Pool noodles made their way in the market about three decades ago when Steve Hartman, CEO and president of Industrial Thermal Polymers, kickstarted the sale of the products after deciding to work with his dad. The two began making backer rods; which Steve’s dad explained was anything with expansion joints that you peel away and there would be foam inside to seal it. Steve and his family seemed to find himself using these rods every time they would jump in the pool.

Almost 30 years later, the colorful pool noodles have been used for a myriad of different practical uses including some that will truly leaving you scratching your head. The following 60 images demonstrate the full extent of just how creative some people have been with the foam rods. From counter protectors to throne chairs, these crazy ideas for pool noodles are sure to stir some ideas the next time you decide to shop for one.