This science experiment will show you how to turn a penny into gold with common chemicals. This video tutorial will demonstrate turning the copper penny into a silver penny and into a gold cent. All you need to make gold pennies is sodium hydroxide (also known as lye), zinc po ...more
How to Turn Your Penny Into Gold
These guys make pennies change color in class. No, it's not real gold, and by the way - no, it's not real gold. Just watch and see how to do real alchemy, like you would in chemistry class.
Turn pennies from copper to silver then to gold with a few household chemicals.
One of the most famous and repeated chemistry experiments involves money. Some would say this is more of a trick than an experiment, but you can be the judge of that. No one can just turn pennies into silver or gold coins, but someone with a few chemicals can. So, if you want ...more
Calling all alchemists, it's time to make magic. Here's another lesson from our favorite mad scientist, Nurdrage (previously, DIY glow sticks & pencil lead levitaton). This time the anonymous doctor of science demonstrates a neat chemistry trick: how to turn pennies to silver ...more
Do you have a ton of old jewelry hanging around? If you have old pieces that have gone out of style or would like to reinvent the memories that were once attached these pieces, check this out. In this clip, learn how to melt down your old gold and silver and turn it into a stu ...more
Now this is a spell! In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, there exists a spell that turns iron into silver, and silver into gold. That's the best thing! And it's pretty easy to get, too. Here, the lovely pms00 of YouTube fame details how to get Transmute, the spell in question. Wh ...more
With the first wave of Apple Watches being received today, you're probably busy setting yours up and playing with all its features. Regardless of whether you purchased the Apple Watch Sport or the Apple Watch, you're probably fine with not having spent the extra 10,000-17,000 ...more
Whether you call them chickpeas, garbanzo beans, or Egyptian peas, these little morsels are one of my favorite snacks—when properly seasoned, that is. Being mild in flavor on their own, they're incredibly versatile and fun to experiment with. (They're also incredibly healthy.) ...more
What's a penny worth these days? Not much. But could there be some free energy hidden inside your spare pennies? You'd be surprised! See how I hack together stacks of pennies into makeshift batteries that can drive small-current devices like LEDs and calculators. Video: . You' ...more
Turn every darn coin into...gold! Just follow this populist chemistry lesson. Turn an ordinary and virtually valueless American coin into shiny (fake) gold. KentChemistry's is full of subversive chemistry tutorials. Kudos. Turn pennies to gold or silver.
This is a gold panning video showing the start of a mud filled pan to the little bits of gold that turn up in the muck.
If you're a legit Gran Turismo fan, you've already gotten the new Gran Turismo 5 for PlayStation 3. There's a lot of new features in GT5, and one that returns is the License Test challenges. One change in the License Tests in GT5 is that it ties every mode into a single, persi ...more
This week: a rigged game of skill & a simple sucker bet! Check out this video if you want to learn how to beat anyone in a simple game that can be played anywhere with coins and a napkin. Some might call it magic, others call it skill. From Revision3: First off, our main even ...more
Aqua regia (königswasser in German) is a very corrosive liquid made from a mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid (1:2 - 1:3). This chemical mixture is so corrosive that it can even dissolve gold, and that's what you'll learn about in this video. The aqua regia will nee ...more
Every day we pass bridges, whether it's a foot bridge, a highway overpass, a span over water, or a viaduct over a valley. We pass on these structures without even thinking of the engineering genius that went into their design and construction, let alone the science behind thei ...more
This video tutorial shows you how to cook braised beef shanks. Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil 4 beef shanks (about 1 1/2 inch thick) 3 large onions 1 bay leave 6 spring's thyme 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 sprigs rosemary 1/2 cup diced carrot 1/2 cup diced celery Salt and fre ...more
This makeup style is fun and vibrant, without being too over-the-top. This "fresh berries" makeup look plays around with layering colors, which create a unique effect when you turn your hair, making the colors gleam. This berry fresh look is great for spring or summertime (pro ...more
How to hack Pet Society! Pet Society cheats, tricks, hacks. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to poop in Pet Society (09/05/09). Requirements: - The health (red) and happiness (green) bars must be above 90. - The cleanliness (blue) bar must be below 50. Tips: - Purcha ...more
These gold stone stringers look like glistening incense sticks and are incredibly beautiful. Check out this jewelry making tutorial to learn how to turn gold stone lumps in blue and an orangey yellow into long sticks, or stringers, made of these melted lumps. Bead expert Kate ...more
Can't turn silver into gold? Don't worry, at least you can turn an ordinary ivory egg into silver. That's better than nothing, right? Check out this video tutorial to see how to do the silver egg trick. The supplies are simple; a candle, a lighter, an egg, and a glass of wate ...more
The video shows how to pan for gold using the backwash and tap method. Take about a quarter cup of Georgia concentrate and add to a panning tray (looks like a shallow bowl with ridges). Add some water to cover and gently move the mixture around to wash off the lighter sand and ...more
Nope, not the kind used by this elephant dentist: But THIS kind, the kind a mad scientist concocts: And what better mad scientist to demonstrate than Nurdrage? Another tutorial this week by WonderHowTo's doctor of science (previously, Turn Your Piggy Bank to Gold). Image cre ...more
Dave shows you a great way to turn fallen leaves into Gardener's Gold: fabulous -- and cheap! -- mulch for your plants.
