Here are this week’s life pro tips.
01. How to mute the commentary while watching football
For sports and other broadcasts in proper 5.1 audio, the dialogue (in this case game commentary) is sent to the center channel speaker. So if you set up your receiver for 5.1 (or 7.1) speakers and just disconnect or mute or don’t have a center channel, you get to experience the game in eerie (and enjoyable) silence, like you’re actually there.
02. The wonders of vinegar
Have an animal that peed on your laundry? Throw half a cup or a cup of vinegar in the wash. Boom. Smell is gone and you get to keep your clothes.
Hard water stains on your toilet or bath tub? Soak paper towels in vinegar and leave it on the area for an hour, probably less. (Don’t do this on marble, travertine, onyx or other calcareous stones).
Have hard water stains on your clothes if you don’t have water softener or just have bad water? Wash your clothes with vinegar.
Have a sticker stuck on your car? Soak some vinegar on there and it will peel off easy.
Have some work out clothes you can’t get the stink out of? Soak it in sink with a cup of vinegar and water for about an hour. Then run it through washing machine. They will come out smelling new.
Want to keep your backyard chickens healthy and free of (some types of) parasites? Put apple cider vinegar in their water (tbsp / liter).
Want to amplify the flavor of your curry without adding more spices? Add some red wine vinegar and sugar.
Want to poach an egg without it deconstructing in the water? Add some distilled vinegar.
Pour some vinegar in the dishwasher before starting a load. The dishes and dishwasher will be spotless every time.
Have a bad case of fruit flies in your kitchen? Pour a cup of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover it with saran wrap, poke some holes in the saran wrap. Fruit flies will be attracted to the smell of vinegar, but won’t be able get out of the bowl.
Shower head, faucet filter (or aerator) tips blocked by hard-water deposit? Keep them in vinegar for a night and connect back.
Sticky oily places in kitchen (like exhaust, windows, etc)? Mix vinegar with water and dish wash detergent and spray it on the spots. Wait ten minutes, then clean with scrub.
03. Always eat before going shopping
People always spend way too much money on food that they don’t actually need because they’re hungry.
04. How to get rid of random erections
All we men have been there. For no apparent reason, you just end up with your down below going upwards. So, all you need to do is tilt your feet back onto your heels, and you should feel your calf muscles stretching. This will take the blood from your gentleman’s area and sends it to your legs instead. After a minute or so your issue should be gone.
05. For all dog owners during this hot summer
Before you walk your dog go ahead and place the back of your hand on the concrete/asphalt. If you can’t hold it there for more than 5 seconds. Then it’s far too hot for your dog.