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News : Vortex Cannon Demolishes House

Jem Stansfield from BBC's Bang Goes the Theory has "put scientific theory to the test" with his Vortex Cannon. Filmed at 1300-fps, you can see the cannon knock down three different houses made of straw, stick, and brick with an explosive vortex ring. The vortex ring that come ...more

How To : Inflate Any Ball Without a Pump or Needle

What happens when you find your ball deflated and there's no pump or needle in sight? You could always cancel your plans of kicking around the soccer ball or starting that pickup football game in the park. Better yet, you could be terribly clever and find another way to get ai ...more

How To : Make Your Own Homemade Glow Sticks

Glow sticks, a popular favor at parties and outdoor events, and a must-have on Halloween, can be traced back to the United States Navy in the mid-1960s. The military desired improved visibility during night operations, and glow sticks, with their small-size portability and lac ...more

How To : Build a rocket from everyday household trash

This video tutorial will show you how you can build a rocket from trash. That's right... trash. To make the rocket, you'll need a paper towel roll (or three toilet paper rolls), a spray can cap, a model rocket engine, scrap cardboard or wood pieces, hot glue gun with glue, a s ...more

How To : Inflate a flat ball without a needle or pump

Well, you're all ready to play basketball, or dodgeball or football or kickball, but, your ball is flat. To make matters worse, you don't have a pump. To make matters even worse, you don't have the needle you'd normally use to inflate your flat ball. Well, this how to video sh ...more

How To : Make a permanent, reusable glow stick

Make a reusable glow stick, glow-in-the-dark-style! Imagine, you'll never have to buy one of those ChemLite's again, because you can reuse this homemade glow stick over and over again. This video tutorial will show you how to make a permanent, reusable glow stick. The material ...more

How To : Knit with a serenity loom

This video demonstrates how to knit with a serenity loom. A serenity loom can produce a blanket up to 10 feet. To start, thread a double loop of thread through a straw. Then use the loop of thread to pull through a piece of yarn. The straw will help you place the yarn around t ...more

How To : Build your own windmill with household materials

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build your own windmill with household materials. Materials needed for the windmill are a template, scissors, straw, some yarn, some pennies, a paper cup, rubber bands, pencil, single hole punch, a skewer and thumb tac ...more

How To : Get Drunk in Public on the Sly

Though nobody's going to hide the fact that they're getting sloshed on major holidays, you might want to be more discreet when it comes to your morning pick-me-up or lunchtime tipple during the rest of the year. It used to be that having four martinis at lunch was acceptable a ...more

How To : Decorate Christmas sugar cookies like a pro

You've got the basic recipe. Now learn all the different ways you can decorate those holiday sugar cookies like a pro. You will need: specialty decorating items sugar cookie dough cookie cutters cookie sheets currants, chopped nuts, assorted candy eggs food coloring liquid an ...more

How To : Make a solar-powered miniature car

Check out this science video to see how to make a solar-powered miniature car. To make this solar-powered mini car, you'll need some balsa wood, a small motor, two steel rods, four wheels, four washers, a straw of any color, two gears, a solar cell, hot glue gun, a tape measur ...more

How To : Build the ultimate straw rocket

A very easy to make rocket made from a drinking straw, and launched using air pressure. Almost everyone will be able to make this, it does not require any hard-to-find items, but also can it be made in very little time. Therefore the rockets themselves will be very easy to mas ...more

How To : Keep Your Sandwiches from Getting Soggy

I'm a firm believer that a sandwich is the ultimate food. It's filling, but not heavy; it has carbs, protein, veggies, and sauces; and it's easily customizable. Add that all up and you've got the absolutely perfect lunch. Yet like most great things in life, there's a “but” th ...more

How To : Make a blowdart and blowpipe

Learn how to make a dangerous blowpipe with a few simple items. This video tutorial will show you that all you need are some common household items like a water bottle, a straw, and a few simple tools to make an awesome blowpipe. Oh, and this video also shows you how to make s ...more

How To : 9 Drinking Straw Hacks That Don't Suck

The drinking straw isn't just there to help you make annoying noises when you get to the bottom of your soda. That little tube of plastic is extremely versatile and can make your life a lot easier with a little know-how. Curious? Read on to find out more. Bendy or straight, th ...more

How To : Make a soda bottle submarine

Do you want to create your own underwater adventure? Then let the A-TV science squad show you how to make the coolest underwater vessle around. You'll be the captain of your own submarine in no time! For this experiment, you'll need the following materials: 8 coins tape mode ...more

How To : Fold a heart from a drinking straw

This is a video how to fold a heart from drinking straws. It requires a pair of normal drinking straws(Try not to use hard straws,eg:fastfood restaurant straws are pretty hard!) You can purchase specially made straws from craft shops in many colors!

