There’s an old saying that goes, “Rules were made to be broken.” So, when the time asked for it, these cunning thinkers didn’t shy away from taking matters into their own hands and coming up with some ingenious schemes to find a way around the system. These folks have impressed everyone with their creativity and out-of-the-box ideas. Here are some smart people who found and utilized loopholes to beat the system.
The Kid Knows What He’s Doing
Kids are almost always fun to have around. Their pure innocence not only teaches us adults about love and life from a different perspective, but it also leads to some stories that get the entire family rolling on the floor laughing.
This kid was asked not to go outside, and he obliged – sort of. He found a hilarious loophole to the rule and got what he wanted. All we have to say is, this kid sure is smart!
What Needs to Be Checked?
After using the toilet, doesn’t everyone flush it? The point of the sign was probably to request people to check to make sure they have flushed after using.
The users might have taken it too seriously and ended up putting literal checks on the paper after they had flushed. That means there should be a bunch of ticks on the paper, right? What’s concerning is, there is a cross mark. What could that mean? We probably don’t want to now.
Marry Me for Dessert
Desserts are amazing gastronomical treats. Free desserts somehow taste even better. However, how far would you go to get yourself a free treat in a restaurant? For this couple, it’s pretty far. If you have this sort of understanding with your partner where you can both fake an engagement for free food, then that right there is something special.
Sure, the ring may have cost more than the dessert, but it could be a recurring event – countless restaurants to prank, countless free desserts to their name.
Half of Both
When a child sets their mind to something, you bet they will do everything to get their way. This little boy beat the system in the smartest way possible.
When his parents restricted him from bringing technology into the kitchen, and taking food out of it, he just split his priorities – body inside the living room, and the tablet on the other side of the border. Let’s be honest, we all wish we could pull this off.
That’s One Expensive Dish
To this one, it needs to be said – well played. This bar in Utah had a restaurant next door, both under the same owner. This doesn’t excuse them from selling food under a legal obligation. They had to abide by it. How did they do so?
By serving Chips and Salsa worth $200! Technically, that’s exactly what they were doing. The move does seem hilariously passive-aggressive, but it’s totally brilliant. Plus, if someone were to order the chips, imagine the change they’ll make.
Unbelievable BOGO Offer
It’s already somewhat annoying that a festival wouldn’t allow food stands and restaurants to sell water. What could they be expecting people to drink? Funnily enough, the restriction didn’t stop these witty shop owners from beating the system and serving the people some much-required hydration.
For a dollar, you’d get an entire peanut. Don’t forget the peanut shell. Oh, and the best part? For every peanut you buy, you get a bottle of water completely free! Wild, isn’t it?
Those Peculiar Men
At first sight, they are some odd-looking men. Don’t stare too hard, though! Otherwise, you might figure it out. In Iran, women aren’t allowed to attend soccer matches. While the rule seems questionable, these women wouldn’t take no for an answer.
Dressed up as boys, they entered Azadi stadium to watch their favorite team play. There’s absolutely nothing with women having interests in sports, and we do hope there were no serious repercussions to it. Sometimes, you have to do what you have to do.
As Long as it’s Carried
Owners can be extremely attached to their pets. That’s why people are seen bringing animals everywhere with them. New York City knew the line needed to be drawn somewhere. So, they introduced a new rule – dogs can be brought on the subway, given they can fit in a carrier.
Well then, technically, a bag can be called a carrier, right? Sure, the rule meant tiny pups being carried in tiny bags, but the giant dog being “carried” in a tote bag also squeezes into the rule.
Goodbye to Lego Attacks
Gone are the times when Legos used to make us writhe from pain on the floor after we stepped on one tiny block. Behold! Lego shoes. If you haven’t been personally victimized by these vicious children’s toys at least once in your life, you’re extremely lucky.
This man figured out a way to avoid the pain while making a fun game out of it. He even added flair by mentioning how he’d get tall every time he’d step on a block.
