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!

Submit your instructable in the form of a video 15 seconds long or less using Vine, Instagram or Youtube. You can even submit it as a GIF! Feel free to add a description if you want, but a good video should be able to stand alone.

Authors that produce video instructables that get featured will win an Instructables prize pack.

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
Want to know how to embed Vines & Instagram videos? How about turning Vines into gifs?
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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), September 16, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, October 28, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Burning Questions Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Burning Question Answerer


Burning Question Answerer

Authors who create a featured video instructable that includes a video 15 seconds long or less that answers a Burning Question will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Sep 16, 2013 and Oct 28, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Burning Questions Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.