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Somebody pressed every button in the elevator. What now?

My kids often do this... Fortunately, the elevator in the place where we live allows to "cancel" floor buttons when several have been pressed. For this particular model of elevator, we can do it by ...
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Ear problems on aeroplane

I find that forcing yourself to yawn clears the effect. A yawn stretches the muscles around the Eustachian tubes. So, if the tubes are a bit blocked, they will open and your ear pressure will ...
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How to cross a river on foot?

General advices in order to cross a river Scout Around Invest a little time in finding the best place to make your crossing. Avoid bends in the river, where water whips around the fastest. Once you ...
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Somebody pressed every button in the elevator. What now?

someone had clicked the buttons for nearly every floor in the building. I've been in many elevators (only newer ones, though - say, from the last 20 years) in which when you've pressed the buttons ...
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Somebody pressed every button in the elevator. What now?

In some elevators there is a movable door sill for safety. If someone gets stuck with his foot between the hallway and the elevator while the door is open, a ledge in the floor will act as a switch, ...
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TSA lock reset button stuck

Hope this guide will help you!It's basically copied from the source at the bottom, and It seems that everything is pretty much relevant, so I didn't see a point to rephrase or omit anything. ...
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How can I lock the pump of a JASON soap pump bottle?

There’s a tiny screw thread just under the head, where the nozzle piece joins the stem. You’ll need to ‘waste’ (or use) one pump or so of soap. Push the head all the way down, then twist it clockwise ...
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How to save space in a suitcase of clothing?

Take the air out. If you go to a big box store (like Walmart), they sell giant ziplock bags (Space Bags I think). You put clothes in, flatten the bag and press the air out and seal the bag. It really ...
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Ear problems on aeroplane

There is also a simple trick that helps. Inhale deep breathe and then close your nose from exhaling air outside with your index finger and thumb and also close your mouth. Then force out the air from ...
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Ear problems on aeroplane

I fly 100,000+ miles each year. My ears used to be a huge problem. Now I don't have issues as often, but when I do... here is what I try (in order): 1) Gum (rarely works); drink hot water (as hot as ...
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How can I dry my clothes quickly after rain?

The only solution against smelly clothing in the train is making sure that the clothing is clean, the only smell coming of it will be the nice smells that laundry or herbs in storage have added. If ...
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How can you lock a luggage's wheels to stop them from moving?

A pink pencil eraser cut into a wedge shape can be jammed between wheel and caster base on two wheels, to act as a brake. It can be inserted and removed in seconds, and makes no permanent changes to ...
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How to make your hotel room dark?

Rather than making your hotel room dark, you could use an sleep shade (photo from Amazon, but there are many types available). Also called a sleep mask. It's worn over the eyes, in case that isn't ...
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Somebody pressed every button in the elevator. What now?

I read somewhere that some lifts (that have been programmed so), long pressing the button takes you straight to that floor. This is done by some manufacturers to cut short delays during emergency For ...
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11:30 AM and 12:30 AM, which one is behind?

Try reading 12:30 am as 0:30 am. Lifehacked!
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How can I manage to place all my things in a small suit case

Empty space is your enemy. Compress clothes and other things as much as you can. If something can't or shouldn't compress, put things inside of it -- like rolling up your socks and shoving them inside ...
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How can I manage to place all my things in a small suit case

Packing cubes also help items fit while keeping them organized. Many outdoor/travel companies have their own models and some are even compressible (which is nice for bulky items like sweaters). ...
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How to save space in a suitcase of clothing?

My personal advice is to not throw rumpled clothes in there chaotically. Most people fold their dried clothes of the same type (trousers, shirts, towels, and so on) to the same size in order to stack ...
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How to cross a river on foot?

Here is an out-of-the-box idea. (Some might go further and suggest that it's an out-of-my-mind idea.) Your issue might be a blessing in disguise. You can't be the only one who needs a better way to ...
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How to cross a river on foot?

Since you mention that you could cycle, it opens up the option to use an amphibious bicycle. It would use flotation devices that fold down and outwards so that you can use it on the street as well ...
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How to cross a river on foot?

If you are an adventurous sort of person, you can make a rope bridge with a climbing rope and a small pulley: Make sure to use a strong climbing rope and winch it tight (tying is not enough) or you ...
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How can I replace my carry-on's single wheels with double wheels?

The generic name for this type of wheel is a twin-wheel swivel plate (normally for screw mount) casters. You can approach a professional luggage repair service for the exchange which might be as ...
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Close expandable zip on luggage without pull tag

slide a paperclip through the hole, where the original item was attached.
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How to make your hotel room dark?

With limited ressources in a Hotel I can only think of a couple things. Spare blankets Used towels other fabrics If you don't have a curtain rail to hang it over you can try to put it in the window. ...
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Storing bags while in the city

Buy something in a department store and ask them to look after your bag till you go home. Put your other stuff in the bag too. I have often done this in the old days of dead-tree books.
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Storing bags while in the city

Train & bus stations are usually located near city hubs. Lockers are almost always available there for short-term rental. Some hostels, hotels, and motels have safe-keeping for their guests and ...
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How to make your hotel room dark?

I know its neurotic, but I always travel with my own black out material (available at fabric stores), and plenty of clothes pins. I pin the fabric to the existing curtain.
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How to make your hotel room dark?

For what I am suggesting, you need: Spare blankets or cloth Painter's tape or duct tape Tape spare blankets or cloth to the window to block the sun. Be sure that your material is thick enough to ...
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