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  • Dragon Bowl: Inverted Watermelon

    Actually, I never got around to trying it. But thank you for the reminder, I had forgotten about this idea, so maybe I will try and see what happens while there are still watermelons for sale. 😁👍

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  • All Natural Indigo Sourdough

    That looks fantastic!!! Love that purple color! The posting pic looks like a brain scan (with the 2 halves together), LOL,! ✌️

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  • How to Get Rid of Tiny Black Ants in the House

    I would not use cedar oil outside, since it attracts wood boring bees in certain areas of the world. 😳

    Walmart has tea tree and peppermint, but it's most likely cheaper online.

    Make a mix of diatomaceous earth (safe and available in any garden store, but DO NOT buy it from pool stores, it is different and dangerous to breath in!), and mix it with borax, sprinkling it around where you have roaches. The roaches walk through it and it clings to them, suffocating them. Also works on bed bugs, fleas (not sure about ants though). If you have pets though, only use the diatomaceous earth powder. Non-heat treated D.E. is safe for pets, but Borax is NOT.

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  • Raw Meat Rice Krispies

    Thanks! Coworkers LOVED IT! Thoroughly grossed out and laughed out loud (the fearless ones even ate some)!Is this your invention, because it is genius!

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  • realife11 made the instructable Raw Meat Rice Krispies
    Raw Meat Rice Krispies

    Made for coworkers. Two tips: after you put the burgers in the container then put a little bit of oil spray on your hand and pat the top of the burger, this makes it glisten and look more real. Also, make sure that whoever you make this for does not have a peanut allergy .

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  • Raw Meat Rice Krispies

    One of the Best ideas for Halloween I have seen! Brilliant, and so "laugh-out-loud" funny! It was incredibly easy to make (a big plus), but I always have trouble with plastic wrap! It always tears, can't get it tight enough, but I did the best I could. Used big styrofoam containers I bought mushrooms in. Worked out great!!!You're the BEST Mikeasaurus!!

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      • Glow Table
      • Baby Flask
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      • UFO Cow Abduction Cake
      • Golden Zipper-Face Costume
      • Popcorn Kernel Jar Diversion Safe
  • realife11 commented on SemadarG's instructable Zombie Mouth Cupcake
    Zombie Mouth Cupcake

    Kids are the only ones that WOULD eat them! LoL!!!Adults would be too squeamish. 😳

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  • realife11 commented on Haunted Spider's instructable Spider Web Maze
    Spider Web Maze

    I know exactly where this is! I saw it on the news this year (unfortunately reporting on some vandalism on the covered bridge) and when they showed the different decorations, my immediate reaction to this maze was "THAT'S BRILLIANT!".If I have the time, I plan to go and check it out, looks great! Fantastic job 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😁

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  • How to Make the Best Brownies Ever

    According to the website http://dish.allrecipes.com/cup-to-gram-conversions/,it shows 1 c of butter (which equals 2 sticks) as 227 grams.Hope this helps 😁

    Hello, I checked the 'all recipe' site and their charts show that 1 c of butter is equal to 227 grams.I've included all the conversion charts on that page for your convenience. Hope this helps:-)

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  • realife11 commented on jessyratfink's instructable DIY Cat Tent

    I would add a few ceramic tiles taped together, as the floor in the summer. Should keep the tent more stable and cooler.

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      • Old Bathroom Sink and Ceiling Upgrade!
      • Built-in Kitchen Shelves!
      • Epic Halloween Circus Themed Party!
  • WoW thanks!Excellent post and idea. Very nicely laid out with great pics and step-by-step easy instructions. Great job, you’ve got my vote. I can’t wait to try these. Do they easily float inside the glass sideways so you can see the iris, or does is sink or float?

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  • With all due respect, if you are killing yellow jackets (or ‘wasps’), then more power to ya, but if you are killing bees, you should think twice on that since they are becoming endangered, our own survival depends on them, and they are extremely beneficial to crops, all kind of pollination,etc. If you need to get rid of them if they become a problem, then you can call any beekeeper and most will come for free and take them away for you. Easy-Peasy.PS...for those reading this thread, Yellow Jackets are not bees. They are wasps.just sayin’ because some people mistakenly think they are bees.

    great idea! Since the bottle trick would not work for a deck, this is a good one to remember!!