55-year-old Peruvian inventor, Eduardo Gold, was one of 26 winners of the "100 Ideas to Save the Planet" competition of 2009. His winning plan? To whitewash a mountain in order to restore it to a glacier. Some consider it a simple yet brilliant solution, others consider it fo ...more
It's easy when Jamie-B from Total Recall Films takes an in-depth look at filming and editing techniques you can easily use to make your next film look and feel professional using a well know technique called "tricking the camera" -- and the viewer. Watch to see how to make a o ...more
This is a short video that shows you how to do a magic trick. This trick involves changing a penny to a quarter. The kid is holding a penny between the thumb and the index finger of one hand and nothing in the other hand. He then does a trick with both his hands and two quarte ...more
WonderHowTo favorite NurdRage once again triggers the inner mad scientist in all of us (well, all of us WonderHowTo-ians at least). Below, watch what happens when steel wool- found in every common household Brillo Pad- is lit on fire. "Normally we do not think of iron as bein ...more
What's the easiest way to turn a plain old poinsettia plant you can get for cheap at the grocery store into a dazzling centerpiece that any hostess would appreciate as a gift? Add a beautiful gold foil wrap to the pot. Rob and Lin from Salisbury show you how to turn an ordina ...more
Don't know what to get your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Why not something sweet? In this how-to, we get a step-by-step process on how to turn a regular old chocolate bar into a sparkling 24-carat bar of gold! Materials you will need include chocolate candy, gold leaf, and ...more
This beautiful flower was created from scratch out of melted silver and gold. In this tutorial, learn how to take that ordinary looking metal and turn it into a gorgeous rose that will definitely impress your partner. Use this rose as a gift or home decor - whatever the use, y ...more
In this tutorial learn how to spice up your summer wardrobe without spending a penny. Jessica will show you how to chop up an ugly, oversized, dirty old shirt from the back of your closet and turn it into an adorable tank top. This look is easy to do and you can use funky tees ...more
Learn how to apply makeup to create dramatic white and gold eyes with Lauren Luke's tutorial. This unique Arabic-inspired look is sure to turn heads. Watch this video if you want to look like an exotic Arabian princess.
Make your gadgets magnetically controlled with everyday things. People often take for granted the common items and devices they use in everyday life. Looks can be deceiving. It's not what things appear to be, it's what they can become. Milk can be turned into plastic; with th ...more
Easter is over, and what to do with all the plastic eggs that hold candy? You can always recycle them and turn them into a bumble bee! This craft requires 2 googly eyes, one black pipe cleaner, one white, gold or silver pipe cleaner, a stick and some glue.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to close the gold stance to cure a golf pull shot. When starting the swing, do not turn your body before you shift. This may be called spinning out. This will make the club go outside, before going down to the ball. Therefore it create ...more
This is a great summertime look that compliments the sun (and even the moon). Day or night, this makeup look will make you shine! Watch to see how you can create this Brazilian bombshell look with bronzes, browns and gold around the eyes, complimented by a subtle shimmer aroun ...more
This is a great Christmas DIY tutorial that shows you how to take a plain white tablecloth and use a star stencil, gold gel pen, glitter paint, felt scraps and a hot glue gun to add a festive holiday border.
