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Pallet Sofa

Have some spare pallets laying around the house? Why not stack them up, get some cushions, pillows, and create some theater seating inside your home? While most pallets are wooden, pallets can also be made of plastic, metal, paper, and recycled materials. That is just one of the many cool and geeky furniture life hacks that show how to give life to old things that would normally be thrown in the garbage Continue reading to see them all.

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Microwave Tips

By now, we know that microwaving your iPhone 6 definitely won't charge it faster, but there are some useful tips that geeks can use to maximize use of this kitchen appliance. First up, spacing out a circle when heating leftovers will ensure that the center isn't lukewarm at best. Percy Spencer invented the first microwave oven after World War II from radar technology developed during the war. Named the "Radarange", it was first sold in 1946. Raytheon later licensed its patents for a home-use microwave oven that was first introduced by Tappan in 1955, but these units were still too large and expensive for general home use. The countertop microwave oven was first introduced in 1967 by the Amana Corporation, which was acquired in 1965 by Raytheon. Continue reading for more.

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iPhone Headphone Secrets

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For those who are new iPhone users, or just current owners who have never used TalkControl headphones before, these cool tips might come in handy. Activating Siri only requires you to tap and hold the center button on the attached remote, or simply tap to answer / end calls. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone diving into the world's deepest pool, Nemo 33 in Belgium.

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Car Life Hack

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Road trips can both be fun and stressful due to all the planning required. However, it doesn't have to be all that painful, thanks to these life hacks and tips. One of the most useful (if your car breaks down), would be to ask mechanics at auto shops to inspect a good part to see how they respond, before deciding on where to get it fixed. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate dominoes setup made by bored nightshift workers at a supermarket.

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Oreo Hack

You know how people like to dip their Oreos into a bowl or glass of milk? One geek discovered that it's much easier to put however many cookies you want to eat directly into a bowl a quarter filled with milk. This also works with just about any other cookie you can think of, minus the ones that crumble instantly when touched. Continue reading for more everyday foods that geeks have discovered you might be eating wrong.

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Food Hacks

There's no denying that cookies and cream are a great combo, but what happens when someone decides to combine the snack with milk cubes? These awesome frozen Oreo cookie cubes of course. Just drop them into your morning coffee for a cool treat, or pop one into your mouth to cool off on a warm day. For even the more adventurous, dump the whole tray into a blender a sweetener of your choice for some quick ice cream. Continue reading for more unusually creative food hacks that were discovered by geeks.

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Cleaning Life Hack

There's still slightly over a week left until autumn officially rolls in, but that doesn't mean you have to stop celebrating. However, after that big end of summer party, these cleaning life hacks will definitely make things easier. For example, you could use a white onion on the grate of a hot grill to quickly and easily clean it, as well as leaving a little extra flavor for next time. Continue reading for more.

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Peanut Butter Jar

Did you know that January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day in the US? Or, that John Harvey Kellogg patented a "Process of Preparing Nut Meal" in 1895 and used peanuts, although he boiled the peanuts rather than roasting them and early peanut-butter-making machines were developed by Joseph Lambert, who had worked at John Harvey Kellogg's Battle Creek Sanitarium, and Ambrose Straub? With those interesting peanut butter facts out of the way, the image above shows how to properly store your jars. Continue reading for more.

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Burglar Proof Home

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Stepping out of your home for a few minutes to pick up groceries, kids, etc.? Make sure you set the alarm (if you have one), as it doesn't take long for a burglar(s) to pilfer whatever they've been looking to snag, especially if they know your daily routine. Another simple way to deter burglars is to make sure the door knob flyers are always taken down rather than left to collect dust. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showcasing the man who built the world's smallest V12 engine.

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Let's face it, sometimes you just don't have time to clean up everything and make a room smell fresh. So, what can you do? One easy way to mask odors would be to tape a dryer sheet(s) directly in front of an A/C unit or standing fan. Simply turn on the unit, and in minutes, you'll have a room that smells dryer fresh. Continue reading for more extremely useful cleaning life hacks that geeks would love.

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