Simple Lighter Tricks

How To : Do the "Pants Strike" trick with a Zippo lighter

In this clip, learn a super simple Zippo trick that will impress your friends. Basically, you will be lighting your lighter with your pant leg. So, the next time a girl asks you for a light in the bar, impress her with this cool new way of lighting up. Have fun and stay safe!

How To : Do the "Twilight Zone" Zippo lighter trick

In this tutorial, learn how to do the popular Zippo trick, "The Twilight Zone". Basically, you will need to make a simple modification to your wick so that your flame looks extra spooky. With this effect, you will be able to "light" and "put out" your flame using only your fin ...more

How To : Ripen Bananas Faster with These 3 Simple Tricks

A trip to any grocery store's produce section will quickly reveal that bananas are often picked from the tree well before their prime—which is necessary for them to arrive at our local store without going bad. In fact, bananas are refrigerated en route to our supermarkets in o ...more

How To : Perform tricks with a Zippo lighter

There are lots of different ways to light up a Zippo lighter with a little flair, and maybe impress a person or two out at the bar. Learn how to do tricks with a Zippo lighter by watching and following along with this video tutorial. Perform tricks with a Zippo lighter. Click ...more

News : Truly Ingenious CD Bubble Trick

Sometimes the simplest things yield the most fun results. This clever trick creates long, condom-esque plastic bubbles. This How-To is very simple: Grab the plastic disk that comes with your blank CD or DVD spindle or scratch the aluminum off a real disc. Heat an area of it w ...more

How To : Open a beer bottle with BIC lighter

This beer how-to video demonstrates how to open a non-twistoff beer bottle with nothing but a BIC lighter. Watch and learn how simple it is to open beer bottles with a BIC lighter and a little leverage. This beer trick comes in handy when you don't have anything to open bottle ...more

How To : Impress a girl by lighting her cigarette in a new way

This video tutorial shows how to light a cigarette in a new and impressive way. Learn the simple steps to catch enough flame in your hand to light a cigarette. All you need is a lighter. The cigarette lighting trick in this how-to video is sure to get a reaction!

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 : Turn an ordinary egg into a silver egg

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

How To : Do the "trapped coin" matchbox bar trick

In this impressive bar trick, bet someone that you can remove the coin from the matchsticks atop the matchbox without touching or moving the matchsticks. It seems impossible, but obviously it's not. Win beer and money. Maybe just impress your friends. Whatever. The answer for ...more

How To : Simulate a ray of light in Photoshop

Photoshop Universe shows you how to add a simulated ray of light to your photos. They give you advice on how to use levels, the radial blur filter, and the lighten color blend mode. You can give your pictures a nice added touch by learning this simple and easy to understand te ...more

How To : Carry a heavy cardboard box

We can't actually lighten you load but we can make it seem that way. This simple trick of stacking your heavy box on top of an empty box will make it feel lighter. Moving a heavy box is a unpleasant so try this fun trick. Heavy box weighing you down? Put it on top of an empty ...more

How To : Con a bartender out of $20 with a magic trick

Learn how to pull an awesome con in the bar with magician Brian Brushwood. Brian Bushwood is an American magician known for his bizarre magic and bar tricks. Watch this instructional video from Scam School to learn this con/magic trick. This magic trick is a sweet con. All you ...more

How To : Make your nose look smaller

There's no need to get plastic surgery if you don't have the best looking nose. With a few simple tricks, you can make your nose look smaller without needing to go under the knife. If you’re looking for a picture-perfect nose, hold off on that plastic surgeon, and dig into yo ...more

Shortcut : 5 Secret Body Tricks

Body hacks. So simple, so ingenious. They're the shortcuts in life. We love them, the internet loves them. Back in 2008, somebody named Alicia Goh wrote a friendster blog post that has been passed along far and wide. Her tricks of the body include quick solutions for an itchy ...more

How To : Keep Ground Meat from Sticking to Your Hands

If you have ever attempted to mix and shape your own meatballs or burger patties, you may have endured bits of meat continuously and stubbornly sticking to your hands. This can make shaping more challenging than it should be. Ground meat in any form—beef, chicken, turkey, lam ...more

How To : Pull the April Fool's Day Shower Head Prank

For the dedicated prankster, April Fool's Day is no joke. Nothing will stop them from coming up with the cleverest, most elaborate prank the world has ever seen. Or at least—their victim. The hardcore mischief-makers start planning out their ingenious prank the day after Apri ...more

How To : Use Cake Flour to Get Pillowy Soft-Baked Cookies

For those of you that prefer a soft-baked cookie that is fluffy in the middle, using cake flour instead of regular all-purpose (AP) flour is your secret baking weapon. "But I don't have cake flour," you protest. Fear not: if your kitchen is sans cake flour, you can easily whip ...more

How To : Avoid a Gravy Disaster with These Saucy Tips

Gravy is a relatively simple dish, yet it's remarkably easy to mess up. We've all experienced the disappointment of excitedly pouring gravy onto our mashed potatoes, only to realize the gravy is too runny, too lumpy, or too bland. And because gravy is so simple, even if you do ...more

