Urawaza or "Secret Tricks"


Credit: Grundy & Northedge

Urawaza or "secret tricks" is a concept that became popular in the '80s when video gamers swapped tips for beating Super Mario Brothers. Now, it's a central theme in a Japanese weekly how-to TV show, where contestants top one another with their tips on life.

This one above is an urawaza on how to put on a bandaid that doesn't fall off. Others include how to use a rubber band to run faster, how to hit those high karaoke notes, and how to improve your bowling skill by using an iron and so on.

Link - via Core 77 Design Blog


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This idea about the bandaid that doesn't come off in water sounds good, but really isn't. They make the adhesives so that they come off in water for a reason! Imagine you wash your dishes with a bandaid on. That dirty scummy dishwater is now soaked into the bandage, and you will be pressing it against your open wound for hours, if not days.

Unless you went out and rubbed the cut in dog poop, this is the quickest way to a raging puss-filled infection, and a really really stupid and dangerous idea.

Flesh eating necrosis anyone?
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