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  • Make Candles at Home without Wax from Common Household Materials - Easy, Quick, Minimalist
    Make Candles at Home without Wax from Comm…
    by Adeldor

    How to make candles at home from scratch with lard or vegetable shortening, glass jars and yarn - without wax! Making jar candles is easy. They're low cost, odorless, long burning and perfect for emergency or blackout. With patterned jars, they cast an attractive light. The use of vegetable short…

  • How To Seed A Pomegranate
    How To Seed A Pomegranate
    by alannarosewhitney

    Fifteen-second video entry for the "Burning Questions" contest 2013 on Instructables. Once you've seeded your pomegranate, eat the arils raw, use to make the following or add to your favourite dish. Pomegranate Juice: http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pomegranate-Juice-to-Heal-Your-Hear…

  • How to wrap headphones so they don’t tangle
    How to wrap headphones so they don’t tangle
    by aliciaspira

    1: Fold headphones in half so earbuds and jack next to eachother 2: Hold earbuds and jack in one hand then slide a couple of fingers in between the two sides of the cord and pull taught 3: Spin 4: Continue to hold with both hands then grabs in the middle with your mouth 5: Holding with your mouth…

  • cut onion without tear
    cut onion without tear
    by angry king

    Please vote this for contest. cheapest way to cut onion without tear. take the onion and put this on refrigerator .8 minute later  take out the onion and cut this.

  • How to peel an egg, the awesome way
    How to peel an egg, the awesome way
    by anoukkantelberg

    Get eggs, boil water, add eggs, boil 8 minutes, cool, peel a little of bottom and a little of the top, blow on top! make it bounce!  

  • How to Shuck Garlic the Easy Way
    How to Shuck Garlic the Easy Way
    by antoniraj

    How to Shuck Garlic the Easy Way The easiest way to shuck garlic is to use a Lemon Squeezer. Here I have used a Lemon Squeezer made of wood. Place the garlic in the squeezer and press. That's all...

  • How to wrap headphones so they don't tangle.
    How to wrap headphones so they don't tangle.
    by Archit Gupta

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldEiM5RKEGU&feature=youtu.be Folding into halves.

  • How to Coil Extension Cords
    How to Coil Extension Cords
    by bfk

    I came across this challenge and read that one of the tasks was coiling an extension cord.  This is actually how I coiled lines when I was living aboard my sailboat.  It's an excellent way to store lines (and extension cords) without knots to untie, snarls to untwist or a mess to clean up when yo…

  • how to untie tight knots
    how to untie tight knots
    by bigpurple

    My 15 second challenge to untie a tight knot

  • How to Tie Your Shoes Cool - So they Don't Undo
    How to Tie Your Shoes Cool - So they Don't…
    by blinkyblinky

    Prologue: Well, it has been a LONG time since I have posted anything. I have been increasingly busy over the last couple of months. I will try to post more stuff soon if time will allow for it. Intro: Now  with that aside, let's get into exactly how to tie the shoes. Basically, instead of tying …

  • Removing a Stripped (or cross-threaded) Screw
    Removing a Stripped (or cross-threaded) Screw
    by Cougar Robotics

    How to remove stripped or cross-threaded screws. In the video, I use vice-grips so that I don't have to worry about holding onto the screw. Any pliers with teeth can do the same job. This is our favorite method because it doesn't create any metal shavings or mess inside of our robot. 

  • How to wrap headphones so they don't tangle
    How to wrap headphones so they don't tangle
    by ctx1985

    Here is my entry on how to wrap headphones so they don't tangle. The handy thing about using one of these paper clips is that you can clip it onto your belt or pocket or whatever as well.

  • How to easily use key rings
    How to easily use key rings
    by emilyvanleemput

    For me, this is the easiest and fastest way to use key rings.  How does it work? 1. take a string of yarn 2. put the yarn through the key ring 3. let the yarn get on the key ring by keeping it straight against the key ring. 4. let the yarn switch side as shown in the video 5. pull the yarn to o…

  • How to Tie Your Shoes Cool
    How to Tie Your Shoes Cool
    by Emsaid

         This is an entry for the Burning Questions contest. The video is pretty self explanatory but it is important to note that this method of tying your shoes can take months and maybe even years to perfect. However, once you get the technique down it is quite the party trick and is sure to "wow"…

  • No Tears Onion
    No Tears Onion
    by etkoehn

    Cut under water

  • How To Wrap Your Headphones (for Device And Reg Headphones)
    How To Wrap Your Headphones (for Device An…
    by eve789

    Are you tired of taking the time to wrap your headphones and putting them in your book bag or pocket only to pull them out a couple of hours later to find out that they've fallen apart and gotten tangled into a huge monstrosity? Now with a couple of ways you haven't tried yo can turn that monstro…

  • How to easily use keyrings
    How to easily use keyrings
    by hbrearley

    First, push the edge of the key or object inbetween the two parts of the key ring. Second, twist the object around and push it onto the keyring. Third, DONE!!! SIMPLE!!!

