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No Can Opener? Here’s How You Can Still Open a Can!

You don’t have to starve.


In the event of a natural disaster, zombie apocalypse, or anything else that requires you to hoard food supplies and camp out in a safe place, canned goods are heaven-sent items. Food stays fresh and edible for a long time and when you need to eat, all you have to do is open it and presto!

But wait…what if you actually forgot to keep a can opener?

Okay, there’s no need to panic. You can still open that using a spoon or chef’s knife. If you still don’t have these two, then good old fashioned concrete will do.

Using a spoon

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You will need a sturdy spoon and strong wrists for this one. Use your fist to grip the spoon tightly and rub spoon’s tip repeatedly along the edge of the can’s lid. The aim is to thin the metal with the repeated motion and puncture a hole through the metal.

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You may also use a butter knife or screwdriver for this technique.

Using a chef’s knife

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Use your thumb to hold the knife’s handle firmly on the flat of the blade. Position your thumb just above the blade’s heel. Insert the heel into the can’s groove, which is at the very edge of the rim. Firmly push the heel downward in order to puncture the can. Repeat this around the can’s lid until you open the can.

Using concrete

No spoon or knife? Look for a concrete surface! Rub the top of the can against hard concrete to wear the rim. This will take a lot of patience but it’s better than not eating. When you see moisture on the lid, squeeze the can itself until the lid pops off. You need lots of strength to make this happen but again, it’s better than not eating.

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Improve Your Life In 2017 By Following These 5 Tricks

Now that 2016 is over, for sure, most of us have already listed our New Year’s resolutions even if some of these have become cliché already. So, we are sharing you five little ways to improve your life in 2017.

1. Find a routine that will put you in a good mood.

Starting today, think of an activity that will put you on focus. You can either start meditating, reading a new good book, take an early walk or exercise. You may also condition your mind to think about the things that will make you happy and grateful about life. This way, you can definitely start your day right!

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This Two-Second Trick Will Tell You if an AA Battery is Dead or Not

Here’s how you can find out if a battery still has some juice – in an instant!

Batteries are not forever. And it's particularly annoying when it decides to die when you're in the middle of something - like when the remote control stops functioning while you're watching your favorite TV show or when your optical mouse goes lifeless just when you're about to deal the final blow in that PvP.

The scenario becomes more bothersome when you're dealing with two or more batteries and you just couldn't tell which of those lithium rods ran out of juice. Sure, you can measure its capacity using a meter, but hey, let's be honest - we don't usually find that device lying around somewhere in the house, right? Plus (let's take advantage of the candor), admit it, sometimes you're just too lazy to stand up and walk away from that very comfy couch.

Fortunately, there is one simple trick that we can use to determine if a battery still has juice or if its just ready to be thrown away. You only need about two seconds and a flat surface to find out.

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4 Surefire Ways to Stop You From Procrastinating at Home

Feeling lazy while working at home? Here are some easy to-do tips to shake you into getting the work done!

Being a freelancer has its perks. You no longer need to get up early nor go through traffic to get to the office. Most of all, you get to work in the comfort of your own home. Sweet deal, right? Thing is, working from home can also be a problem because you will feel enticed put things off for later.

You’re prone to procrastinating more because you’re tempted to watch TV, play video games or eat whatever’s in the fridge. However, finishing your tasks without feeling like you don’t have enough 'me' time at all is possible.

Here are four tips to heed:

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