A good life-hack can save you lots of time and effort. It’s the type of thing that, once you discover it, keeps you from ever going back to the old ways of doing things. However, not all life-hacks are created equal. Some are game-changers, while others, well, others actually make your life more difficult. Check out his list of 42 ridiculous life-hacks that are worth a laugh but not a try and be sure to resist the urge to give these a go at home on your own.
1. Chopsticks Are Tough
Getting the hang of chopsticks can take a bit of practice. But this life-hack just made everything more complicated. Use one or the other, man. There’s no need for this.
2. Clean Spaghetti
Don’t you hate it when you put the wrong pasta sauce on your noodles? Well, now you can stop tossing your incorrectly-sauced spaghetti into the trash. Toss it in the washing machine instead, and clean off your noodles.
3. So Fancy
There’s nothing worse than walking into a kitchen with loose oranges all over the counter. Rather than putting them in a bowl or a basket-like everyone else, try this little life-hack. Your guests will be… confused.
4. Fire Hazard
Please don’t try this one at home. All you’re going to do is burn your pasta and set off the smoke alarm. Boiling water is already extremely easy, there’s no need to life-hack this one.
This guy is a genius. Not only does it work, but it keeps your hands free for other uses as well. This may be the one ridiculous life-hack that I may have to try.
Sometimes, brooms just don’t seem to cut it. They tend to miss the smaller dirt and dust particles that are on the floor. But by using a cat, you’ll be able to pick up every particle, no matter how small. Now you just have to figure out how to sweep up all of the cat fur…
Life-hacks are all about making your life easier and more efficient. However, combining two tasks at once isn’t always the answer. Although it may give your burger a delicious minty taste, it definitely won’t leave your teeth feeling clean and cavity-free.
8. Not Those Types Of Tangles
I’m no hair expert, but I’m pretty sure that this product isn’t a cure-all for every tangle out there… it’s just for hair. Tough luck, bud. But don’t worry, because I think Apple’s already got a life-hack for this one–they’re called AirPods.
9. Sneaky Mom
They say that being a parent during the first few months of your baby’s life can be tough. Your sleep-cycle is constantly being interrupted and there’s still plenty of work to be done. Although it’s a bit sneaky, I think this life-hack might actually work.
10. We Get The Point
There’s nothing worse than riding on crowded trains and buses. But here’s a simple solution to ensure that you maintain adequate space while riding on public transportation. One way or another, the people around you will get the point.
11. Zoom In
A bit of advice: don’t try to be smarter than a smartphone. They’re smarter than you… period. If you want to zoom in on your phone, use your fingers, not a glass of water.
12. Man On The Moon
I’m not so sure that this one even qualifies as a life hack, but at least it’s funny. I know that I, for one, will be trying this one out the next time that I polish off a roll of toilet paper. One small step for man…
13. Makeshift Spork
Eating yogurt with a fork isn’t really the end of the world. It still works fine and even makes your snack last just a bit longer since some of the yogurt will slip through the cracks on every bite. But, if your allotted time for snacking is limited, taping up the slits in the fork should help moves things along.
14. Clever But Illegal
People have come up with all sorts of clever ways to open a beer bottle–lighters, chainsaws, silverware. Using your seatbelt looks like it’ll work out alright, too. The only problem is that you probably shouldn’t be opening beers while you’re in the car.
15. Lethal Hunger
Sure it works, but what happens if you actually need to use the gun? I’m pretty sure one of the pockets in your pants is a good enough storage spot for a candy bar. But hey, those things are delicious, so do what you’ve got to do to get that chocolate in your mouth.
16. Quick Fix
Sometimes you’re running so late that you don’t even have time to pull out and put on a fresh pair of socks. If that’s the case, then grab a marker. It’ll do the job for now, but consider stopping by the clothing store on your way home.
17. If Only…
If only life worked this way, I’d be going out to eat much more often. However, I’d feel too bad for my waiter to subtract the entire cost of the meal. In this case, I’d probably only subtract $69.90, leaving my waiter a solid $15 tip.
18. Better Than Nothing
A warm snack is so much better than a cold one. But when work has got you chained to your desk, this may be your only option. Just remember to slide your snack in-between the chargers at least three hours before you get hungry. This will ensure proper warmth by the time you’re ready to eat.
