Sometimes life has simple fixes to the problems we encounter. While the rest of us are stuck Googling how to grow another arm so we can finally watch TV, eat Cheetos, and paint our nails at the same time, these geniuses are out here figuring it all out for us.
Here are some hilarious geniuses who are really living in the future and innovating to make the world a better place. Their solutions are lazy, hard to look at, and almost always involve duct tape, but they're winning in ways we're not. We're in awe of their brainpower.
This man clearly didn't check the forecast before leaving the house, but a little water never stopped an innovator from innovating.
He's completely soaked and clearly this isn't working, but his thought process deserves an award. Or a throne.
Friend Not There? Grab The IPad And A Bunch Of Clothes
These are some loving and loyal friends to give him a set up like this that's equally as terrifying as it is cute.
He better watch out that this laundry clone doesn't start replacing him in everything.
This Kid With The Unbreakable Spirit
How can someone be a hero but also be so small and young?
This little icon is really inspiring me to be the best I can be, so I'm heading right to the couch with my Cheetos to follow in his footsteps.
This Kid Is Living My Dream Of Hands-Free Watching
I bet Ikea never knew that their 'coffee table' would be used in such an innovative way.
Thanks to this kid I now know what product I need to buy to finally be able to use literally zero energy while watching shows on my phone.
Nerf Guns Are The New Walking And Turning Off The Light
This hack has the added bonus of improving your hand-eye coordination and your depth perception.
These are two highly valuable skills but can also be worked on by you actually getting out of bed and flicking the switch. Just saying.
This Parisian Romance That Never Happened
This girl has seen Eat, Pray, Love enough times to know that a Parisian romance is a must-have on your vacation.
So when you don't have a romantic partner to spend it with, just find someone willing to be one for a three-second photo.
The Kid With The Lip Balm Cheese Stick
If this kid isn't a CEO in the making then I'm not sure who would be. Finally, now we all know what to do with the empty lip balm cases after we've used it all up.
I'm wondering if this works with pepperette meat as well...
They Were Gonna Google It Anyway...
This customer service genius just cut out the middle man.
Seriously, when you ask someone for the best moderately priced family restaurants in the city just know that your request is getting directed to our favorite concierge Google.
What To Do When You Want To Spend Quality Time With Your Beverage And Your Child
Not sure if this is a parenting hack, a lazy hack, or a hack for anyone who wants their child to imprint their parental love on a piece of string.
It might be all three and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
The Kid Whose Costume Was A Clothing Essential
Why not be something for Halloween that you know, love, and rely on every single day? This is some classic two-year-old logic and I applaud this kid's unwillingness to follow the Halloween trends.
Might as well do it now before they grow up and hate every pair of pants they own.
This Golf Lover Who's Not Familiar With "Walking" The Dog
To be fair, this person could've had an injury, could've been unable to walk, or maybe just hated their dog and didn't want to touch it.
Whatever prompted this golf cart solution is definitely worth spilling the "tee" over.
The Chocolate Won't Melt But You're Definitely Getting Judged
This is a brilliant hack and also one that would work wherever you put the chocolate in the car if the AC is on.
So have a break from being extra, and have a KitKat that wasn't jammed in your vents.
These Landscaping Crew Bros
These two are the definitions of work besties who do everything together. If it's a one-person job they'll find a way to make it a job for a duo.
Sure, everything gets done much slower, but they'll dazzle their clients with the power of friendship.
Why Buy A TV When You Can Just Buy An IPad And A Long Stick
This person decided they'd save some money and not buy a $100 used TV, but instead invest in a long stick and some rope to rig their $300 iPad.
What a perfect and cost-effective solution.
Not Even The Bathroom Is Safe From Two-Way Mirrors
This is a hack that I guarantee you're going to be doing to every mirror from now on.
Who even cares if it's real, you always knew something was up with your downstairs bathroom mirror anyway.
This Unemployed Genius Can Add "Billboard Model" To His Resume
Update: this billboard actually worked. So if you start seeing "hire me" signs on the interstate billboards, chances are you're looking at the sites of some newly acquired personnel.
Or you're witnessing the fall of every job site.
The Toilet Seat Warmer That Really Socked It To Winter
This is one way to warm your behind. I'm not knocking it, in fact, these tube socks fit perfectly.
I just hope this person washed these or threw them out before putting them in the "clean" laundry pile.
The Best Movie Snack Ever
There have been some pretty crazy ways to sneak snacks into a movie theater, but this has to be one of the best.
It's also a great movie snack, too!
That's Going To Get Smelly
This person is tired of their mom buying weird organic soaps.
So they switched it out with some cheese so that maybe it will get gross enough and her mom will stop.
It's Going To Happen If You're Tall
If you're out and you need something on the top shelf and you see someone who is super tall then you know that they're used to being asked to get things.
It's kind of like a superpower.
They Say If You Weld Two Priuses Together You Create A Priiiius
This handy craftsman apparently wrecked two of the exact same Prius so he fused them together to create a six-door monster Prius. Is he the new Dr. Frankenstein? Maybe.
But is his car fuel-efficient, reliable, and have plenty of hatchback storage and legroom? You bet.
The Student Who Used Reverse Psychology And I'm Impressed
This is such a risky maneuver and I don't recommend trying this, but wow did it ever pay off.
Also, what kind of professor is this cruel to give out 89.41%? Actually, probably all of them, who are we kidding.
The Mom On-The-Go And On The Segway
They see her rollin', they're hatin', they're catching her ridin' dirty on the Segway pushing the stroller.
If you're brave enough to show off your sick new wheels this way in public then I really can't judge.
