35 Life Hacks You Should Know [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Misc

These are 35 hacks to help make your life a little bit easier, more fun or simply more interesting. Know any others?
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Male 1,646
I use the elevator hack lyterally every time i use an elevator now.
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Male 65
There`s more bacteria in restaurant drink dispensers than there is in a public toilet.
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Male 117
The porn one helps.
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Female 914
why the hell wouldn`t anyone that needs to poo on a public toilet put a cover on it anyways?
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Female 535
Hey I recognize that. That`s the 30 free lives Contra hack from Nes days of old.
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Female 14
I found the domestic ones very useful, thanks!
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Female 25
Health/body hacks #7 isn`t true for everyone. It`s technically a genetic defect. It`s pretty common, but not everyone has it.

Achoo syndrome
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Female 876
some of them are the things that i`m already doing (e.g get out of the house in time, see in the dark, prevent splashing, etc)

most of them will never be an useful information for me
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Male 134
ahh life hacks. we meet again
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Male 250
Becan questioning the validity of this at:
"... There`s a reason monkeys do it this way"
those kinds of bananas do not exist in the wild...
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Female 1,236
PT like
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Female 314
oh my god this is amazing in every way
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Female 812
So pirates didn`t really needed eye patches because they lost an eye... Argh!
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Female 238
haha i love how ive been doing about a quarter of these the whole time :D im so smart and i didnt even know it
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Male 298
the very last one isn`t true, and you can get hurt, so don`t try opening batteries
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Male 3,915
that remote infrared sh*t works!!

i thought one of my controllers were broken....and i aimed my phone`s camera at it...and sure enough...there was the white infrared light.....

this poo is amazing....the congestion thing is cool too....but my mom can`t figure it out...lol
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Male 221
omg I love whoever made this... I have had horrible allergies/sinus infection for like a week and I did that sinus relieving thing and it effing works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 5,626
"Note to self: Time the ass-hole spending so much time in the restroom. Move him to first position on the lay-off candidate list..."
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Female 418
omfg no more face acne : D ahah i learned a lot like the sneezing thing and resetting the clock. man i hope i can remember these!~
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Female 83
I already knew a few of these but that ones that I hadn`t known are awesome! I just hope I can remember these when I need them.
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Male 876
On "Extending A Remote`s Range" - I would do that with the keyless entry thing for my car (the batteries were weak or something), only I would put it up to my forehead. It looked funny, but it worked.
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Female 26
This is cool :)
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Female 351
I knew about the banana one. That`s it! I wonder if I can use the paper extension (.mp3) hack without getting caught?!
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Female 2,026
the number 2 of the health section i heard ages ago to help jet lag. i found this very interesting
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Female 124
My hubby works for a a large hotel chain and we hardly ever have to chip out for new chargers for at least the past 5 years. He is always getting them from the lost and found!
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Female 407
this was probly the best post of all time ever.
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Female 108
The clearing sinus congestion works. Tried it.
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Male 224
id like to see people give away their suits after following domestic 1
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Male 4,014
Some of these are clearly B.S. I bet the free porn thing orders you up some nice gay porn.

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Male 4,014
"Here`s what you do.

You go to open the door. OH KNOWS THE CHAIN IS LOCKED; but it`s okay I HAVE A RUBBER BAND!

you then open the door as far as you can, and push your hand through the gap.
You tie one end of the rubber band in some way around the end of the chain. you then hook the band around the door handle.

When you close, the rubber band pulls the chain out of the lock, and bwammo, open door. "

Ohhhh, I get it. Its for rapists.
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Male 65
I tried them all. They all work! Except the beer tasting one.
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Male 22
I`m going to try the towel thing. I don`t have acne, but I still get pimples and it pisses me off because I eat healthy and keep my skin clean, so the pillow thing is about the only other thing I can try to make it better. Stupid skin being ugly.
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Male 90
i`ve been doing number 4 in domestic hacks forever
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Female 277
it doesn`t have to be a freshly washed towel for acne. it can also be a pillow case. most people don`t wash them enough
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Male 820
[quote] then what would be the point of setting the chain lock in the first place since anyone that would try to get in would turn the knob, which would release it?
I`m also confused on this one. It makes no sense[/quote]

Here`s what you do.

