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How To : Make potassium nitrate from instant cold packs

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make potassium nitrate from instant cold packs and potassium hydroxide. Warning: This reaction will produce large quantities of toxic ammonia gas. Perform the reaction outside or in a fume hood, and wear gloves when w ...more

How To : Make potassium nitrate at home

Believe it or not, there are cheap ways to make potassium nitrate for your chemistry experiments. And the key ingredient… "sodium-free" salt. Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make potassium nitrate at home with Dr. Lithium. You already learned how t ...more

How To : Make ammonium nitrate with NaHSO4 and nitrate salt

Okay, so you don't necessarily have to make ammonium nitrate to have ammonium nitrate — ammonium nitrate can simply be obtained from fertilizers and instant cold packs. Making homemade NH4NO3 can be much more expensive then buying it, but this video is not meant to be a viable ...more

How To : Form a makeshift, provisional first aid kit

First aid is important, and not everyone is prepared or even knows what to do in an emergency situation. You could save the day, or at least mend your paper cut. THe key to first aid is the first aid kit. If your's is not up to date, or if you can't afford a real one, then wat ...more

Fire Texting : How to Write Secret Messages with Fire

Writing secret notes with lemon juice was one of my favorite pastimes as a child. All it took was a small flame to lightly scorch the paper and reveal the hidden message. Now that I'm tall and pay bills, lemon ink just isn't exciting enough anymore. Luckily, we can use another ...more

Make Your Own Nitrous Oxide : Hilarious Science

If you've ever had teeth removed/minor surgery, you most likely received some laughing gas, or nitrous oxide. This gas creates a happy, lightened feeling, and causes instant laughter. In this article, I'll show you how to make some. BUT BE CAREFUL!!! DO NOT proceed in this exp ...more

How To : Eat Fire (And Look Damn Good Doin' It)

Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks ...more

How To : Make a trifle pudding cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a trifle pudding cake. You will need: 16 oz pound cake, 30 oz can fruit cocktail, 16 oz whipped topping, 5 oz vanilla instant pudding, 3.5 c cold milk, and Maraschino cherries. First, slice up the pound cake and layer it on the bottom of ...more

Icy Cold, Winter Science : Watching a Bubble Freeze

A simple science experiment, yet totally satisfying. And the best part is you can go outside and try it right now (if conditions allow). You will need: freezing cold weather and a bottle of bubbles. Previously, HowTo: Make Instant Fog.

News : 5 Deliciously Warm Bourbon-Spiked Holiday Cocktails

With those icy winter months setting in, it's time to start sipping your bourbon warm. Spike your classic eggnog, hot chocolate, and even lattes with a splash of Wild Turkey bourbon. Below, five recipes to add a little fire to your typical cold weather beverages. Adjust the re ...more

HowTo : Make Instant Fog

What happens when you toss boiling water into the -30 degrees celsius, bitter cold Canadian air? Instantaneous "fog" (AKA a big vapor cloud of awesomeness).

How To : Make tiramisu a l'orange with Sandra Lee

Need an easy to make dessert that's easily prepared even when you're outdoors at a picnic? Then check out this recipe for a tiramisu a l'orange with Sandra lee. Using a storebought instant cheesecake-flavored pudding as the base for the tiramisu, Lee shows you how to quickly a ...more

How To : Make rum cake

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make rum cake. The ingredients that are required to make this cake are: 18 oz of yellow cake mix, 3.4 oz of Jell-O instant pudding, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of pure canola oil and 1/2 cup of rum. Begin by adding all th ...more

How To : Make Betty's simple and savory potato cakes

Potato cakes are a great treat for entertaining some guests or just to enjoy on your own. In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make potato cakes quickly and simply. These are very easy to make and have that home-style taste! Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups of cold mashed potatoes ...more

How To : Make a frappé

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a frappé. Save money and time by making a blended frozen coffee drink from the neighborhood cafe right at home. You Will Need * A blender * 2 tsp Instant coffee * 1/4-c Cold water * 1 tbsp Granulated sugar * 5 large ice cubes * ...more

How To : Boost energy naturally

If it's all you can do to drag yourself through the day, why not increase your stamina with these time-honored techniques. Watch this video to learn how to boost energy naturally. Step 1. Eat protein for breakfast Start the day with protein, like eggs, yogurt, or peanut butt ...more

How To : Grill beer can chicken

We bet you never thought you could use a cold brew—can and all—to make a moist, tender delicious chicken. You Will Need: * An outdoor grill * A can of beer * A whole 4-pound chicken * 2 tsp vegetable or olive oil * 2 tbsp dry meat rub * Salt and pepper * Instant-read thermom ...more

How To : Make Indian style gulab jamun desserts

There a very few people who don’t like gulab jamun, as for us, we just love them. It is a perfect dessert for any occasion - wedding, birthday party, potluck or a romantic dinner for 2! Watch this how-to video to learn how to make gulab jamun, a delicious Indian dessert. Ingr ...more

Metro 2033 : Life

What separates Metro 2033 from other FPS games? Life. There are underground towns, markets, children, music, and so much background chatter than sometimes you can't single out a particular conversation. Most FPS, especially American shooters, are streamlined for Adventure and ...more

How To : Get Natural, Sparkling White Teeth on the Cheap

You Want White Teeth Without Expensive Over-The-Counter Products? Here's An Inexpensive, Effective Solution. Everywhere you look there are products for whitening teeth. You could spend a fortune on products you have to use everyday. This tutorial will show you a natural, inex ...more

How To : Cope With The Death of a Loved One

The Funny Thing About Dying - A Story of Coping With Loss I remember once as a kid someone fake-punched me in the nose. This older kid hauled off with his fist and pulled the punch just shy of ruining some great and prominent Italian cartilage in the making. Somehow I stood ...more

