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Problem spooning icecream out of a tub because it's frozen? Put the spoon in the microwave for 2 minutes on 1000W and you're good!
dont do this it'll kill you
 

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If you are away from news for a while and want to catch up search "[month] [year]" in Wikipedia. This will give you all the major world news for that month
 

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Have an article on a webite split into many parts? If there's an option to print the article, it will open it up in a new window with the full article.
 

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Always use the custom installation option when installing software
For hidden third party toolbars, programs, etc
 

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Permanent marker can be removed from white boards by going over the markings with an erasable marker.
 

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When house/apartment hunting, drive by at night.
Discover:
- What the parking situation is more likely to be.
- How safe you'll feel walking to/from your new place at night.
- etc
 

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Put a sticker with a fake PIN number on your debit card. Make the numbers hard to read. If you lose it and someone tries to use it (3+ times) the terminal will lock your account and eat the card
 

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When traveling abroad, adjust your name to the local language to make introducing yourself easier and less awkward
When I was in Birmingham and meeting a lot of new people I told them my name was Matt, not Matthias.
 

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Need to test a printer? Print the Google homepage - has all the colors, uses almost no ink.
 

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Put your wet sponge in the microwave for 2 minutes to kill 99% of bacteria.
 

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When driving over speed bumps/railroad tracks let off on the brakes just before contact to bring your vehicle's nose up and lessen the impact
 

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Keep a folded up bill between your phone and case for extreme emergencies

 

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Mave said:
Permanent marker can be removed from white boards by going over the markings with an erasable marker.
A little bit of alcohol or methanol on a piece of cloth works even better.
 
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