Video: I don't think it's possible to make anything cooler with your own two hands than this homemade multicolour fire tornado that spins around and weaves itself together with absolutely no moving parts. The only thing you need to do is cut up a glass cylinder and then offset the half-cylinders a little bit to let air flow do its thing to create the fire vortex.
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Video: If you're interested in melting metal, and you totally should be because it's basically the most fun way to recycle soft drink cans, The Art of Weapons details how to make an electric foundry for metal casting. Using charcoal to heat up a foundry can get a bit dirty so it makes much more sense to melt metal by running electric heat through coils. With a little bit of electricity know-how, you'll be on your way to torching things in no time.
Video: Apparently, there are two schools of thought when it comes to washing your hands. There's the US CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) approved way, which we all do already. Which is wrong. And there's the WHO (World Health Organisation) method, which is better and cleaner and "microbiologically more effective". Which is right. The CDC way? Just rubbing your hands together. The WHO way? Well, it's something else.
Video: Turning an old can into a grater might be a tedious process, but it offers the advantage of getting all those little food strips inside a vessel you can easily dump onto whatever you're making. With a little plastic wrap it could even be used to store your pre-grated ingredients for later — and it comes at the low price of basically free.
Modern mobile phones pose an interesting dilemma. As our most important tool, ingrained into every aspect of our lives, they are stared at and handled more than the Princess Leias at Comic Con. Unfortunately, sometimes we lose and leave our fancy devices in mysterious places.
Fortunately, there are ways you can track down your lost phone. Here's how.
Having a shiny new phone with a big, bright, beautiful display and a powerful quad- or octa-core processor is one thing, but those important bits of hardware do tend to use up quite a bit of electricity. With that in mind, there are some things worth remembering to make sure your phone needs to visit the charger as rarely as possible. These are the simplest, most straightforward things — but also the things that we forget to do — to save your phone's battery life, and maximise it wherever you can.
Homemade sausage is so good and so cheap to make that you'll never buy it from a store again. Here's my take on a super healthy hot Italian.
Warning: I'll keep it gore free, but there's going to be pictures of a dead animal and its subsequent parts inside. It's nothing you won't see wrapped in plastic on a grocery store shelf, but if you're going to have a problem with that, maybe don't scroll further.
Recently we heard the story of a programmer who wrote scripts to secretly automate almost everything he did at work. Most of us may not have the coding skills to pull this off but there are tools you can use on your smartphone to automate various tasks in your life. Here's how to take advantage of those tools.