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They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

Julia PeschanskayaLife
10 ingenious life hacks

Various life hacks make life much easier and make a complex task simpler. Modern technologies help to quickly find the information you need, but there are tips that are more than 130 years old and still relevant today.

ZME Science has published a list of ingenious life hacks from Gallaher's Cigarettes. Manufacturers used to put cards in cigarette packs to make them stronger and last longer, but then companies started printing all sorts of interesting things and quotes on them.

How to light a match in the wind

To begin with, you need to cut thin shavings on the match closer to its "head" and when lit, the twisted strips will immediately catch fire and even a strong wind will not interfere with the flame.

They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

How to slice fresh bread

Immerse the knife in hot water for a few seconds, then wipe it with a cloth and start slicing bread. The heated metal will gently slice the pastry into the thinnest slices.

They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

How to remove a splinter

Unpleasant situations often happen when something gets into your skin, such as a splinter. To get it out easily and painlessly, you'll need a wide-mouth bottle or a small jar. Fill the container with hot water almost to the brim and press the affected area against the neck. The steam will help pull the splinter out.

They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

How to prevent glasses from fogging up

When you come into a warm room from the cold, your glasses immediately fog up, which is a nuisance. To avoid this, rub the glasses with a bar of soap and polish them well with a special cloth. This will help prevent moisture from condensing on the glasses.

They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

How to clean a glass bottle from the inside

Pour in some sand and less than half a bottle of water. Shake the liquid vigorously so that the mixture cleans all the dirt. Then pour out the water and rinse the container well.

They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

How to clean new shoes

If you don't have a special boot cleaner, you can use lemon instead. Rub half a lemon on your shoes and wait for them to dry. The juice will help polish the surface of the boots to a shine.

They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

How to boil potatoes

Add a pinch of sugar and salt to the water. When the potatoes are done, drain and put the pot back on the stove with a low heat. Don't forget to stir the potatoes so they don't stick to the bottom.

They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

How to chill wine without ice

Wrap the bottle in a towel or cloth and place it in a bowl. Put the container under the tap and turn on the cold water so that it hits the wine. It takes 10-15 minutes to cool.

They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

How to boil cracked eggs

Do everything the same way as with undamaged eggs, but add only a little vinegar to the water.

They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

How to increase lung strength

Stand up straight and slightly on tiptoe. Tilt your head back and take a deep breath. Gradually exhale, letting your chest fall first and then your lungs. Repeat the exercise several times in the morning and evening.

They are still relevant today: 10 ingenious life hacks that are over 130 years old

Earlier, OBOZ.UA published a list of life hacks for cold weather that will help you quickly dry wet clothes.

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