Things to Do with Lighters

How To : Crack a beer with a lighter, CD, etc with Lifehouse

Bryce from the band Lifehouse shows us how to open beer bottles with a lighter, water bottle, & cd. This is a necessary trick for any beer afficiando. Need a bottle opened but you don't have a bottle opener? Easy. Look around. There are tons of things that can crack a brew.

How To : Make Ninja Darts for the Lighter Mini Cannon

In my recent article, How to Make a Mini Cannon with a Lighter, I demonstrated how to make a powerful combustion cannon out of parts salvaged from a standard BBQ lighter. The mini cannon was originally made to fire airsoft pellets, but I felt it was time to revive the project ...more

How To : Fix Broken Christmas Lights Faster with a Lighter

The most annoying thing about Christmas lights is when one bulb blows, the whole string stops working. There's no easy way to tell which one is out when it's a huge strand, so it can take forever to fix. Mehdi Sadaghdar figured out that zapping the Christmas lights with a pie ...more

How To : Make a Canon Shutter Release Cable

This article will show you how to make a shutter release cable for a Canon camera. It took me about half an hour once all of my materials were gathered. I came in at a total of about eight dollars. It has three switches and buttons. The black button on mine triggers the auto f ...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 : 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 : Dodge & burn non-destructively in Photoshop

Photoshopuniverse teaches you how to use the Dodge and Burn tools in a non destructive manner, in Adobe Photoshop. Dodge makes things lighter. Burn does the opposite. The problem is that this is destructive operation. Use the Brush tool at 20% opacity. Create a new layer with ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Tell if your Zippo is genuine or counterfeit

In this two-part tutorial, learn all of the things you should look for on your new lighter to see if it is, in fact, an authentic Zippo. This clip is detailed and informative and will guide you through the process so you don't get tricked into buying a fake. Part 1 of 2 - How ...more

How To : Install an XBox 360 12 volt fan mod

The XBox 360 runs hot. Really hot. And that is never a good thing for a computer. In fact, it is responsible for the infamous Red Ring of Death that has become synonymous with the XBox 360's poor build quality. This video is here to help solve the problem. It will teach you ho ...more

How To : Make a water bong in 5 minutes

In this video you will learn how to make a water bong in 5 minutes. The materials you will need are a water bottle, some scissors, tape, a paper clip, a 3 16 wrench piece, a lighter, and a Bic pen grip. The first thing you'll need to do is prepare your water bottle (empty it r ...more

Change a Roadside Flat Tire : The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more

How To : Assemble a wilderness survival kit

This is a video showing how to assemble a wilderness survival kit. To do this there are some basic things in every kit. One of the things is water, food, or ways to make food, and shelter, or ways to make shelter. There is one prepared kit with pieces of equipment necessary to ...more

How To : Perform a smoking fingers party trick

Making your fingers smoke when you rub them together is a great trick to make you look like a hybrid of Gordon Gecko and the devil. Are those really two different things? This video demonstrates how to make the effect happen using only a match strike, a lighter, some scissors, ...more

How To : Make primitive jerky for wilderness survival

Learn how to primitively dry meat to make jerky for use in long term wilderness survival. You cannot always eat fresh meat. Drying meat into jerky is also good for traveling light as it dehydrates it into a lighter substance. Making jerky is also a cool thing to do while on lo ...more

How To : Make a ping pong ball smoke bomb

How cool are smoke grenades? You toss 'em into the air and they explode into a vision of thick clouds and smoke, preventing your enemy from seeing you as you stealthily sneak past him and shoot him upside the head with a paintball gun. The great thing about smoke grenades is ...more

How To : Create perfect brows

Beau Nelson gives tips and a demonstration on eye brow make up. He says that brow trends change often, but right now the style is to have a more full looking brow. To accomplish this, he says that the first thing you need is a good brow brush. To the brush you apply a shadow c ...more

How To : Tie Winter scarves

Want to stay warm while out in the cold without looking like a frump? This video is for you! Stylist Jackie O Dee shows you multiple ways to tie a scarf to keep looking stylish during the cold winter months. Some styles work well under outerwear while others can be pinned and ...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 : Get Rid of All that Space Junk

How about a laser? One that is strong enough to nudge debris out of earth orbit. That's what NASA contractor James Mason wants to do, and his lab simulations suggest that the idea is possible. Mason wants to use a 5kW ground-based laser and a ground-based 1.5 meter telescope t ...more