How To : Perform a nasogastric tube insertion

This medical how-to video demonstrates the simple steps for inserting a nasogastric tube. A nasogastric tube is more commonly known as a NG. Follow along and learn the basic protocol for doing this procedure. To do a NG tube insertion you will need 14-16 French gauge nasogastr ...more

How To : Mod a PS2 slim

This is a tutorial showing you how to mod a ps2 slim. This will allow you to play backups as well as Guitar Hero 2 customs. If you want to learn how to make your own copy I might put up a video for that. This tutorial also shows the swap trick in action. -I am not responsible ...more

How To : Make a helicopter powered by rubber bands

This is a great little rainy day project you can make for almost no money, or a fun party trick you can use at the next office Christmas party! You will need two disposable drinking cups (stiff plastic or paper will work best), a fairly thick straw, a sturdy paper clip, a thic ...more

How To : Make a basic rubber band car

To make a rubber band car you will need one sheet of card stock, four paper clips, two binder clips, one plastic straw, 8 inches of dowel that fits into the straw, two pencils and one rubber band. You will also need four CDs or round pies of cardboard, tape, a ruler and a mark ...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 : Do a magic trick with a straw and bottle cap

This is a super nifty magic trick you'll want to show to your friends. All you need is a plastic drinking straw and a plastic bottle cap to balance it on using static electric charge from the paper cover's removal. Do a magic trick with a straw and bottle cap. Click through to ...more

How To : Sell at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit lo ...more

How To : Make an airgun out of a water gun

Check out this video tutorial on how to make an airgun out of a water gun. This is a very cheap way to make a powerful homemade airsoft, BB airgun. You will need a water gun or super soaker, a McDonalds plastic straw, airsoft BB's, a hot glue gun, electrical tape and a pair o ...more

How To : Make your own DIY electroscope

Make a cheap DIY electroscope, an instrument used for static electricty experiments, with items you would find around your home: A glass jar, two little pieces of aluminum foil, 14 gage copper wire, black electrical tape, a plastic lid to a container, a small plastic tube (or ...more

How To : Pull off the greatest cup prank ever

This could quite possibly be the easiest and funniest prank you could ever pull off on someone, all you need is a cup, straw and lid. It is so unpredictable, No one will ever suspect a thing till they're completely wet. Find out how to execute this Funny prank by watching this ...more

How To : 5 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Smile Pearly White

Keep your smile pearly white without buying a teeth-whitening kit or making an expensive visit to the doctor's office. One popular home remedy is to add a little bit of baking soda to your tooth paste on a weekly basis when you brush your teeth. (Do not do this more than once ...more

How To : How & Why You Should Make Your Own Bacon

There's something magical about homemade foods, especially when they're items that most people don't make. Even the simplest bread tastes divine when you've mixed it yourself, kneaded it yourself, and gotten the dough stuck underneath your nails. So if a simple food tastes am ...more

How To : Fold a star from a drinking straw

This video will teach you hot to fold a star from a drinking straw. These stars are great as gifts! They can be stored in a glass or see-through jar. Each star represents a little bit of your feelings. Countless stars represent enormous love!

How To : Make a Homemade Airsoft Dart Gun

Do not point this gun to other! Kids SHOULD NOT use the darts in this tutorial as the ammunition, you should only use soft things like the cotton head of the ear-cleaner stick! Step 1: Materials Preparing 1 empty dishwater bottle with the cap like this 1 empty glass cleaner ...more

How To : Build a reed instrument from a drinking straw

In this two-part science tutorial, learn how to make a DIY reed instrument! By cutting the end of a drinking straw you can make a musical reed instrument that you can actually play a tune on. Within these videos, you will also gain some insite into the science of sound and mus ...more

How To : 15 Home Remedies for Hiccups

Most bouts of hiccups tend to go away on their own, but every so often there's that stubborn hiccuping fit that seems to last for hours. In these cases, you have to get creative and nip them in the bud by trying a few simple home remedies. So, the next time you're about to gi ...more

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