20 Life Hacks That Are So Boneheaded They’re Borderline Genius

Life is full of annoying complications. And sometimes you just wish you could make the little things easier. Thankfully, there are plenty of awesome life hacks out there to help you overcome these daily frustrations. While some are simply ingenious, there are a handful that are only clever because they’re so downright awful. Indeed, these 20 life hacks are so hilariously terrible that you can’t help but love them.

For instance, if you’re tired of having tennis balls lying around, here’s a more economical solution. Simply snip them in half, and you can thus double the amount held in each canister. As well as saving space, you’ll be able to carry more balls at once. Truly life-changing.

Sick of tangled earphones? No problem. Just grab a bottle of Johnson’s No More Tangles and spray away. Those earphones will be untangled in no time. In fact, we’d recommend always having a bottle to hand, just in case. You never know when you’re going to need it, after all.

Cutting onions is nobody’s favorite culinary task. Sure, they might smell and taste delicious, but your eyes have to pay a terrible price. Or rather, they did, until this genius life hack was discovered. Wrapping your face in cellophane is a surefire way to protect your precious eyesight in the kitchen.

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TV trays are one of those design staples that just refuse to move with the times. Indeed, what about the discerning diner who wants to be able to walk with their food without the effort of carrying a plate? Easy: just borrow a toilet seat. Problem solved.

What did you think that hole in a bagel was for, anyway? Well, never mind: it’s clearly for holding it still while you’re cutting it in half. You’ll never accidentally drop it and slice your fingers off again. “Accidentally” being the operative word here.

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Had your fill of paying extortionate prices for snacks at the movie theater? Next time, don’t get ripped off – just smuggle in your own chocolate using this handy tip. Don’t like Snickers? No problem – any average-sized chocolate bar will do. (Just don’t forget to take the magazine out of your gun first.)

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We’ve all been there. Indeed, no matter how many times you move house to get away from it all, eventually you’ll find yourself once more buried under a mountain of loose bottle caps. This simple fix kills two birds with one stone, finding a use for the caps while also wowing your guests.

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Cooking pasta can be such a hassle. Boiling the water, timing it correctly; it’s all just so complicated. Next time you break out the penne, try this simple method instead. Just add water, turn the dial to the required setting, sit back and enjoy. You’ll be a master chef in no time.

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Want to eat at fancy restaurants, but can’t afford the horrendously overpriced food? No problem. Just fill in the gratuity section as illustrated above, and you can eat for free for basically the rest of your life. It’s so simple that we just can’t believe nobody thought of it earlier.

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Cans of compressed air can get expensive, particularly if you want to clean your stuff regularly. So next time your motherboard starts to look a little dusty, don’t bother paying for something that’s basically all around you anyway. Simply wash it with your dirty dishes – and save on soap too.

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Look, we get it. Nobody likes ironing. In fact, in a parallel universe where doing chores was the equivalent of visiting a theme park, ironing would still be everyone’s least favorite thing to do. So instead of worrying about those creases, why not just get fat? Problem solved.

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No matter how large smartphone screens get, we’re always itching for that bigger experience. Sure, tablets exist, but what if you don’t have one to hand? Well, you could always chuck your phone in a glass of water. Thanks to the power of science, it’ll instantly magnify the display. Job done.

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Picture it: you’ve got an important meeting at work, but in your rush to get there on time, you accidentally spill coffee on your pants. Disaster. Luckily, you’ve got your trusty life hacks to help you out. Simply soak those stained trousers in a bowl of coffee. Nobody will notice the difference.

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Just as much as you don’t want to hear anyone else pooping, nobody really wants to hear you pooping, either. And of course, nobody wants their own pooping to be overheard. Thankfully, all of those bathroom-related worries can be instantly dissipated by the introduction of loud shrieking. Social anxiety, begone.

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What’s cooler than owning both a gun and an iPhone? An iPhone gun case, of course. If you fancy winning “parent of the year,” simply send your kids off to school with one of these in their pockets. They’ll instantly be the most popular kid on campus. You can thank us later.

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Yes, it’s true: you too can have unlimited power. All you need to do is plug your extension cord into itself, like some sort of universe-unspooling paradox. Just make sure you twist the cable into an infinity loop, or it won’t work properly. Yep, that’ll definitely be the reason.

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Silverware doesn’t last forever. Eventually, it’s going to start to look old, rusted or stained, no matter how well you take care of it. Luckily, there’s an awesome DIY solution you can try yourself at home. Rose bush handles will give your cutlery a natural, artistic twist, and your guests will love them. Probably.

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Nobody likes losing their page in a book. Indeed, it often feels like we spend more time searching for our page than actually reading. But if you don’t have a bookmark to hand, what else can you do? Well, you could always use ketchup. We’re pretty sure you’ll have no issues finding your page then. Reading it, on the other hand…

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Bought an expensive new TV recently? Don’t leave the box outside your house – it’s basically an open invitation to burglars. Instead, try leaving it next to your neighbor’s trash. Any potential robbers will simply pass over your house and go straight next door. Genius.

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Forgotten to bring your bottle opener with you on a long road trip? No problem. In a pinch, seatbelt clips are the perfect substitute. Never again will you be unable to open your beer while driving. Just remember, don’t drink and drive. After all, you’ll only spill it.

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