We naturally grow accustomed to the more mundane tasks in everyday life and never really stop to question if there’s an easier way to do them. However, some outside-of-the-box thinkers have idealized clever ways to diminish the most minor of inconveniences that most of us wouldn’t think twice about. It’s these simple solutions from around the world that make you question why they haven’t become universally implemented.
Life’s complicated enough as it is which makes even the most paltry hurdles worth lessening. There may not always be shortcuts in our day to day lives, but any time there’s a more convenient path, we’ll be willing to take it. Here are 25 incredibly clever improvements to everyday things that should really be commonplace by now.
1. Benches become quite unpractical after a rainy day. Everyone likes to take a break and sit, but most of us aren’t willing to risk a wet bottom to do so. This clever bench design eliminates the problem of wet benches by making them rotatable. A crank on the side of the seat rotates the seating area so you can swap the damp side for one that has been unaffected by the rainfall.
2. It can be difficult to keep yourself alert when on a long drive on a particularly visually barren stretch. While some of us opt for upbeat music or a thought-provoking podcast, our eyes can still grow dreary due to a lack of stimulation. To fight this, a few select roads in Australia have installed trivia billboards to keep those behind the wheel attentive to their surroundings.