn from the internet, let it be this, that you can put your fries into the ketchup this way.
10. How to smoke pot in public
This is a stoner’s secret dream.
11. “Look honey, I put up the Christmas tree!”
Because every wife is totally satisfied with the lights being wrapped around the tree…that’s still inside the box.
12. When you’re baking but your mixers stop working
You figure out a brilliant solution…like using your husband’s power drill with beaters attached to the end to mix the batter. Problem solved!
13. When the remote is broken but you figured out a way to use it
You’re basically a technology god. What would we ever do without you? We’d all just have to get a new remote.
14. Best dunking technique ever
Pouring milk right into the container is great way to dunk with ease.
15. Best dad award
You get to push your kid on the swing, but you also get to put your feet up and drink a beer at the same time.
16. Ramen splash pad
Keep hot Ramen from getting on your face and clothing by wearing this splash pad.
17. Never miss another piece of pizza again
Who needs a water bottle when you’ve got a spot for pizza?
18. Wine backpack
Have as much wine as you want…this guy will be the one to figure out how to wear a keg on his back.
19. Floating Chinese food
And finally, this blessed man who found out that styrofoam takeout boxes float..meaning you can take a bath and eat your Chinese food in the tub.