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Published on Oct 9, 2013

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. For our 30TH EPISODE!!, John tests 30 "life hacks" to see if they work as promised.

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Life Hack Links:
1. Amplify your phone: http://cdn-4.lifehack.org/wp-content/...
2. Watch videos on your phone: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236...
3. Open a bottled beverage: http://osxdaily.com/wp-content/upload...
4. Open a wine bottle: http://i.imgur.com/2kKKe.jpg
5. Prevent a straw from rising: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18ix7...
6. Seal a bag of chips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdhUif...
7. Instant chip bowl: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18ixz...
8. Stop water from boiling over: http://www.refinedguy.com/wp-content/...
9. Keep your spoon off the counter: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-o-_ZPDqYUxU...
10. Fold a fitted sheet: http://listbattle.com/sites/default/f...
11. Slice cherry tomatoes: http://d2k9njawademcf.cloudfront.net/...
12. Cut an onion without crying: http://twistedsifter.files.wordpress....
13. Stem a strawberry: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md8...
14. Slice cheese or cake: http://foododdity.com/wp-content/uplo...
15. Open a jar: http://foododdity.com/wp-content/uplo...
16. Dunk a whole Oreo in milk: http://foododdity.com/wp-content/uplo...
17. Scoop ice cream: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17uyc...
18. Open a Hersheys Kiss: http://fbtrouble.wpengine.netdna-cdn....
19. Amplify laptop speakers: http://d104xtrw2rzoau.cloudfront.net/...
20. Light a candle: http://www.laughroulette.com/wp-conte...
21. Dispense one Tic Tac at a time: http://media.techeblog.com/images/tic...
22. Separate an egg yolk: http://twistedsifter.files.wordpress....
23. Cool a beer quickly: http://www.laughroulette.com/wp-conte...
24. Turn water ice cold: http://www.abstract-living.com/wp-con...
25. Create a plate out of a to-go box: http://www.laughroulette.com/wp-conte...
26. Heat up leftovers evenly: http://i2.wp.com/life.hackaday.com/wp...
27. Heat up crispy pizza crust: http://i1.wp.com/life.hackaday.com/wp...
28. Perfectly toasted bread: http://foododdity.com/wp-content/uplo...
29. Sift out popcorn kernels: http://i.imgur.com/KrUz9uX.jpg
30. Use Doritos as fire kindling: http://foododdity.com/wp-content/uplo...

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