    Wow, well whaddaya know,they DO look a LOT like bumble bees!Thanks, I will pass this along to my relative. All this time they thought it was bumble bees. Very good to know, many thanks!

    I think you misunderstood what he said.He said he “also” had a honey bee nest on the property that (because they are SO beneficial and endangered) he was leaving alone. As opposed to the jellow jackets that were dangerous and aggressive to have around. He DID make that distinction. He at no time ever called the yellow jackets “bees”.

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  • Hi, this is a great idea! But one question if you might know? I just read that so e old popcorn ceilings “could” contain asbestos. Do you know how to tell if a popcorn ceiling is one of those, and would the shop vac be a good solution since it sucks it up immediately (I’m guessing hepa filter would be a plus?). Thanks hope you might be able help.Great job with the tutorial, thanks!!

    EXCELLENT! Thanks for the info. I’ll be getting one of those soon!

    Thanks for the info! Would plain old joint compound to even out the popcorn work as good as plaster (I have a bunch of it to use up)? Then maybe paint “Kilz” over it before painting?Thanks.

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  • realife11 commented on ibeme78's instructable Epic Treehouse

    Do these treehouses need to have permits since it’s structural and affixed to a tree? I read how you need permits for those tiny houses if its on your property, since its considered a living space, but wondered if tree houses need them too?

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  • I snore occasionally too, and found a device that stops it completely!Here are some pics of it, but I just used a stretchy hair head band, or you could probably use a long stretchy sock (or two together), tied to make a loop. Either way, it worked!!! Can't snore if my mouth can't open.

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  • Actually, yes it can be dangerous. I too had not known about the danger of mixing bleach and vinegar or alcohol, until I came across the info by accident. It's absolutely true. Here's the google URL, many articles on it that explain the chemistry of it and exactly why it's dangerous. I would never post something I had not thoroughly researched first. Here's he google articles on it: https://www.google.com/search?sclient=tablet-gws&site=&source=hp&q=is+bleach+and+vinegar+dangerous%3F&oq=is+bleach+and+vinegar+dangerous%3F&gs_l=tablet-gws.12..0i22i30k1.4305.21305.0.26020.32.32.0.0.0.0.116.1386.29j3.32.0....0...1.1.64.tablet-gws..0.32.1376...0j0i131i46k1j46i131k1j0i131k1j0i10k1.LoRo3907eAQ

    Right, glad you mentioned that ;-D that's the big one that most people learn about growing up (I forgot to list it).

    Thanks :-D, good idea, I am glad you clarified that point ;-)I originally mentioned that I had read it was especially true when full strength undiluted bleach and vinegar are used. Most people probably use their common sense and dilute most chemicals, but I'm sure there are a few that think full strength is better.They really should teach this in grade school chemistry class. It's very useful information for when a person becomes an adult, and could prevent a lot of injuries.

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  • realife11 commented on beado4ever's instructable How to Build a Deck

    is the 18 inch hole deep enough to be below the frost line level?Someone told me that when he had a sunroom built off the back of his house, they didn't make the post holes deep enough and it was not below the frost line, so that when winter came, the freezing temperatures made the posts rise unevenly, causing the doors to not slide shut completely. There was always a slight gap. When the weather warmed, then it went back to normal, but this problem can't be good for the deck or sunroom if it happens every year, correct? Just wondered.

    haha! Yes for a " Land of the free" we certainly get taxed for every little thing, and there seems to be fees for everything! I always imagine that there is a 'think tank' of corporate heads somewhere in an ominous castle, just thinking up ways to suck us dry of our money (Ha!).

