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"Necessity is the mother of invention."

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The Greek philosopher Plato gets the credit for the oft-quoted axiom, "necessity is the mother of invention." Thousands of years later, those words still ring true.

Nearly everyone has a homemade solution to a common problem -- something created or developed when necessity mandated it. The website Viral Nova has collected 89 such innovations and posted them on one handy page. We combed through the entire post and pulled ten solutions that spoke to our "inner inventor":

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