It is common to come across bizarre life tips on the internet, chuckle at them, and quickly move on. Despite their absurdity, it is possible that some of them may be effective. Therefore, it is wise to keep an open mind and give them a chance. In fact, there are instances where seemingly unintelligent life hacks have proven to be successful. The following are examples of individuals who put these hacks to the test and discovered their usefulness.
Starbucks in Rescue
Starbucks has come up with a simple yet effective hack that can be very useful for people with poor memory, particularly those who had a one-night stand and regretted it afterward. This hack may seem foolish, but it proves to be valuable in such situations, and Starbucks deserves recognition for it.
It’s impressive how they jot down people’s names on their coffee cups at Starbucks. Additionally, taking her out for a cup of coffee in the morning would not only help you learn her name but also leave a lasting impact on her mind.
The Makeup Remover Hack
The unsightly white marks that appear on the underarm area of T-shirts can be truly frustrating, particularly if they show up on your most beloved shirt. These marks can’t be avoided without the use of deodorant, making it difficult to prevent them. As a result, they are unavoidable.
Moreover, these stains persist even after washing. A woman has shared a remarkable tip to eliminate such stains – use makeup remover on a tissue to wipe them off. This trick will help you get rid of the marks quickly.
No More Ads
It is a fact that advertisements are highly irritating, and the situation worsens if you are unable to skip them. However, if you were aware of a remarkable trick, you would not be bothered by YouTube ads. A useful tip is to scroll all the way to the end when watching videos on YouTube.
Subsequently, you can reboot the video and it will promptly bypass all the commercials. Nevertheless, this technique is solely applicable when accessing YouTube on your mobile phone. Conversely, if you are viewing it on your personal computer, you have no choice but to wait for the skip option to show up.
Stay Organized With Styrofoam
It is common to misplace the tiny tools needed to assemble furniture, which can add to the frustration of finding and retrieving them.
Occasionally, they become permanently lost, creating an added challenge for you to reassemble. To prevent losing the small fittings and screws when constructing furniture, you can store them in styrofoam. This method guarantees that the parts will never go missing again.
Light Up the Basement
Having a bit of imagination can help you save a substantial amount of money. An individual desired to have some sunlight in the basement, and therefore, he purchased two old windows at an affordable cost, put in some effort to refurbish them, and fixed LED lights at the back.
Congratulations! Now his basement always shows two o’clock in the afternoon, even if it’s two in the middle of the night. It might seem like a lot of effort, but the level of creativity involved is impressive.
Think and Innovate
Are you struggling with difficulties in the growth of your raspberry plants due to crows? Don’t worry anymore. A solution has been shared online by someone who painted rocks in the form of strawberries and placed them beside raspberry bushes, which helped in keeping the crows away.
The crows became annoyed and flew away when they discovered that the “strawberries” they had pecked were actually rocks. Some may consider it absurd, but we believe that intelligence can be linked to eccentric behavior.
You Do What You Do
Have you ever attempted to end your service with Comcast? If so, you may have experienced their unpleasant marketing tactics. It is fair to say that the conversation one goes through after canceling a product, particularly with Comcast, can be extremely frustrating.
Their attempts to retain us as customers are continuous. In this particular case, despite the individual’s multiple efforts to cancel their Comcast subscription, they devised a new strategy. By claiming that they were going to prison, Comcast immediately initiated the process of disconnection.
The Dog Who Drinks Water
Do you have a pet that tends to make a mess while drinking? If so, you might be interested in this helpful trick. One man had a dog named Rolo, who was a very messy drinker. Whenever Rolo drank water, he spilled it on the floor and made quite a mess.
The man’s significant other devised an ingenious strategy involving the creation of a mossy garden complete with a bowl of water. This way, the dog’s act of drinking water serves dual purposes, also providing necessary hydration for the moss. A truly innovative display of creativity!
Read Books in Church Without Getting Caught
Do you love books? If so, you may understand how the atmosphere of the church always prompts you to think about reading whenever you go there.
A cunning grandfather had a clever plan to read books during church services. His grandson was puzzled by the fact that all of his books were covered in duct tape. The grandfather explained that he had wrapped them in order to be able to read them during church.
Puppy Pocket in Sweatshirt
This is an experience that can only be understood by those who own pets. There was a man who found himself at a store and was concerned that his dog may cause a disruption. However, carrying the dog and completing his shopping tasks simultaneously proved to be impossible.
Basically, he turned his sweatshirt around so that the hood was at the front. He then placed the puppy inside the hood, creating a simple homemade puppy pocket in just two minutes!
