Lazy or pure genius? People showcase their VERY unconventional problem-solving shortcuts (and most of them are far from safe)

For lazy people, choosing a risky shortcut is better than the safe option when fixing something broken.

Some might say it’s genius at work, but others, like the passengers on a plane with its engine being held together with duct tape, would say it’s playing a game of life or death.

People from around the world have shared their bizarre and extremely dangerous quick fixes that they used to solve their problems.

One man without the right tool to trim his hedge decided to hoist himself on a crane in his sit-down lawnmower to tidy up his bush. 

Meanwhile, another played a game of risky business when they taped up a collapsing brick column holding up a row of shops with cling film. 

FEMAIL take a look at the best of the worst life hacks… 

Seeing a man using duct tape to fix a plane engine is not something that is entirely reassuring, but it seems this chap feels confident in his quick fix

Seeing a man using duct tape to fix a plane engine is not something that is entirely reassuring, but it seems this chap feels confident in his quick fix

This gentleman didn't have a hedge trimmer to hand so instead of hiring someone, he opted to hoist himself up on a crane in his sit-down lawn mower to neaten up his bush

This gentleman didn’t have a hedge trimmer to hand so instead of hiring someone, he opted to hoist himself up on a crane in his sit-down lawn mower to neaten up his bush

Risky business! An entire row of shops rest on the strength of this cling film holding up a collapsing brick column

Risky business! An entire row of shops rest on the strength of this cling film holding up a collapsing brick column

This unconventional quick fix to secure a gazebo frame enlists the help of an apple to anchor the joint along with copious amounts of string

This unconventional quick fix to secure a gazebo frame enlists the help of an apple to anchor the joint along with copious amounts of string

A surprisingly simple, but ridiculously unrealistic fix, for when you have no hot water, this person opted to light a candle in an attempt to heat their shower

A surprisingly simple, but ridiculously unrealistic fix, for when you have no hot water, this person opted to light a candle in an attempt to heat their shower

A dripping tap is perhaps the most irritating thing, so instead of waiting for the plumber, this person grabbed a plastic drinking straw to create a spout

A dripping tap is perhaps the most irritating thing, so instead of waiting for the plumber, this person grabbed a plastic drinking straw to create a spout

If you don't have a tumble dryer, then the go for the next best thing - an air conditioning unit to blast out air to dry your delicates

If you don’t have a tumble dryer, then the go for the next best thing – an air conditioning unit to blast out air to dry your delicates

They say children are often genius when it comes to problem solving, and when this child's bike handle broke off, the best fix comes in the form of a games console controller

They say children are often genius when it comes to problem solving, and when this child’s bike handle broke off, the best fix comes in the form of a games console controller

Using toy bricks as a youngster obviously stuck in this person's head who, at a loss for a fix for their piece of broken machinery, used an actual plastic figure to hold up their printer

Using toy bricks as a youngster obviously stuck in this person’s head who, at a loss for a fix for their piece of broken machinery, used an actual plastic figure to hold up their printer

Footloose! If your shoes go missing then follow this woman's handy but bizarre and somewhat painful lifehack - cling film replacements

Footloose! If your shoes go missing then follow this woman’s handy but bizarre and somewhat painful lifehack – cling film replacements

Cars can be quite expensive to fix and when it's a while until pay day, the best option is to punch several holes into the metal work and tie your broken bumper with wire

Cars can be quite expensive to fix and when it’s a while until pay day, the best option is to punch several holes into the metal work and tie your broken bumper with wire

It's clear that the person cleaning these toilets couldn't be bothered to fill up the soap dispenser, instead taping a bottle of hand sanitiser as an alternative

It’s clear that the person cleaning these toilets couldn’t be bothered to fill up the soap dispenser, instead taping a bottle of hand sanitiser as an alternative

Too dirty to clean up their act? This hack is very unsafe but a clever solution to wiping away the dust from a car that has no windscreen wipers

Too dirty to clean up their act? This hack is very unsafe but a clever solution to wiping away the dust from a car that has no windscreen wipers

One person decided that electronic equipment was best taped top the ceiling
Not a huge fan: A handy room freshener

Not a huge fan: These problem-solving solutions come from people who decided that electronic equipment was best taped to the ceiling and as a scent dispenser

Don't be embarrassed if your car has a dint, cover it up with an actual POW! sign

Don’t be embarrassed if your car has a dint, cover it up with an actual POW! sign

This doesn't seem safe or legal but one person whose car headlights had broken went for the next best thing - taping large torches to the bonnet so they could be seen

This doesn’t seem safe or legal but one person whose car headlights had broken went for the next best thing – taping large torches to the bonnet so they could be seen