25 photos that prove every problem has a solution

Some people are geniuses when it comes to life hacks and problem-solving ideas... They don't spend a fortune, but grab the nearest thing to hand and Hey Presto! problem solved!

We all like finding ways to make our lives run smoother, but not all of us have the patience or creative lateral thinking skills to overcome a problem - unlike these amateur 'inventors', whose ideas range from hilarious to functional. So if you need a bit of inspiration then read on...

Here are 25 people who put their creative thinking skills to the test!

1. "My girlfriend only has one fish, so I decided to buy him a friend..."

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2. An alternative way to protect your eyes when preparing onions

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3. When you buy a bottle of perfume that doesn't have a spray top

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4. Turn a potato masher into a toaster!

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5. For those of you who have basic plumbing skills!

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6. Construction workers prepare their lunch!

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7. For anyone who needs to transport a calf...

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8. Much more comfortable than a sun lounger!

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9. A practical bottle carrier!

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10. An improvised snow plough

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11. Use tools to make table legs

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12. Enjoy a comfy ride!

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13. How to adapt a long faucet to suit a small washbasin!

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14. How to store very long sausages

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15. We love this idea...

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16. For when the cooker breaks down

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17. A cool way to recycle a plastic crate!

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18. Car missing a cup holder?

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19. Mass catering, barbecue-style!

20. Can't find a coat hanger at the office?

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21. Create shelf space by using a shopping cart!

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22. Protect yourself from the sun!

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23. Stuck at work, but fancy a hot snack?

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24. DIY trouser braces!

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25. Never feel thirsty with this dispenser!

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