There are inventions that have literally changed the way we live. From the steam engine that led to the Industrial Revolution to the invention of the airplane, they affect the very fabric of modern society. Other inventions, while not as earthshaking, still make life so much easier that one wonders why they aren’t more widespread.
Here are a few examples of them.
1 – A Swiss train that has a carriage that serves as a playground
2 – Korean immigration office lends out eyeglasses for filling out forms
3 – This Utah bar features an ice strip where you can place your beer glass to keep it cold
4 – A way to add more ports to your laptop
5 – An innovative way to store your phone
6 – Special access holes for your cat
7 – Never fumble with your bedsheets again
8 – This hotel found a way to eliminate those irritating light gaps when you draw the curtains closed
9 – This car bed will make sure that sleeping in your car will never be the same again
10 – This restaurant helpfully gives you a choice of soap depending on whether you’ve already eaten or not
11 – A rescue button in the middle of a desert crossing in Mexico
12 – A single-use toothbrush dispenser that already comes with toothpaste in Rome
13 – This holographic display lets you know how much time is left with the dishwasher
14 – This coaster can use hot or cold drinks to charge your phone
15 – This blow-up house easily expands your livable area
16 – This suicide prevention call box is pure genius
17 – The name and photo of the worker who packed this box of tomatoes is also printed with the barcode
18 – Even bitcoin has an ATM machine now
19 – Seniors don’t need to rush through a pedestrian crossing anymore
20 – How fast you pedal determines how much energy this charging station gets to charge your device; it’s a two-in-one winner!