Off the Top

How To : Lower off the top while climbing

A great percentage of sport climbing accidents happen after the climber reachs the anchor. Next to belayer miscommunication not having a system is the next killer. This is not a replacement for professional instruction. See part 2 to see the same thing from a different angle. ...more

How To : Perform an off the top on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. ...more

How To : Reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top

In this video, we learn how to reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top. First, take a large shirt of your choice color and cut along the line on the shoulder, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Next, roll the hem and sew with a sewing machine. Next, cut a strap 4" wide ...more

How To : Keep cats off counter tops

In this video series our expert will demonstrate how to keep cats off counter tops and tables with some simply pet training tips and advice. Part 1 of 5 - How to Keep cats off counter tops. Keep cats off counter tops - Part 2 of 5. Click through to watch this video on expertvi ...more

How To : Make a steampunk top hat out of a paper coffee cup

The ultimate in repurposing fashion. Start with an empty, clean paper coffee cup. Then cut off the rim, make your own brim and then paint and add your favorite decorations and accessories. You'll end up with a lovely neo-Victorian or steampunk tiny top hat!

How To : Grow pineapple by planting the top

In this video, our author, ofenjen, shows us how to slice and plant a pineapple. First, find a pineapple: please don't get one too green or too yellow as they aren't ripe properly. Twist off the top of the pineapple with your dominant hand. Next cut off the top and the bottom ...more

How To : Pick a good pineapple and cut it

Frederic Patenaude demonstrates selecting and cutting a fresh pineapple. To select a fresh pineapple, he discusses that the color is not a great indicator. Instead he suggests looking at the bottom of the pineapple to make sure the base is yellow, indicating ripeness. He also ...more

How To : Make grilled pineapple

Grilled pineapple makes a juicy side dish to whatever you’re barbecuing. Step 1: Clean the grill Clean your grill so the fruit doesn’t stick. For a charcoal grill, light some coals; with a gas grill, set it on high and close the lid. After about 20 minutes, let the grill cool ...more

How To : Start growing seeds in eggshells

When you start planting something, you will need to nurture and grow a seed. You can plant a seed in a small pot and transfer it later, or you can save yourself the mess and trouble and try the tips in this video. In this tutorial, learn how to plant seeds in an eggshell! Eggs ...more

How To : Get aloe from a plant

If you’ve got a minor cut or nasty sunburn you may reach for the aloe vera for the soothing and healing qualities. You don’t have to buy aloe, it is easy to extract the aloe from the inside of the leaf of a living aloe vera plant. Pure aloe vera gel has been used for thousand ...more

How To : Place the board cards down in a game of poker

Want to learn how shuffle a deck of playing cards? In order to be a great dealer for poker, baccarat, blackjack, Texas Hold'Em or any other gambling card game, you're going to need to learn how to properly shuffle the playing cards. This "How To Shuffle" video tutorial will s ...more

How To : Turn a 9-volt battery into a small safe

Hide your money, small candies or other tiny items you want to keep hidden! Pry off the top of the battery, take out the innards and then rebuild the casing to re-camoflauge the battery. Then you're ready to hide your goodies!

How To : Perform a double lift card sleight

The double-lift — taking two cards off the top of a deck while pretending you're just removing one — is a fundamental card sleight that is the basis for hundreds of card tricks. It may take some practice, but will be useful in lots of card tricks. Watch this video magic tutori ...more

How To : Blow bubbles from blank CDs

The CD bubble trick. So simple, fun, and clever. Learn how to blow a bubble from a blank cd. Necessities: Unwanted CD Lighter Screwdriver or anything else to scratch off the top layer *note, you can also use the plastic disc that comes with a CD or DVD spindle. That way yo ...more

How To : Slice up a fresh pineapple

Brian demonstrates a simple method of cutting a pineapple in this entertaining video. He starts reviewing some pineapple research. Pineapples are named after pinecones! Brian also discusses the concerns of eating pineapple for people with certain health conditions. First twist ...more

How To : Make a pentakis dodecahedron out of balloons

The amateur shows how to make a pentakis dodecahedron of balloons. This balloon has 90 bubbles and is made out of six balloons. Its a good balloon exercise to do to challenge your balloon making skills. On the shape there are either six or five balloons meeting in one space. I ...more

