Extending Your Phone's Battery

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Youtuber Spiritplumber devised a cheap and relatively-simple way to extend your cell phone's battery life. Recording video on smart phones is notorious for draining your juice and he claims this workaround can last a few hours with just a couple of bucks. Or you can go the less ugly but more expensive route and just pick up one of these guys.

http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Instant-Charger-Lithium-universal/dp/B002FU6KF2/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1320097675&sr=8-1

Build Your Own Flamethrower!

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Build Your Own Flamethrower!
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Instructables user PDRWLSN created this pocket-sized flame thrower not because it's freaking awesome, but to as a way to start a quick fire when you're camping and only have access to wet wood. The gun uses materials readily available at any hardware store with butane lighter fluid as a fuel source and a BBQ ignition switch as a trigger. Below is a video showing the machine failing to melt snow. If any of you are crazy enough to try this, please, be safe.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playerembedded&v=-KAgep0AWE]

Not-A-Kludge: Clever Clock

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Not-A-Kludge: Clever Clock
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At 11:58pm, you have to do your best Bruce Dickinson impression. ~Not-So-Handy Andy

LOL While You Nuke

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3 U Penn students developed the µWave (microwave, get it?), an Arduino based kitchen hack that plays Youtube videos while you wait for noms. Once you set the cooking time the program goes to Youtube and finds a highly-rated video for the exact length. Read more about it at the project's website.