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How often regret not having more memory to remember things? Joshua Foer, a journalist and specialist in memorization, explained his technique in a video on YouTube. Foer, who was the US champion memory can remember anything, including the first hundred digits of pi. The video explains how you can memorize what you want to technique called core systems, which convert numbers into words and images. The video has had over 160,000 visits in less than a month.
If you don’t like eating apples whole but don’t always have a knife around, you can actually break them in half with your bare hands pretty simply. Just remove the stem and get a good amount of leverage near the hole at the top.
Maybe some of your colleagues have told you that the monkeys know how to properly peel the bananas: not from the bottom, but from the top. But I’ve never imagined how to really do it until this video:P
This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine
Create wacky foam snakes by blowing air through this simple, homemade bubble-making device
What you’ll need
- Plastic water bottle
- Used towel
- Rubber band
- Shallow bowl
- Dish soap
How to make it
- Cut the bottom off a plastic water bottle.
- Cover the open end with a circular piece of towel that’s a few inches wider than the bottle. Secure the towel with a rubber band.
- Dampen the towel with water, then dip it into a shallow bowl of dish soap. Blow gently through the mouth of the bottle to create snakes of tiny bubbles.
Parents: supervise younger children to make sure they do not suck in any soap bubbles.
- 2 (3 oz) packages of flavored gelatin (any red/pink flavor works)
- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin(e)
- 2 cups of water, boiling
- 1 mini watermelon
- red food coloring (Only if you’re using a pink Jello, like watermelon or strawberry! Reds like cherry or black cherry should be fine without it or you can just leave it pink if you don’t care!)
- Start heating just over 2 cups of water, either on the stove or in the microwave, until just at boiling temperature (HOT! =P)
- Slice watermelon in half, lengthwise.
- Scoop out the insides into a bowl. Get as close the rind as possible without making holes.
- Pour 1 packet of the Jello powder & 1 packet of the unflavored gelatin into one bowl and the other two packets into another bowl.
- Pour 1 cup of boiling water into each of the bowls.
- Stir them until the gelatin is all dissolved.
- Place the watermelon rinds into bowls padded with paper towels or towels.
- Pour the mixture into the hollowed watermelon half and chill overnight.
- Cut off the ends of the melons & slice down the middle, lengthwise. Slice into wedges serve.
Amaze your friends with this trick: