This dad can’t get enough of his high-tech garbage cans

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Jul 29, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 9:04 pm CDT

It’s to our credit as a species that someone’s uncontrollable laughter is often funnier than the thing they’re laughing at. Exhibit A: an Instagram post from developer Ryan Bateman.

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Bateman’s dad evidently became enamored of garbage receptacles equipped with motion sensors, and the novelty hasn’t faded. “Day 1: Father discovers bins with sensors that trigger when he walks by, laughs every time,” Bateman writes. “Day 2: Dad begins greeting bins as if they were loyal, eager dogs. Day 3: Dad creates infinitely triggering bin cycle, laughs ass off.”

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There’s a lesson here: be the dad cackling at trash cans that you want to see in the world.

Photo via rynbtmn/Instagram

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*First Published: Jul 29, 2014, 4:51 pm CDT