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How to Extract a Splinter

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Survival hacks are one thing, these strange life hacks, digitized by the New York Public Library, found in cigarette boxes from over 100 years ago, are another. Many of them may not be practical in today's world, but learning how to extract a splinter back in the day wasn't as simple as hopping on Google. These cigarette cards were popular collectibles, and were included in every pack purchased. Yes, the famous 1909 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card was also found in American Tobacco Company cigarette packs. Continue reading for more interesting life hacks from the early 1900s. Click here for a few bonus images.

10. Make a Fire Extinguisher

1900s Life Hacks

9. Separate Glass Tumblers

1900s Life Hacks

8. Draw a Duck

1900s Life Hacks

7. Test Butter

1900s Life Hacks

6. Boiling Potatoes

1900s Life Hacks

5. Thinly Sliced Bread

1900s Life Hacks

4. Revive Cut Flowers

1900s Life Hacks

3. Treat Sprains

1900s Life Hacks

2. Make a Water Fountain

1900s Life Hacks

1. Stop a Runaway Horse

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