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  • realife11 commented on buck2217's instructable La-z-boy Reclaimed

    Great, that is a good start ;-)Just a quick note though...Recently I read a few articles written by professional exterminators and exterminating companies and they said that pesticide sprays or spray bombs won't work on bedbugs,since they are a whole different category of insect and are extremely difficult to eradicate. Only certain methods work (heat being number one). It's probably how they were able to spread to almost every country in the world in a short amount of time.The buggers must be related to spiders since nothing seems to kill them, haha!Again, genius idea!!! I definitely will be trying this at some point.

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  • realife11 commented on buck2217's instructable La-z-boy Reclaimed

    What a fantastic idea!Love the Australian name of the DW40 spray,haha!A word of caution though...Be careful and take precautions when picking up thrown out furniture,since you never know 'why' it was thrown out. Could have bedbugs or other infestation. Heat kills bedbugs easily, and other insects are killed with insecticides. Just a thought.

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  • Thanks for your concern, I appreciate that ;-)I just googled 'are glow sticks safe?' and it states it's not dangerous, just mildly toxic (as in, it will cause a burning sensation of the skin on some people and would have the same feeling in the mouth and stomach if swallowed). I would only put it in the hair, so as long as it doesn't touch the skin in any way, I think it would be okay, but one must always use caution in anything you try (always good to be extra cautious). Here's what one website showed, thanks again: Are Glow Products Safe? Items that glow have delighted children and adults for years. The question surrounding the safety of the liquid inside glowing sticks, bracelets, and other glow novelties often arises among concerned parents. People aren't just worried about thei…

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    Thanks for your concern, I appreciate that ;-)I just googled 'are glow sticks safe?' and it states it's not dangerous, just mildly toxic (as in, it will cause a burning sensation of the skin on some people and would have the same feeling in the mouth and stomach if swallowed). I would only put it in the hair, so as long as it doesn't touch the skin in any way, I think it would be okay, but one must always use caution in anything you try (always good to be extra cautious). Here's what one website showed, thanks again: Are Glow Products Safe? Items that glow have delighted children and adults for years. The question surrounding the safety of the liquid inside glowing sticks, bracelets, and other glow novelties often arises among concerned parents. People aren't just worried about their children either. The Animal Poison Control Center of the ASCPA receives masses of similar calls from concerned pet owners each year. With this overwhelming concern for public safety, it's a surprise that glow products are such big sellers. Glowing novelty products, such as bracelets and sticks, are safer than the common household cleaners you find in a typical home. Your young child is far more likely to be seriously hurt from choking on a small glow toy than by splashing herself with the liquid contained inside. What Creates the Glow? The liquid inside of some glow products is a chemical called dibutyl phthalate. Glow products that don't use dibutyl phthalate use a small glass ampoule that contains a mixture of hydrogen peroxide dissolved in phthalic ester. Surrounding the glass ampoule is another chemical called phenyl oxalate ester. Dibutyl phthalate, widely considered the more dangerous of the above components, is used to manufacture plastics, glues, nail polish, leather, printing inks, safety glass, dyes and is used as a solvent for perfume. Poison Control Comments None of these chemicals are deadly dangerous, according to The National Capital Poison Center The advice from poison control for ingestion of the so-called glowing toxic liquid chemical is much the same. Rinse your mouth out well, drink a little milk, and call poison control, which will again, stay in touch to make sure you're fine. Poison control encourages people to stay in touch often because different individuals can have various reactions to chemicals. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Comments The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is considered one of the best children's hospitals in the country, possibly the world. The hospital's poison control center reports that, "dibutyl phthalate is not a poison; it is an irritant. The best treatment for any exposure to dibutyl phthalate is water."

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  • I think the peanut butter cookies are a great idea, much better tasting than just graham crackers and more realistic than the keebler cookies. I'm going to try that with 2 variations: I'll round the corners to make it look more like a bandaid, and I'll split the cookie in half lengthwise so that it's flatter like a bandaid. I may use white chocolate or marshmallow for the white part too. Love your idea, looks good, great job! ;-)

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  • Hahaha. My first thought when I read the first line,"tie a tennis ball in a sock", was to stuff the sock in your spouse's gaping mouth when they wake you with their loud snoring! Kidding. I would never do that, just fantasize.

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