Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Free cable TV

If you have high speed cable internet, You can get a cable splitter and a length of coaxial cable, and hook it up to your tv. This works because cable tv and internet travel on the same signal. You'll only get basic, though.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This could save your life

If you live in a part of the country where snow is a regular thing during the winter, do yourself a favor and find a large, open parking lot the next time you get an inch or two. Drive up there, and practice inducing spins and then steering out of them. At minimum, half an hour of this is good, but ideally you should do it until it becomes second nature for either direction at most any speeds. It's a lot more helpful than reading a description of how to do so.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Free phone charger!

Next time you lose your phone charger, don't pay for a new one. Go to a hotel and say you think you lost it there. Phone chargers are the #1 most left behind item at hotels. Most have a big bin filled with them.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Grate idea

If you have a partial loaf of unsliced bread left over, dont toss it out. Instead put it in a paper bag for a few days until it's good and stale ( if you put it in a plastic bag it will get moldy). Grate the bread with a box grater, then use the crumbs to bread meat or fish or to thicken soups. It's best to season the crumbs before you use them.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wipe out ants easily with no poison

Got millions of ants swarming everywhere? Afraid to walk outside? Heres a simple solution:

Dump a pot of boiling water on them. I know it sounds cruel but every ant it touches will die instantly. Two or three treatments of this (sometimes one) will deprive a colony of it's much needed workers,which will in turn quickly die out!

Revive stale potato chips!

Leave your bag of chips open, causing them to lose their crunch? Place them single-layered on a baking sheet and set them under the broiler for about 5 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they dont burn. Theyll be crunchier than when they came out of the bag!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Get free stuff with the miracle of complaining!

Write letters or emails to any major corporation which sells products to consumers. Top picks are fast food joints, or prepackaged snack companies like kraft, frito-lay, pepsi, etc. Tell them you're a longtime customer but recently youve bought a product that was spoiled/broken/missing/bad service. For bonus points include a receipt of you buying said product as evidence.  9 out of 10 times they'll send you coupons for free stuff. Take an hour of your time to google the contact info for a dozen companies, and write out one blank letter that you can easily swap one company name/product/reason for complaint for another and start dropping emails. Free stuff will start rolling in!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dead bugs dont drink cola

Got bug guts splattered all over your windshield? Gas station squeegee not doing the job?  Try cleaning them off with cola. The carbonic acid in soda greatly softens hardened scum.

Ripen fresh produce faster

Place the produce you want to ripen in a paper bag along with some apples or bananas.  Leave it in a warm spot for a day or two, and your veggies will ripen.

Apples and bananas release a chemical called ethylene gas, which encourages fruits and veggies to ripen faster!