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  • Queen of sgForums
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    263,536 posts since Dec '99
    • 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?

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,014 posts since Mar '16
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    10 posts since Jan '17
  • Mcopeland's Avatar
    8 posts since Feb '17
    • I've tried the wine and shoes trick-- does not work! It's only worked 1 our of 3 times but there are many life hacks that do work and really help 

  • Kayenne's Avatar
    21 posts since Feb '17
    • i saw people do it, and it works. maybe you just need to hit it with the right strength?

  • Queen of sgForums
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    263,536 posts since Dec '99
    • the type of bottle, type of cork, type of wall, type of shoe, amount of force, angle 

      all affect

      (or maybe u will break the bottle instead.....................)

      by the time u mastered this, the time and effort taken is more than enough to make 20 trips to the store to get a proper wine bottle opener

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  • Queen of sgForums
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  • EmmaBrennan's Avatar
    3 posts since Mar '17
    • Are these hacks seriously helpful? I mean I have never heard about these kind of hacks.

  • Queen of sgForums
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  • DelwinK's Avatar
    6 posts since Feb '17
    • I think i tried a little too hard.
      Well, now I am in the hospital after trying that. 
      Now on my 3rd blood bag.

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,014 posts since Mar '16
    • Instead of banging the wall, why not just burn that fucking bottle on fire, to heat it up, build up air pressure inside, and “pop”?

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  • Ponders's Avatar
    4,695 posts since Oct '99
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Instead of banging the wall, why not just burn that fucking bottle on fire, to heat it up, build up air pressure inside, and “pop”?

      Wine will taste horrible after heating up.

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