How To : Golden Milk Is the New Fall Superdrink

There was once a time when everyone scoffed at the turmeric tonic tea sold at the coffee shop I work at. Funny, because as of recently, we seem to be selling out. How can this be explained? Beyoncé must have been spotted buying turmeric beverages on the cover of some celebrity ...more

DIY : How to Make a Ice Pack W/ Loose Change

In this Video I will show you how to make a ice pack with your loose change. I love making My Ice pack this way bc it stays Cold for a Really long time. The Items you will need is: 1) Your Loose Change 2) Hefty Bag Now just put the Loose Change in the hefty bag and Freeze it ...more

How To : DIY Instant Cup O' Noodles for a Better Lunch

Instant ramen and just-add-water noodles are lifesavers because they are convenient and fast, but they are also usually chock-full of processed ingredients and unrecognizable pieces of dehydrated meat and vegetables. These DIY cups o' noodles are still portable and fast for B ...more

How To : Make a Quarter Scream and Shiver

This science experiment deals with sublimation of dry ice into carbon dioxide (CO2) gas. In the video, I'll demonstrate how pushing a quarter into a block of dry ice makes the quarter scream and shake vigorously. Video: . To do this trick, you'll just need a block of dry ice a ...more

From Beans to Your Cup : A Coffee Primer

To say we're a nation of coffee-lovers is putting it mildly. Americans consume 400 million cups of joe in one day alone, but how well do we actually know our morning BFF? We know it comes from a bean, and that more coffee drinks exist than there are ways to skin a pig, but wha ...more

How To : 10 Life Hacks You Need to Know for a Better Summer

Are you a messy burger eater? Ants and fruit flies invading your home? Hate drinking warm drinks? Find out the quick and easy DIY solutions to these problems with these 10 amazing tips and tricks for the summer. Video: . I had seen pictures of some of these useful ideas on the ...more

How To : 'Hot Chocolate' Balls = Next-Level Instant Cocoa

Winter—or any cold, gray day, for that matter—is the best time for a warm cup of something hot. For me, hot chocolate is my "warm cup" of choice: rich and milky, deliciously sweet, and oh-so-comforting. On super-cold days when I can't feel my face, a nice, large cup of hot ch ...more

How To : Make Easy Ice Cream at Home in Under 10 Minutes

Homemade ice cream is so good and you can make it with just a few ingredients and no special equipment. Most cookbooks and magazine recipes expect you to have an ice cream maker at home, but you can imitate the churning effect of an ice cream maker by shaking or tossing around ...more

How To : Make an Instant Slushy

Want a to make any drink into a delicious semi-frozen drink called a slushy? Usually this means putting your desired drink in the freezer and waiting until it reaches the desired state of being frozen. However, with this awesome method you can have a frozen slushy drink in jus ...more

How To : 6 Delicious Ways to Cook with Coffee

No offense to water, but if I could survive on coffee alone, I would. I swear I'm not addicted... I just really, really, really love the taste of a cuppa joe, whether it's hot, cold, frothed, milked, flavored, plain, whatever! And while my favorite thing to do with coffee will ...more

How To : 5 Simple Ways to Perk Up Your Morning Joe

Ahh, coffee. That first sip of hot goodness in the morning is glorious, isn't it? There are days when you need it straight up: No extras, please. But what about those moments when you need a little something else? When that flavored French vanilla, hazelnut mocha, blah blah bl ...more

How To : Cook with Marshmallow Peeps

Is there anything more emblematic of Easter than marshmallow peeps? And yet, despite their popularity...does anyone actually like eating them? Okay, fine, I'll admit it: I love Peeps. They're fun, they're cute, and they're pure sugary, fluffy, tasty goodness. My favorite part ...more

Pop Rocks Recipes : Add Some Fireworks to Your Food

If you're a child of the '70s, then you'll probably remember Pop Rocks, those fizzy little candies that created such a buzz. They went out of style in the States for a while, but now they're back with retro status. I was surprised to see them in my kids' Halloween bags a few y ...more

Forget Advil : Cold, Hard Cash Is the Best Pain Relief

You know you've had a long day when you head home with a headache, back pain, and eyes so sore they feel like they might roll out of your head. Turns out your medicine cabinet isn't the only place you can find help—instead of popping painkillers, just open up your wallet for i ...more

How To : The 5 Best Dry Ice Party Tricks & Pranks

There's no reason to wait for Halloween to play with dry ice. It definitely creates a creepy fog-like effect when you add a little water to it, but there are some other really cool things you can do wit dry ice. Here are just 5 non-Halloween ways to use dry ice for tricks or p ...more

News : 10 Bizarre Egg Gadgets That Are Total Fails

Why, for the love of God, do people keep inventing ridiculous devices that make the simplest things more complicated in the name of convenience? This may be a rhetorical question that will forever go unanswered—because these crazy gadgets just keep rolling out, one after the o ...more

How To : The Delicious Trick to 1-Minute Lemonade at Home

If you love quenching your thirst with an ice-cold glass of lemonade but aren't a fan of artificial powder mixes, then this hack is for you. When your next lemonade craving strikes, instead of reaching for a glorified Kool-Aid packet, get an instant sip of summer by using pre- ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : Cook with Lapsang Souchong Tea

Like cigars and whiskey, Lapsang Souchong tea is an acquired taste. Some people never get over the pungent, tarry flavor and intense smell of the beverage, but using it as a rub, marinade, or other seasoning is totally smart. The tea adds a smoky yet not overwhelming flavor to ...more

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