20 Ideas That Are Either Really Stupid or Totally Genius
Necessity is the mother of invention. When we need a quick solution to a sudden problem, our creativity is often limitless. Whether this creativity is improving things or bringing even more problems is another question.
We at Bright Side collected some hilarious examples of human creativity. It is up to you to decide whether these are examples of total failure or brilliant engineering success.
1. That chair rocks!
Your wife asked you to make a rocking chair for the front porch, and you made it from the available materials in less than 5 minutes.
2. Crate bed frame
Is your house full of empty milk or beer crates? Don’t throw them away! According to some DIY design experts, you can make a bed or a sofa frame out of them.
3. Functional soap dispenser
This natural-born engineer could not figure out how to refill the soap dispenser, but he did find a quick, easy, and working solution for the problem.
4. Rollerblade bike wheel
This 5-wheel bike is surely moving, but wait until the man has to turn or stop...or suddenly hits a bump.
5. Shopping cart front wheel
Another solution for an absent front wheel: this 5-wheel bike not only moves but also accommodates your supermarket purchases. But the problem of turning and occasional pebbles on the road remains.
6. Three-wheeler: a miracle of mechanical engineering
A benefit of this car is that you might be able to drive it with a motorcicle permit.
7. This wall clock is fixed.
Why buy a new clock when you can fix the old one using your imagination and drawing skills?
8. Here’s another way to fix a bike.
It’s good that this bike is locked...someone might want to steal it.
9. Elegant solution for a broken water filter
This filter was fixed with a straw. Let’s hope that it is not the last straw that breaks it even further.
10. DIY iron for students
This guy had an important job interview to prepare for. Let’s hope he got the job and can now afford to buy an iron.
11. When you run out of toilet paper:
Desperate times require desperate measures. But why do you need to cut the paper towel in half instead of using just a piece of it?
12. Tennis ball suspension lift
Stacking tennis balls inside the rear coil springs can apparently increase the stiffness and boost the stock spring rate in stock class. Is it a coincidence that there are no comments from people who tried this method?
13. Coffee pot hot dogs
Coffee pots can be used for multiple purposes: steamed vegetables, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, and even boiled eggs. But what about just using it for making coffee?
14. Headphones fixed with K’NEX
With this improvised headset, you can build a car when you are done listening to music.
15. Reusing an old TV
A perfect use for a TV that is not functional anymore! Although this TV table must be really heavy and unstable.
16. Creative solution for sleep-deprived students
The lecturer will never guess that you are sleeping. The guy to his left should learn this trick as well.
17. When you have a microphone but no candle holder:
Make sure you don’t try to use it for singing just out of habit.
18. This broken headlight seems to be fixed...
He got the colors right, but how will he make sure that these things don’t melt when the light is on?
19. This wiper is also a broom.
I don’t understand what is so “LOL” about it. It’s just a functional wiper for a functional BMW.
20. World’s largest game of Jenga
I would avoid tanking at the gas station where the roof is fixed like that.
Would you want to use any of these ideas? Have you ever applied your creativity and engineering skills to fix something? Did it work? Share your opinion and stories in the comments.