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7 Movie Skills That Can Actually Help You Big Time

It is really handy to know a thing or two.

Almost everyone of us loves watching movies, though we may differ in terms of the genre we prefer. In some instances, the movie is so great that we cannot help but think of putting ourselves in the shoes of the characters. What if we are the ones on a handcuff? How can we find a way to free ourselves?

Truth is, this kind of scenes are likely to happen in real-life. But no matter how unexpected they can be, it is best that you are prepared.

We here at Elite Readers have come up with a list of movie-like tricks that can help you bail out even in the most dangerous of situations. Perhaps you will survive just like your favorite movie characters. Check them out below!

#7. Getting Handcuffs Off With a Match

Believe it or not, a single matchstick is enough to get off a pair of handcuffs. Just slightly flatten it using your teeth and stick it right into the hole (see image). And poof! You are off to go!

#6. Hiding Valuable Stuff

It is always important to keep valuable stuff (e.g. money, documents, etc.) hidden. Fortunately for you, there is a simple way to do it and all you need is a hammer, chair, rubber bands, and some nails. Here is how to do it: Flip the chair upside down and hammer the nails into the chair (do this in a form of a box). Be sure, however, to slightly bend the tips of the nails. Afterwards, stretch the rubber bands as you can see in the picture. You can then slip your money right underneath it.

#5. How to Get Out of a Zip Tie Handcuffs

If you can get off a pair of handcuffs, then doing this trick should not be an issue. The trick is to lift your hands above your head, and try to quickly pull them down (though your arms must be widely open at the same time). It might cause you some pain but it is totally worth it.

#4. Sending a Secret Message

Back in the days, people relay messages using a raven. This one here kind of works the same but the execution is slightly different. Write your message on a paper using a white crayon. At first, it will look totally blank. If someone wants to read it, he/she will just have to simply cover it with a marker. Voila! The message will instantly appear.

#3. Setting a Monitor on Your Door

It is really a great to have a way to check if someone gets inside your house, and this one here is exactly what you need. There is no fancy gadgets whatsoever. All you need is a tape and some string. Simply tape the string so it hangs slightly above your door. When a person opens or closes it, the string will get stuck between the door and the threshold. Now it is up to you to find safety.

#2. How to Create a Coded Message

There is a reason why some people love to use coded message. And if you think it is a difficult thing to do, then you need not to worry. Here is how you can do it by using a simple reflect method. All you have to do is write all the letters starting from A to M (do this in a single line). Underneath the letters write the letters N to Z. The trick is to change each letter of your message to the opposite letter of the two lines. For instance, “Hello” will now become “uryyb.”

#1. Waterproofing Matches

Whether you love hiking or not, you know that matches are of huge importance. But what if these matches are wet? I am pretty sure you will not be able to make a fire, right? Actually, not. There is a way to make them useful even when wet. Just paint these matches with nail polish or, much better, wax. You can either paint them from head to toe or just the tip.

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20 No Equipment Exercises You Can Do At Home If You’re Too Busy For The Gym

No time to hit the gym? No worries! These no equipment workouts are perfect for you.

Don’t have time to hit the gym? Well, that’s not a valid excuse if you really want to be fit and healthy. As the old saying goes, there is always a way if you have the will. Besides, in addition to traditional means of exercising, there are actually other fun, inexpensive ways of getting your muscles moving and finally losing those much-dreaded body fats.

Couples, for example, can take advantage of intimate time and do the so-called sexercise positions. That way, both partners can workout (and literally sweat it out) at the same time.

For those who are single or at least for those who are unwilling to spend money on home gym equipment, listen up.

Yes, there are also many great exercise routines you can perform right at the comfort of your own room.

As you will see below, it is definitely possible to live a healthy lifestyle even if you have limited money and resources. Check out these 20 no equipment exercises designed for busy individuals who may have a little time to spare while they are at home.

Feel free to scroll down and we bet you will thank us later.

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Does Mango Make Your Mouth Itch? There’s a Weird Reason Behind It!

The condition is called “mango mouth.”

People who don't like mangoes are a rarity. With its delightfully sweet taste, soft texture, and vitamin content, the mango has become one of the world's most popular fruits. But there ARE people who shy away from eating mangoes, not because they don't like the taste, but because the fruit makes their mouths itch!

The condition is called "mango mouth," which produces an itchy and tingly sensation when the fruit makes contact with the mouth. This happens to people with mango allergy; their mouth can't tolerate the chemical called urushiol.

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The 400-Year-Old Mousetrap is Truly Brilliant In Its Simplicity

This is probably the simplest solution you have for a more humane way of catching mice.

If you have a mice problem in your house, you may find yourself in this classic dilemma - how to catch mice without killing or hurting them. The common mousetrap that all of us are surely familiar with is an effective tool, but the snapping motion can hurt the mouse real bad.

Now this really old mousetrap, we mean old as in 400 years old, is probably the simplest solution you have for a more humane way of catching mice. What makes it even more awesome is that fact that you need only two items that you will normally find in your kitchen.

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