Answer Life's Burning Questions - Round 3

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About: I've worked for Instructables off and on since 2006 building and documenting just about everything I enjoy doing. I am now the Creative Programs founder and manager for Autodesk and just finished building o...
People search for stuff at Instructables all the time. Sometimes they find what they're looking for, and 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 Burning Questions prize pack consisting of a robot patch and a Burning Questions bumper sticker!






Wanted Instructables:
  • How to cut hair
  • How to fly fish
  • Learn to draw
  • How to do sedu hairstyles
  • How to hack telnet
  • How to pass a drug test
  • How to make hair bows
  • How to make wine
  • How to build stairs (as in a staircase)
  • Build a whiskey still
  • How to French kiss (stay classy on this one)
  • How to get six pack abs
  • How to decorate a christmas tree
  • Handmade Christmas tree ornaments



  • Rules:
  • 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 prize pack for you.
  • They have to be titled exactly as they appear above. Why? Because that's what people are looking for.
  • They have to have a publish date after December 10th.
  • They have to be on the list! Only Instructables answering questions on the list will be admitted to the group and prizes.

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 on the next step of the Instructable 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 prize pack.

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

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

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    Guthix Priest

    4 years ago

    I actually just added a how to pass a drug test.

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    MrStuff

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Is "How to Blow Smoke Rings" still unanswered (I would like to call Dibs)? Also any interest in "how to set up a "Hookah / Sheesha / Water Pipe"?

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    gustavio101MrStuff

    Reply 4 years ago

    Just go check on youtube for smokerings, thats how i learned it. It's hard to show with just pictures, there's also different ways of doing it.

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    noahwKentsOkay

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    It's a shame we can't just post the Strongbad Trogdor email video as an answer to this question.



    But the real Instructable should be nice too.
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    KentsOkaynoahw

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Already have a name, How to Draw Dragons: A Beginner's Guide To The Creation Of Humankind's Favorite Monster

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    noahwKentsOkay

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    That's an awesome title - but as you can see from the rules page titles need to be created exactly as written on the Wanted Instructables list.

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    noahwKentsOkay

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Your more then welcome to put the second title in the intro - but the title has to be written as it appears above.

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    thinkernoahw

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    is it too late to do one of these? even if its already been done? like, can you have competing ones?

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    noahwKentsOkay

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.

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    KentsOkaynoahw

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    "established authors like yourself", I like that makes me sound so professional...

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    lawizeg

    11 years ago on Introduction

    How about one on making a rubber band ball? Or making REAL iced tea?

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    Keith-Kid

    11 years ago on Introduction

    How to learn japanese (basic) How to learn Spanish (basic) - I can make one of these How to make bonsai trees

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    SFHandyman

    11 years ago on Introduction

    One more burning question. How do you polish abrasions out of mirror glass? My apartment is 1924 and someone must have used an abrasive cleaner on at least part of the mirror at one time. I'm a preservationist and would like to keep the original glass in place.I haven't seen any small containers of appropriate polishing compounds or non commercial size buffers. I wonder if I could do it with a Dremel. Seems like there should be a polishing pad that would at least fit on a handheld sander. I suppose it could be demounted and taken to a professional, but what's the fun in that?

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    SFHandymanSFHandyman

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks Stasterisk: I've been able to get the shine back on a lot of plastics and fiberglasses, but this old window glass seems to never get there. I'm sure there is a way. They've been polishing out etching cream from windows for quite a while.

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    leebryukSFHandyman

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Your basically looking to make glass that is of optical quality. It depends on the depth of scratches, the amount of them, and their placement. You can try to look at some web sites that specialize in automotive glass repairs. You'll eventually stumble upon a type of kit that uses a buffer and incredibly fine powder. For what it's worth, it's not going to be worth it (sorry.) Old glass 'silvers' . The edges will loose their protective coating and show the silvering on the back. It also depends on how it was mounted. Some glass installers used channels, and others used a product that was like sticky tar called mastick. Others used both. Good Luck THough