You go to open the door. OH KNOWS THE CHAIN IS LOCKED; but it`s okay I HAVE A RUBBER BAND!

you then open the door as far as you can, and push your hand through the gap.
You tie one end of the rubber band in some way around the end of the chain. you then hook the band around the door handle.

When you close, the rubber band pulls the chain out of the lock, and bwammo, open door.
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Male 2,552
>Duffytoler
I hope that wording isn`t news to you. ^^ It`s been on here quite a number of times.

About the pic: some of these are actually really good, imo.
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Male 273
more gay than fancylad
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Male 6,693
Good to know.
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Male 5,194
vv Most of these are BS.
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Female 32
Ok - if you can open a chain lock by simply turning the door handle, what`s the point in putting a chain lock on in the first place?
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Male 3,745
i knew the beer tester one was a lie...ive tried that like 5 times now D:<
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Male 5,194
"Life Hack" is the stupidest term I`ve heard in months.
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Male 756
LOL - WORK HACK #3
Konami Code!!!!! Makes you a beer taster, HAH!
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Male 2,850
"Wait, you guys have to pay for air at petrol stations in America?"

You have to at most UK petrol stations too.
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Female 192
I`ve been doing many of these things for a while. I open my bananas from the bottom, I leave stuff I need to take with me under keys and my index fingers are exactly three inches long with each joint being about an inch apart. Also if I make a "finger gun" from the point of my index finger to the base of my thumb on the inside is exactly five inches long. People laugh at me when I mention that I know this, but I seriously get a lot of use out of it!

I also just tested the remote control on my cell phone and it worked, my remote showed two small light bluish purple lights on my camera.
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Female 192
We have pay for air pumps, but some stations offer it free and some stations have a code you can put in that they`ll give you if you buy gas.
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Female 1,435
aww the only one i could try right now was the tv remote IR one.
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Male 2,528
#3
So how the hell do I attach the rubber band to the chain when I am leaving? That one is stupid as hell.

I would also like to point out that while this trick might actually work if you set the chain and leave through another door, you will have to use a new ruber band each time. Since one end is attached to the door knob and the other end is attached to the charn, you will breat it when you open the door.
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Male 4,290
Wait, you guys have to pay for air at petrol stations in America?
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Male 440
"if you can reach the chain lock from the outside, surely you can just unhook it?"

@KMeTG

If the door is open wide enough for you to reach the chain lock then you don`t have enough slack to unclip it. That can normally only be done if the door is shut therefore you need to be inside to do it.

The hack is a trick which allows a person outside to unclip a chain lock. Normally this is impossible.

The reason for wanting to do this is not likely to be a nice one. Breaking and entering, etc.
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Female 3,828
woah, cool! these were awesome!

i also wondered about the chain lock one, though.
And is that really true about pirates? thats awesome
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Female 525
aseirinn there is another good trick for cars here in the US. Car dealers here are required to show you THEIR purchase invoice for the car you want which shows how much THEY paid for it **if you ask to see it**, new or used. If the asking price was two thousand more than they paid, offer them $250 - $500 more than their invoice shows they paid for the car. They always take it.
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Female 525
Baalthazaq - then what would be the point of setting the chain lock in the first place since anyone that would try to get in would turn the knob, which would release it?
I`m also confused on this one. It makes no sense.
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Male 877
Here`s one...never buy a used car from a dealer, he`ll charge you a 1000 extra and give you a engine/gearbox gaurantee(engine and gearbox is the last thing to go). Instead buy the same car privately saving around 1000euro, the money you saved from the dealer can then be used to rectify any problems with the privately bought car...if needed at all.

this is only my opinion...nothing more!
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Female 406
Get paid to poop?! What about getting paid to piss? If you include those times at work I`m sure it`ll be more than most paid vacations.
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Male 1,265
` "I really don`t understand the chain lock thing. Why would you do that? If you`re outside your own house, how did the chain lock get like that? Seriously, someone tell me the use of this"

