According to this really trustworthy thing we just discovered, called "the Internet," there are a lot of little things we can do to make life easier at home.

For example, did you know that you can light a candle with spaghetti? You can also open a Hershey kiss in a single fluid motion, and apparently it's possible to separate an egg using only a water bottle.

Beware though -- not all life hacks actually work, you know, in real life.

Watch Mental Floss test out which hacks pass the test, and which are lie hacks.


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  • No More Runaway Beers

    It's amazing what a little piece of plastic can do! (Via <a href="http://www.wonderhowto.com/news/wonderment/shortcut-quick-easy-beer-storage-hack-0122066/" target="_hplink">Wonder How To</a>)

  • Shopping Hack

    Never carry your groceries around like a chump again. (Via <a href="http://likecool.com/DIY_shopping_cart_bike_by_zieak--DIY--Gear.html" target="_hplink">Likecool</a>)

  • Janitorial Ingenuity

    Fills in just 45 minutes! (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/k51i6/this_changes_everything/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)

  • Easy Pick-Up

    Take that, exercise. (Via <a href="http://9gag.com/gag/1938255?" target="_hplink">9gag</a>)

  • Treadmill Productivity

    You'll never have to choose between work, exercise, and injury again. (Via <a href="http://chrisshattuck.com/blog/treadmill-desk-single-most-effective-productivity-hack-my-last-year" target="_hplink">Chris Shattuck</a>)

  • Seatbelt Chair

    Safety first. (Via <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Pimp-your-office-chair./" target="_hplink">Instructables</a>)

  • Magnet Mop

    Want to find that staple or screw that you dropped before you accidentally step on it? Just hack your mop. (Via <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Screw-Retriever/" target="_hplink">Instructables</a>)

  • Crutch Pockets

    Bring your stuff with your while that broken metatarsal heals up. (Via <a href="http://www.hackabilityblog.com/" target="_hplink">Hack Ability</a>)

  • Toothpaste Hack

    No more setting the tube on the counter and smashing it with your fist to get the last bit out. (Via <a href="http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2009/06/eight-great-uses-for-binder-clips/" target="_hplink">Lifehacker</a>)

  • The Mac-rowave

    Come on, this is the oldest trick in the book! (<a href="http://failblog.org/2011/08/15/epic-fail-photos-there-i-fixed-it-the-words-most-expensive-microwave/" target="_hplink">via There I Fixed It)</a>

  • Cuff Link Hack

    Look like a million bucks without anyone ever suspecting a thing. (Via <a href="http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2009/06/eight-great-uses-for-binder-clips/" target="_hplink">Lifehacker</a>)

  • Alternative A/C

    Roll the windows up! (<a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/craigm6/only-in-arkansas-2ikv" target="_hplink">via Buzzfeed</a>)

  • Hot Sauce Squirter

    No more asking to "Pass the sauce." Just have some emergency eye wash ready. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/k0oh9/cant_believe_this_works/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)

  • We'll Take The Basic Model

    Here's hoping she doesn't kick the back of your seat... (<a href="http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2011/09/01/white-trash-repairs-frustration-drives-innovation/" target="_hplink">via There I Fixed It</a>)

  • Plastic Storage Bin-Lovers Rejoice!

    Few of the advantages of conventional shopping carts with ten times the hassle! (<a href="http://fixedgeargallery.com/contest/grocerygetter/DavidMahan.htm" target="_hplink">via Fixed Gear Gallery</a>)

  • It Takes An Army

    For those who can't afford the five-lane mower. (<a href="http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2011/08/22/white-trash-repairs-lawnmowers-on-parade/" target="_hplink">via There I Fixed It</a>)

  • Cold Brew On A Budget

    Get in line! (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/jb30w/necessity_is_the_mother_of_invention/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)

  • Ground Control To Carpool Lane Surveillance ...

    A suave way to cheat the carpool lane. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/jryks/ground_control_to_major_tom_or_how_to_cheat_the/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)

  • Fight For The Right

    Insurance covers it if you can prove you're in a frat. (<a href="http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2010/07/19/white-trash-repairs-deemed-pretty-useless/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThereIFixedIt+%28There%2C+I+Fixed+It.%29" target="_hplink">via There I Fixed It</a>)

  • No Car Jack Needed

    Do your repairs before it bursts! (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hmouz/looks_so_goddamn_much_easier_than_using_a/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)

  • Solar Vehicle.0

    And it's still prettier than a Prius! (<a href="http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2011/08/09/white-trash-repairs-al-gores-daily-driver/" target="_hplink">via There I Fixed It</a>)

  • Stationary Type

    Because buff legs totally outweigh the carpel-tunnel you'll develop with this invention. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/e2ti4/best_invention_ever/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)

  • Patent Pending

    Finally, a proven way of getting hammocks not to flip. (<a href="http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2011/09/01/white-trash-repairs-in-the-post-irene-world/" target="_hplink">via There I Fixed It</a>)

  • It Takes Two

    In heavy rain, switch your pulling-hand often so you don't get tired. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gj8dr/necessity_breeds_invention/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)

  • Sink Simplicity

    Passive-aggressive way of preventing roommates from leaving dishes in the sink. (<a href="http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2011/08/18/white-trash-repairs-sink-fail/" target="_hplink">via There I Fixed It</a>)

  • Cable Hack

    Never deal with tangled wires again. (Via <a href="http://lifehacker.com/5499838/binder-clips-as-cable-catchers-redux" target="_hplink">Lifehacker</a>)