“Lifehack” is a word we only just started seeing in the English lexicon, thanks to the mighty power of the Internet to bring out the most brilliant and most stupid parts of humanity.
Many are eager to show their “lifehacking” inventions to the world at large or even sell them as lucrative products in the post-shopping channel age where consumers yearn for goods that will save them time, make their lives easier, and make them look awesome/incredibly ridiculous at parties.
We’ve decided to compile some of the most compelling and utterly ridiculous inventions that fall (sometimes vaguely) into the lifehack category, so you can try your hand at making them yourself:
▼ Perfect for camping while drunk!
▼ A custom bacon grilling rack. You knew bacon was going to find its way on this list somewhere.
▼ The bottle cap launcher we’ve always wanted!
▼ Perfect for the man in your life who hasn’t hit puberty but still wants the warmth and awesomeness of a luxurious beard.
▼ Some lifehacks were invented ages ago and still stand the test of time.
▼ We don’t even know what this is, but it looks like a great way to encourage some neighborhood kids to do most of the work for you biking down to the grocery.
▼ Whatever this thing is. Unfortunately, it looks like the keys don’t play individual whale calls.
▼ Great for waiters with butterfingers.
▼ Every man knows that shaping something like a gun makes it easier and more intuitive to use.
▼ You could potentially make a two-full-court free throw with this thing.
▼ Every college student has probably thought of this independently.
▼ One of the older ones on this list. Most of you have probably seen it, and we can’t actually recommend it, because you still have to wear that thing even after you eat all the popcorn.
▼ While this looks awesome and totally useful, we figure an average person would have, at most, one chance to use this in their entire lives.
▼ Customer reviews say this thing works great, but we hear a fork will do in a pinch, or you could just use your hands like a normal human being. Who is so milk obsessed that they must have every last micrometer of an Oreo covered in it?
▼ This one is useful and also great for killing time on the train!
▼ Dogs are people too, my friend.
▼ This one would be absolutely life changing for us.
▼ Goes perfectly with the invention above.
▼ This one might actually make us take up golf.
▼ Not sure if this is, like, chicken or what, but we wonder how it handles turning and parking.
▼ Bacon again.
▼ Perfect for entertaining Japanese guests.
▼ Dog-powered scooter! Also, small children will probably do.
▼ Fences are unsightly, but we still want to keep gnome people out.
▼ Pretty sure this would be illegal in Japan.
▼ Ladies, you know you want this. Guys, you know you want this to encourage visiting ladies to take a bath with you.
▼ Who does this help?
▼ I, too, have found myself too lazy to pour a beverage the right way and have wondered if there might be some invention to remedy that.
▼ You’ll be the life of the party. Maybe. Probably not.
▼ Whatever this is.
▼ Finally, a tablet gamepad we can get on board with.
▼ A DIY device for both improving and destroying your social life in one fell swoop.
Darn, looks like almost all of our absolutely brilliant lifehack ideas have already been taken. Which are your favorites?