Movie Under the Stars
There are a number of rules in every school. This particular one didn’t allow people of opposite sexes to be in each other’s rooms – no boys in the girls dorm, no girls in the boys. With date night approaching, what do couples do?
Especially couples on a budget? Simple. Put a sofa outside the building and watch the movie together in plain sight! Why not enjoy some fine alfresco dining – some popcorn and chips, maybe? No rules broken, quality time spent.
Dogs Are Totally Allowed
First things first, why would anyone say no to dogs? Why would they paint “No Dogs Allowed” on a pavement? They’re literally bundles of joy, especially this dog. Who could say “no” to that adorable face? Despite the sign, this pup just didn’t want to abide by something like that.
It’s sitting down right on top of the “No” sign and turned the sign from anti-dog to “yes dog!” The sign then read, “Dogs Allowed.” It’s definitely something to smile about – more cute dogs on the pavement!
An Honest Letter for Mother
Going to a summer camp can be a fun experience, but it can also cause a little homesickness. Contrary to popular opinions, this kid was definitely not vibing with the homesick idea. According to camp rules, he had to send a letter to his home after a week, which he did.
Begrudgingly, he scribbled down how he had to write the letter to eat. No mention of any fun activity, event, anything – Josh got straight to the point, a quality a lot of people should have.
Student Has Become the Master
There’s a financial theory that claims: Bigger the risk, bigger the return. This student capitalized on that and pulled off reverse psychology to get some extra marks from their teacher. Two things could have happened – either they’d go lower on the grade sheet, or they’d achieve the unthinkable and acquire brownie points.
Fortunately, for them, the latter happened, and up they went from B+ to an A-. There’s no guarantee this will work every time, though. Proceed with caution if you’re attempting this.
Coffee Date on a Truck?
Open-air dining can be fun and refreshing. When a Brazilian Mayor banned bar owners from setting up tables on the sidewalk in the city, these smart people took the game to the next level. The plan? Hiring a truck, placing the tables on the back, and then parking it by the subway!
Not only was dining much more unique, but it was also super funny how they found a loophole like that. Did the shop owners’ business get hampered from the prohibition? Absolutely not.
Requesting the Highest of Fives
Who says it takes two to tango? Or in this case, two to high five? This lonely yet brilliant guy just found a way to perfectly replicate one just by himself.
Shape a piece of bread like a hand and put it inside the toaster so that when it pops out, you feel like you’re getting a high five. The best part is, he can eat the nice, toasty bread after he’s done validating himself. The comfort of company and food in one!
A Magic Trick for Attractiveness
Let’s be honest. We all want validation from time to time. It wouldn’t hurt to know that others consider us attractive, or that they like the way we look. However, when you can’t fish for compliments the conventional way, you have to rethink the bait.
This guy channeled his inner genius and thought of a way to get his followers to give some solid ratings on an attractive scale of 1-10 (more like 8-10). No one can complain, right? After all, brains are equally attractive.
Tastes Like Butter
At times, honesty is the best policy, and this marketing team took the most advantage of it – making it into a hilarious and clever way to get more attention from customers.
Why pretend that it’s a “new” version of butter when all the people care about is how similar it tastes to the original (also how inexpensive it is)? Whoever came up with this idea really does deserve a raise.
Risking Everything for a Friend
When you get a new dog, some sort of ground rules needs to be set. That’s what a certain woman planned to do. She declared: the puppy couldn’t be on the bed. She didn’t expect the following turn of events. Turns out, the boyfriend couldn’t handle the separation from his beloved pup.
If the dog can’t get to the bed, why not bring the bed with him to the dog? Don’t mind him sleeping peacefully on the ground wrapped in a quilt with his loyal buddy right next to him.
Just Get Me Whatever
This indifference needs to stop. It’s bad enough that people reply to dinner invitations with, “Let’s see,” which translates to more of a “Whatever, lol.” This person had taken enough of the indifference. When they asked someone what they wanted for their birthday, the person didn’t seem interested in giving a straight answer.
The gift came as a perfect reply. They don’t care what they get? Fine, we’ll just pick up a soup ladle and give it to them. Serves them right!
