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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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Creating a macro lens for your phone may not be a life-saving trick, but when you do need to take up-close photos of something with your smartphone, this will definitely come in handy. Other useful life hacks that just might keep you alive in emergencies include: using steel wool to start fires, where you should really go in an earthquake, and how to use aluminum foil to replace your kitchen. Continue reading to see them all.

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Let's face it, everyone who went to school, whether it be elementary or college, has probably *not* studied for a test. This college student found a creative solution by pretending to have both arms on his desk, when in reality, one of them is stuck out below searching the internet for answers. Other clever college student solutions include using power tools to punch holes in paper and installing pins to ensure that they don't hit the snooze button...ever. Continue reading to see them all.

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Just spent a few hundred on some nice earphones, but only to find out that all of the earbuds that came with it don't fit properly? If so, then you're in luck, as this simple tutorial shows how you can create your own for a better fit. All you need are some earplugs and a razor blade or hobby knife. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dangerous Japanese sport.

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Why spend $299 on the AAXA P4 P4X Pico Projector, when you could build your own projector on a shoestring budget? All you need is a shoebox, magnifying glass, paperclip, hobby knife, duct tape, and black tape if you want a sleek finish. Simply follow the steps above, and in a day (or two), you'll be enjoying smartphone projected YouTube videos, photos, and more. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's largest urban zipline.

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Summer is winding down, which means there's probably lots of cleaning in store for many of us and these life hacks aim to help you out in that department. When you put a pot of water on, put a wooden spoon over the top of the pot. If it starts to boil up too high, the spoon will pop the bubbles and keep it from boiling over as quickly, meaning you have more time to get back and turn the heat down. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bear who walks like a human on two legs.

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Black lights (long wave ultraviolet light) aren't the most useful of things in everyday situations, but when the occasion does arise (secret messages, etc.), this nifty tutorial will definitely come in handy. Simply put, all you need is some tape and Sharpie markers. One of the innovations for night and all-weather flying used by the US, UK, Japan and Germany during World War II was the use of UV interior lighting to illuminate the instrument panel, giving a safer alternative to the radium-painted instrument faces and pointers, and an intensity that could be varied easily and without visible illumination that would give away an aircraft's position. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a man who starts drawing everyone on the train.

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Many are still planning many more outdoor trips even in the dog days (hottest) of summer, and these cool and useful life hacks will definitely come in handy, starting with the soda can stove. Most of the materials you'll need are probably already laying around the house, but the one thing you might not have is tape that won't burn when you use your stove - find it here. Continue reading for more.

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Gamers know DOOM as one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. Now here's something you don't see everyday: an ATM running the game. YouTube user "Aussie50" and friends managed to play DOOM "on an NCR Personas ATM using the OEM PC and display, plus an i-Pac controller for mapping the side buttons, and eventually, the PIN pad." Continue reading for a viral video of crazy things you may not have known about DOOM.

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Plastic bottles were first used commercially in 1947, but remained relatively expensive until the early 1960s when high-density polyethylene was introduced. They quickly became popular with both manufacturers and customers due to their lightweight nature and relatively low production costs compared with glass bottles. Now there are 100-million plastic bottles being used and discarded everyday around the world. Here is how to repurpose them. Continue reading for more.

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