Using condoms during sex is one of the most common methods for protection and birth control. It’s relatively easy to use, accessible, and highly effective. But did you know that you can use condoms for things other than when having sex?
Interested and want to find out? Scroll down and read on!
1. You can use it to cook food.
You can use a condom to seal meat while boiling, but make sure to use the unlubricated ones.
2. It’s a perfect substitute for ice packs.
Fill the condom with three parts water and one part rubbing alcohol, tie a knot on its end, freeze, and voila – instant ice pack!
3. It’s like a lifeline when you’re opening a stubborn jar.
You can put it on top of the jar, give it a little twist, and you’re good to go.
4. Condoms = rubber bands
Basically, condoms are rubber, so why can’t you use them as rubber bands? You can cut the condom into strips if you’ve run out of rubber bands.
5. It can keep your bandages in place.
6. It can be a cheap alternative to those expensive hydration packs…
…but it is a bit gross, though.
7. It can be your makeshift bobber
You can take it with you on your next fishing trip. Simply inflate the condom, tie a knot to close it, and attach it to your line.
8. You can use it as a makeshift watch protector.
It’s perfect for when you go swimming and you’re worried your watch isn’t really waterproof.
9. Need a bonfire for your camp? Worry not!
Your trusty ol’ condoms to the rescue!
There you have it, folks. These hacks are pretty unconventional (gross, even) but useful. Let us know if you tried them yourself! Share your experience in the comments section.
H/T: Life Buzz
Neighbors Called Him Crazy For Building A Dam Around His Home. He Proved Them All Wrong!
Apparently, his house was the only one that survived the flood.
With government authorities warning everyone of an impending flood, the neighbors of Randy Wagner were all laughing at him. It was because he decided not to leave his home and he believed he could protect it by building a dam around it.
Sure, that idea sounds ridiculous and insane but to everyone’s surprise, that’s exactly what Wagner was able to achieve.
This man from Rosharon, Texas didn’t want to experience the hassle of packing his things up, staying at an evacuation center, and then spending big bucks for property repairs after the flood. So he started searching the internet for possible solutions to the problem of flooding and he eventually found Aqua Dam.
Randy Wagner of Rosharon, Texas was mocked by his neighbors for building a dam around his house. Eventually, his house was the only survivor in the flood.
This Awesome Cardboard House Is Pretty Sturdy It Can Last Up To 100 Years
Although made of cardboard, this house is guaranteed to outlive its owners.
Never underestimate the Wikkelhouse - even if it’s merely made of cardboard.
This small house is designed and developed by Fiction Factory, a “company of creative makers from Amsterdam,” the official website tells us. Since 1989, the company has been building “exceptional interiors, fair stands and furniture for a worldwide audience.”
This time, they’ve tried their hands at making houses, too and the result is nothing short of brilliant – a durable house that can be installed in a single day.
Wikkelhouse, or "wrapping house" in Dutch, mainly uses large rolls of cardboard box as its material.
Would You Believe that These Veneers are Made from Banana Trunks?
We all know that wood isn't unlimited, and yet we need it for almost every aspect in our daily lives - from the chairs you sit on to the walls in your home down to the paper you use to scribble your thoughts. For aesthetic purposes, trees are also cut down to create attractive veneers for walls and furniture. But for every tree we cut down, it could take months to years for a new one planted in its place to grow to the same size!
Luckily, French company FIBandCo has found a new resource for getting its wood - banana plant trunks! As you may know, banana trees don't require much effort to grow, as long as the soil is fertile and there's a lot of moisture.
FIBandCo's Green Blade is a new exotic veneer made from banana plant trunks, which is a cleaner alternative to using conventional wood. They chose the banana plant trunk because it's not technically a tree but a grass. There's less risk of deforestation as banana plants are rapidly renewable and they grow to full size every 9 months.