How To : 12 Tofu Hacks That Even Tofu-Haters Can Appreciate

Tofu has been a staple food in Asia for over 2,000 years, but due to the health craze of recent years, it's enjoyed a surge of popularity in the Western world. Derived from the milk of soy beans and typically coagulated by calcium or magnesium salts, tofu can be found in consi ...more

How To : Do a simple dutch angle camera trick with a tripod

MatttChapman shows you how to add a simple dutch tilt to your filmmaking bag of tricks. Tripods conventionally only pan and tilt, but this trick adds an extra dimension. All you need is a tripod and a camera! It's just a matter of messing with the base plate to get this simple ...more

How To : Optimize your deep web assets for Google

Google is one of the most powerful forces on the Internet, and their technology can be the key to helping you find success in whatever your online endeavor might be, from web design to filmmaking. This video is a part of their Google Webmaster Series, offering help to webmaste ...more

How To : Dance the Salsa hand juggle

Watch and learn the basics of a salsa dance hand juggle performed by addicted2salsa's Julie and Anthony. In salsa dancing, there is more than meets the eye. There are a lot of simple hand-tricks that help you perform a simple move, but still make it complicated to the average ...more

How To : Fix stretched sweater cuffs with REAL SIMPLE

Learn how to fix stretched sweater cuffs with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Don't give up on that sweater with the loose, stretched-out cuffs?just follow these simple tricks to tighten the material, and you'll be ready to put that pullover back into rotation in ...more

How To : Set up pagination in Adobe InDesign

Get your numbering straight with Adobe's InDesign and this helpful tutorial, showing you what you need to know. It's essential when creating a project for yourself or a client, to get your numbering right the first time. There is no second chance. So, check out the steps and s ...more

How To : Make an electrical lighter

Make a lighter with one or two AA batteries and simple tiny wire!!! This is a fantastic homemade electrical lighter for any situation. You'll need two AA batteries, a push switch, a battery holder, wire, solder, soldering iron, electrical tape, crimper, and scissors for this c ...more

How To : Get that dewy skin look with your makeup

This spring, go with a lighter look and keep it sweet & simple. Dewy skin, luscious lashes and lightly stained lips & cheeks will up your ante, leaving you feel beautiful and ready to strut your stuff this spring. giovannismash hosts hundreds of great makeup tutorials by the ...more

How To : Replace flint in a Zippo

This video is to show how to replace a flint in your Zippo lighter. It's really simple. Most people already know how to do this, so if you're watching this, you should feel sorry for yourself.

How To : Make your own fire piston

Watch this how-to video and make a lighter that never runs out of fuel and that's so simple, it can't break. It works just like a Diesel engine - as air is rapidly compressed it heats to over 800 degrees. You can make one for just a couple dollars. This video tutorial will sho ...more

How To : Make a simple rubbing alcohol rocket

These rockets fly! Made with just simple household rubbing alcohol, a plastic bottle, and some matches this fun task can be executed with ease. This video will deomnstrate exactly how to make a simple rubbing alcohol rocket. For this Scientific Tuesday we will show you... How ...more

How To : Make an school essay look longer

Have you ever spent all night writing a paper only to be short a required page? If you are ready to wrap up on page nine of a ten page essay and simple can't think of anything else to say, check out this tutorial. This very cool trick will lengthen your paper by a page or mor ...more

How To : Build a guerilla-style camera dolly

MatttChapman shows you how to build a guerilla-style camera dolly to add to your filmmaking bag of tricks. This guerilla dolly is so simple, made with a rain gutter and cover from a local hardware store. This is ingenuity at its best. Don't spend a ton of money for a dolly to ...more

How To : Build a low entertainment center

The Wood Whisperer thinks you have what it takes to build furniture. Be sure to watch this entire 5-part tutorial to learn how to build a low entertainment center that is attractive and pocketbook-friendly. Impress your friends with your expert woodworking skills. Think you c ...more

How To : Make an amazingly moist and juicy roast turkey

Turkey doesn't just have to be served for Thanksgiving! You can make it any time year round and it'll still taste great! But if you're having trouble keeping it moist and tasting delicious, there's a way to make moist and incredibly juicy with a few prep tricks. In this video ...more

How To : Composite and combine images in Photoshop

Ever wanted to combine two or more images? With Adobe Photoshop, it's a simple process. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from Tutvid. For mo ...more

How To : Tie a D-loop for archery bowstrings

Are you an archer, or hunter or bowman in need of a D-knot on the bowstring? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to tie a D-loop for archery bowstrings. You might not be doing this for a precision sport like archery, you may just want to get the next big deer out there ...more

How To : Train your kittens tricks very easily

Dr. Yin will show viewers how to properly train kittens simple behavior. The wrong way to train a cat is by putting a collar on it and then attach a chain and yank on it. Instead, you will reward them with good behavior when they occur and never when bad behavior is exhibited. ...more

How To : Build a sign in Photoshop with 3D lightbulbs

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

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