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How to hang a painting on a wall using a fork

How to hang a painting on a wall using a fork

Here I was thinking someone would just jab a fork in the wall and hang a painting on it

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It's not that hard to hang a painting, I'd rather just do it then have to go get a fork first.

NO one is saying you can't. Live the dream

Diaper Genie Users: save the blue ring and use your own trash bags - we've saved a lot of money with this one!

Diaper Genie Users: save the blue ring and use your own trash bags - we've saved a lot of money with this one!

Isn't the whole point of the diaper genie the actual refillable bags? The scented bags help keep odors and germs locked inside. Regular bags don't do that. One four pack holds up to 960 diapers. When these are on sale, it would be much cheaper than purchasing trash bags to fill the equivalent quantity.

It seems like you're advocating getting a trash bin that use trash bags, which is a completely different concept.

Pfft, diapers are a symptom of an unhealthy society scatological obsession. Our baby is free range. He runs around nude and urinates and defecates the way nature intended. We won't make him ashamed of his bodily functions with diapers! /GranolaHead

The diaper genie is a self-closing garbage can with a gimmick, nothing more. In fact, the "bags" you use is a long tube of plastic that you tie off when it's full.

This is a legit hack.

Thought I was in /sub/frugal and was gonna mention cloth diapers.

The real life hack is infant potty training, sometimes called 'EC' (Elimination Communication, lol).

Two little boys and I never had to change a poppy toddler diaper. Both babies were going poo reliably on the potty only by age 1. First kid was completely out of diapers by 2. That's a lot of time and money saved, plus grossness. Idk how people are OK changing a 2 or 3 year old's loopy diaper*. That is basically adult poo at that point.

*Note: I'm not talking about developmental disabilities/issues, which are another thing. Actually, the 'normal' large size diapers we have for toddlers now were originally created for kids with developmental delays.

Nail polish

Nail polish

https://www.reddit.com/sub/askscience/comments/3gjq5z/why_does_table_sugar_allow_for_the_easy_cle...

This is why.

I got halfway through and had to re-read because I was wondering why this was happening in Utah.

TRY THIS ONE MORMON SECRET THAT WILL MAKE YOUR NAIL POLISH DISAPPEAR!

I'm a chef, I use salt to clean up oil spills on a similar manner.

Fabulous ants.

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Ensure your kids won't bother you by telling them to wake you up in an hour so we can start cleaning the house - they will do anything to avoid waking you

Ensure your kids won't bother you by telling them to wake you up in an hour so we can start cleaning the house - they will do anything to avoid waking you

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but your son has a strong, healthy work ethic. Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do for you.

I wish this worked with our son. He would get dressed immediately and start steam mopping because he loves the steam.

Wow this is smart. Tell them Friday night when we wake up Saturday morning we start cleaning. Same with Sunday. Enjoy sleeping in in silence.

E: people don't seem to get this, but you have to actually clean on the weekends for this to work.

Genius !?!.... Now I've got to do is have children !?

Need a quick and dirty tracing table? Cutting board and a lamp.

Need a quick and dirty tracing table? Cutting board and a lamp.

Make sure it's an LED lamp, otherwise the board gets melty.

Make sure it's a plastic cutting board and not a wooden one, otherwise you can't trace shit.

You're kinda makin some assumptions about people's cutting boards aren't you? I mean mine is made out of bamboo.

Make sure you are tracing paper and not shit, or it will stink.

Easy trick to improve your carpet cleaners performance. Works like a champ!

Easy trick to improve your carpet cleaners performance. Works like a champ!

Wow. I actually worked on the design of that unit. You should have seen how badly it picked up water before the redesign.

The biggest reason why the water pick up is sub par is because pivot point for the handle is too high up (which it had to be for marketing's design needs). The high pivot point means that there is reduced downward force on the nozzle in the back stroke, so the recovery takes a hit.

The weight is a good tip. It will help the unit pick up more water and won't actually damage or bog down the brushes, because they float freely.

I love what a small / globalized world we live in.

I tried this with my Roomba but the dumb thing just sits there.

I'll try, but she's not going to like it very much.

How to find a lost dog

How to find a lost dog

i went running and a dog started following me. some deer distracted it for awhile, but then 15 minutes later, there it was following me again

this went on for 2 miles

i got on a main road and cars slowed down honked and stared at me like i was a total asshole (they thought it was my dog off leash)

i finally went back to it, noticed it was quite friendly, got it firmly by the collar, then ran hunched over for a mile and a half out of my way to the police department where i dropped it off at the front desk

it loped along happily by my side the whole way

it had just straight up adopted me

weird

Lots of times animals escape their backyard....and then are lost. So, put a bowl of water and a toy in the area they escaped the backyard from? - I think this is a decent idea, just don't know how practical it is for urban pups.

And if it's a velociraptor, leave a goat or calf tied to the fence and make a small cut on the thigh, they can smell the blood from really far away and will probably find their way back

This worked for us: Dog lost for 1 week. Scared. Not really approachable. Spotted 20miles away. We collected feces from our other dog and liquefied and then fashioned a poo-cannon and drove our car while squirting some liquid goodness all the way back home using some roads that that pretty much gave us a straight line without too much traffic and obstacles. Honest to god, she showed up at our doorstep in the middle of the nite. It's ok if you don't believe it because we can't really believe it either.

An easy way to remove permanent marker from whiteboards and other surfaces.

Does this also work with horizontal lines?

Oh hell no

There's a better way.

Find the person who did it and drag their face against the board to clean it. It will act as a reminder to anyone watching not to put permanent marker on the whiteboard.

plain rubbing alcohol also works

When your home has no AC

this must look terrifying to Koreans

I do this by tucking in my top sheet and putting a box fan on the other end. It makes a neat little tent where you can eat carrot sticks and watch hardcore pornography.

Hey man, fan death is a real thing. Just look at what happened to John Lennon.

Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well.

Drawing in two-point perspective using a rubber band

Ok that's a really neat way to do it

I'm doing it like this since the last time it was posted.

Not sure how this helps if he can move the elastic left and right.

No, it works, what you're thinking about is axonometric / isometric projection. In perspective, you use one or two vanishing points (wich, in this case, are the points where the string is attached) and you draw every lines toward those points. edit : corrected "escape points" to "vanishing points" as suggested by /u/spottyPotty

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