Read Scientific Journals for Free
Whenever you wish to access a scientific publication, you are required to make a considerable payment to the publisher. This poses a challenge for students who may not have the financial capacity to pay for the journal. Additionally, it is quite astounding to note that the funds are directed to the publisher, and the authors do not receive any remuneration.
On Twitter, a woman who holds a Ph.D. brought up an issue and suggested that one can obtain a free reading of a paper by directly emailing the author, which came as a surprising revelation.
Black and White
Can you also identify with the frustration of putting the wrong earbud in the wrong ear repeatedly? Misplacing the headphones is a common experience that can be frustrating, and it can take time to readjust them back to their proper position.
Additionally, lying in bed with only the illumination of your phone screen can be quite bothersome. However, a man found a solution to this common problem by placing a black rubber on one earbud and a white rubber on the other. This simple tactic ensures he will not experience the annoyance again.
Bring the Chips
Do you ever get irritated when you settle down to watch TV but then realize that you left chips or popcorn in the kitchen? If so, having a partner with you means that you don’t have to get up and fetch it yourself.
A man’s tweet went viral after an incident in which he and his wife were sitting together when his phone received a notification sound. He then went to check his phone and saw a message from his wife requesting that he get the chips packet for her. This incident garnered attention and was perceived as humorous.
Get Gifts From Billionaires
The woman’s tweet, which offered a clever tip for newlyweds, went viral. She suggested that sending wedding invitations to numerous billionaires increases the likelihood of receiving a gift.
While it may seem foolish, why not give it a chance? It’s not necessary to actually get married if you want to try it out. Do you comprehend the concept?
Get Rid of the Ear Ache After Wearing Masks
The pandemic has made us realize how uncomfortable it can be to wear a mask for extended periods. The strain on the ears is significant, yet we are unable to alleviate it due to the mandatory nature of wearing a mask.
A woman working in healthcare recounted her method of relieving ear pain. She attached two buttons to either side of her headband and looped the straps over the buttons, effectively preventing any discomfort.
Improvise, Connect, Lock
Do you find yourself in need of large Ziplock bags but running low on supply? No need to worry! You can create your own in under a minute with a handy trick. To accomplish this, all you need are two medium-sized zip lock bags.
Initially, invert either one of them, subsequently grab both and unite them. Voila! You now possess a spacious resealable bag. You can avoid the hassle of traveling to a market for a small bag.
The Telephone Rice
Have you ever accidentally dropped your phone in water before? It’s likely that you have at least once. Surprisingly, rice can be an effective way to dry your phone out in this situation.
In case you accidentally immerse your phone in water, you can salvage it by placing it in a container filled with rice for some hours. To avoid recurrent phone-water accidents, you can also do what this grandmother did and set aside a portion of rice in a separate container.
It can be tricky to maneuver within families due to the diverse personalities that clash. The inclusion of money makes it more intricate. However, a particular uncle has discovered an excellent way to simplify this challenge.
By falsely requesting money from his family, he has ensured that nobody would approach him for a loan. You can also use this simple technique to keep your family from meddling with your financial matters.
Make a Suit With Your Pants
Although it may be hard to believe, this method could be beneficial for individuals who lack a suit but require one for a professional photograph. The photo of a man crafting a suit out of trousers became a sensation online. Essentially, he positioned the pants on his shoulders to create the illusion of wearing a suit.
One of his companions was assisting him by holding his pants, while another snapped a picture of him from chest-up. This hack can be extremely helpful for those in need of a formal photo on short notice.
Remove Strong Adhesive Tapes
Can anyone empathize with the difficulty of removing adhesive tapes from plastic containers? It’s a common struggle that we all face on a daily basis, and it can require a considerable amount of time and effort!
Well, someone on the internet came up with this brilliant idea to remove strong adhesive tapes from plastic containers. Apparently, you can just put the containers into the fridge for a few hours and see the magic. This person certainly deserves a Nobel prize of some sort.
The Hook and Pulley System
When you are living away from your grandparents or parents who have aged, there’s a constant fear of their wellbeing. It gets harder for them to take the groceries or any other stuff that is heavy if they are living upstairs.
Well, this hack will erase this tension of yours and theirs as well. A senior citizen came up with this brilliant idea to have a hook and pulley system to pull things up. Sounds brilliant!
Out of Tissue Paper
Well, this hack is mindblowing. How many times have you encountered a situation where you see there is no tissue left at the toilet paper roll after you are done doing your business in the bathroom?
