08/15/2013 06:19 pm ET Updated Sep 18, 2013

A Ridiculously Easy Way To See If Your Batteries Are Duds

There always comes that frustrating moment when your television remote or other electronic device runs out of power, and you need to rummage through your junk drawer looking for working batteries. The question arises, "Which ones are good, and which are duds?"

Well, the next time it happens, try this ridiculously easy trick from lifehacker Kip Kedersha in the video above instead. Just how ridiculously easy is this trick? Absolutely no additional materials or assembly is required, and you'll be a master of the method in less than a minute. Seriously, watch and see for yourself.