30 People Who Are So, So, So, Soooooo Much Smarter Than Me It's Actually Embarrassing

1.The librarian who made the genius decision to have a "library of things" for residents to borrow like toolkits and power washers:

<div><p>"I live close to a tool library. Everything from lawnmowers to gardening tools or drills, table saws, etc. You name it, they've got it. They will also give you a quick training on the equipment if you need it. We've used them for all sorts of random things, including ceramic tile saws, post-gold diggers, and lawn aerators."</p><p>—<a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fuser%2FApprehensiveStuff828&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ApprehensiveStuff828;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link "><u><b>ApprehensiveStuff828</b></u></a></p></div><span> TumainiTiger / Via <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fmildlyinteresting%2Fcomments%2Fxlyjvs%2Fmy_local_library_has_a_library_of_things_for%2F&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reddit.com;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">reddit.com</a></span>

2.The creator of this sink sprayer, which has a tough spot remover that shoots a high-pressure stream down the middle, but also has a cone of water around it that blocks all the splashes:

<div><p>"I got one on my faucet. Thought it was a stupid gimmick. It actually works quite well. It's genius."</p><p>—<a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fuser%2FBitter-Basket&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bitter-Basket;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link "><b><u>Bitter-Basket</u></b></a></p></div><span> P-A-seaaaa / Via <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fmildlyinteresting%2Fcomments%2F11w0ugt%2Fmy_sink_sprayer_has_a_tough_spot_remover_it%2F&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reddit.com;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">reddit.com</a></span>

3.The clever owner of this pizzeria who started using a dough ball instead of the plastic thing to keep the box from smushing the pizza.

cooked dough ball in the center of a pizza

4.The smarty who installed a heated driveway at their house that melts away fresh snow:

driveway clear of snow

5.The absolute genius who added this small, but highly useful, feature to an oven that shows the time you started cooking (in case you didn't set a timer):

start time at the bottom of the screen

6.The good thinker who came up with this gate design that allows horses, but not vehicles through:

gate with a lowered middle for horses to walk through

7.The landscaper who left a rectangle of wild flowers at this building so the bees can use them:

patch of flowers in the lawn

8.The owner of this hotel in Iceland who added a special button to wake you up if there are northern lights in the sky:

<div><p>"Iceland is such a wonderful country. When we lived there, in Reykjavík, if there were Northern Lights in the forecast they would dim the city lights."</p><p>—<a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fuser%2FSharchir%2F&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sharchir;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sharchir</a></p></div><span> KristjanHrannar / Via <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fmildlyinteresting%2Fcomments%2Fo8v2mm%2Fmy_hotel_phone_in_iceland_has_a_special_button&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reddit.com;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">reddit.com</a></span>

9.The builder who incorporated these handy kick buttons for the elevator:

elevator buttons on the bottom near the floor

10.The person who had the foresight to come up with this furniture hardware packaging that is sorted by step instead of type:

tool kit labeled by step

11.These smart Girl Scouts who set up outside a local dispensary to sell cookies:

<div><p>"They know their clientele."</p><p>—<a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fuser%2FChickenInvader42%2F&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ChickenInvader42;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">ChickenInvader42</a></p></div><span> ridethepickle / Via <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fmildlyinteresting%2Fcomments%2Fm6f49u%2Fgirl_scouts_posted_up_outside_my_local_dispensary&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reddit.com;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">reddit.com</a></span>

12.The smartypants who mailed this tube with a tongue depressor attached to it to prevent it from rolling around:

<div><p>"I work at the post office. I’m told they do this so that the tubes actually get scanned going through the machines (basically a conveyer belt that scans on the top and bottom). Otherwise, they spin and/or don’t get scanned correctly.</p><p>If they don’t get scanned, the tracking numbers don’t get updated and people get all mad. By doing it this way, they get scanned at each processing plant."</p><p>—<a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fuser%2FPrometheusAborted%2F&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:PrometheusAborted;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">PrometheusAborted</a></p></div><span> SarcasticGamer / Via <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fmildlyinteresting%2Fcomments%2Fn5iu67%2Fa_customer_mailed_this_tube_with_a_tongue&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reddit.com;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">reddit.com</a></span>

13.The clever person at this blood bank who created signs to show how much blood they have of each type:

electric bars with lights showing how much of each type has been obtained

14.The thoughtful theater worker who created this helpful chart that tells you if there's a scene near the end of the movie:

chalkboard list of the movies

15.The genius designer who created a dining room table with a secret spiral staircase inside and underneath it:

the table top opens and the side panel acts as a door to open to a staircase

16.This handy cat parent who repurposed an old TV into a bed for their cat's birthday:

a cat inside the tv bed

17.This employee at this baby store who has different surfaces to "road test" their strollers:

wood, stone, and different floors next to the strollers

18.The person who designed these public benches to be reversible, so you can choose to look at people or boats:

the backs of the benches can be moved to face a different direction

19.This person's grandpa who created a special case for all his sauces:

tool box case full of sauces

20.The genius who made this shirt with buttons on the inside that prevent the "dreaded boob gap":

buttons on the inside

21.The Earth-conscious inventor of these cardboard hangers that are a great replacement for plastic hangers:

towels on a cardboard hanger

22.This person's mom who painted the outlet to match the rocks on their backsplash:

outlet painted like the stone backdrop

23.This designer who made material so that the logo on this umbrella shows up when wet:

wet umbrella shows penguins

24.The person who created this pan to have a thermochromic indicator to show if it is hot:

the circle changing colors when hot

25.The smart designer who added a little stand to this spatula so it won't touch the counter:

spatula lifted off the counter

26.The person who came up with the simple idea to add a little window to this toaster, so you can see how toasted your bread is:

<div><p>"This is the most 'mildly interesting' thing I’ve ever seen LOL."</p><p>—<a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fuser%2FJackFrost___%2F&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:JackFrost___;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">JackFrost___</a></p></div><span> ai_is_ded1212 / Via <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcrystalro%2Fsuper-smart-people-3&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fmildlyinteresting%2Fcomments%2Ffqumsi%2Fmy_toaster_has_a_window_to_see_how_toast_your%2F&xcust=7532915%7CBF-VERIZON&xs=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reddit.com;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">reddit.com</a></span>

27.The clever tire maker who added a tread depth measuring element built into the rubber:

the measurement on the side of the tire

28.The absolute genius who designed this shirt with a piece of lens cloth sewn on the inside for your glases:

inside flag of the shirt has material to clean glasses

29.The person who designed this cool jacket label with a fun hand-me-down name tag on it:

hand me down trail

30.Finally, the person who works at this store in Bangkok who thought of having two sets of shopping baskets for those who need help or want to be left alone:

pink baskets for people that need help and black for those who want to be left alone

H/T r/mildlyinteresting and r/designporn