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Updated on Aug 16, 2020. Posted on Aug 12, 2020

17 People Who Were So Smart They Made Me Feel Extra Dumb

Why didn't I think of that?!

h/t r/mildlyinteresting & r/designporn

1. The clever person that designed this store to have different surfaces to "road test" strollers.

A baby store with wood, stone, and brick flooring areas next to strollers
eyedubb / Via reddit.com

Parents everywhere: "THANK YOU."

2. The absolute genius who designed this shirt to have a lens cloth sewn in at the bottom.

A small patch of lens cleaning cloth sewn into the inside bottom of a shirt flap
Marvin_k2000 / Via reddit.com

I need this in all my shirts?

3. This super smart grandpa who sorted his extra sauce packets into a case.

A tackle box filled with extra sauce packets
satchamo87 / Via reddit.com

Honestly, genius.

4. Whoever designed these benches to be reversible so you can choose your view.

A wood bench with a back that flips from one side to the other
thoughtgun / Via reddit.com

So you can look at the people walking by or the boats out in the marina.

5. The person who incorporated kick buttons on these elevators.

Large up and down buttons on the wall down by the floor next to an elevator door
rastroboy / Via reddit.com

Carrying packages? No problem!

6. The genius that designed this shirt with buttons on the inside as well to help prevent annoying boob-gap.

A button-up shirt with an extra layer of buttons on the inside flap
kalimoo / Via reddit.com

People with boobs, I know you know the struggle!

7. This mom who painted an outlet to blend in with its surroundings.

A wall outlet painted with rock designs that match the pattern on the wall
newherel / Via reddit.com

Good job, mom!

8. The person who designed this cheeky (but clever) business card.

A divorce lawyer business card that tears into two parts
adorubi / Via reddit.com

One for you and one for the soon-to-be-ex.

9. The person who designed this umbrella to only show the logo when it rains.

A wet umbrella with a pattern forming where raindrops are
jaegee0000 / Via reddit.com

Subtly clever.

10. The mastermind who created this pan with a thermochromic indicator to show if it is hot.

A frying pan with a circle that changes color after it is heated
RealNajm / Via reddit.com

I could definitely use this.

11. The person who designed this jacket label to have spots for multiple hand-me-down names.

A jacket tag that has three lines for a name to be written on it
Investr_shiba / Via reddit.com

It's like a historical map.

12. The person who had the idea to sort this furniture hardware by step rather than type.

Furniture hardware separated by steps in different blister packs
Doctor_Nutsack / Via reddit.com

13. The clever designer who added tread depth measuring into the rubber.

A rubber tire with number levels marked to match the wear of the tire over time
KevlarYarmulke / Via reddit.com

I like it.

14. The person who decided to incorporate a window on this toaster.

A toaster with a clear side so you can watch your bread slices toast
ai_is_ded1212 / Via reddit.com

Very helpful, tbh.

15. The person that came up with the idea to have two different shopping baskets at this store to signal if you want help or not.

Pink shopping baskets that say I need assistance and black baskets that say I can shop myself
saksith / Via reddit.com

But what if you change your mind?! Lol.

16. The smartie who designed this spatula with a little stand.

A spatula with a little metal kickstand
dgroove8 / Via reddit.com

Could also be used as a hook perhaps?

17. And finally, the canny person at this library who created "binge boxes" to loan out.

Plastic boxes holding several movies of the same genre
bradshaw1992 / Via reddit.com

Here for a Coen brothers marathon, tbh.

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