The daily schedules of the world's greatest geniuses

How did Beethoven, Mozart, Freud, Dickens, Darwin, Le Corbusier or Benjamin Franklin managed to be so productive and create some of the most important work in the history of art and science? Check out this great visualization by Info We Trust and find solace in the fact that some of them didn't actually work that much. » 4/02/14 11:08pm 4/02/14 11:08pm

Genius man used one first class airplane ticket to eat free for a year

Airports are often terrible places to be. There are too many people rushing somewhere combined with too many cranky folks leaving somewhere mixed with annoying obstacles in the form of TSA security and rolling luggages. But it's just like that for us normal folk. For first class flyers? It's like being a rock star. One … » 1/27/14 7:18pm 1/27/14 7:18pm

This Brilliant Magnetic Scrubber Cleans Glassware Inside and Out

Oh, sure, that fancy glass decanter and that decorative vase look great on the dinner table. But when it comes time to clean them out, it's all about soaking and hoping those stains magically dissolve on their own. The $9 Cuisipro, though, lets you take a more active approach to cleaning awkwardly-shaped containers—by… » 1/17/14 5:20pm 1/17/14 5:20pm

Brilliant, Overdue App Forces Your Phone to Take Horizontal Videos

You can tell your friends and family they should be shooting videos horizontally all you want, but that won't stop them from capturing unwieldily vertical clips that are impossible to fullscreen on a computer. But there's finally a solution to this problem. Simply hide their default camera app—bury it deep in a folder… » 1/15/14 11:20am 1/15/14 11:20am

The Greatest Innovation in Oreo Dunking Since Milk

Oreo might be trying to push its snack-sized mini cookies with this utterly brilliant way to dunk, but there's no reason this hack can't work with full-sized Oreo cookies as well—or any reasonably-sized cookie, for that matter. You'll of course need access to a clean french press, but the other components—milk and… » 12/16/13 9:53am 12/16/13 9:53am

The Rubber Band Macro Lens Is Now Stackable For Greater Magnification

When the original version was first revealed, we were amazed at how brilliantly easy the rubber band Easy-Macro made adding an extra lens to any smartphone. But somehow the new version manages to further improve the original design with a better lens that helps protect it from scratches and allows it to be stacked for… » 11/29/13 8:00pm 11/29/13 8:00pm

Tour the Wondrous, Hand-Cranked World of a Modern-Day da Vinci

This gorgeous experimental film by director Joey Bania explores the unique and dazzlingly creative world of Blair Somerville, resident inventor, tinkerer, and self-described "organic mechanic" of Popotowai, New Zealand. The film, which mixes elements of documentary film making with time-lapse motifs and stop-motion… » 9/17/13 5:40pm 9/17/13 5:40pm

A Fifteen-Year-Old Has Invented an Incredible New Kind of Flashlight

Are you ready to play everybody's not-so-favorite guilt game: what was I doing at that age? Ann Makosinski, a tenth grader from Victoria, British Columbia, has created a simple LED flashlight powered by body heat. So instead of having to recharge it or swap in a fresh pair of AAs every so often, you literally just… » 6/28/13 12:30pm 6/28/13 12:30pm

Every Smart Appliance Should Be as Brilliant as This Smoke Detector

It's easy to scoff at the idea of smart appliances when you're faced with an onslaught of everyday devices with bewilderingly superflous Internet-y capabilities crammed in for little other reason than to pad the feature list. It doesn't have to be that way though. Take the Canary, for instance, a smart smoke alarm.… » 6/27/13 12:32pm 6/27/13 12:32pm