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  • Hi, I'm John Green. Welcome to my salon.

  • This is Mental Floss on YouTube and I'm wearing

  • a bathrobe backwards because I've been told by the internet

  • that it's an excellent substitute for a snuggie.

  • Survey says: Pass!

  • Plus it's got this belt, which makes me feel a little bit like a Jedi,

  • or at least princess Leia.

  • And that's the first life hack of many that I'm gonna test for you today.

  • This is a black t-shirt covered in deodorant.

  • Clearly it is not my size.

  • The internet tells me I can remove this deodorant with a dryer sheet.

  • Let's see how that goes.

  • Yeah, I mean, you know...

  • a marginal pass?

  • I'll tell you what will work: a laundry machine.

  • This is a Coke bottle with the hole cut in it--very common, you know.

  • And I'm gonna stick this in here.

  • The internet tells me it's gonna be an amazing amplifier.

  • (music of subpar quality plays)

  • Of all the things in human history that have successfully amplified sound,

  • this Coke bottle amplified it the least.

  • But, technically, pass!

  • Why am I even bothering with iPhones in plastic bottles?

  • We all know that life hacks are all about food.

  • So let's get to some of those.

  • Apparently, the best way to eat Cheetos is with chopsticks

  • because then you don't get orange stuff all over your hands.

  • Also, you look really cool.

  • Meredith, thank you for giving me these dummy chopsticks that anyone can use.

  • You know what?

  • Pass.

  • Now I can't finish eating these until after I've posted this video

  • so I'm going to seal the bag with a pants hanger

  • that I'm going to use as a chip clip.

  • (groans in pain)

  • Pass, although there are very sharp edges.

  • If you're looking for a healthier snack, I'm going to try to core

  • this head of lettuce by slamming it on this cutting board.

  • One, two...

  • Ow! Oh! Mmm.

  • Fail and I hurt myself.

  • Now if you ever find yourself with a cup of apple sauce and no spoon,

  • it is supposedly very simple to take the foil from the top

  • and mold it into a mini-spoon.

  • Do some twisties. Twisty, twisty, twisty.

  • Turn this into a spoon...

  • Yup. There we go. Nice little spoon.

  • And then...oh!

  • Pass!

  • Okay, I also have a bag of chocolate chips

  • because my grocery list is very strange.

  • Would you believe that some people don't actually pour

  • this whole thing into their cookie batter?!

  • Lucky for them, you can just grab one of these water bottle tops

  • that you always have sitting around and reseal the bag!

  • You unscrew the top here...

  • Pass, although all things being equal, I prefer the pants hanger.

  • Next we have a life hack for people who do not eat

  • an entire cake in one sitting.

  • Mark, I thought you said these came from the internet.

  • If you don't want frosting to stick to the saran wrap,

  • just use some uncooked spaghetti.

  • Just stick it in the cake...

  • and then you cling wrap over it.

  • I'm so bad at cling wrap!

  • Dang it!

  • Oh, this is a disaster.

  • And you just--awww.

  • (laughs) Fail!

  • Just finish the cake!

  • Man, all these food life hacks are making me thirsty.

  • I'm gonna open this bottle of beer with an eyelash curler.

  • Oh! Yeah!

  • Ahhhh. Pass!

  • Alright, let's end the "over 21" portion of the program.

  • Meridith has clearly been cooking with this sticker still on the pot.

  • I've been told that vodka can remove that sticker.

  • Alright...get it nice and "vodka-y".

  • And then remove the sticker.

  • No. No, fail!

  • Here's a life hack that actually changed my life.

  • You know those ketchup holders from fast food restaurants?

  • Whaaaaaat?! They hold so much more ketchup than you know about!

  • We're gonna do an extremely scientific survey.

  • One-one thousand, two-one thousand, three-one thousand,

  • four-one thousand, five-one thousand.

  • One-one thousand, two-one thousand, three-one thousand,

  • four-one thousand, five-one thousand, six-one thousand,

  • seven-one thousand, eight-one thousand, nine-one thousand...

  • it goes on and on! It's much better.

  • While I was out getting those ketchup packets,

  • I also picked up a drink with a plastic lid so I can test

  • if the lid will really serve as a coaster.

  • No, it doesn't. It is not the right shape at all.

  • Fail. I mean, not that it matters.

  • As a person who frequently drinks from Arbys cups,

  • I can tell you that we, as a population,

  • are not terribly worried about our coffee tables.

  • And now I'm going to water the plants, which is not something

  • that I usually do, but whatever. It's a life hack.

  • If you don't have a watering can, I've been told that you can

  • just poke holes in a bottle of water and...

  • Get a watering can. Fail.

  • Okay, craft time. Meredith drew this on a piece of wax paper

  • and I should be able to transfer that image

  • onto this plain white candle to turn it into a Mental Floss work of art

  • if I apply heat via this hair dryer.

  • Okay, gonna spin this around...

  • this is the moment of truth.

  • Dang it! That is so disappointing! Fail.

  • Alright, more crafts. I'm gonna combine a cup of salt, a cup of flour,

  • a cup of water, and this food coloring to make my own paint!