  • How to wrap headphones so they don’t tangle
    How to wrap headphones so they don’t tangle
    by Hiyadudez

    Are you sick and tired of nicely wrapping up your headphones and placing them in your pocket, only to later pull out a horrifying tangled mess of wires? Well then this super simple trick is for you! My using a very small piece of cable trunking, your headphones will go in your pocket neatly, and…

  • How to wrap headphones so they don't tangle.
    How to wrap headphones so they don't tangle.
    by hprajapati3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lezYnSF--Uo&feature=youtu.be

  • How To Tie Your Shoes Cool!!
    How To Tie Your Shoes Cool!!
    by jayeshshinai

    Hey, this is a cool way to tie shoes that i had tried when i had a pair of converse sneakers a while back... perfect when you wear shorts but not extremely comfortable if you like your shoes tied real tight. But its fun! Check the video! This looks really awesome if you have some bright laces. T…

  • How to Coil Extension Cords
    How to Coil Extension Cords
    by Jetpack5

    Quick and simple: how to properly coil an extension cord for long life.

  • How to shuck garlic
    How to shuck garlic
    by Kathryn.H

    Here are two ways to shuck garlic depending on how many cloves you need, both take less than 15 seconds!

  • How to tie a tie
    How to tie a tie
    by Kathryn.H

    How to Tie a Tie (Half Windsor Knot) Hope this makes sense...

  • How To Shuck Garlic
    How To Shuck Garlic
    by klilise

    Place garlic clove on cutting board. Take broad bladed knife, lay flat of blade across clove, bang with your fist straight up and down, and peel off paper. Blow doesn't need to be hard, just a sharp rap. http://youtu.be/Gpmc-lacLCY

  • How to easily use key rings.
    How to easily use key rings.
    by kondzio29

    Simple, fast, and useful tip for using keyring easy way! You need just a small file, and keyring! Enjoy watching my video ;) No more hurting your fingers! *[*video takes part in Burning Questions Contets*]* If you like my idea, leve me a comment below and vote on me. kondzio29

  • How to sharpen disposable razors
    How to sharpen disposable razors
    by Kyrocken

    "Stropping" a razor is done to clean off sediment and polish your razor. It will also straighten out the blade, make it sharper and significantly prolong the life of the product. Simply swipe it against the surface of some denim jeans in the opposite direction you would normally shave about 10 ti…

  • How to coil extension cords
    How to coil extension cords
    by lincspencer

    How to coil extension cords

  • How to unscrew a stripped screw
    How to unscrew a stripped screw
    by liquidhandwash

    This works for most screws with a stripped head or security bolts that you don't have the right tool for. Just grab a center punch and a hammer then center punch the side of the screw. When you have a big dent then start hitting the center punch on an angle to get the screw moving. Once its moved…

  • How To Easily Use Key Rings
    How To Easily Use Key Rings
    by M3G

    Key rings are annoying. It's a pain to open them, and sometimes they snap shut before you manage to get the key on them. Fortunately, you can solve this problem with a quarter *Mobile users: if the video doesn't play click on "MVI 0893" and it will open. Instructions - Get a coin about the size…

  • How to Coil Extension Cords with the
    How to Coil Extension Cords with the "Shep…
    by mazzmn

    This Instructable explains a handy way to store an extension cord. Instead of a tangled mess, or trying to wrap the entire cord around your arm only to have it fall apart, try the Shepherd's Knot, it's quick and easy to do and even quicker to undo. This instructable video was created for the Bur…

  • One Way to Remove a Stripped Screw or Bolt
    One Way to Remove a Stripped Screw or Bolt
    by MossdaleMakerspace

    If you have a stripped screw or bolt and the head is easily accessible, this is the best way I have found in removing it. This method is great when you don't have the specialized tools for removing such things. All you need here is a rotary tool with a cutoff wheel and a flat head screwdriver. A …

  • How to peel a Pineapple
    How to peel a Pineapple
    by Mr.Sanchez

    http://youtu.be/MUlR8GseATA In a short video I`ll show you how to deal with this burning question : How to peel a Pineapple.?     Choose wise your weapons: A Big Knife to chop the Bottom and slice, and a curved one Knife to Peel the pineapple.Once is peeled you must to remove the eyes with the …

  • How to open blister packaging without cutting yourself
    How to open blister packaging without cutt…
    by Mrdewdew

    Here is a brief explanation on How to open blister packaging without cutting yourself. Very self explanatory!

  • How to Tie your Shoes
    How to Tie your Shoes
    by nomad3014

    Starring Will! For the burning questions Instructables Contest. First snowfall has past and Will continues to wear shorts and boat shoes. Who knows why.