It is not unusual, is it? However, it pisses us off whenever it happens. The next time you use the last tissue of the toilet paper roll, keep the roll like this and it will help others. Why don’t they make it a law?
Fork in Rescue
How many times have you hurt yourself while shredding the last bits of vegetables? Every time? Yeah, we understand. That’s why we came up with this efficient cooking hack to rid you of that pain.
While shredding the last bits of any vegetable such as carrot, use a fork. It will help you to avoid shredding your skin as well as making the shredding really easy for you. Thank us later!
No More Tears
Onions are a great addition to our food. Most of the recipes have onions in them. However, the hardest part of cooking any dish is cutting the onions. Do you also relate?
The tears, the eyesore, and the risk of cutting your own hand while chopping onions – Well, say no more. This cool mom went viral with a photo of wearing ski goggles while chopping onions. Protecting your eyes with shield-like ski goggles is a good way to handle the irritation.
The Phone Holder
If you have ever traveled on a plane, you might understand how boring it is to pass time. What about watching a movie? Sounds good, but your hands would hurt from holding the phone for so long.
To get rid of that, put your phone in a clear plastic bag, place it with the hook. There you go! You can watch your favorite movie or series on the airplane without any hassle. However, to do this, you will need wireless headphones.
The Zoo Employee
Do you want the animals of the zoo to come up to you? It’s hard because they only go near the zoo employees because they are acquainted with them. While visiting a zoo, research a little about what color dress the employees wear.
Choose that color to wear. The cute little animals won’t be afraid if you go near them. In case you are wondering if the animal you like is color blind, know that some animals just have little ability to see the colors, but they can see the usual rainbow colors.
The Permanent Marker Hassle
It is not really uncommon for us to write something on a glossy surface or on a dry erase board with any permanent marker and then have a hard time trying to wipe it off.
We have got a hack for this as well. When this happens, consider writing over it with a dry erase marker. Re-writing with the marker will wipe off the whole thing, and you will get rid of this problem.
The Crayon Candle
Did you know that crayons make good candles? You didn’t? Well, let us break it down to you. If you light a fire on the top of a crayon, it will light up like a candle and provide you with an hour of light.
As interesting as it sounds, crayons are flammable. However, do this if it’s an emergency. This is because crayons have a melting point and the wax will drip everywhere, making the place messy.
The Cursed Ring
How many times have you tried a ring on your finger and had it get stuck on your chubby fingers? Some of us can probably relate to this. It is irritating and awful when it occurs.
Recently, an experienced employee of a jewelry store shared a trick for this. When a ring gets stuck in your finger, put on some Windex. The Windex has a strong formula and will help you to get rid of the cursed ring.
Make Your Roommate Do the Cleaning
This trick is absolutely dumb but a tried and tested technique. A guy on Twitter shared this a few days ago and it went viral as a meme. This guy named Austin opened a fake profile of a hot girl and matched her with his roommate.
He planned to tell his roommate that he was coming over (the girl) and made him clean the apartment. We recommend applying this when you have an annoying roommate.
The Transformation of Stained T-Shirt
Almost all of us have stained our t-shirt at least once in our life. Have you considered going creative with the stain? Take a permanent marker such as Sharpie and do some drawing on the T-Shirt.
Maybe make an outline of the island and give it a name like the guy did in the picture. Or you can choose to do other drawings as well. This will make the T-shirt look unique as if you have customized it.
The Low-Cost Cow Rug
The Cow rug is one of the cutest things on earth, but they cost around $500 – which is very expensive. Not all of us can spend such a big amount just to get a cow rug. However, we can surely hack it and make our own customized version.
A girl recently shared this hack on Twitter. What she did was take two rugs of white and pink colored and tape them with duct tape. The DIY low-cost custom pink cow rug is ready!
Watch Your Favourite Channel Anywhere You Go
We all can relate to this. While visiting a place such as hospitals, bars, shopping malls and so on, most of the time, the programs going on the TV there may not be of our preference.
If you think there is no other way than watching that and getting bored, we can change your mind. Carry your remote to these places and change the channel if you do not like it. Impressed?
The Valentine’s Day Hack for Singles
This hack is probably the dumbest on the list, but you will find it useful if you are single. All your friends are out with their partners, uploading stories, and spending some quality time.
Whereas you are alone in your apartment, checking your phone now and then as if someone is going to actually text you. Stop daydreaming and start watching a horror movie. You will not feel alone anymore.
