Tons of people out there have an insane idea that can be from any area of life, that they also plan to make it big at some point in their life and make some cash out of it. In some unfortunate cases, the idea doesn’t take off and they realize that maybe it wasn’t such a good idea, while others just happen to strike luck and turn their crazy idea into big business.
So with that in mind, here are 20 products that seemed like a crazy idea at first but actually turned out to work.
1. Power outlet extension cord combo
This saves a lot of space and is very practical.
Source: Reddit | asimaphore
2. City lights blackout curtains
So you can fall asleep while your windows still look great!
Source: Reddit | drumma516
3. Ikea shelter
Source: Dezeen | Ikea
4. The rolling bench
Have you ever been on your way home on a rainy day and you’ve wanted to sit down on a bench to have some rest, but can’t for obvious reasons? This bench is coming to the rescue!
Just spin the handle on the side to reveal the dry side of the bench and have a seat!
5. A skygarden in South Korea
Originally an idea set up in New York City, it’s proving to work quite well abroad.
Source: Reddit | ManiaforBeatles
6. A coffee table with a built-in fridge
You gotta have somewhere to store the beverages when your friends come over, right?
Don’t take up space in the fridge, use this coffee table instead!
Source: Reddit | Panda_911
7. Heat up a section of the bathroom mirror to make sure it never fogs up again
You will be able to see your beautiful face the moment you step out of the shower.
Source: Reddit | mdengler10
8. A towable camper that can also be a boat
More importantly… it looks like this!
Source: Reddit | luthan
9. Smart Highway
This bike path set up in the cycling capital of the world, The Netherlands, is designed to glow in the dark and illuminate the way for cyclists on their way home at night.
Source: YouTube | Dezeen
10. Small, smartphone tethered telescope
For the uninitiated in telescopes, this could be a great place to get started.
11. This company sells avocados with a ripe label
The label shows avocado skin colors and with that how ripe it is. Great if you’re a healthy food nut.
Source: Reddit | ShirtShanks
12. This Uber has installed an original NES in the back of his vehicle
If you have a longer trip, this is a great way to kill some time.
Source: Reddit | okdiv
13. Road signs with extra, perhaps unnecessary info
Source: Reddit | google700
14. One Central Park in Australia
Vertically set up greenery as well as a collection of mirrors and other items that give them an optimal amount of sunlight.
Source: Wikipedia | bobarc
15. Origami canoe
Not a scale model, though. An actual full size canoe. It can float and everything!
16. Simulated night sky on airplane
Why haven’t all airlines done this before? This clever idea involves projecting a pleasing night sky onto the roof of an aircraft, transforming what is otherwise a boring, drab gray ceiling.
Source: Reddit | samii1010
17. Vertical hammocks
This is actually public seating, believe it or not.
Source: Trend Hunter
18. Balls designed to shade reservoir water
19. The Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin
Not only was it designed to look like a harp, one of the defining symbols of Ireland,