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Don’t Believe Everything You Read Online — These 10 Life Hacks Definitely Don’t Work

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FROM VIRALNOVA:

You may have heard quite a few seemingly brilliant hacks through the grapevine, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they work.

Scrolling through my various feeds every day, I probably encounter at least 10 hack-related pieces. Now don’t get me wrong. I love the idea of a good life hack, but there’s a clear difference between writing about an awesome way to defog your car windows using a potato peeler and actually doing it. Remember that seeing is believing!

With that being said, there are plenty of tricks on the internet that quite frankly just don’t work. So before you end up wasting your precious time and money, here are 10 life hacks that you should avoid.

1. Life Hack: Urinating on a jellyfish sting can relieve the pain.

<strong>Life Hack: </strong>Urinating on a jellyfish sting can relieve the pain.

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The Honest Truth: Urine can irritate the wound and it has the potential to be more harmful to the sting.

<strong>Life Hack: </strong>Storing batteries in the fridge makes them last longer.

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The Honest Truth: Cold temperatures can actually shorten the lifespan of a battery, and the chilliness can cause corrosion.

3. Life Hack: You can quickly make a grilled cheese by doing the same thing you’d do in a pan in a toaster turned on its side.

<strong>Life Hack: </strong>You can quickly make a grilled cheese by doing the same thing you'd do in a pan in a toaster turned on its side.

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The Honest Truth: Adding buttered bread to a toaster is just asking for a grease fire. Oh, and when it pops up? Prepare for a cheesy mess.

4. Life Hack: By opening a small hole, you can shake un-popped kernels of popcorn from the bag so they don’t get in the way of your snacking.

<strong>Life Hack: </strong>By opening a small hole, you can shake un-popped kernels of popcorn from the bag so they don't get in the way of your snacking.

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The Honest Truth: There is some truth to this hack…if you can spare the time to shake your popcorn until every last kernel frees itself from the bag. By the time you do that, however, you’ll have to eat cold popcorn. No one wants that.

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