15 Insane Ideas That Actually Worked Out Well

Blog By Hazel  |  25-03-18

Whenever you’re faced with a problem, surely you’ve racked a few stupid ideas through your mind before you found a practical solution. But once in awhile, it seems those peculiar solutions might just actually be solutions. Here’s 15 times those insane ideas that actually worked.

Blackout curtains- City lights

Blackout curtains- City lights

This one invention is really very creative! Making a bunch of tiny holes into blackout curtains sounds weird. But it was well executed!


Anti- Wet Bench

Anti- Wet Bench

This is a perfect invention for the rainy days. You might not want to sit on the wet bench but these benches take their queue from paper towel dispensers and include a simple crank in the side. With a little bit of turning, the sitter can find a dry patch of bench to sit on.


Coffee table with built-in fridge

Coffee table with built-in fridge

Instead of all the dead space for magazines and newspapers, this table’s lower shelves feature something that’s actually useful: a mini-fridge that allows you to pull out your favourite beverage without making a trip to the kitchen.


Camper/boat hybrid

Camper/boat hybrid

This combination may sound weird but the compact, streamlined camper contains a functional living space, and as a bonus, the roof turns into a boat! It’s like the most useful Transformer ever.


Lit-up Bike Path.

Lit-up Bike Path.

Biking is a way of life in Netherlands, a clever invention has made cycling at night much easier.
Called Smart Highway, these bike paths have thousands of tiny, twinkly stones embedded in the surface. The best part is that they’re solar-powered.


Avocado with ripeness label

Avocado with ripeness label

This sounds very silly, but this is important. If you are bad at figuring if the avocados are ripe or not this invention is a saviour for you!


The best Uber Ever...

The best Uber Ever...

Kudos to this uber driver to make my childhood dream come true. That’s an actual Nintendo rig that backseat passengers are free to play. I’d say anyone that lets me play Zelda in the cab deserves a good tip.


One Central Park, Australia

One Central Park, Australia

Combination of vertical gardens, cantilevered penthouse suites, and adjustable motorized mirrors to give the greenery optimal sunlight. This is situated in Sydney. It’s been a hot commodity since it opened in 2013. It’s won a slew of awards, and is about the most eco-friendly highrise in town.


Water-shading “bird balls”

Water-shading “bird balls”

We are all aware of the water contamination. Sunshine creates all kinds of contamination problems, so how to keep these big bodies of water in the shade? At LA’s Ivanhoe Reservoir, three million non-toxic balls are added to shade the water beneath


Table with perfectly tucked-in chairs

Table with perfectly tucked-in chairs

A table like this makes you wonder why tables and chairs are always clashing. If they were designed to fit into each other in perfect harmony, the world would be a better place. This is the most satisfying thing i saw all day.


Proof Eyewear

Proof Eyewear

Proof Eyewear is a company that sells handcrafted eyewear made from wooden frames. They use sustainable materials including FSC-certified wood, cotton-based acetate, and even repurposed skateboard decks.


The Luna Light

The Luna Light

It can be hung or placed on the floor. It provides some serious cosmic glow with customization light settings. Each one is hand made by the The ACORN Studio team using glass fiber and non-toxic latex.


Rotating bridge

Rotating bridge

The Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin is designed to look like a harp, one of Ireland’s national symbols. Rather than raising, the whole span simply rotates 90 degrees.


Skygarden, South Korea

Skygarden, South Korea

This Korean Skygarden repurposes a stretch of abandoned expressway and turns it into a beautiful garden and walking path. It provides a welcome splash of greenery in busy downtown Seoul.


Gas Station

Gas Station

This one has the pumps hanging from the roof. Genius! This way, it doesn’t matter which side your gas cap is on.








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