Take Your Games Outside
Technology, thou art heartless. Kids of this generation are too involved in the virtual world. Every parent can agree. That’s why this mom had set her foot down. She told her son that it was too nice a day to sit inside with his device and play games.
Her son was definitely sharp-witted and did something that left her baffled. He took his game outside. As he sat on the lawn, playing games on his laptop, his mother wondered how her son beat the system effortlessly.
Despising the Dishwashing
Okay, so, washing dishes isn’t the most favorite chore on anyone’s list, right? At times, you’d rather let that one bowl sit in the sink for days than simply run a scrub over it. Well, this man didn’t even do that. Under no circumstances was he going to wash a single dish.
To escape from the hassle, he covered every plate or bowl with foil paper before dunking his food into it. After eating, he could easily discard the paper with his bowl still clean – a true lazy genius.
Pumpkin-carving is one of the quintessential activities of Halloween. It’s already tricky having many college-students in one place, and that’s why the college dorm banned the activity to rule out the use of candles. This boy wouldn’t let this rule get in the way of some harmless Halloween fun.
He was going to carve a spooky face onto something. If not a pumpkin, it might as well be a pineapple. Is it just us or does the pineapple look scarier than a pumpkin would?
Those Are Some Funky Shades
This man just created something genius out of a rather helpless state he had been put in. So, firstly, major respect! After his septoplasty surgery, the doctor said he wasn’t allowed to wear glasses as they would apply pressure to his nasal region.
Without them, he couldn’t see. Solution? Rigging the system and hanging the glasses right over his face. What if he patented this look and sold these in stores? Would people like glasses hanging from hats?
Controlling Lunch Time
At this office, all activities of the employees were being monitored. So, to enjoy a guilt-free lunch, one employee found a really clever hack that would give them a safe window – taping the CTRL key with the board.
Constantly under a microscope with horrible standards of productivity, the employees already had it bad before their boss added that they should feel guilty for taking a lunch break, something they’re entitled to. It suits the employer well for being that ridiculous.
The Bear Truth
Students must go along with the dress codes of their schools. That’s the system; it’s always been like that. In this school, the students had made peace with the fact that they had to dress in a suit and tie every day. However, on weekends, they could wear anything when they headed home.
This student didn’t disappoint and came out in a whole bear costume. After all, the school had no bindings on bear outfits. He just took the system and personalized it—an actual legend.
Let the Boy Have Parties
Cameras can be handy devices – to monitor everything, keep an eye on whether or not everything’s fine. Irked by his father’s decision to install a camera in the house while he was away at Vegas, this boy had one trick up his sleeve that could easily fool someone if they didn’t notice carefully.
Simply taking a photo of the peaceful living room, he positioned the camera right in front of it. The father would only see that image now. The son could throw parties without worrying.
Renter’s Artistic Creation
It takes time to turn a new apartment into a home, to feel like it’s your home. A tenant was feeling the same way. On top of that, when the landlord of the building wasn’t going to let them even color the walls, they got super creative.
Instead of simple, generic paint, they filled the walls with every paint scrap they could find. The result? A unique masterpiece. Maybe, it could get the landlord to change his mind and keep it like that?
The Unique Wristband
Ever felt dejected because you’ve really keen to attend an event, but you can’t – unless you turn into a VIP overnight? Yes, those super exclusive parties that you can’t get into unless you’re on the guest list. Well, this guy went ahead and did something that no one would think possible.
He literally wrapped a grocery store receipt around his wrist and tricked the security into letting him in into an exclusive release party for Volcom. How on Earth did he even come up with the idea?
Happy Couple Victor/Victoria
Sometimes, people can get tired of being single, waiting around for the right person. Sometimes, you need to think out of the box. Given up on finding the one for himself, this man just went ahead and decided to be the perfect one for himself.
After all, self-love is the highest degree of love, right? The fun part is that if you have a quick look, he’d easily seem like someone who’s in a super loving relationship.
