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  • Queen of sgForums
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    • You would have seen them on your social media feeds.

      Lists and lists of supposedly useful tips and tricks to make your days go by more easily.

      They used to be a staple of women’s magazines. Now they are online, they are called the much cooler-sounding “life hacks”. But do they work? And even if they do, do they really make life easier? We put 10 to the test.


      UNCORK A BOTTLE OF WINE WITH A SHOE

      You have wine, but no corkscrew. No worries, supposedly.

      You can try to uncork a wine bottle using a shoe.You can try to uncork a wine bottle using a shoe.TNP PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

      HOW

      Remove the foil "capsule" from the top.

      Place the bottle in the shoe, making sure it is a tight fit.

      With one hand grasping the neck and one holding the shoe, start hitting the heel of the shoe against a wall - hard. The wall must be solid.

      The cork should come out far enough for you to be able to pull it out by hand.

      You can try to uncork a wine bottle using a shoe. You can try to uncork a wine bottle using a shoe. TNP PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

      DOES IT WORK?

      Yes! Sort of. In our experiment, it only worked for the bottle with the traditional cork. It was useless on a modern plastic cork.

       

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      what are your tried and tested ones?

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