The lint roller for cleaning clothes was invented accidentally when Nicholas McKay was trying to clean his suit before a school dance, and Percy Spencer accidentally invented the microwave oven while working on radar improvements. The folks who are the spotlight of the below compilation should probably patent their “inventions” too?

Enlighten collected 19 photos of people that could be awarded a medal for ingenuity. Enjoy!

When the door doesn’t close but you have to go to work.

stansmolin / pikabuWhen a sausage craving overcomes the self-preservation instinct.

domingo”My brother found a creative solution to his razor problem.”

unknown/imgurThis photo depicts me and my friend Harry in August 2016:

ProrockYura / pikabuWhat to do if you love water slides, but there’s no swimming pool around.

mattdeII96 / redditAn ingenious way to kill time in a traffic jam.

The_Beaner / redditThis guy deserves the “King of Fast Food” award.

Holofan4life / redditA true punk should definitely have this microphone stand.

nataliavip / pikabuGarbage chute made from garbage cans. Nothing odd.

Sweaty_Meerkat / redditWhat to do on your first date when the girl says she loves wine and Japanese food.