The Random Facts of Life





Introduction: The Random Facts of Life

You will never know everything about life, and you just have to accept that. But that doesn't mean you can't learn a few tricks...

Step 1: Cough Syrup

Everyone has had a serious cough, and the cough syrup doesn't always taste good. So instead of that store bought stuff just use some honey, honey is the most effective cough syrup around.

Step 2: Spider/ Mice Repellent

It is proven that spiders and mice HATE peppermint oil. So just get some peppermint oil in a spray bottle and spray all your doorways and your entire garage.

Step 3: Safely Pack a Razor

If you travel then you know an AWOL razor can cause some problems. You can fix that with a binder clip. Just slip the razor blade in between the clips and your stuff in your pack won't get cut up.

Step 4: Metabolism

To boost your metabolism just drink some water. Drinking 16 ounces of water will increase your metabolism by 30% .

Step 5: Slip Proof Coat Hanger

Some clothes have a habit of slipping off, especially coats and dresses. To fix this just slip a rubber band over the very ends of the coat hanger and your clothes won't slip off.

Step 6: Bake Tacos

When you fry taco shells they will fall apart when you bite into them. So instead bake your taco shells and they won't fall apart. Add some rice and cheese and you will never want regular tacos again !

Step 7: Bee/ Wasp

If a bee or wasp lands on you, blow on them. DO NOT slap them, if you blow on them instead then they won't retaliate.

Step 8: Stuck Zipper

To fix a stuck zipper just rub some graphite from a pencil on the teeth, that should do it.

Step 9: Ponytail Stash

If you have them then you know ponytail bands are not easy to keep track of. So instead of leaving them lying around put them around a carabiner and they won't get lost.

Step 10: Plane Tickets

Plane tickets are expensive but they could be cheaper. Tuesdays at 3:00 PM, six weeks before the flight is when tickets are the cheapest.

Step 11: Traveling Toothbrush

If you wanna keep your toothbrush from touching those grimy hotel countertops then just clip on some clothes pins and the tooth brush will lean against the pin and not the counter top. You could also use binder clips. But clothes pins will you give you a greater distance between the counter and the toothbrush.

Step 12: Un-tearable Paper

If you want to keep your papers from tearing then just slip some tape on the left hand side where the holes are. And the paper won't tear when it's in the binder.

Step 13: Cherries

Cherries contain antioxidants that protect the body from cancer cells.

Step 14: Apple Cider Vinegar

A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning will help with arthritis pain. WARNING if you drink apple cider vinegar straight up you could burn your throat !

Step 15: Oreo

Oreos are really good ! And most people would tell you to dip them in milk, but you could make Oreo cereal, pour some milk in a bowl with a spoon and plop in some Oreos, and now you have Oreo cereal

Step 16: Insta Protection in Seedy Areas

If you feel unsafe in certain areas then there is a quick trick. Download a police scanner app on your phone and listen to it at full volume.

Step 17: BACON !!!

If you run bacon under cold water before cooking then you will reduce shrinking by up to 50% ! Also, always cook bacon in an oven for 10 minutes at 365 degrees F for maximum flavor !

Step 18: Old Phone

If you have an old cell phone then keep it charged and in the glove compartment. All phones can call 911 regardless if they are activated on a specific network or not.

Step 19: End

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    re Water....your body is perfectly well able to accurately determine how much water you need and make you drink more by stimulating a sensation of THIRST. People who are dehydrated are thirsty, whether they are involved in extreme sports or everyday activities.
    The current fad for articles about the supposed health benefits of drinking extra water are pushed / originate from the bottled water industry.
    The medical community (myself included) don't contest these pseudoscience articles that much, as the hope is that people may be drinking water instead of high sugar drinks. But notice how few articles are publicised showing that there is no difference between drinking tap water and environmentally costly bottled water.
    So don't be suckered, drink tap water if you are thirsty, instead of cola or even fruit juices ( if you want fruit health benefits, eat the fruit) and refill your water bottle.
    ps If you want to know if you are dehydrated and don't trust your sense of thirst, look at the colour of your urine , as a rough guide if it is the colour of dark tea, it usually means it is pretty concentrated, and some water may be in order.

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    Drink tap water? Dude, I live in Las Vegas where the water is equivalent to the water in Juarez, Mexico. No thank you. In fact water in Vegas is so bad you need to take a shower with bottled water to rinse off all the mineral deposits you collected during your tap water shower. No joke. So I'm gonna go ahead and give that pseudoscience article a big thumbs up.

    I've never been to Mexico and I haven't showered with bottled water in Vegas so I don't know what to say, but nice to see some healthy discussion. And the water where I live ain't even near that dirty

    dbuckley6, thank you for your very informative comment ! I enjoyed reading every bit of it. I have never had a problem with drinking tap water... But maybe that is just me, lol. Thanks again for the comment !

    ps The old phone reuse / emergency item is a great tip, and as far as I know works in all countries, even without a SIM card in. I wonder does anybody out there know if the emergency services can locate your position if you are dangerously lost using a phone in this way?

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    I'm sure if you have signal and they have enough time to, that they could get a fix on your location.

    I never knew about the phone trick. that's a good idea!

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    This is great!!

    Chewing gum also helps to unplug your ears when they get plugged when you go into high altitude

    Super cool. A lot of those I needed.

    GREAT suggestions! Thank you.