1. Storing batteries in the refrigerator
2. Hammer and nail used as a corkscrew to open a bottle of wine
We actually attended a get-together last weekend and saw Millennials try this Life Hack – and failed miserably!
CLAIM: Forget the corkscrew-just hammer a nail into the cork and then use the claw to remove nail with cork.
REAL SOLUTION: It is funny to watch people try this and really think it will work. Honey, just buy a corkscrew!
3. Wooden spoon keeping boiling water in check
CLAIM: Rest a wooden spoon across the top of a pot so it does not boil over
REAL SOLUTION: Turn back your heat a bit so water remains in motion while staying in the pot.
4. Peeing on a jellyfish sting
CLAIM: Simple claim, get stung – have someone urinate on the area
REAL PROBLEM: Urine actually aggravates the venom. Here is what WebMD recommends for treatment.
5. Ketchup bottle for pancake mix
CLAIM: Ok, this technically works BUT….
REAL PROBLEM: First imagine trying to fill a clean ketchup bottle with the pancake batter. Does not seem like a time or frustration saver. Next, think about taking a bite. Yeah, in my dream I still can taste the ketchup. Stick to mixing bowl and measuring cup or ladle.