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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

Blow across the top of the bottle like a jug in a jug band. If the noise is high, the bottle is full. If the noise is low, the bottle is empty. In between, the bottle is in between. Over time, when ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

If you keep the bottle in the refrigerator like my wife does, when you take it out the condensation on the side of the bottle will tell you the level exactly within a few minutes. In a rush? Breathe ...
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How to move liquid from one container to another

The easy way: a siphon. You need a hose long enough to reach from the bottom of the source vessel, over the edge, and to a lower point outside the source, and a way to place the receiving vessel ...
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Tea dispenser leaks

If the dispenser always sits on the same shelf in your refrigerator, put a piece of tape (like red electrical tape) on the shelf to mark the "farthest forward spot" that the dispenser can sit without ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

With the bottle closed, give it a good shake. With a little practice, you can estimate how much is left by the sound and feel of the sloshing. This method won't be as accurate as a weight ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

Use a long straw or chopstick to help measure the contents of your opaque bottle. It will need to be longer than the bottle is tall. Insert the stick into the mouth of the bottle. While a chopstick ...
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How to move liquid from one container to another

Another option(and probably a bit messier one) is to use an old cup(or whatever measure works best) and start taking out the liquid, then use a funnel to pour it into the smaller vessel, and if it's ...
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How to move liquid from one container to another

Easiest solution when you can't carry the larger vessel is to use a Baster Syringe(I think everyone knows them as the turkey syringe), it might be a bit tedious, but once you've emptied the large ...
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Transferring liquid from floor back to bottle

You could: Use your hand to push it towards a funnel - It's clearly not poured off the table so the table is flat. Use a piece of paper/plastic (maybe the lid of a plastic container) to help move the ...
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How can I prevent pee from flying off-target?

If you're uncircumcised, make sure to pull your foreskin back. Doing so can improve your aim dramatically and should get you on target!
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How can I prevent pee from flying off-target?

Specifically regarding the "splitstream" issue: Sometimes a part of the opening to your urethra will be stuck to another part (for me, it's often after sex). If you have the state of mind to think ...
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At what part of the toilet should I aim to reduce the pee splashing?

The smaller the angle between the directional motion of a droplet (downwards, with some slight horizontal component) and a surface it comes into contact with, the less force is imparted on the droplet ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

Put it into a big bowl of water. The emptier it is, the higher it will float.
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To pour liquid medicine into a Teaspoon/ Tablespoon (for exact measure) from a dark glass/ plastic bottle without wastage, spillage or dripping?

Obtain a paired bung-and-syringe: Uncap the bottle Insert the stepped bung into the bottle opening Insert the syringe into the plastic bung Invert the whole thing and hold the body of the syringe in ...
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Tea dispenser leaks

Attach a dowel or similar item to the front of the dispenser that sticks out farther than the tab. Attach it at such a height that it also bumps into part of the door. If the dispenser is pulled too ...
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Tea dispenser leaks

I think you need to change your question. I've used one of those jugs before and it is kind of a pain to use in the fridge because you can't get your glass underneath the spout; so your friends/family ...
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Tea dispenser leaks

Adjust either the height of the dispenser or the shelf on the door of your fridge that is hitting it. These dispensers are controlled by the lever on top. Most likely what is happening is that your ...
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Physics laboratory setup for fluid dynamics experiments

A fair number of laboratories use toys like Fischer Technik or Lego in simple experimental setups. You could use them or similar, modular equipment to build a frame that connects 2 stirrers with an ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

When you first buy it, you could transfer it to a clear glass bottle. It won't be as attractive as the bottle it comes in, but it would definitely solve the issue! (You could always print out a ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

Take off the cap, use your phone torch to shine it in the top of the bottle, and turn your room lights off, you’ll see the remainder as a lovely pool of cream.
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How to move liquid from one container to another

Even if Zeiss Ikon has already mentioned a siphon, I have to mention that you can actually use some sort of cloth that soaks water (i.e your tshirt) as a siphon. Just make the whole thing wet, and ...
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Using liquid detergents for a pre-wash cycle with a powder only detergent drawer

I would consider: Freezing the detergent into blocks that are placed into the drawer. it may be that it remains solid enough to not flow throughout the prewash phase but is then melted by the water ...
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Spilled coffee on laptop and matress

First, unplug the laptop and remove the battery (or, it it's not removable, open the case and disconnect one wire from the battery). Also remove the clock battery. This prevents damage due to short-...
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At what part of the toilet should I aim to reduce the pee splashing?

To reduce pee splashing to a minimum using a toilet under all circumstances, sit to urinate. While standing, place yourself directly in front of the toilet and aim the stream of urine to the centre ...
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Tea dispenser leaks

Take a blade and cut the lever to be shorter.
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Tea dispenser leaks

Put a small turntable (lazy susan) under the dispenser, and rotate it away from the front of the refrigerator when you close the door.
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To pour liquid medicine into a Teaspoon/ Tablespoon (for exact measure) from a dark glass/ plastic bottle without wastage, spillage or dripping?

You might not even need a spoon! you can use a special spoon, or you can recycle the medical cap from the liquid medicine, those little caps that come with mililiter indicators, you can even buy a ...
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To pour liquid medicine into a Teaspoon/ Tablespoon (for exact measure) from a dark glass/ plastic bottle without wastage, spillage or dripping?

Don't use a tea/tablespoon. They are not exact, and require a very steady hand to avoid spilling because they have to be filled to the brim. Instead, use the tools intended for the purpose: a ...
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Physics laboratory setup for fluid dynamics experiments

if you don't want to insert a stirring implement of some sort, you could spin the entire container, it'd just take a long time for the liquid to get up to speed. Measuring the speed of the stirrer is ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

Shake the bottle. Depending on the amount of liquid and its viscosity you will get totally different haptic and acoustic sensations. A full bottle will have a great momentum and makes no sound. A ...
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