Define “Green” Vehicle
It’s commendable that parking lots would care enough for the ecosystem to designate special parking spots for vehicles that are kinder towards the environment. What they didn’t conceive of was that people with actually green colors, like cars painted green, could use this spot since it’s meant “For Green Cars.”
Technically, they are right, and their car is green. These shrewd drivers really don’t let anything slide. They need clarity about what’s green as in eco-friendly, and what’s green, as in the color.
No Ban on Skirts
Uniforms in private schools are a very common thing. With that being said, school authorities should be mindful of the comforts of their student, or something like this could happen. On a scorching summer day, these boys decided to rebel against the dress code for not allowing shorts.
So, they wore skirts instead. They weren’t breaking any rules, technically, and still got their message through. There’s a high chance that they spent major time in detention later, but A+ for creativity!
Fitting Everything in
Single page formula sheets can be actual lifesavers. In really difficult courses that require tons of formulas and calculations, requiring help is fine, no matter how great of a student one is. This person rose to the challenge.
If the exam would allow a single page, so be it – but they’d make sure they put every single bit of information they’d require. The handwriting and attention to space are remarkable. Through the process of preparing this, the student might have actually learned something.
One Wheelers for the Win
The issuers of the sign thought they were being very thorough with what’s not allowed in that area, and to an extent, this seems pretty solid. What they didn’t know is how crafty people can get when they identify a loophole. The man’s not on any of the vehicles mentioned on the sign, but he’s still cruising through the sidewalk like it’s no one’s deal.
The funniest part is, no one can actually hold him accountable because the sign doesn’t ban unicycles. Maybe if they tried prohibiting all wheels?
Renaming Shapes – by Quick-Witted Kid
There’s a good reason behind parenting experts constantly requesting the family members not to interrupt the child’s imagination or discourage their creative interests. It’s safe to say that this one will back that up.
When asked to name simple two-dimensional shapes, the child’s brain functioned in a different way, and instead of just jotting down the names, like circle, triangle, they went ahead and named the shapes. It would be really interesting to know what goes on in such an original little mind.
I Am Groot
For some students, fancy words are a whole puzzle. When asked to embed a marvel character (talented, successful person) into a resume and cover letter, this student assumed by marvel, the teacher implied Marvel Comics – a brand well known for coming out with iconic superheroes and characters.
So, very naturally, he added a Marvel character. Groot is a fictional character in those very comic book series. The signature line of Groot is, you guessed it, “I am Groot.”
The Ultimate Spot
No matter how much you try to, you can’t get parking right sometimes. Doing it on this side of the line would mean that your vehicle is in the tow zone. You park on the other side, and you’re going to have to pay for it.
In the case of this brilliant driver, he hit the sweet spot. His bike was small enough for him to squeeze it right in the neutral zone. Let’s hope his plan succeeded.
That’s an Odd Belt
This article has had some pretty funny content about students and their hate relationship with uniforms, but this one’s creative to the extent that it’s almost concerning. The school required them to wear belts with their uniforms.
When one student forgot to put their belts on for the day, he thought, “Why not make one?” It’s all fine until you realize that it’s folded up paper going through the belt hook with a buckle drawn by a marker. Did he really get away with that?
Still Counts as One
It’s already been established how clever kids can be when their favorite things are concerned. For this little one, his mother had strict restrictions on eating more than a packet of fruit snacks. It’s not his fault that he miraculously found two packets stuck as one due to factory errors.
His mother was shocked when he brought it to her, says the little guy caught her on a technicality. Kudos, kid! These are the ones that find the simplest solutions to huge problems.
Teach Sex Ed Without Actual Contraceptives? No Problem
Schools naturally come with a bunch of rules that restrict teachers from doing certain things in the classroom. However, this particular institution required a teacher to teach sex education without showing the class any contraceptives. So what did the teacher do?
Simple, he took a sock, folded it like an actual latex contraceptive, and wore it on his foot. This simple gesture was an effective way to break the system without getting into trouble. However, it’s impossible not to wonder why the school would put restrictions on a crucial part of the topic.