The Garlic Bread FaceTimer Who Should Be On Master Chef
This method should be on every single cooking show from now on.
Contestants can now fully devote themselves to being screamed at over mushroom risotto by Gordon Ramsay and just keep an ear out for a little beep over FaceTime.
They Didn't Have A Microwave So They Gave Their Food A Blowout
This is a college student hack, a broke student hack, and a hairdresser who just moved apartments and doesn't have any kitchen appliances yet but has their trusted hairdryer with them.
The food was definitely warm and had a fresh new 'do after this.
Animators Who Needed To Try But Had Zero Pumpkin-Carving Energy
These animators are the kinds of work geniuses that we like to see. They were tired of the 9-5 grind and were so creatively drained that when the office Halloween pumpkin carving contest rolled around their brains just short-circuited and this happened.
And it's perfect. Fullstop.
This Person Lights Up My Life
It took one person and one package to screw in a lightbulb.
Sure, this looks incredibly strange and will give your guests the impression you have people in your freezer, but hey, your innovation makes the world brighter.
The Raccoon Beat The Scavenging System Thanks To This Girl
This sweet girl has been fully taken advantage of by this raccoon. Honestly, this boyfriend should be worried that he's going to be replaced by the furry critter.
He's going to walk in one day and the two will be eating spaghetti and splitting a bottle of red by candlelight.
The Photogenic Dad Who Saw An Opportunity And Took It
Absolutely perfect. This dad has heard of the rampant trend of influencers populating social media, so he thought he'd give it a go himself.
He did it with a dad joke no less, and we're all amazed at this pinnacle of a father.
The Candy Hiding Hack That's Pretty Brilliant
This would be a great hack if this wasn't a bag of frozen vegetables sitting in a cupboard.
Sure, nobody's going to expect that you're hiding candy in there, but they're going to corner you and ask you if you can read labels, and that might be worse.
Why Buy A Good Speaker When You Can Buy A Pot?
This is another hack for someone who had the money, but just never bought a TV.
Why do that when you can get a $10 pot, a $900 laptop, and an $80 speaker, and easily create this wacky setup that totally won't make your guests uncomfortable?
Freezing Milk Is A Great Hack If You're Lazy At Teatime And Want To Alienate Loved Ones
I don't even know how this person discovered this, but they need to stop. This looks like a pad of cursed mattress foam and makes me so incredibly uncomfortable.
I just want to know why this is better than just pouring milk into your tea or coffee because I'm drawing blanks over here.
'Cause A Plunger Is Cleaner Than Public Transportation
They say that the handles on public transportation are something you should avoid touching at all costs, and this girl took that advice to heart.
It must be hard to detach that handle in a hurry, though!
Separate The Seeds Yourself
For all those times where you sit down to eat a half of a watermelon at your desk but you don't want to pick all the seeds out before you start eating, here's your solution.
It looks weird, but it works!
No Sleeping Mask? No Problem
She's not about to waste her money on an airline mask when she's got a makeshift mask attached to her head!
That boy in the back looks jealous he isn't able to do it too.
Anything Can Be A Cup
If you don't mind the faint taste of vegetables in your tea, you can use a bell pepper as a cup.
Plus you save yourself the trouble of having to wash the mug after.
The Comfortable Concert Goer
Realistically, going to a concert is supposed to be more about the music than the actual stage performance itself.
Who are we to say that he can't enjoy the music lying down?
Forget About A Faucet
This person didn't have any interest in wasting their money on paying a plumber to come to the house to fix their sink.
Instead, they came up with a solution all on their own.
Roll With It
Desperate times call for desperate measures...
It might not be the most comfortable option, but if the choice is between this or no toilet paper, we'll choose the paper towel roll.
How Badly Do You Want To BBQ?
It all comes down to how badly you want to make those hotdogs for lunch or how much you're craving steak for dinner.
A little bit of rain doesn't need to derail your dinner plans.
That's One Way To Adjust The Clock
Why go to the effort of climbing up and changing the clocks in the school when you're just going to have to change them all again in a few months?
This seems like a much smarter solution.
Save Your Energy For Something More Important
Your building may not have a trash chute built-in already, but that doesn't mean that you can't make one yourself!
Why do more sets of stairs than you need to?
Pretend It Was Intentional
Instead of throwing the whole pot away, you can work it into the decor.
Now you can pretend that you were always planning to have your 7-year-old kick over the planter while chasing after his brother.
Make The Wires Work For You
This 79-year-old woman decided that she didn't need her television cables to ruin her carefully curated living room decor.
So she turned them into vines with flowers growing out of them.
They're Basically Twins
Tired of always having to make himself look presentable for video calls while working from home, this man created his puppet twin as a helpful little stand-in.
We're sure this will work perfectly for the days when he wants to stay off-camera.
From The Pool To The Kitchen
Does it look a little goofy?
Absolutely, but who's going to be the last one laughing when you've got tears streaming down your face while helping to chop the onions and she's totally fine?
Take Advatange Of The Heat
If your car is going to be as hot as an oven after sitting in the office parking lot all day in the June heat, you might as well have a tasty treat to come back to.
This car must smell delicious.
As Cool As Can Be
So your pup refuses to go in the kiddie pool to cool down and insists on staying outside in the heat in the summertime.
What do you do? Ice pile.
Too Hot To Handle
This man's mason jar was quite literally too hot to handle after he made a fresh cup of tea, so he had to improvise!
It's not the worst solution we've ever seen.
A True Multipurpose Tool
If you're torn between buying yourself an electric mixer or buying that power drill you've had your eye on, go for the drill.
An electric mixer can't help you install those new shelves in the living room, but the drill can whisk your cake mix.