Things Hilariously Fixed By Natural Born Engineers

It’s always a pain when something gets damaged or breaks. Particularly if a pricey fix or replacement is needed. Where possible, many of us will try to do the work ourselves removing labor costs, and we might even get a bit creative and repair something in a non-traditional way. However, most of us know what the sensible limits are. Notice that we said ‘most’ of us! Here we have a list of things that were hilariously fixed by natural born engineers. Some of them are borderline genius, whereas others are huge fails. Take a look and make your judgements! 

Those hairbrushes with mirrors on the back make for great (temporary) wing mirror replacements! 

This ‘fix’ doesn’t fill us with a huge amount of confidence… 

This raises a lot of questions. However, we would prefer cling film shoes on our feet over being bare foot!

When a control knob breaks, there’s an easy solution! 

Sick of your books getting damaged in the bath? Here’s a great tip! 

Busted headlight replacement…

Wow. We have never seen anyone do something like this before! 

Holes like this aren’t problems, they are opportunities… 

Car dents and scratches don’t always have to be a costly repair! 

This may seem ridiculous but it actually works! 

Well, this isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing ‘fix’ but it’s functional! 

People come up with the strangest things! 

A genius way of securing a loose charger! 

We aren’t sure how long this fix would last! 

The world has an infinite repository of things to offer. Everything has its own purpose. But it’s up to our resourcefulness and creativity to maximize the purpose of the things around us. Regardless of what it looks like from the surface, if it works the way it’s supposed to, it’s good. Besides, it’s the function that counts. There’s more to this world than meets the eye. We have collected 15 pictures showing stupid looking ideas that are actually genius! Take a look!

The knight in box-armor fights to overthrow the chicken wings.

A glimpse to  the newest trend in backpacks.

We’re just sitting here, doing our job.

Club car + shopping cart = ingenious combo

If your hands are too busy to hold a burger, this burger-holder can get the job done.

You don’t need to worry about doing dishes.

If you can’t take your hands off the console controller…

I’m busy working on my bed.

This is how much you’ll get in one sip.

Have you noticed anything peculiar with this car? Yup, we’re thinking the same thing! The car logo is turned upside down!

When you have a problem, there’s not always an obvious, or easy, solution. So, sometimes in these situations, you have no choice but to get inventive. With some creativity and a little ingenuity, you’ll be surprised what people can come up with. Often, it’s the craziest-sounding ideas that end up actually working the best! Like the seemingly wacky, yet, hilarious ideas pictured below! Some are genius and some are pure junk but all worth a look! Take a look!

We get the idea here but we do hope that the LPG tank was thoroughly cleaned.

Why didn’t we think of this before?

No pasta strainer, no problem. Just grab a tennis racket and it will do the trick.

Hair dryer and link pipes make the quickest way to dry your shoes.

This office drawer turned into an oven is pure splendor.

How to adapt your bike into something that can tackle snow…

Pretty darn clever…

To ensure your toilet brush is doing its job, boost its cleaning strength like so…

Not the most effective form of protection but better than nothing!

This was a match that was meant to be…

Some of these ideas and inventions are definitely on the wackier side of the spectrum but we really admire certain people’s creativity! These images not only show how you can make the best out of a bad situation, but they also show numerous ways of improving the functionality of existing ideas. We will be mentally storing these solutions and suggestions for the future. In our eyes anything that can make our lives easier is a positive! Keep going to see even more!

Need to wear a pair of shoes that are too big? Wack in some sanitary pads! 

Just moved home and need a makeshift bin? Here’s a great idea!

Is your wiper blade in need of replacing? Why not save yourself some money and see if this works?

This person has protection from other cars bumping into them, and, plenty of spare tires in the event of a puncture! 

Wing mirrors are vital for driving safely. If yours breaks unexpectedly, temporarily use a CD! 

 A fork works well for broken car handles… 

If you somehow you managed to break the handle off of your favorite pan, don’t throw it away! Use a pair or pliers like below! 

Sponges are soft on the ears and let the sound travel through!

Desperately need something to protect your feet but don’t have any shoes around? Use two water bottles! 

No sink? No problem!

Another thing we like about these ideas is how many of them are budget conscious. When things break or malfunction, it’s often bad fortune that the incidents occur at the worst times when you’re low on funds. At the very least, some of these ideas can see you through until you can afford repairs or replacements. Of course, we don’t recommend all of them as permanent solutions but it’s good to know that you can buy yourself some much needed time.

This person has a comfy ride and will be more visible to other motorists. Win! 

The easiest way to make a shower…

Who says a broken clock is useless? 

No more ‘up a bit, down a bit’ situations with this back scratch chart t-shirt! 

If you’re a fan of slippers, why not get ones that will do something useful as you wear them? 

 Encourage your little one to use their potty with the ‘ipotty’! 

Make sure your lipstick is perfect every time…

Need to look like you’ve got tears stuck on your face permanently? Here’s the solution!

Stash these cutlery pens at work and you’ll always have something to eat lunch with!

Butter in a stick? Why isn’t this a thing yet?!

We’re coming to the end of this post now but there’s still some awesome stuff to come! If you would like to see how to ensure no one ever steals your seat, how to sneakily use your phone in class and how you could potentially make a quick buck without spending a dime of your own money, scroll down and find the answers! Also, feel free to share your thoughts and opinions on these interesting ideas and solutions with us in the comments section at the end of the post! 

Blow out your candles and dig straight in with these candle-forks! 

The easiest way to ensure your lunch doesn’t get nabbed.

No more rolling up one end of the tube with this clever design…

Sick and tired of trying to squeeze your hand into these tubes and getting all mucky? This device made for you!

You’ll never get your food mixed up this way! 

Great for if you have a pet bird! 

This is actually brilliant! 

What a great design! Psychologically we think people will take more notice!

Students will go to extreme lengths to be able to use their phones in class! 

Why waste a bowl or a glass when you have all the space that you need?

Strange people are the most creative of all when it comes to weird ideas. The explanation for this is simple. The mind can only process information as much as it can store. A logical mind filters the relevant information only and discards everything else. Hence, the mind only processes limited yet pertinent information. On the other hand, a weird mind takes in every piece of information whether relevant or not. When this barrage of information enters the mind, weird ideas happen. Luckily for us, the world is abundant with weird people who never cease to amaze us with their bizarre yet brilliant minds. Here are some examples of weird ideas from creative people.

So many people do this! 

‘No one will notice a thing…’

A simple set up for some hands free entertainment! 

Way too much effort went into this…

That bag isn’t smoothed out enough for our liking…

We can’t make up our minds on how we feel about this one…

Anyone who sees this will think that your car has a sunroof.

Can’t afford a new bedside table? How about this instead?

Giving old underwear a second shot at life.

Quilt art is good. But photos are best for they way they are – printed on photo papers. While we’re at it, I advise you to ignore the creepy kid on the right.

Creative or eccentric? These brilliant people show that weird ideas can be useful.

How to create elegant candle holders with forks.

A lamp that is sexy and bright.

The long and tedious knitting lessons you spend with grandma has finally paid off.

Who would’ve thought?!

Don’t throw your old jeans away just yet. They can make a stylish seat cover like this.

Or a strange-looking single couch like this.

Freak out your neighbors with this clever prank called ‘a stalker in a bush’.

How did they miraculously get that gigantic loader grapple inside the kitchen? We will never know.

Mosquitoes found their rightful place.

You need to bring this out after 20 years to remind him what his baby buttocks look like.


A coin purse made from an empty toothpaste tube is pure ingenuity.