A 1-Year Ban Can’t Stop This Fan
It’s undeniable that the adrenaline rush from watching your favorite sport can make you do some crazy things. Unfortunately, one man got a bit too excited, ending in a one-year Ban from the stadium. Little did they know that this dedicated fan was a mad genius.
This fan exploited the ban’s loophole by renting a crane which gave him a spectacular view from outside the stadium. Technically, this isn’t in violation of the restriction since it only prohibited him from entering the stadium but not watching from outside. Genius!
There comes a time where restrictions need to be put in place to have a proper family dinner. Unfortunately, this is the case with a young man who’s mother prohibited him from bringing anything other than “rolls” to the dinner table.
Since he was allowed to bring only rolls, he did just that. However, these rolls were in the same food category his mother banned, making it impossible for her to sweep them off the table since they’re technically rolls. Well played!
Need a Photo of Me in a Suit? Gimme a Minute
Corporate websites need to have every facet of their platform looking as professional as possible, which includes the photos of employees as well. Unfortunately, this new-hire was required to send a picture of himself in a suit, but the problem was that he had none. So, what did he do?
Instead of running to the store to get a fancy business suit, he flipped open his laptop and inserted his face into a random photo of a man wearing a suit. What a way to bend the rules!
The Job Requires Professional Attire, But Little Do They Know
Similar to how businesses need their staff to look business-like on their website, they also need them to look professional in person. In other words, every piece of their attire should convey seriousness. However, one staff member didn’t obey this rule entirely.
He strolled into the office like a boss wearing a pair of goofy monster socks. While these socks convey the direct opposite of seriousness, it doesn’t violate the office rules since the visible portion is black.
Where There’s a Will There’s a Way
A parent needs to teach moderation to their children to give them a proper sense of balance. One mum tried to introduce this concept to her child by hiding his phone whenever he misbehaves. Unfortunately, she didn’t realize the hole in her strategy.
She kept the phone in the bottom drawer of her shelf and attached a lock to prevent her son from accessing his device. This strategy would have been sufficient if the content of the bottom drawer weren’t accessible once you eradicate the top drawer. We guess mum isn’t as smart as she thought…
Give This Kid a Medal
Tests are are an essential part of academic learning because they measure the student’s problem-solving capabilities. Nevertheless, a large majority of students will admit that they despise the activity since it makes them feel dumb. However, this particular student passed a test by providing both the wrong and correct answers simultaneously.
The student was asked to answer the question “what country owns Greenland”. His technically correct answer states “not Greenland”. This clever problem-solving tactic amused the teacher since they didn’t fail the answer.
Reality Can Be Whatever I Want
Schools often come up with a bunch of rules, and one of such regulations was introduced before an exam, demanding that students use only one side of the paper to write down formulas. This restriction will be problematic; however, a little Einstein figured out a solution.
Instead of abiding by the school’s regulation, this young man wrote on all sides of the paper by turning it into a Mobius strip. Since a Mobius strip doesn’t have a “front” and “back” side, it’s safe to say that he did nothing wrong. Another example of the system beaten utterly!
Boy Sells Candy Irrespective of the Ban
Over the years, kids have developed numerous ways to raise funds by selling cookies or candy. Unfortunately for one young man, the First Lady placed a ban on the sales of candy as a fundraiser to promote healthy eating. However, this young lad had a bright idea.
Instead of complaining about the government like most adults, this boy challenged the system by selling toothpicks for $1.25 and attaching a free chocolate bar to the purchase. Legend!
Breaking the system isn’t an act exclusively to only adults as children have proven themselves to be effective exploiters of loopholes. One example is this young child who was prohibited from walking on the lawn to pick flowers. As expected, she found a flaw in the rule.
After her mum gave the orders, she went into worm-mode and slithered all over the lawn in search of flowers. Technically, she isn’t in violation of her mother’s wishes which is “don’t walk on the lawn…”.
