Are these the best brainwaves ever? Hilarious images show some VERY creative solutions to annoying problems
- The humble coffee cup holder has all sorts of extra uses, it turns out
- Want to keep your pizza warm in the car? Time to turn on the heated seats
- A jumper can act as a makeshift lock for a toilet door, one traveller shows
A round of applause is due for the sheer resourcefulness demonstrated here.
Some of these pictures show how everyday items can have all sorts of extra uses.
You see a jumper, someone else sees a makeshift door lock.
You see a coffee cup holder, others see a device for propping up their tablet computer.
The images also show some nifty inventions – for instance, a toilet lock that doubles as an accessory tray and a straw for mojitos that doesn’t get clogged up with mint leaves (a first-world issue, admittedly).
Scroll down to behold some truly brilliant brainwaves…
Reddit user Balboafire demonstrates that you don’t need a fancy case to prop a tablet computer up
Hot idea: During a blistering 120F heatwave in Arizona, one driver used a pair of mismatched oven gloves to keep their hands from being burned by the toasty steering wheel
Reddit user The Tritt Redditer was desperate to use the toilet at the airport, but the door on the cubicle did not have a lock. Cue this brainwave
Being told to play outside doesn’t have to mean curtailing a gaming session…
Reddit user Notanaijin was blown away by this toilet lock, which doubles as a tray for loose items
This phone/binoculars combo is a rather neat idea – despite being a one-way ticket to arm ache
Keeping Brighton’s streets cigarette-butt-free? Make it so, with a sci-fi debate ‘ballot bin’
Hands-free coffee slurping? Not a problem for mother Sarah Hubler Gutierrez. She posted this picture, taken while parked at Black Rock Coffee Bar in Vancouver, to Facebook with the caption: ‘How to obey the law when coffee is life’
This ingenious straw allowed Reddit user ‘TheOxfordBloke’ to drink his mojito cocktail without sucking up the mint leaves. He says these types of straw ‘originated as a device for drinking matcha in South America’
Want to keep your pizza warm while you drive back from the takeaway? Leave it on your car’s heated seats like Reddit user Boethiah555. They wrote: ‘Heated seats? You mean pizza warmers?’
Coffee holder trays have myriad uses, as this sports fan ably demonstrates
Thought you had to pay for a sofa to be delivered? Think again. This pic was snapped in the Netherlands