Wife asleep in bed. You come home late.`

Good point, but even so, if you can reach the chain lock from the outside, surely you can just unhook it?
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Male 187
The last one is also a lie, but it doesn`t say so like it did with the beer tester "trick".
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Male 1,834
cool
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Male 2,893
Learn to masturbate ambidextrously.
That way, when you lose one of your hands, you can still feel good!
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Male 4,546
"I really don`t understand the chain lock thing. Why would you do that? If you`re outside your own house, how did the chain lock get like that? Seriously, someone tell me the use of this"

Wife asleep in bed. You come home late.
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Male 12,138
Dammit, I just made 7777. And by making this post complaining about missing my 7777, shows my post count as 7778. F*ck my life.
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Male 425
Bookmarked. I`m off to have a successful life now.
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Male 12,138
Wait, these things actually work?

Sorry, what I meant to say was: I-Am-Bored.com, delivering valuable life skills to the masses, for free. That`s how hard we rock.

(*Seriously fancy, no funny joke, some of these ones actually work, apparently! More of this! We`re breaking through to the other side!*)
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Male 220
Phone/Remote: Holy @#*$ !!!

It REALLY drating works! 8-O
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Male 16
@Crucible

Well I work third shift (at work right now) and sometimes when I get home my girlfriend is still asleep. I have to wake her up to undo the chain lock. I am gonna try that trick now! So that`s one reason you might need it.
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Male 1,815
I really don`t understand the chain lock thing. Why would you do that? If you`re outside your own house, how did the chain lock get like that? Seriously, someone tell me the use of this
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Male 591
[email protected] some remotes have a second light for when buttons are pressed to show that its working. Im guessing that is what the other person was confused by.
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Male 85
heres a good one if youre at mcdonalds and like chicken nuggets. instead of ordering the 9-piece chicken mcnuggets, order 3 of the 4-piece chicken mcnuggets off the dollar menu. its less expensive for 12 then it is for 9. also you can buy the 99 cent iced tea and they give you a huge ass cup that you can just fill up with soda haha
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Male 199
@iiiihatejmac no you cant. Remotes put an LED on it to tell you that youve pressed a button. The human eye cant see infrared.

@the guy who said the 9volt battery one wasnt true. First, AAAA batteries do exist, though you may be right. I did open up a 12V battery one day, but I got 4 D size batteries. It depends on the brand.
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Male 22
The phone/remote thing was intense =]
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Male 378
#3 under free stuff. In Cali, gas stations are required to give free air and water if you buy gas. What this suggests is considered theft (they all are). Is 75 cents really worth all that trouble if you get caught.
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Male 599
these are great. I am now happy.
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Male 2,748
lol at beer tester job
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Male 2,121
"i can see the light in my remote by just looking at it...without a camera. guess its cause its dark in here"

Please head to your nearest science centre and submit yourself for testing.
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Male 541
*adds to favorites*
this will come in handy
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Female 345
The #7 Sneeze Fast one only works for people (like me) who have a photic sneeze response. It`s only like 18%-35% of people who have it
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Female 515
Quite a few of these are false. ESPECIALLY the 9volt battery trick. (i think they mean 12 volt; since 9 volt are pretty small; and i have never heard of AAAA batteries; AAA yes)
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Male 391
-does the remote one with camera- -works- haha that was most pleasurable!
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Male 206
I just did the cell phone and remote thing-that was intense.
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Male 12
Actually the one about 911 isn`t completely correct. Please don`t just start blabing information when you call. Us dispatchers have a very specific set of questions we need answered in a certain order to get you help quickly. If you just start jabbering away, you`ll usually just end up having to repeat it again anyways and that will slow any help you get.
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Female 477
i can see the light in my remote by just looking at it...without a camera. guess its cause its dark in here
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Male 25,416
This is very interesting, not sure about the 9v batteries tho
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Male 2,506
davymid just told someone.
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Male 228
Stolen form Reddit? People actually steal stuff from the internet? What kind of world do we live in?
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Male 12,138
Corn fans: Save money on toilet paper by simply pouring the stuff straight down the pan.
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Male 129
If you ever lose your keys, and someone has a spare key fob (power-lock buttons), they can unlock your car through a cell phone. Have them hit the button near the mic, and hold the phone near the car. It sounds insane, but it works, honest to god. Saved my ass more than once lol
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Male 2,424
I thought a `life hack` would be like "If you need to get somewhere in a hurry, just use this screw driver, touch these wires and your off in some poor saps car!"
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Female 336
Miscellaneous Lazy Cheapskate Hacks:
No one should ever need to pay the extra $$$ for Tylenol PM. The "PM" part is diphenhydramine hydrochloride, which is in one formula of Benadryl. A store-brand knockoff version of Benadryl is much cheaper and is exactly the same.

