An Hour’s Worth of 5 Minuteses #FridayRecommends

This week, I’ve been runnin’ sideways to keep from flyin’. But I spent nearly an hour watching this compilation of life hacks.

Oh, children, MomGoth loves her some life hacks! Tell me a better way to husk corn or ten uses for empty toilet paper rolls and I’m a happy camper. So long as I don’t have to actually, you know, camp. ‘Cause I hate that.

So I stumbled upon 5-Minute Crafts’ YouTube channel, and there I was. Watching this compilation of so. many. hacks! I was like, wow! wow! wow! Some of them, I’d already seen swiped by Crazy Russian Hacker, who I actually prefer, because he takes, like, five minutes to show you a three-second hack. He kills me.

ANYWAY, this week, I recommend 5-Minute Crafts. Go find out how to open a corked wine bottle without a corkscrew. I mean besides breaking the neck of it off across some belligerent drunk’s head in a free-for-all bar fight.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about an unusual use your character makes of a common object. A Macgyver, if you will.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “An Hour’s Worth of 5 Minuteses #FridayRecommends

  1. Dan Antion

    March 24, 2017 at 7:42am

    Life hacks are pretty cool. Always use an empty bottle on the drunk. No sense wasting the wine.

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      Marian Allen

      March 24, 2017 at 8:20am

      Important hack refinement, Dan! Note to self: Use empty bottle on drunk. πŸ˜€

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      Marian Allen

      March 24, 2017 at 1:11pm

      Oh, he cracks me up! I showed Mom the one where he opened the can of tuna by rubbing it on concrete, and she loved it, too. πŸ™‚

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  2. Joey

    March 24, 2017 at 11:55am

    My mind is blown on the sweater thread!

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      Marian Allen

      March 24, 2017 at 1:12pm

      Makes me want to go pick threads in my sweaters, so I can try the hack!

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      • Joey

        March 24, 2017 at 8:11pm

        Haha! I’ve got two to do, and one that needs SERIOUS mending. LOL

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  3. Deborah

    March 24, 2017 at 3:21pm

    One of the French speaking bloggers I follow has a vineyard and they make wine anyway, she showed how to uncork a bottle of wine using a book, a wall, and the corked bottle. It was amazing that hitting the bottle on the book that she held against the wall worked!

    Going to click over and see the hacks.

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