Johannes Hjorth of Sweden posts a great guide to growing cress in a co-worker's keyboard: "My colleague Erik Fransén went away on the Society for Neuroscience conference in the USA for two weeks in the middle of November. Those of you who know Erik probably know that he enjoy ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make sodium acetate. First, pour a bottle of vinegar into a large pot on a stove. Next, add in baking soda slowly until it is completely dissolved into the vinegar. Stop adding the baking soda once the mixture doesn't bubble anymore. Now, turn ...more
Use a motor to make a fan and a speaker. People often take for granted the common items and devices they use in everyday life. Looks can be deceiving. It's not what things appear to be, it's what they can become. Milk can be turned into plastic; with the twist of a screw any ...more
How To : Flaw in Hilton's Rewards Program Allows You to Achieve Instant HHonors Gold Status for Free
Are you constantly traveling? Well, as a Hilton HHonors member, you can enjoy special treatment at all of their hotels and resorts. It's free to register, but the difficulty lies in climbing up their membership level. To reach Gold elite status, Hilton HHonors requires that yo ...more
The potato masher is one of the most dreaded tools in my kitchen; it always gives me flashbacks to when I had to mash potatoes for Thanksgiving dinners while growing up. Don't Miss: 8 Essential Instant Mashed Potato Hacks If you're not fond of mashers either, or just don't ...more
We had some friends over for a barbecue a few weeks back. Among other items, this outdoor soirée featured an epic potato salad (bacon, basil, crushed potato chips, pickles—the whole nine yards). And, like many potato salads, ours was made with a hearty amount of mayonnaise. B ...more
Turning your oven on in the summer is just asking to convert your house into a sauna. No matter how badly you want to bake cookies during a heat wave, having to deal with the boost in temperature is a deterrent at best. However, this doesn't necessarily mean you have to go co ...more
While a hot dog with all the typical American condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish) is heavenly for kids, as an adult, I realize there is nothing wrong with switching things up a bit and getting creative. In fact, a plain hot dog can be a fantastic blank canvas for chefs to wo ...more
When we were kids, snacks on-the-go or in our lunch box were often Kellogg's Nutri-Grain cereal bars. There were flavors like strawberry, blueberry, and our beloved apple-cinnamon. Don't Miss: Make These Easy Granola Bars with Only 2 Ingredients As we grew older, we realize ...more
Gas stations may be convenient for travel snacks, but the cost of shopping there sure can add up. If you're looking for easy, on-the-go snacks that fit into your travel budget, look no further. We've got 12 kid-friendly, portable food ideas you can make before leaving on your ...more
To me, the term muffin tin is a lot like Voldemort—it should never be uttered. Not for being evil, however... instead, it's because it's inaccurate. First of all, muffin tins are hardly ever made out of tin anymore. (The materials on trend are stainless steel, cast iron, and ...more
Whether it's college football, the NFL, basketball, soccer, or baseball, sporting events are prime opportunities to entertain. No matter what the sport, food that's easy to eat is a must. Your guests should be able to mingle, eat, and talk trash... all at the same time! So a m ...more
I saw Maro post about a trap on YouTube today, so I thought I'd post one here that I just invented. Since we are friendly at WonderHowTo, the TNT has been replaced with a note block. Step 1: Bait Start with the "bait-block", place a redstone dust on top of it. Step 2: Ceiling ...more
A very large aspect of minecraft is redstone. Infact, redstone is probably what keeps me playing minecraft today. Ever since the piston update of beta 1.7, redstone has taken minecraft to a whole new level, with the ability to manipulate the entire world around you with the fl ...more
Video: . Step 1: Ingredients Cod filets (1 Pound) Olive oil (1/4 Cup 4 tbs) Onions (3 Large) Parsley leaves (1) Step 2: Directions In order to desalt your cod, you would normally leave your fillets in cold water for a period of 12 hours, but there is a way around that. -Cu ...more
Surprise desserts (aka peekaboo desserts) are a gorgeous way to celebrate anything, whether it's a birthday, new baby, or just a brand new day. You can pretty much hide anything you want inside: candy, a cool design, and even other desserts. To help inspire you, try one of the ...more
This is a great bar trick - cut a small notch into two pennies and then stick them together. Make sure they are lined up ninety degrees to each other. And then, roll them across the table, bar or floor!
Pennies may only be worth $0.01, but if you want a coin with everyone's favorite donut-eating dad on it, you're going to need to shell out a little bit more. Shaun Hughes is a UK-based artist who turns coins into extremely detailed works of art using simple, handheld engravin ...more
Like a great acting performance, making a really good game is all about choices. While creating or playing a game, those involved have to constantly make small choices that will affect the outcome, either positively or negatively. And the only thing worse than choosing wrongly ...more
Being a true cheapskate, I've long worshiped the iconic 99¢ Only Stores and its legendary and late-blooming founder, David Gold. Gold ranked in the Forbes 400 back in 2004, but didn't launch his empire until he was well into his 50s. And just last month, his extended family an ...more
I don't know how many of you had this experience in your youth, but when I was a kid, I used to actively think about what would happen if I suddenly woke up in a fantasy land, or were to pass through a portal into another space and time. I knew it wouldn't really happen, but w ...more
This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more