How To : Make an electric guitar shaped birthday cake

In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make an electric guitar shaped birthday cake. Take a 13 x 9” cake. Trim off the top to make it level. Flip it over, place the template of the guitar on it. The template is in two parts. Then cut out the cake. Now lay it out o ...more

How To : Install a 2.5" hard drive in an external enclosure

In this how-to video, you will learn how to install a 2.5" hard drive into an external closure. This will take only about five minutes. You will need a small Phillips screwdriver. Make sure you use anti-static precautions before performing this procedure. Take off the top of t ...more

How To : Make chile pods mild or hot

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to make chilly pods mild or hot. Curtis Smith, extension horticulturist, presents this video along with Patricia Aaron. The heat of the chilly is in the skin and the veins. When you cut open a chilly, you will see all the ...more

How To : Make popcorn the old fashioned way in 3 minutes

Ken shows viewers how to make popcorn the old fashioned way! First, you should put some oil in a pot on the stove on about high. Get a bag of popcorn kernels and pour them into the oil in the pan. Shake this mixture up together, making sure all off them mix well. Now, you shou ...more

How To : Properly cut a pineapple

In this video Sue demonstrates how to cut a pineapple quickly and easily .surely this method will help to cut a pineapple without any mess. At first she cuts off the top of the pineapple and then the bottom ,then she places the pineapple standing on its base and bisect into tw ...more

How To : Grow pineapples at home

This video shows how to grow pineapples at home. First, take a pineapple and slice off the top. Next, cut off all the meat from the top of the plant. Then start to peel all the bottom layer of leaves off the plant. Once the plant is well pruned, place it in water for about 2 w ...more

How To : Eat & extract water from a cactus

John Campbell demonstrates how to eat and extract water from a cactus. You can eat a cactus from the hedgehog plant family. First, cut off the top of the cactus and skin down the sides, cutting off the cactus spines. Cutting the cactus will not hurt it because it can heal itse ...more

How To : Make a ribbon tree ornament

Jen Spencer teaches how to save money by making a Ribbon Tree at home. You can create this by using some of your ribbon scraps. Cut them into two inch strips, you'll need scissors, a hot glue gun, and a green floral tree. They come in a variety of sizes and also white. Fold th ...more

How To : Restore iPod Touch from lockout

To restore an iPod Touch from lockout or forgetting a password, pull up iTunes on whatever computer you are using. Plug the USB cord into the iPod touch and plug the USB cord into the computer. The iPod will say "locked out" or "access pass code" and the computer will says tha ...more

How To : Make a cool ribbon tree

This video shows how to make a beautiful little ribbon tree. This project is a great way to use up your leftover ribbon. You will need 150 two-inch long pieces of ribbon, scissors, a hot glue gun, and a floral tree of any size. To prepare the ribbon strips, fold them in half, ...more

How To : Easily peel and cut a pineapple

This instructional video will show you how to peel and cut a pineapple. Follow these steps to peel and cut a pineapple: Cut off the top and bottom. Start cutting the skin off the pineapple, by sliding your knife in behind the seeds, and cutting down. Repeat this step until the ...more

How To : Top or stop dahlias by the Dahlia Guy

In return, this allows the it to become more fuller and have more blossoms. This is done due to the fact that dahlias tend to grow in only one branch. One can top or stop dahlias by cutting the main stem just a couple of inches from the top. One can also use there fingers to s ...more

How To : Sew an arm/leg warmer for a baby or toddler

Vanessa is teaching you how to make arm and leg warmers for babies or toddlers. She is simply using some socks that she got by going to the dollar store and buying them. They only need one seam. You need to cut off the top of the sock first. Then you cut the heel and toe off t ...more

How To : Cut wispy layers into your hair

The author of this video shows how to cut layers into long hair, while creating a wispy layered look. She takes a section of her back hair, and pins it back. She then sections off the top layers, and clips it back as well. After, she is left with the middle section. With this ...more

How To : Prune trees and shrubs in your garden

In this tutorial, we learn how to prune trees and shrubs in your garden. If you want to have a natural looking appearance to your plants, make sure you prune them often! A lot of plants will grow out of shape quickly, so make sure you trim them often. Don't square them off on ...more

