Lifehacking 100 years ago

In the late 1880s years cigarette manufacturers have begun to invest in paper packs with their products hard card to strengthen the package. It was not long, and they guessed it to increase sales, printing on these cards are pictures of celebrities and pretty girls that you can collect.

These cards (which continued to print until the 1940s) is now represent great value - the most expensive, with a picture-Smoking baseball player of Honus Wagner, was sold in 2007 for $ 2.8 million.

In 1910th years, some cigarette manufacturers started printing on the cards is what we now call lifehacking – simple techniques that help faster and easier to cope with daily Affairs and problems.

It should be noted that all of these "life hacking" was invented about 100 years ago, when the security cared about people much less than now. Therefore, we recommend readers to think carefully before you adopt any of these tips.

1. How to make yourself a fire extinguisher

"Dissolve one pound (0.454 kg; approx. mixstuff) of salt and half a pound of Sal-ammoniac in two quarts (one quart is about a liter) of water. Pour the mixture into bottles of thin glass, each about a quart. If a fire starts, throw into the flame one or more bottles and, most likely, you will be able to avoid the spread of fire.

2. How to remove a splinter

"Fill the bottle with rather wide neck with hot water almost to the brim, put his hand to the area of skin pain was over the water and a good squeeze. After a while the pain should go myself."

3. How to keep the freshness of eggs

"To preserve eggs fresh for a long time, they just need to put it in a box with dry salt (the salt covers each egg completely) and keep in a cool dry place. It is important to block access of air to the shell."

4. How to fell a tree

"First, we should determine the direction in which the tree will fall. Then, you should nagrubili the barrel in two places, one above the other below, as shown in the picture. Then, using the ropes to pull the tree in the right direction."

5. How to stop a rabid dog

"This is useful what should be in the Arsenal of any scout – stick or even a handkerchief to keep from both sides, as shown in the picture. Before you bite, the dog will definitely try to shoot down your protection paw, and it will give you the opportunity to strike with foot".

6. How to prevent dry indoor plants while you're away

"Fill with water the big basin or bucket, put it on the dais and group around your plants. Loosely weave a braid of several woolen threads, completely submerge it in water. Then one end attach to the bottom of the vessel with water, and the second dip in a pot of flowers. Each pot will need a separate plait of wool".

7. How to light a match in the wind

"To cope with this problem familiar to everyone easily, making the base match is rough, as shown in the picture. When you light a head, the resulting chips also will burn up and the chance that the fire will not go out, there will be more".

8. How to make a cable car across the river

"Tie one end of strong rope to a tree. Then send one scout to swim across the river and attach the other end to a tree on the other side. Make a sort of seat, attach it to the loop, which can move freely on the rope or block. Then, with the help of a light rope fastened to the base of the "chair", the ends of which keep the scouts from both sides, it is safe to transport the person on the other side of the river."

9. How to save a person from electric shock

"If you became the witness of how the person touched the bare wire, do not touch the victim, unless your hands are protected by rubber gloves or several layers of dry tissue. Unplug the wire and then immediately send for a doctor."

10. How to make a water filter

The best and most efficient filter you can make out of an ordinary perfectly clean zinc buckets, having in its bottom a small hole through which is threaded a suitable size tube. The water will seep through the layers of coarse sand, selected gravel and stones, which fill the bucket and pour through the tube is clean."published



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