You will agree with me that life is hard and it is not wise to make it harder by doing things the hard way when you can always find an easier way of doing them effectively.
Hack your way to a much easy life with the following interesting tips and life hacks .
1. Chill any drink in two minutes with salt
For whatever reason, you may want to drink a cool drink, be it cold water, cold malt, or even a cold beer, and you don’t have a freezer or you don’t have power (This is Nigeria, Remember) this method will be very helpful
Place the bottle/can in a bowl filled with water and ice, add some salt and stir.
Salt lowers the freezing point of water, so it helps bring the temperature of the lukewarm drink down quicker.
2. The wooden spoon trick
This is an old good trick! Place a wooden spoon across a hot boiling pot of water to keep it from boiling over.
A dry wooden spoon absorbs some of the heat from the pot and secondly breaks the surface tension of the bubbles.
3. How to find out if you bought bad eggs
Place the egg(s) in a bowl of cold water. Fresh eggs would sink, older eggs would sink on their side and bad eggs would float!
Eggshells have about 15,000 tiny pores. As the egg ages, the amount of gas/air inside increases thus making the egg buoyant.
4 De-stink your smelling shoe with vodka
Got some pair of smelly shoe? calm down! Spray some vodka to get rid of that nasty odour.
The alcohol content of the vodka kills odour-causing bacteria.
5 Easily peel boiled eggs with baking soda & water
The fresher the egg, the harder it is to peel. However, there are two ways you can always get that perfect smooth boiled eggs.
Run the egg in cold water after boiling. The sudden change in temperature makes the shell become more fragile, cools it and thereby making it easier to peel.
Add a half teaspoon of baking soda to the boiling water. This makes the cooking water alkaline, weakening the bond between the egg white and shell membrane.
6 Chew gum while studying,
If you chew a certain flavour of gum while you study and then chew that same flavour of gum during a test, you are more likely to remember.
The flavour and smell of the gum help to recall what you were doing while chewing the same flavour. It looks like magic right?? It’s not, like a football club in Spain, its REAL!
7 Use airplane mode to charge your device faster.
Your phone battery is flat and you urgently need to travel? Charge your phone on airplane mode and you’ll walk away with a bit more power in your battery than you would otherwise.
Airplane mode puts your phone at minimum power consumption. Especially Android and IOS phone users!
8 You mistakenly put a chewing gum on your hair? Don’t worry, Remove the gum with Coca-Cola
You are surprised right, chill. And put some coke liquid on that hair, put some coke on the affected area, leave for few minutes and rinse. This is as a result of the phosphoric acid contained in the coke.
9 Apples reduce bad breath
Apples reduce bad breath. To an extent, I’m not saying you shouldn’t brush, don’t be unfortunate! Don’t go about constituting public nuisance!! Don’t be an inconvenience to people, I beg of you.
When you chew an apple a bit of saliva production combined with the high fibre content of apples will help cleanse your mouth.
10 When taking a picture, squint.
Squinting helps you appear better in pictures. This is especially for those of you who take 200 photos and still look like Taye Taiwo in all of them. Squint a little and be great.