Ron Swanson leaves us with the brilliant advice to not “half ass two things, but whole ass one thing.” It turns out, even the mighty Ron is sometimes wrong.

People enjoy plans (particularly their personal plans) whenever it comes to addressing issues that make difficult decisions, so they typically make a huge deal about them. 

Remember this the next time someone tells you that you can't half-ass your way through life: one of those half-asses could actually save the planet from certain doom.

We're talking about prisoners copying escape maps using jello, mid-air surgeries using coat hangers, and astronauts using snorkels in a space station to avert certain doom. Sure, people may be lazy, but they are also ingenious.

Here are some half-baked solutions to major issues. Our readers gathered examples of problems that appeared to be solved with little to no effort. The winner is listed below, but first, let's look at the runners-up...

Entry by AM Smiley

Allied soldiers rigged rifles with bits of string and old ration tins to hide their movements from the enemy. When the Allied Army in WWI received ord

Entry by jemnoscity

CRACKEDo CON During the 1904 World's Fair in sweltering Saint Louis, disaster struck when the ice cream vendors ran out of paper dishes to dispense th

Entry by AM Smiley

During World War I, the British Imperial Army defeated Ottoman soldiers by dropping cigarettes laced with opium on them from a plane. The Ottomans wer

Entry by AM Smiley

A team from MIT built a wireless network in Afghanistan from trash. FhR Members of MIT'S Bits and Atoms lab helped locals build a high-speed wireless

Entry by AM Smiley

A baby dying from kidney failure Was saved by a dialysis machine her doctor designed and built from scratch in his garage. Millie Kelly was too small

Entry by weezerbholly

What do you do when you are pinned down in a stairwell on the fourth floor trying to eliminate the enemy combatants on the fifth floor? This is exactl

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