You're in a crowded parking lot and forgot where you parked your car. You try pushing the button on your remote, but the car is apparently too far away. You can spend the next thirty minutes racing up and down the parking lot, holding your arm in the air, hitting the button furiously, and looking foolish (we've all been there, don't worry, LOL)...OR, you can use YOUR BRAIN!
Step 1: The Technique...
Most car remotes can only go about 50-65 feet from your car before they stop working. Some people don't even get that far (maybe your battery is dying on your remote, or it needs replacing, etc?).
Whatever the case is for you, as long as your remote is working from any distance, this will help to amplify that distance for your remote, whether by 5 or 20 feet! When I got as far as the remote would work (with using my brain), it was about 85 feet away (20 feet out of the normal range). :)
Simply put the remote up to your head (let's just say around your temple area), and click the button.
VOILA! It works!
Put your remote to the test by stepping back (like I do in the video below) to see how far you can get using this technique. Mechanics looking for a customer's car often times will use this approach.
Some people say to put it under your chin or up to your cheek, but if these techniques work, it's for the same reason as this one. If they don't work, it's typically because they aren't having the remote close enough to your brain to accomplish the following things...
Step 2: WHY It Works...
Your brain is about 75% water. Most speculate that the radio transmitter (aka the remote for your car) is using the WATER in your brain to be amplified by focusing the radio waves, thus reaching a greater distance then you could normally reach.
Here's a site, you can explore for yourself, where people did experiments with this idea and gave their best scientific reasoning as to why it works: http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/101913/...
The best thing you can do is to TRY IT FOR YOURSELFand conduct your own scientific experiment :) You can include your kids in it, too!
Step 3: Voila!
Well, there you have it! You could also use a full water bottle (if you have that on hand) instead of your brain. It's the same principle.
This technique is convenient, and possibly life-saving.
People have been in situations before such as the following: A lone woman walks around the corner of a parking garage at night. She notices a man trying to break into her car. She tries to push the "alarm" button on her remote in an attempt to scare him off, only to find she is out-of-range. With this technique, she can quickly make her alarm sound without coming any closer to the vehicle and thus staying out of harm's way.
What other situations would you find this technique useful? Let me know below :)