19. So Simple
Sometimes, life really is that simple. I mean, it’s a slice of cake meant for one person. Why not eat the whole thing at once when it’s the most fresh and moist?
With this one, you have to decide whether you’re a bigger fan of playing tennis or saving space. I count 5 balls in the cylinder on the right compared to only three on the left. However, I think you can see the problem that this space saver creates for the tennis players out there…
21. Infinite Power
Why jack up your electricity bill by plugging into the wall outlet when you can plug into the power strip instead? Oh yeah, because it doesn’t work. But hey, it was worth a try, I guess.
22. Clean That Circut Board
Sometimes, your circuit board needs to take a good virus scrubbing. Unfortunately, I don’t think computer viruses react to soap the same way that airborne viruses do. Let’s just hope that the board still works when it gets hooked back up.
23. I Don’t Think…
I don’t think electricity flows the same way that water does. In fact, I know it doesn’t. If you have electrical work to do, please, please, please find the panel and throw the correct breaker before starting your work.
This one was so close to being right. We’ve all heard that when your phone gets wet, you can add it to a bowl of rice to absorb the water out of your phone. Unfortunately, I don’t think it works like this…
This one is similar to the seatbelt beer bottle opener. It may work and create easy access to your favorite cold one, but it shouldn’t be done while in the car. Just wait until you get home, guys.
There’s nothing like a little floor-spice to kick your meal up a notch. However, bathroom floor-spice is a bit too intense for me. I’ll stick to the more natural floors like dirt and such.
27. A Slightly Terrifying Success
This one seemed to work out fine. I just hope that it was an intentional decision to stick that knife into the wall. Because if not, then this may be one of the most terrifying success stories I’ve ever seen.
28. Water Saver
If you’re trying to cut down on your water usage, try soaking a piece of toilet paper in water and using that to clean things. But whatever it is, make sure you get to it fast. That paper doesn’t seem to hold up too well once wet.
29. Forever Stain-Free
Are you tired of getting stains on your shorts? If so, then try beating stains at their own game. Don’t go through the headache of keeping your white shorts clean, just soak them in coffee and never deal with stains again.
30. No More Tears
Cutting onions can be a real drag. It stings your eyes and makes them far more watery than what is safe when cutting with a large knife. So try wrapping your face with plastic wrap instead. It’ll protect your eyes from the onion vapors and make you look cool, too.
31. Cuffs Comin’ In Clutch
There’s no need to run to the store the next time that you lose a ring from your shower curtain. Just dig through your junk drawer and look for an old pair of handcuffs. Odds are, you don’t have any though. So maybe just run to the store.
32. Jelly Belly
Belly buttons have many uses. They’re good for… well never mind. This may be the only thing that your belly button is good for.
33. The Original Spray Paint
If you didn’t feel like spending the time to paint your walls, try blowing the paint through a fan instead. It’ll leave your walls looking terrible. But hey, think of all the time you’ll save.
34. Lock The Leftovers
There’s nothing worse than coming home to find that someone else ate your leftovers. To keep this from happening, just throw a lock on your to-go box. If nothing else, it will confuse the potential food thief for a bit.
35. Ketchup Marker
Don’t ever lose your spot in a good book again. Before you close the covers, squirt some ketchup on the page to mark where you left off. It also doubles as a nice snack the next time you open the book to read.
36. Caffeine Boost
You can only drink so much coffee in a day. To get a little extra caffeine boost, try soaking your contact lenses in coffee. It may sting at first but the productivity will be worth the pain.
37. They’re Not Wrong
I hate to say it but, they’re not wrong. Buying more lottery tickets will definitely increase your chances of winning. Just don’t be surprised when you still don’t win after spending all of your money.
38. Just Flip It
There’s no need to blow the cold air into your house on those hot days when you can just suck the hot air out the window right? Just flip your air conditioning unit around and say goodbye to all that hot air. Or just use the correct way. That works, too–and better.
39. Universal Remote
Who needs to pay all that extra money for a single universal remote? Just grab all of the remotes that you use and attach them using a rubber band. That way, you’ve got every button that you need at all times.
40. Bargain Bookmark
For just one dollar, you can have your very own bookmark. And you don’t even need to go to the store. Just slide that puppy into your book and you’re good to go.