Pro Tip to Match on Tinder
This is the favorite one on our list. This guy recently tweeted this hack and we could not stop laughing. Usually, you swipe left on Tinder when you do not like a person’s profile and right when you want to match.
So the guy came up with the idea of uploading all the images upside down. Girls will turn their phones to see him and swipe left to reject him- but the left is right since it’s turned the other way around, and you get a new match!
Make Them Hang Up
This would be your most favorite if you are an introvert or someone who hates talking over the phone. Nowadays, it is common for us to avoid conversation over phone calls.
Well, it is not a good thing, but we cannot deny that we are so used to texting that it becomes uncomfortable for us to talk with someone over the phone. To avoid that, say your phone’s battery is almost over right after you pick up your phone. Modern problems require modern solutions.
Bilingual, Not Idiot
How many times have you started talking and realized that you cannot think of a word? Maybe you do not know the word for that term. We understand the embarrassment you have to go through every time this occurs.
Therefore, we listed this as a hack so that you do not lose the charm and make a fool out of yourself. Just say you forgot the English. It might sound dumb, but it might just be effective.
The DIY Earthquake Detection Kit
You will never go wrong with this trick. Instead of spending a lot of money on an earthquake detection kit, buy a pair of googly eyes. It would be very useful to you if you are a school teacher. Stick the googly eyes in a paper and stick them with the wall.
Put four or five of them in the whole class. Use color paper to make it look good. When the earthquake happens, you will see the kit having a seizure.
The Two Magical Words
Visiting a new place and do not know the language? If you are a regular traveler, you know it is not possible to know a lot of languages. You can’t really invest that much time into it. However, learning only two words might get you a long way.
The two magical words are Please and Thank You. The reason why it is important is that most of the locals do not speak English. Some simple phrases help you to order food or to ask for directions.
Get Rid of Mosquito Bites
Do you get those ugly irritating rashes after a mosquito bite you? Then this hack is just for you. First, heat the back of a spoon with hot water. Then apply it to the bite. Don’t remove it until the heat is gone.
Do it twice for a fast result. However, make sure that the warmth of the spoon is endurable. Otherwise, there’s a risk you will burn your skin. You will notice the itching is gone and the bite mark will also vanish within a few hours.
Unwanted Emails Appear in Your Spam
While providing our Email address to sign up for something, you might have to think about it at least a hundred times. It’s because of all the annoying promotional emails they keep on sending to the inbox.
Well, don’t you worry! We have got a hack for that as well. While giving the email address, add +spam at the end of your username and there you go! All the emails they send will directly move to the spam folder.
The Safest Insecticide on World
Cockroaches are the worst being living on the earth. Do you agree? Well, we don’t know anyone who wouldn’t. Insecticides are not cheap. Besides, they are harmful as well. So, we came up with this wonderful insecticide formula that is cheap and safe.
Fill a bottle with water and put some liquid dish soap in it. The mixture should mostly contain water and a little dish soap. Shake the bottle and you will get a foamy mixture. Spray it on the cockroaches and you will see them plopping over.
The Wet Knife Hack
Here is another hack for you to get rid of teary eyes while chopping onions. If you don’t own a ski goggle, this trick will help you. While cutting onions, use a wet knife. Keep the faucet open and dip your knife at regular intervals.
We can’t promise that you will not get a reaction, but it will not be as bad as before. However, when you have to keep the faucet running, store the water in a container and use it for other purposes instead of wasting it.
The Awful Jalapeno Burn
How many times have you avoided cooking because the recipe has Jalapeno or any other hot pepper in it? We do not blame you. The awful burning feeling we get after cutting these vegetables is something else.
There is a wonderful trick to get rid of that burning feeling immediately. Rub some cooking oil into your hands right after you have cut jalapenos or any other hot peppers. Wash your hands with dish soap. Thank us later.
The Forgotten Name
How many of you can relate to encountering a close acquaintance and forgetting their name? It has happened to us so many times, it’s almost embarrassing. That is why we came up with a trick to save you from that embarrassment.
Start talking with them as if you remember them. Talk about whereabouts and all. After that, casually ask their name. When they tell their name and become stunned, say that you wanted to know the last name. Sounds good?
The Vinegar Formula
Does your faucet look dirty with decade-old rust and stuff? We have got a trick for you to get rid of those dirty things. Take a plastic bag and put some vinegar in it.
Tie the bag with a rubber band around the faucet and you will see your faucet shining like a new one. However, please note that the process takes time. Vinegar is an acidic substance, so it separates the mineral deposit and the limescale.