These enterprising souls all found workarounds for everyday problems that are either elegantly simple and effective or profoundly lazy, depending upon your perspective. Everyman geniuses, or human mashed potatoes? You be the judge.
Babies don’t have many skills, but they are capable of grasping with their hands. Put that ability to use by having them hold your dinner plate. Just be careful not to excite them, or they may wave their arms.