  • A cup of salt...

  • a cup of flour...

  • a cup of water...whoa, whoa, whoa there! Slow down, cowboy.

  • And a full thing of green food coloring.

  • Alright, this is the consistency of playdough, not paint.

  • So I'm going to go ahead and give it a fail.

  • But I'm also going to try to eat it.

  • (sniffs)

  • Not bad. A little salty.

  • Meredith, can we do some research and find out

  • if this is how they made Nickelodeon slime?

  • How do you open a key ring without breaking a nail?

  • Apparently by prying it open with a staple remover.

  • It works in the sense that it does pry open the key ring,

  • but not in the sense that it helps you get the key out...so fail.

  • And while you're using office supplies to do things completely unrelated

  • to office work,try getting rid of grape seeds with a paper clip.

  • I mean, I'm just going to predict "fail".

  • This is like performing surgery with the world's least sharp knife.

  • I can technically remove the grape seeds, but actually, you know what?

  • This isn't half bad. Pass!

  • If you don't want to waste a paper clip, here's another option.

  • I have the Cheeto chopstick from earlier and also the Coke with the hole in it,

  • the world's worst amplifier.

  • And now I am going to remove grape seeds, come saw.

  • Fail.

  • Well hi there, giraffe.

  • Ever come across a tough jar to open and happen to have

  • a cut, open tennis ball on hand? Of course you have!

  • I'm going to try to open this jar with the tennis ball.

  • Meredith, by the way would like me to point out that cutting

  • this tennis ball in half was the hardest single thing

  • she has ever done in her life... and she is a saint and a scholar.

  • But was it for nothing, Meredith? Or is it, in fact, a life hack?

  • I mean, that is not a hard jar to open.

  • I guess...pass?

  • I'm not really the right guy for this life hack though because of my rippling guns.

  • Can you store a bagel in an old CD spindle?

  • What?! Yes!

  • That is a game changer. Pass!

  • While we're on the topic of carbohydrates,

  • everyone hates that disgusting bite of straight up bread

  • that happens when you're biting into a sandwich.

  • But rather than throw cheese and meat all around the sandwich willy nilly,

  • I have been told that there is a way to fill your entire bread with cheese.

  • You cut two pieces of circular cheese in half and then you go...what?!

  • Are you serious? Yessss! It's go--

  • It did work! Pass!

  • I just upped my grilled cheese game big time.

  • But if you're more of a pizza person and, let's face it,

  • if you love freedom, you are. But if you don't have a pizza cutter,

  • you can always just use your kitchen scissors.

  • I don't understand why the internet thinks this is a life hack

  • when I started doing it when I was four.

  • But, anyway, pass.

  • And why use a knife to even out measurements of things like cocoa

  • when you can just use a contraption made of masking tape?

  • Pass!

  • I have here a pre-popped bag of popcorn and, as we all know,

  • the worst part of eating microwave popcorn from the bag is when your hand rubs up against

  • the fake butter stuff and you feel the shame

  • when you realize what you're actually eating.

  • The internet has solved this problem.

  • You just put the bag on its side, you cut a hole out of the top...

  • Mmm! Delicious popcorn, no weird butter feeling. Pass!

  • Now we're moving to the kitchen for some life hacks.

  • So before we started shooting, Mark put this envelope in the freezer

  • and, apparently, I can now open it with this letter opener...

  • Okay, kind of! And then I can go in and explore the--

  • It's pretty frozen.

  • The idea is that you can reseal it and no one will ever know

  • that you opened the envelope, which is just fail.

  • I don't know if this is really a life hack, but if you open

  • both sides of a 12 pack of soda, you can just--

  • And then all your sodas in the fridge already!

  • So I guess that's a soft pass.

  • If you're down to the end of your Cheerios,

  • but you don't want to get all those gross little crumb things in it,

  • you can just sift the Cheerios...

  • And you're left with pure cereal! Pass!

  • We've already seen how useful pants hangers can be,

  • but did you know they can also improve your cook booking?

  • You put the clip right here...

  • hang the hanger up right there...

  • and I'm cookin' and I'm lookin'. Pass!

  • Thanks for watching Mental Floss here on YouTube,

  • which is made with the help of all these nice people.

  • Every week we endeavor to answer one of your mind-blowing questions.

  • This week's question comes Liz Campbell.

  • Hi, Liz! I hope you don't mind if I try to open this blister pack

  • with a can opener while I answer your question.

  • The question is: Where the heck does it say that Humpty Dumpty is an egg?

  • This, by the way, is a fail.

  • Everyone knows that you can't open a blister pack ever, no matter what.

  • But right to your question. It doesn't say that Humpty Dumpty is an egg.

  • The origin of the nursery rhyme is unclear, but many believe

  • it began as a riddle, with the answer being an egg.

  • That's why Humpty Dumpty is often pictured as an egg.

  • Thanks for watching.

  • Don't trust everything you see on the internet,

  • but do use your pants hangers to clip your chips.

  • And as we say in my hometown, don't forget to be awesome.

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Hi, I'm John Green. Welcome to my salon.

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