Enough Is Enough
Most companies use a thermostat to keep their offices at a particular temperature. Unfortunately, this can be detrimental to other employees that can’t handle the cold. One employee who couldn’t stand the freezing office any longer decided to regulate the thermostat without breaking the “don’t touch” rule.
Instead of risking her job by breaking the rules, she kept her career by spraying pressurized liquid onto the thermostat’s temperature sensor. This cold liquid will fool the thermometer into thinking that the environment is too cold, causing it to raise the temperature. Genius!
Eateries often get inspected randomly to check if they violate the national health code like cleanliness and so forth. This particular cafe violated some of these regulations and was given a B-rating so customers can know what to expect. However, the manager was able to rig the system to their favor.
After receiving a B-rating, the manager concealed the verdict by including multiple posters and five letters – “R-U-N-C-H” – under the “B”, spelling “BRUNCH”. This act is not in violation of the law since they didn’t tear down the sign.
Compulsory Bar Service
Bars in Indiana are required by law to serve food along with liquor or risk losing their license. This law is a hassle for most bars since it is financially tasking; however, one bar was able to adapt without losing money or their license.
Instead of wasting precious money to provide a range of dishes, the bar offered five meals – coffee, sandwich, milk, soup, and soft drinks – to fulfill the requirements. Therefore, if the authorities ask to see the food items offered, they can head over to their menu and make a pick. Problem solved.
No Statues Allowed? Hold My Flag Pole
The city’s law wouldn’t allow a group of men to erect a statue near the road; however, the law wouldn’t complain if it’s a flag. So these men gathered their wit and worked on a system-breaking masterpiece.
Since the city law permits flags to be mounted near the road, the group of men erected their statue and made it hold a flag. In other words, the figure served as the pole for the flag, and the authorities couldn’t take it down. Legends!
Literally Hanging Out
Dorm rooms naturally prohibit students of the same sex to be in the same place together; however, these couples crafted a method for hanging out without breaking school laws.
Whenever they needed to meet, the boy would climb up a rope, sit on the girl’s window, and enjoy each other’s company. It’s somewhat similar to the romantic story of Rapunzel.
Acing the Test With Hacks
Sometimes, generic (and even correct) answers can be super overrated, right? Why not do something different and give an answer that’s enough to make everyone wonder, “How did they think of that?”
This kid, in particular, has shown that you don’t necessarily need to be academically bright to be smart in life. It’s even more interesting how it seems like they knew they were right but just wanted to be extra sure by adding the word “ball”.
I’ll Do It Before They Do
Finding someone who doesn’t hate parking tickets is synonymous with finding a pin in the Great Sahara desert. The process of paying it off is annoying and expensive. Inspired by their dislike toward parking tickets, this person cracked the code – if you already have a ticket, the meter person wouldn’t give you another one.
So, on days where they parked illegally, they beat the officials to it and gave themselves a fake parking ticket. It’s not their fault that meter persons don’t open each ticket on every car!
Up to Code
These employees were fully aware of the rules, and still found a unique way to bend it. The restaurant’s policy stated that all beverages needed to be served in a cup with a straw. Yes, that’s fine, but nowhere was it mentioned that the employees would have to pour the drink into the cup while serving.
That’s exactly what these witty servers took advantage of. Simply putting the drink into a cup with a straw spared them some extra lengths.
Drinks by the Pool
Having a nice drink by the pool as you chill in the cold water is one of the most relaxing sensations in the world. It’s almost a bummer that many hotels or pools don’t allow drinks in that area, obviously due to fear of spillage.
With that being said, how do you control the intense urge to enjoy a drink after a dunk? Desperate times call for desperate measures. The amount of effort that went into this simple stunt is much impressive, so is the friendship.
Designing a New Car
Saving and rebuilding from scraps taken to a whole new level – this calculative, and, honestly, intelligent man didn’t want to drop his cars off at the junkyard just because he had totaled them. No, instead, he got super creative and came up with a mind-boggling plan.
He asked the mechanics to take the usable parts from his totaled Priuses, and make a six-seater! Now, he could fit his whole family in there as well. Genius? Definitely.