Category: Physical Tricks

  • Planet Money’s Tips from Actual Spies

  • The Universal Edibility Test

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  • All of MacGyver’s Tricks in One Handy Place [MacRecipes]

    We here at Lone Iguana always display much respect for the people like us who obsess over finding every single trick and neat tip anywhere and everywhere. So when we heard of MacRecipes, we began salivating. Every single trick MacGyver has ever used. What are you waiting for?! Click and see all the wonderful MacGyverness. [via Gizmodo]

  • Dispose of Documents with Water and a Ziploc Bag

    Need to destroy a document in a pinch? With just water and a plastic bag, a document can quickly and easily be reduced to a wet, droopy, unreadable pile of muck. While it’s messy and a bit impractical, it works, and is great if you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have access […]

  • Break Into a Locked Suitcase With a Pen

    Here’s a surprisingly simple trick for opening a locked suitcase from Lifehacker: simply plunge a ballpoint pen into the zipper, which separates the teeth and allows you to open the suitcase. The pull can than be run around the zipper once again, resealing the suitcase and leaving no evidence of tampering. Check out the video […]

  • 8 Unconventional Ways to Relieve Stress

    Staying cool under extreme circumstances can be key to your survival. This list from Zen Habits contains some rather surprising tricks for relieving daily stress and tension, so that you can stay composed and levelheaded when things get out of hand. As we move through our daily routines we are often faced with obstacles and […]

  • The Latest Episode of Random [Knives]

    The latest episode of Random with Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose featured some great tips on knives. Here’s the list of knives mentioned, but I encourage you to also watch the episode (begins at 17:18) for more information: Kershaw Leek knife The Grayman Warrior Boeker fixed blade (suggested by Yvon Chouinard) ESEE-5 Randall Tim also mentioned an Evasive […]

  • The Deadliest Weapon [Watch]

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  • Win a Coin Toss by Volunteering to be the Flipper

    The coin toss is the go-to solution for whenever a decision needs to be left to chance. But according to a study done at the University of British Columbia, it’s much easier to influence the outcome than you’d think. Participants were able to raise their chances of flipping a heads to 68% after just a […]

  • Unlock an Airplane Bathroom Door from the Outside and More Evil Tricks…

    As part of their “Evil Week” series of posts, Lifehacker shares this surprisingly simple trick to unlocking one type of airplane lavatory door. Simply lift the little “Lavatory” sign above the lock, then slide the now exposed lock open. Hit the links for pictures. Step 1: Approach locked lavatory Step 2: Lift “LAVATORY” sign Step […]