Do you have cats and pay through the nose for corn-based clumping cat litter like World`s Best? Don`t! That stuff is actually CHICKEN FEED. Get unmedicated chick starter formula. It`s the same tiny granules, it works the same and it costs less than half the price of WB.

If you need to get the base of a broken light bulb out of a socket, firmly press a bar of soap into it and you can unscrew it much more easily.

Blood can be washed out of fabric a lot better if you spit on the stain before you wash it. Gently rub it in, making sure you cover the whole stain and get it all the way through the fabric then let it sit for a few minutes. Tell the stain goodbye and wash it in cold water.
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Male 12,138
[quote]nice, stolen straight from reddit. [/quote]
Again, you`re slightly confused as to how IAB works... You DO realise that reddit "stole" it from theirtoys.com, right? Hell, the hint is right there in the top-left corner...
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Male 27
Konami Code!
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Male 451
I do #5 in domestic all the time.
I don`t really get #3 though.
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Female 336
More Kitchenhacks:
Soups, stews and sauces can be salvaged if they are too salty. Heat to boiling on the stove, then cut a potato into 1/2" thick slices and cook in the food you need to fix until they become translucent. Fish them out, throw them away and taste the food. Repeat with more potato slices if necessary.

Burned bread and cookies can be fixed by scraping off the black parts with a cheese grater.

A smelly garbage disposal can be easily cleaned, just cut a fresh lemon into several large pieces and grind it up in there with the water running.

Extra cheese added to a frozen pizza won`t burn in the oven if you freeze it first.

El Cheapo Kitchenhacks:
Frozen mixed veggies make ramen noodles less boring, just toss a handful into the water you boil for it and let it cook before you make the noodles.

Macaroni and cheese comes out a lot smoother if you mix the powder, butter and milk into a paste before you add the cooked noodle
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Female 307
THE REMOTE ONE WORKS :D
But you have to point the remote directly at the cell phone camera so you can see it well enough... or maybe it`s just my crappy phone?
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Male 269
Yes, I had a doctor prescribe finisteride instead of Propecia for my hair loss a few years back. But I had the side affect of decreasd sex drive, in fact less drive in general, so I quit it. Too bad I didnt come across it while I was single
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Female 336
Heh. I got a bunch of "hacks" like this. People sometimes tell me I`m clever, but it`s really just that I`m a lazy cheapskate!

Kitchenhacks:
Pop a fresh piece of chewing gum in your mouth right before you start cutting up an onion and it won`t make your eyes water.

Anytime you`re making anything which involves mixing powder with cooked hamburger (Hamburger Helper, taco meat) stir the powder into the meat right after you drain the fat but before you put it back on the heat and add anything else, like liquids. This will always eliminate lumps of undissolved powder in the finished food.

Got a jar of pickles that are too salty? Dump out some of the brine and refill the jar with water. Put them back in the fridge overnight and repeat the next day if they are still too salty.

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Male 3,343
"The propecia one is for real. "

The propecia one is also called insurance fraud, and is illegal. So is just about everything in the free section.
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Female 20
I just tried the remote with cell phone camera one...it worked, but I can`t fathom a time that I would use it.
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Female 4
Don`t you tell me how to live my life
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Male 363
I just stopped a sneeze, peeled a banana, saw the light on my remote and (unrelated) learned how to fold a T-shirt. Honest to god. I`m scared.
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Male 315
The propecia one is for real.
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Male 269
I sometimes use some of them (the Anti-Congestion-Trick being my favourite). Some sound pretty far-fetched and/or rather impractical.

