Posts Tagged “Alternative Use” most people think of an empty banana peel, the first thing they think of is a clown slipping and falling on one. However, lists several more ways that the empty peels can be used. The list below shows 7 Alternative uses for those slippery little devils.

1. Help Your Garden Grow: Bananas are naturally high in potassium and encourages plant growth. Use banana peel or puree entire banana and bury with soil.

2. Shoe Polish: Use the peel to make your kicks nice and shiney.

3. Stop the Itch: Rub the inside of a banana peel on a bug bite helps itch relief.

4. Pain Reliever: The oil in a banana peel will help relieve the pain from burns and scratches.

5. Wart Removal: Tape a piece of banana peel on a wart, continue until it’s gone.

6. Make Houseplants Gleam: Just like peels can shine shoes, they can also be used to make the leaves of plants shine.

7. Removing Splinters: Similar to wart removal, tape a piece of the peel over the splinter. The enzymes will help dislodge the splinter and heal the wound.

7 Ways to Reuse a Banana Peel via [Re-Nest]

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rca0081-main_fullFor that one time in your life where you just can’t find a bottle opener.

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Comments No Comments », what cant they do? Not much apparently as the LA Times has reported that after being stung by a bee, cutting an onion and applying it to the stung area will help to ease the pain as well as reduce the swelling. Yep, great on Tacos, Burgers, and bee stings!

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Besides McGyver I’m sure we all have spent copious amounts of time looking for those small objects that we somehow managed to drop.  Why not McGyver? Because he probably would have used a flashlight and made the object cast a large shadow.

A shadow is created basically by an object blocking light right? Well by laying the flashlight on its side and pointing it in the general direction of  the fallen object, it should block light and make a noticeable shadow!

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I’m sure you all have heard stories about objects, mainly jewelry falling down the drain.  If that item is important most people will spend hours trying to either fish it out or tank the sink apart, or even spend money on a plumber.  In these hard economic times, the last thing we want is to have to pay a plumber; however we came across a very unique method to get items out, effortlessly.  All you need is a wet/dry shop vac and panty hose.

Once one stretches the panty-hose over the end of the vacuum, they just have to suction the drain.  The vacuum will “use the force” to grab the object while the panty-hose acts as a net to stop it from getting eaten by the vacuum.

Check out the video for a demonstration.

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6a00d8341bf6d653ef01127919208028a4-piWe all know you ladies out  there have dozens of Hairbands but they are lost more easily than a single sock.  Well the people over at parenthack had a pretty cool solution, just throw them all on a carabiner.   Those are those giant metal clips that people use for mountain climbing, and fairly recently they became like the fashionable way to clip things on a belt loop such as your car keys.

Back to missing socks, I strongly believe the Underpants Gnomes realized for every single underpants someone owns, they should own 2 socks(socks come in pairs).  Which means socks greatly outnumber underpants, so they yield greater profit.  Their new plan looks something like this:

  • Phase 1:  Collect Socks
  • Phase 2: ?
  • Phase 3: Profit!

Anyways if you can think of other uses for these carabiner, let us know in the comments!

[via LifeHacker & ParentHack]

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