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18 Tricks That People Were Flabbergasted Actually Worked

The world is stupid and your body is dumb, but luckily there's simple tricks to solving tons of life's inconveniences. From sleeping on a particular side to cleaning an annoying mess, people have figured out some innovative techniques to addressing these weird and particular issues.

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batteries pennies there I fixed it - 7965455360
Via Acid Cow
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In case those controllers you just got need a little fix.

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By ariled
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Submitter ariled says their kitchen scale's button cell ran out of power and they didn't have another one. Luckily they had two AA batteries, some wire, and duct tape.

keys batteries funny paper clips there I fixed it phone charger - 7787106816
By gsimon
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Submitter gsimon was in a hotel room with no phone charger. A data cable, a paper clip, a key, and the batteries from the keyboard of the set-top box combined to make a fine substitute.

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By Jonathan
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So one of my friends gave me an iPod touch that needed a new battery. But I didn't want to pay about $15.00 for a new one, considering that I could screw the thing up trying to solder it in. So I got the crazy idea to modify and use the working battery from my old cellphone. But it didn't fit inside the case because it was too thick. So I successfully connected it to the old battery's controller circuit and hooked up the "new" battery. I had to glue it to the outside of the case. Now, everybody wonders what that big black thing is on the back of the ipod. But hey, it works and charges just fine!

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From the submitter: "If it was only this easy to change A's to D's on women..."

I'm not going to touch that one... no, I mean I'd touch THOSE ones but not... well y'know... I mean the... ugh, never mind.