How To : Pull the "In the Bank" puzzle bar trick

This is Brian Brushwood with Scam School. The trick is called 'In the bank'. This week we've got another puzzle with a setup that sounds absolutely impossible. THE SETUP: Fold a toothpick in half, making a "V" shape, and place it on top of the mouth of a beer bottle. Next Pla ...more

How To : Use an Enzo Milano to get wavy hair

In this tutorial we learn how to use an Enzo Milano to get wavy hair. To start, section your hair off so you just have the bottom part of it. Then, you will stick the iron on the root of your hair and wrap your hair around it with your fingers. Then, let this sit on the iron f ...more

How To : Core and cut tomatoes

In this video, we learn how to core and cut tomatoes with Skinny and Mini. First, you will need to rinse off your tomatoes and then pop the tomato corer into the core of the tomato. Give it a twist, then the core will pop right out of it. Once you do this, you will cut the tom ...more

How To : Get big teased hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to get big teased hair. To start, you will need to section off the top of your hair from the crown area. Then, you simply hold the section of hair you want to tease in the air. From here, you will take your comb and brush the root of the hair up ...more

How To : Remove window tint at home

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to remove old window tint. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. Users will need a steam cleaner. Begin by peeling off the top part of the tint on the window. As you are peeling down the tint, spray the steam cleaner behind th ...more

How To : Make a secret deodorant stash safe

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a secret deodorant safe. Begin by removing the cap of the deodorant, and cut off the top part of the deodorant can, using a pair of pliers. Now simply place in your item and place on the cap to disguise your safe. Place some ti ...more

How To : Create a vector RSS icon in Illustrator

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to create a vector RSS icon in Illustrator. Open illustrator and open a new document. Select the ‘rounded rectangle tool’ from the rectangle menu. Click and drag to draw a rounded square. Select the gradient fill on the le ...more

How To : Grow wheatgrass at home

Incorporating wheatgrass into your diet can be beneficial to your overall health in many ways. This video teaches you how to grow wheatgrass in your home to supply yourself with a constant batch to include in your diet. First, add about a cup of wheatgrass seed to a jar of wat ...more

How To : Cut and peel a butternut squash

In this tutorial, we learn how to cut and peel butternut squash with Shauna. First, you will need a butternut squash and a sharp knife. Microwave the squash for about 1-2 minutes so it's a little bit softer, then chop off the top and bottom of the squash. You will now be able ...more

How To : Become a good freestyle rapper

This video tutorial gives viewers important tips on how to become a better freestyle rapper. After an introductory rap, the instructor gives suggestions on fresh freestyle rapping. You need to be quick on your mind and quick on your punch lines. Practice battling yourself in t ...more

How To : Prepare deep fried sweet banana peppers

This video from Betty's Kitchen is a demonstration of how to cook deep fried sweet banana peppers which are popular in restaurants. She shows how to clean the peppers by cutting off the top, cutting around the core from the top, and pulling out the core. Cut the pepper in half ...more

How To : Make mini drinking glasses for a dollhouse

First of all to make a glass you need to find a bottle, preferably a gallery glass bottle. Take off the top lid from its pointed top. Clean this cap and if you put it inverted it appears just like a miniature glass. The tutor advises to use empty bottles' caps for making the g ...more

How To : Do a line drawing of Saunta Claus

This video shows the viewer an easy way to draw Father Christmas or Santa Claus. The drawing demonstrated is a line drawing but could easily be colored in. The method shows starts by drawing a bulbous nose connected to the eyes. The moustache and the eyelids are then followed ...more

How To : Play a basic game with Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards

This is a video done by a young boy who seems to be a Yu-Gi-Oh fan. He teaches the basics of how to play the trading card game. You begin by cutting the deck. After that you choose the 5 cards off the top to be your "hand". Each time you take a turn, you get to draw an additio ...more

How To : Clean and cut an artichoke

This helpful tutorial video demonstrates how to properly cut and clean an artichoke before cooking it. Learn how to do it quickly and easily with minimal fuss. The video covers both the flower and the stem. - First, use a large knife to cut off the stem of the artichoke. You c ...more

How To : Cut a pomegranate open

Ever wanted to enjoy the sweet taste of pomegranate but were confused about how to actually get to the fruit? Use this simple method to cut open your fruit. Take a small, sharp knife such as a paring knife or pocketknife. Slice a thin round off the top, stem end. This will lea ...more

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