How To : Pack a backpack for mountaineering

The video demonstrates how you should pack to be fully equipped and prepared for a backpacking trip that lasts 2-3 days. Gather all of your equipment including clothes, food, water, climbing gear, emergency kit, sleeping back, and more. When you start to pack, you want to make ...more

How To : Apply Ed Hardy inspired makeup

In this beauty tutorial, learn how to get the dramatic eye synonymous with Ed Hardy-Inspired makeup. The first thing you will need to do is apply a foundation over your entire eye area. Because so much makeup is being used, you really want to make sure there is a foundation in ...more

How To : Make a waterfall bong from a Sobe bottle

Learn how to make a SobeWaterfall bong. The video shows us how to make a smoking device. To make up the smoking device, first we need few tools: they are Lighter, Hammer, Screw driver, SoBe bottle, tin foil, ratchet socket. Firstly, remove the SoBe bottle cap from the bottle ...more

How To : Make a Prank Stun-Baton

In this article, I'll show you how to make a portable prank stun-baton. Powered by static electricity, simply charge up the baton, and discharge it for a static surprise. The concept behind this device ties in with Leyden jars, and their tendencies to retain static electricity ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/28 - 01/03)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A New Year's Eve cell phone phot ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A holiday-themed cell phone photogr ...more

News : poopcorn (The Greatest Thing Ever, hands down)

Stuff popcorn-seeds up someones ass when they're asleep (Like, REALLY asleep) and heat the ass with a lighter or with something else and wait for the popcorn pop in... da ass. Maybe they'll shoot out of there. That'd be so cool...Oh and the 'someone' should have not wiped his ...more

How To : Create a Lil' Kim inspired makeup look

This tutorial is about how to create a Lil' Kim inspired makeup look. The first thing to do is to get a foundation that is three to five times lighter than your own skin color. Next for the contour use a creamy dark brown for the cheeks and nose. Use NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk over ...more

How To : Conduct a magic floating boat science experiment

Check out this video tutorial to see how to conduct a magic floating boat science experiment. Two little mad scientists investigate Helium and Sulfer Hexafluoride. Rosie and Anna study Helium, a gas that is lighter than air, and Sulphur Hexafluorid (SF6), an inert gas that is ...more

How To : Juice Without a Juicer

There is very little in this world that tastes as good as a glass of fresh-pressed juice. The flavors in fruit and vegetables are more clean and immediate on your palate, while the chlorophyll and nutrients seem to zip right into your bloodstream. A really great glass of fresh ...more

How To : Make a Foolproof Meringue with This Easy Tip

When it comes to a perfect summertime dessert, lemon meringue pie is the ideal contender with its rich lemon filling and light-as-air meringue topping. In my humble opinion, the meringue is the true star of the dessert, instantly elevating what is simply a lemon pie to somethi ...more

How To : Properly Flambé Without Burning Your Food

Few things in life are as exciting and magical as fire. And setting things on fire while cooking? Well, now you're speaking my language. I'm not talking about grilling, though I do love some outdoor cooking. No, I'm talking about the most badass trick in any cook's arsenal: th ...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 : Edit Android's Share Menu — No Root Needed

Android's share intents system is great in theory, but the execution can sometimes be frustrating. When you tap the "Share" button next to a link, app, or file, you see a list of apps you can share that item with. But it seems like every time you use this function, the list of ...more

How To : Get the Most Out of Your iPhone Battery

The introduction of smartphones has been what some may see as a step backwards in technology regarding batteries. The first cell phone that I had would last 3-4 days on a single charge; however, the lack of functions minimized the use that is saw. The iPhone's feature-rich pl ...more

How To : Caramelized Sugar—Your New Secret Baking Weapon

Caramel is delicious, but it can be a tricky flavor to incorporate into baking. Traditionally, caramel is a liquid, and that doesn't always suit dessert preparation since adding extra liquid to baked goods can ruin them. So how do you get that buttery, toffee-like flavor? Ent ...more

How To : Make a Mini Grill Out of a Wire Hanger & Foil Pans

It is a beautiful, yet scorching day here in Los Angeles, and the only reason I would ever step outside from my air-conditioned castle would be to grill out by the pool. There's just one problem: backyards are few and far between here in The City of Angels. But not having spa ...more

How To : Dry Your Soaking Wet "Hand Wash Only" Clothes Faster

Let’s be honest: you’ve thrown a few delicate, "hand wash only" clothes into the wash with your jeans. Maybe you’ve even ruined a sweater or two. There are so many things to look out for when doing laundry, and they’re easily ignored or forgotten, especially when it comes to d ...more

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