Answer Life's Burning Questions





Introduction: Answer Life's Burning Questions

People search for stuff at Instructables all the time. Sometimes they find what they're looking for, sometimes they don't. But there are a few common how-tos that come up often enough that make us wonder, "why don't we have an Instructable on that?"

The answer is of course, because no one has written one. But you can change all that.

Below I've listed out a number of popular 'wanted Instructables'. If you write an Instructable about one of these topics we will send you a free Instructables Robot T-shirt. Answer more than one of these questions and and we won't keep sending you shirts, but we probably will send you something cool that we have made here at Instructables HQ.

Wanted Instructables:

  • How to cook prime rib
  • How to make out (stay classy on this one)
  • How to make a man fall in love
  • How to cut hair
  • How to build a deck
  • How to fly fish
  • How to pour a beer (including methods from a bottle and from a tap)

The only rules are:

  • The Instructables have to be of good quality. Lots of people are looking for these answers so put some extra effort in. They have to be detailed, contain plenty of good pictures, and actually provide a good answer to the question. If they're lousy (you know when they are), no t-shirt for you.
  • They have to be titled as above (or with very minor variation). Why? Because that's what people are looking for.
  • They have to have a publish date after September 3rd.
  • They have to be on the list! Only Instructables answering questions on the list will be admitted to the group.

Generally, there's going to be only one winner, but if there's a good faith effort by two people at the same time, we'll call both of you winners.

I've created a group to keep track of everything, called Burning Questions. If you want the shirt, you've got to add your Instructable to the group.

When we've determined an Instructable is of high enough quality, we'll add a link to it below, in the "Answered Questions" section and take it away from our "Wanted" list. Once it's added to the Burning Questions group I will send you a private message letting you know how you can claim your free shirt.

Have any questions about the Burning Questions Contest? Comments? Post them below as comments to this instructable!

Answered Questions:

This is how to add an Instructable to a group.
And this is how to write a great Instructable.



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    Is there a more current version of the Burning Questions post?

    what about "what is the meaning of life?" that's one of life's burning questions- and i know the answer! 42!!!

    Yeah, but that is not a very useful answer...
    How about an ible on how to aske the right question in order to understand the meaning of life, the universe and everything?

    We might need a lot of mice for this one.

    I have great burning question that I am in serious need of right now. How do you fix a broken USB cable? My rabbit chewed it up. Along with a bunch of other cords- actually, just how do you fix cables in general?

    If they've just been chewed through, you can solder the wires together. If you're not sure how that works, I'm certain there are a great many soldering instructables on the site.

    Don't bother fixing (*gasp*), buy new...seriously... fixed ones imnsho usually dont work well/right/at all.

    I think a "How to answer someone's question" Instructable would be nice.

    A nice instructable would be one on the ultimate and Perfect Batch File that includes a lot of features.

    Is this still going on? I could whip up a hair cutting instructable. I cut both of my boys' hair and they're starting to get shaggy. :) I can also do a mean prime rib and a deck to put your grill on ... hmmm