Designers and inventors are continually coming up with ideas to make our lives easier and in our technological age gadgets are becoming the mainstay of our existence at break-neck speed!
If we consider the things that we take for granted today, we often wonder how we managed to live without them in the past, so in honor of all the creative people who devote their time to making things easier, here's a selection of inventions that deserve a prize!
1. If you find yourself waiting for a flight in this Cleveland airport, you can learn how to save a life!
2. A zoo that provides free sunscreen!
3. A bracelet that you can later plant!
4. A store in St Petersburg that has currency conversions in its shopping baskets!
5. This school installed a vending machine that stocks medicines and hygiene products
6. A swing for wheelchair users!
7. College degrees that are also produced as handy business cards!
8. A hotel that has a thermometer in the showers
9. This vending machine accepts hugs instead of money!
10. All-in-one chopsticks and a fork
11. A vending machine that cares about your health
12. A women's restroom that tells you when a cubicle becomes free
13. An automated UV indicator!
14. Some pre-packed fresh meat in Norway features an eat-by indicator
15. A boat in Paris that's entirely pedal-powered!