Sure, using a power drill may not be the most practical way of punching holes in a stack of paper, but it’s creative nonetheless. On a similar note, did you know that the origins of the hole punch date back to Germany via Matthias Theel, where two early patents for a device designed to “punch holes in paper” have since been discovered? Friedrich Soennecken made his patent on November 14, 1886, for his Papierlocher fur Sammelmappen. Continue reading for more creative geeks who found alternative ways of doing everyday tasks.