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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 ...

### 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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### 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 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!

### 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 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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

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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### 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, youâ€™ll see the remainder as a lovely pool of cream.

### 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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### 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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### 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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### Tea dispenser leaks

Take a blade and cut the lever to be shorter.
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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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### 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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### I spilled cooking oil on my kitchen floor, now my floor squeeks

It might happen that the floor was not installed correctly - i.e., without some "free" margins to allow for some expansion. It might have happened that the floor absorbed some grease (maybe ...
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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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### How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

With the cap off, tip it slowly while looking in the neck. The farther you have to tip in order to see the liquid, the less the bottle contains.
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### How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

There is yet another method that is more commonly used for propane tanks and vessels with thinner walls. Essentially, you boil some water (2 cups or .5 L) and then pour it slowly down the side of the ...
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### How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

Tap the side of the bottle with your knuckle. The sound changes slightly if you tap against liquid as against air. So, tap repeatedly moving your knuckle from the bottom up, when the note changes, ...
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### How can I add oil to a car without a funnel?

the other answers are good but also to help reduce the glugging, therefore the increases the accuracy, pour it so half the pouring hole has oil flowing through it. this can be done by tipping the ...
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### How can I prevent pee from flying off-target?

I've seen this before and did some research on it. It seems as though there is a place in a urinal that tends to produce less splatter, and they those little insert are put on that spot. I couldn't ...
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