Crack Nuts With Your Bare Hands




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In this quick life hack , I'll show you how to crack a nut using nothing but your bare hands.

Here's what you'll need -

  • You'll need nuts with the shell still on. I used Pecan nuts but you can try this with most nuts with soft-moderately hard shells.
  • You'll also need at least one hand

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The easiest way to follow along and see how this life hack works, is to watch the video above or on my channel by clicking this link -

If you're a fan of reading lengthy articles, go to the next step.

Step 2:

If you jumped the gun and tried cracking a nut in your hand without knowing this life hack, then you'd definitely fail every time!

The trick is to squeeze two nuts in your hand at the same time.

Step 3:

At least one of them will get cracked, making it easy to pry off the rest of the shell and get to the nut inside. This may be easy or difficult to do, depending on how well you cracked the shell.

Step 4:

This hack my not work with all types of nuts but, it's still a fun trick to experiment with.

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Watch the video to see how this works!



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    5 Discussions


    3 years ago

    I thought you were supposed to crack the two nuts perpandicular with each other so the crack in on the centerline of the nuts??


    3 years ago

    So simple, yet such a great idea!


    3 years ago

    Eastern Europeans have been doing this for generations. My kids learned it from their father. They could take walnuts or pecans to grade school; in the shells, and have them for lunch or a snack, without tools.


    3 years ago

    Great and useful survival hack^_^