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Date: 11/14/13 12:34 PM

21 Responses to 20 Life Hacks That Might Really Work [Pic]

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 11:52 am
    Link: 20 Life Hacks That Might Really Work - Or might really not work. Guaranteed to make you think `Will this work?` or your money back!
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    Altair909 Male 30-39
    71 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm
    This is awesome, the hanger one is great I will for sure use that one. Wish I thought about taking photos of my friends long ago, lol.
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    danari Male 30-39
    142 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm
    Regular Alka-seltzer contains 325mg of Aspirin. Neither that nor the citric acid nor the sodium bicarbonate will do anything for an infection.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
    844 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    Pizza one was debunked
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    Have known about that Dawn kills fleas for decades.

    Had to wash the dog and only had that to wash him with. Afterwards, during a vet visit, I asked a vet about it. He said it`s perfectly safe and that they use it to clean oil from birds and other animals. (this was in in the 80`s before they made commercials about it).
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    First part - okay, I can get behind most of that, second part (the one that reads like adverts) - WHAT?

    First you post the vaccine one yesterday and now you post absolute and utter misinformation like this?
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    Tiredofnicks What was wrong with the Vaccine post?
    I really want to hear his one. Especially since you said absolutely NOTHING on that thread.

    On these `life hack` ones, I have no idea if they work or not. I said so in the subtitle. Check it out. Are you seriously suggesting I test everyone of them before I post?
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    You can also use clear fingernail polish to kill chiggers. Just brush over the bite. Since they bore into your skin, they breathe through their backside. The polish will dry and smother them.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7741 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    @tiredofnicks- Har-har, you got told off.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    I like the macro lens one.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3849 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    rubbing alcohol is also a good bug killer. if you buy a quart bottle, a standard sprayer thingee fits the bottle perfectly. i`ve found it kills pretty much everything with the exception of house flies and spiders. ants will die but more slowly. probably the 409 trick would work well on ants.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7741 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    I`d like to find out the UK equivalent of some of these products.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    The one with the key-ring and the pants works.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    Yeah drawman61 I don`t think Tiredofnicks actually read the entire `Vaccines` submission.
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm
    If you mix bleach and ammonia together, you can use it to fumigate your house.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14628 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 8:14 pm
    If you pour Muriatic acid drain cleaner and bleach down the drain at the same time, you can gas your entire apartment block with chlorine (chemical weapon of mass destruction). <--- so don`t do it.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    @danari~ The sodium bicarbonate alters the pH of your urine making it more inhospitable to the UTI, which are typically bacterial in nature.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7565 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm
    NEVER NEVER NEVER put anything on burns... just hold for a very long time under a tap. Not sure about Dawn- but washing up liquid won`t kill fleas unless they drown in it. A few of the others are okay- coke is acidic so it cleans oxidation and limescale - as Brown sauce cleans badly tarnished metal. Thing is, usually specialist cleaners are cheaper and more effective as they are formulated to do so. Soap ( or detergent) abrasion, eucalyptus oil (solvent , acid and alkali- with enzymes for some other stuff. Get a stock of all of the above and you can clean most things
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 5:15 am
    drawman61: I guess I did. :s

    kitteh9lives: Pardon me, I stated that clumsily, my intention was to put the vaccine post as contrast to this one, not as equals. The vaccine one is right on target and needs to be spread, the second half of this one could likely have been written by the "new iOS makes your phone waterproof" people.

    Also, this was in no way intended as an attack on you personally kitteh, but "you" as in the shapeless blob that is IAB.

    Sorry!
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 11:46 am
    "Not sure about Dawn- but washing up liquid won`t kill fleas unless they drown in it."

    Dawn kills Box Elder bugs very quickly so I would assume it would kills tiny fleas just as well. I have a huge Box Elder bug problem on my house every year and spraying them with a Dawn solution kills them very quickly. And no, it`s not that they are drowning. It needs the Dawn in the water to work.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    November 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    Draculya: I don`t believe those old warnings about mixing drain cleaner and bleach. Just to disprove it, I put some in my slow kitchen drian a minyte ag o anf I fel

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