15 Old Life Hacks From Back Then
It looks like people back then had some ingenious ideas and these life hacks still apply nowadays.
Washing a bottle by filling it with water and some sand and after that shaking vigorously.
Lighting a match in the wind is kinda hard but if you make a few nicks on the match, then the splinters will catch on fire.
To separate two glasses stuck all you have to do is fill the top one with cold water and plunge the lower one into warm water
When you carry a heavy jug its best to do it like its shown on the right side.
Ever had a sprain? If you did then this life hack might come in handy. The sprained joint should be held up, and wrapped in a cold wet cloth, keeping it moist as much as possible.
Test if its indeed butter or not by rubbing some butter on a piece of paper and set it on fire. Butter smells delicate, while other combinations will give off an unpleasant tallowy odor.
Stopping a runaway horse? Well we don’t see them much these days, but if you find yourself in a situation like this then this is what you need to do. Stay at a safe distance, and grip the nearest shaft. Then grab the reins, and stop the horse with your free hand.
To get rid of ink stains on a handkerchief you need to plunge it into milk at once, and leave it there ’till the stains come off.
If you want to preserve your precious vase then you have to fill it with sand. This will act as a weight and keep it firmly on its base.
To make potatoes dry and floury when cooked, add to water when boiling them a pinch of sugar as as salt. When potatoes are done, pour the water and place the pan back on the fire while shacking it to dry out the potatoes.
To rejuvenate faded flowers, put the stems into hot water and let them there until the water has cooled. Then just cut off the ends of the stems, and place the flowers into water the usual way.
If you want to boil cracked eggs, then add some vinegar to the water and place the egg in the mix.
To keep eggs fresh longer, place them into salt and then put the container in a dry place.
To take out a splinter or a shard of glass you will need to fill a small bottle with hot water, and press the splintered area to its neck. While the water cools down it will also start to suck out the area and by doing so it will remove the splinter.
To cut fresh bread, insert the knife into hot water for 10-15 seconds and then cut the bread in a slow motion.
Image source: George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library