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Top new questions this week:

Prevent accidental button presses on watch

I use a digital watch; at the moment, I have one that hangs down from the belt loop on a pair of jeans, but I have the same issue with wristwatches - buttons will accidentally get pressed as I move ...

asked by Will 1 vote
answered by John Canon 3 votes

Sticky notes are not sticky - How to avoid it?

We brought the sticky notes box 3 years before and we left the room untouched. Now when we thought of using those stationery items, we thought we might use the sticky notes for my new office. But to ...

stationery paper  
asked by Anbuselvan Rocky 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How can I improvise a magnifying glass?

Are there any ways to improvise a magnifying glass with common things you could find at any house? (Or if not, less common things that aren't too rare to find.) For example, in case you have some ...

substitute-tool glass eyesight light  
asked by Alfro 35 votes
answered by Phlume 47 votes

How can I make my shoes less slippery?

I have a pair of shoes which are very slippery on snow, ice and other smooth surfaces. I sometimes have the problem at home if the floor is wet. How can I make them less slippery or in other words - ...

winter shoes  
asked by vladiz 9 votes
answered by Aron 5 votes

How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

While cleaning up my room with a broomstick, I use the dustpan to collect dust and garbage, but those last lines of dust don't go into the dustpan. That's why I have to leave it there. How do I get ...

cleaning dust  
asked by A J 80 votes
answered by Rand al'Thor 110 votes

How to remove sticker from car windshield without tearing it

How to remove a sticker from the inside of a car windshield which I want to leave undamaged so that it can be used on another car. The stickers are for car insurance, road tax (vignette) or other ...

car glass adhesive  
asked by vladiz 8 votes
answered by Mert Karakaya 7 votes

How can I straighten a slightly bent 3.5mm headphone plug?

My 3.5mm headphone plug is bent, ever so slightly, so that it slides out of the jack on my phone. The stereo functioning is still fine. How can I straighten it?

technology metals  
asked by dwjohnston 6 votes
answered by Mast 4 votes

How to remove cloudy haze from eye glasses?

I have some glasses which are a couple of years old which have a strange cloudy haze circling the middle of the glasses. I had this problem on my previous glasses, so bought some new ones. After ...

cleaning glass eyeglasses  
asked by David 6 votes
answered by jrw32982 3 votes

How can I quickly cool a water bottle?

Sometimes I only have 10-15 minutes and I have a water bottle out, but it's near room temperature. I need it to be near freezing, but I don't have time to do anything. Usually I will just put it in ...

temperature water drinks  
asked by michaelpri 39 votes
answered by Mooseman 40 votes
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