Have you ever looked at something and thought, "How is this not a thing?" Well, you're going to think that a lot while viewing this slideshow of brilliant ideas that should be widespread by now, but aren't. We're still scratching our heads over a candy-free checkout aisle at the grocery store not being a thing yet.
Speak Your Mind
Have you ever wanted to thank a driver for letting you out or wanted to let them know you were ticked about being cut off? Then you need this LED sign, which offers several options for expressing your emotions. This is definitely a step up from rolling down the window and yelling.
Candy-Free Checkout Counters
Parents and people who can't resist the temptation of a sweet treat at checkout would love to see this candy-free checkout aisle become a thing. Can you imagine not having to hear your toddler scream for a candy bar? That's what we call shopping bliss.
So Long Would-Be Peepers
The people who use this restroom no longer have to worry about people seeing them through the spaces in the stall, as bristles are installed on the bathroom doors to block the openings. This is so simple, so how is this not a thing everywhere? Keep reading for another awesome bathroom invention in a slide coming up.
Better Phone Charging
Charging your phone can be kind of annoying as far as outlets are concerned. Once you plug in charging adapters for your phone and your tablet, you're out of space, but that doesn't have to be the case with this USB outlet. These should be standard in new homes everywhere.
You Move, You (Don't) Lose
Is there anything more annoying than a person who swoops up your seat the moment you get up to go to the bathroom? This can be prevented with the "Seat Saver" that looks like spilled food, so no one will bother your seat. We're not sure how this isn't a thing yet.
Let's Make This Happen
The last thing most people want to do in public restrooms is touch the toilet handle -- you never know what else has been on it or how well it was cleaned. And that's where this foot flush pedal comes in -- one step and you're done. Read on for another restroom idea that totally needs to happen.
Break It Down
Considering how many restaurants load up their entrees with calories, we think this receipt that has a caloric breakdown for each food item is brilliant. No more guesswork over how many calories are being consumed, plus you know where you stand in terms of carbs and protein intake.
Just Take My Money
Speaking of food, if you're someone who likes to eat on the go, then you'll be scratching your head over how this simple, yet genius, french fry holder hasn't blown up yet. Not only will it hold your fries, it has a compartment for your ketchup. Did we say genius already?
They've Got A Screen WHERE?
Having to leave during a movie for a bathroom break is a pain, but one movie theater decided to put screens in their restrooms so their patrons wouldn't have to miss anything. All theaters need to make this happen immediately. In a thread coming up, you can read about an invention that makes cleaning much easier.
They've Got The Right Idea
With autism and sensory spectrum disorders increasing, this Chuck E. Cheese has tried to make their restaurant more inclusive by offering days that are sensory sensitive friendly. Since no one should have to miss out on the fun, all places need to take a note and do this.
Protect That Mustache
If you have a mustache, then you know all too well the struggle of eating and drinking -- food and drink get stuck where it has no business being stuck. No longer does enjoying a hot cup of coffee have to be an issue with this coffee cup that has a built-in mustache guard.
Cleaning With Style
If there's one thing the average person doesn't have enough of, it's time, so we're curious why these slippers with a built-in mop function isn't a thing. Cleaning while getting snacks during a commercial break is a total win-win. If you think these slippers are cool, wait until you see the ones that prevent stumped toes.
Keeping Kids Healthy
This grocery store has the right idea -- instead of giving their younger patrons cookies when they enter the store, they're offering them a free piece of fruit instead. We love how they're promoting healthiness at a young age and would love to see this in all grocery stores.
You Snooze, You Lose
Pretty much everyone viewing this slideshow has been a victim of the snooze function -- you hit it and the next thing you know, you've overslept an hour. When this alarm clock goes off, it rolls around your room until you actually get up to turn it off. Every adult should have one of these.
So Simple, Yet So Smart
Pretty much everyone has uttered a four-letter word after blindly stumbling around and bumping into something at night, so how are these slippers with lights built in not a thing yet? Like snacking on the go? Then you'll love the cupcake dispenser in one of the upcoming slides.
Go Directly To Jail
For the families whose members can't put down their phones for five minutes and enjoy supper, there is this phone jail that lets you lock up all devices until the meal is over. Not only is it practical, it's also cute, and is something that every household needs.
How's That For Motivation?
When faced with the choice to take the elevator or stairs, more often than not, people go with the elevator. The owners of this building are trying to get people to make healthier decisions by putting the number of calories burned on each step. This is encouraging and is something that should be done everywhere.
Have Your Cake And Eat It, Too
Put aside those healthy thoughts for a moment and check out this machine. This is an ATM of sorts that dispenses cupcakes. Yes, cupcakes. We think you'll agree that not having at least one of these in every town is nothing short of a crime against humanity.
Watch Your Step
Every woman's worst fashion nightmare is stepping into a hole and breaking the heel on her designer shoes. The folks in this town are thinking smart by putting shoe print covers on their grates -- now women can see where it's safe to step and avoid the broken heel of doom.
They Deserve A Slow Clap
Putting together furniture can be a pain in the butt, but this manufacturer had a brilliant idea to make things easier -- they put the parts needed for each step of assembly in separate packaging. Anyone who shops at a certain furniture store notorious for beautiful items that are hard to assemble would be thrilled with this.