  • How To Coil Extension Cords
    How To Coil Extension Cords
    by OmriBlit

    The video explains how I  wrap my extension cords. I  recommend wrapping the cord around itself a few more times to make it tighter before connecting the male and female plugs. I normally keep my cords tighter than in the video. In case the video doesn't play here, I uploaded it to youtube as wel…

  • How to Shuck Garlic
    How to Shuck Garlic
    by patdoherty

         This is by far the fastest way to shuck a lot of garlic, just throw a handful in a metal bowl, put another metal bowl on top and shake vigorously. If you shake hard for a good 15 seconds all the skins should come off. in the video i shook for much shorter than that and about half the skins c…

  • How to cut an onion
    How to cut an onion
    by Pointy

    It's dead-simple actually. Look and learn. The short: Cut top and bottom, cut in half, remove skin with one extra layer(this is for easier removing), chopchop! Make small slits first, if you want diced. I can go on for hours about right cutting techniques, but it comes down to: Hold the knife i…

  • How to easily use key rings!
    How to easily use key rings!
    by pranjal12

      Almost everyone of us faces a problem while dealing with key rings.At times they are really annoying. So, here is a simple trick that I hope so will help you to solve the problem. The best part is the thing that is used finds itself usually in the garbage ! Things Required 1. …

  • How to tie a tie
    How to tie a tie
    by Quartz476

    A very quick and simple way of tying a tie.

  • How to untie tight knots
    How to untie tight knots
    by rachl009

    ...in plastic bags.  TWIST and PUSH!

  • How to shuck garlic
    How to shuck garlic
    by robojune

    You need garlic A stone for crushing it

  • How to use a key ring
    How to use a key ring
    by s14tuner

    This is my version of getting a key into a key ring. I use one side of the key and use it as a wedge and that pops the key ring open.

  • How to Simply Seed a Pomegranate (recipe included)
    How to Simply Seed a Pomegranate (recipe i…
    by savorthefood

    Is there a simple way to seed a fruit that has over 600 juicy little cells? Cells that have the ability to stain your clothes and skin once the juice is released? Yes a typical pomegranate contains about 600 juicy seeds encapsulated in white pith. No other fruit compares with such a challenge th…

  • Dicing an Onion
    Dicing an Onion
    by ScoutDadNC

    This is a quick video on dicing an onion.  I hope this answers a burning question.

  • How To Tie A Tie
    How To Tie A Tie
    by splazem

    How to tie a tie, with two different angles and a robot voice!  Watch in HD for optimal viewing pleasure!

  • How to easily use key rings !!
    How to easily use key rings !!
    by sshinai

    Key Rings Giving trouble?? Have a stapler or a stapler pin remover with you ?? there u goo...

  • How to Shuck Garlic
    How to Shuck Garlic
    by thatkidwithayoyo

    How to remove the skin from a clove of garlic. This involves the use of a rather large knife, so take appropriate caution.  

  • How To Tie Your Shoes Cool
    How To Tie Your Shoes Cool
    by tomatoskins

    This is for the "Burning Questions Contest" please vote!

  • How to sharpen disposable razors
    How to sharpen disposable razors
    by trans4mation

    I've used this trick to sharpen my knives in a pinch many times, but it works well on a razor as well. And who doesn't love coffee?

  • How to easily use key rings
    How to easily use key rings
    by trans4mation

    Here's another quick tip on how to easily use key rings. If you have a screw nearby thats all you'll need. Just wedge it between the rings and twist!

  • How to wrap headphones so they don't tangle
    How to wrap headphones so they don't tangle
    by trans4mation

    This has always been the quickest and most effective way for me to keep my headphones from getting tangled. The only tool needed is the best tool in the world: your hands!

  • How to untie tight knots
    How to untie tight knots
    by trans4mation

    Tight knots can be tricky, just like tying knots. However some people can simply not knot. See what I'm saying? Turns out all you actually need are some needle nose pliers.

  • How to easily use key rings
    How to easily use key rings
    by trans4mation

    Need help with that key ring? Have a pen? Sweet.

  • How to shuck garlic
    How to shuck garlic
    by Trupe Por um Fio

    I smash the garlic with my mortar and pestle. No need of a knife! 

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Burning Questions is back! There are tons of skills, tips and tricks that people want to know! How do you tie a tie? Cut an onion like a pro? And how can I get these darn key rings open without hurting my hands?! We bet you have some great answers for these burning questions and we want to see them!

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Below we have listed 15 questions we want answered, please use the exact title for your project:
  • How to tie a tie
  • How to peel an egg
  • How to seed a pomegranate
  • How to shuck garlic
  • How to tie your shoes cool
  • How to easily use key rings
  • How to cut an onion
  • How to unscrew a stripped screw
  • How to loosen a frozen bolt
  • How to coil extension cords
  • How to sharpen disposable razors
  • How to untie tight knots
  • How to open blister packaging without cutting yourself
  • How to cut a pineapple
  • How to wrap headphones so they don’t tangle

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