I want to test the nokia-porn-thing sometime!
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Male 14
nice, stolen straight from reddit. wonder how long it`ll take for the anti-life hack version to surface on here? probably not long
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Male 119
The brain freeze one really does work if you hold it there long enough...it merely shortens the freeze....a brain freeze is caused by an enlargement of the vains which cause pressure on the nerves due to cold tempature on the roof of the mouth. You are just trying to warm your roof to get the vains to normal size ceasing the pain.


That`s my understanding.
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Female 850
alexander that is a stupid life hack. i think a lot of these are probably old wives tales. i wonder which ones work?
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Female 1,008
Nearly all of these are lies.
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Female 355
Spawning from the 911 one, police are not legally obligated to help anyone. They can pick and choose which calls to respond to, if they even respond at all.
Though there are some places that actually have a rule, most do not.
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Male 363
Quality post! Keep it up!
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Female 535
I have used quite a few of these.
I love this kind of stuff!
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Male 253
@Creabhain No poo Sherlock, why would they ever put that in?
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Male 339
to put a cash machine (atm) out of order push youre card halfway in and hold it tight, do not let the machine pull it out of your hand, keep it there for around 10 seconds and pullit back out, cash machine no worky
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Female 1,593
The brain freeze one doesn`t work for me. :(
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Male 987
Quit your bitching about the load time and go afk for a few >.>
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Male 2,548
Wow, my beer really is cold...it was a bit annoying to set up though.
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Male 60
that body clock one is useful, i`ve been trying to fix my sleep cycle in ages and i never eat at breakfast time
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Male 4,807
#4.. Why do people peel a banana from the stem side? That`s like eating spaghetti with a spoon.. it works but it is as hard as hell.

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Female 536
I will have to try out some of these. I heard the elevator one is used by police/firefighters/paramedics so they can get to the right floor quicker. I`ve never tried it though, so I don`t know if it`s a fake or not.
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Male 53
Rehosted

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Female 117
THE SECOND TO LAST ONE WORKSS!!!!
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Male 422
MUST....FIND....NOKIA TV SYSTEM
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Male 440
The elevator hack is fake.
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Male 210
This only took 10 minutes to load and 5 min to read. Only thing that made me go @[email protected] was the remote with cell phone.
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Female 2,769
lol a1butcher
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Female 463
This was...interesting. Some were kinda helpful..
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Male 2,121
"Whenever a picture is taking a long time to load on IAM, right click it, open link in new tab. It`s not loading fast on IAB, however it will load quick on the source website."
Not if we broke the source site:

"Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, [email protected] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."
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Male 1,149
THe last one is not true. Thought i should say something before you all go tearing your batteries apart
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Male 36
Whenever a picture is taking a long time to load on IAM, right click it, open link in new tab. It`s not loading fast on IAB, however it will load quick on the source website.
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Male 2,121
I don`t understand the chain lock from the outside one...
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Male 900
forgot to mention the fact that the coconut needs to be directly from the tree, if its on the ground, its likely no good, if it comes out whites, its definitely gone rotten.

the brain freeze thing has never worked for me.

POS machines are not all the same, just tried it with mine, no worky
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Male 74
i think we broke another site :-D
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Female 91
Seriously. I`m not patient enough to wait for that.
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Male 2,121
Taking ages to load...
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Female 176
Wow, this is going slow...
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Male 1,523
Loads... so... slow... This is like watching a snail cross the street.
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Male 900
too many confilcting things here to make this credible.
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Male 15,510
If it loads slow for you, guess what... you just got hacked!
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Male 741
@[email protected]! Amazing
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Male 4,807
Why is it loading so slowly?

I need to shave now.
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Male 668
I just did the infrared thingy with the cell phone camera. o.o
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Male 21,025
Link: 35 Life Hacks You Should Know [Pic] [Rate Link] - These are 35 hacks to help make your life a little bit easier, more fun or simply more interesting. Know any others?
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