Oddly enough a battery and a foil gum wrapper can also be used to start a fire:
A one-handed way to make fire. Connecting the foil of a wrapper to the positive and negative ends of the battery creates a weak circuit. Since this foil isn't built for that transfer, the energy has nowhere to go. The end result is a flame.
Most Escape Rooms are basically a haunt, team building exercise and series of puzzles rolled into one interactive experience, a fun where a group of strangers meet up to solve the case and beat the clock.
The themes often involve murder, the puzzles often require escapees to utilize their abstract yet logical problem solving skills, and the escapees are usually too dumb or impatient to solve the puzzle in time.
Running an Escape Room is clearly a tough gig, since hosts have to deal with brutes who think they can solve the puzzle by breaking stuff or worse- those who put themselves at risk by making bad decisions.
So what do Nate Martin, co-founder of Puzzle Break, and Cody Civiero of SmartyPantz do to keep the Escape Room experience alive?
They make sure people don't trash the room or have sex in it, keep an eye on the competition, and stop guests who think they can solve the puzzle by drinking fluid from a jar that was glued to the shelf.
No one's really sure why they still include Hewitt Farms in those guide books for tourists, but if you're ever in Texas and happen to pick up one of those visitor's guides make sure you ask around before you go looking around. Some awful stuff has happened at Hewitt Farms over the years- the Hewitts were savage cannibals who killed and butchered tourists because they had no regard for human life, and the Hewitt boy became known as Leatherface because he liked to wear the skin of his victims like a mask. They were run off the property years ago, and some folks say they saw Leatherface die in a hail of gunfire, but just to be on the safe side you'd better forget about visiting any farms while you're in Texas...
Show some love for your favorite mask wearing slasher with this Hewitt Farms t-shirt by ArtofCoreyCourts, it's a bloody good way to pay homage to the best chainsaw artist in Texas!
But when some people view the show through adult eyes it really messes with their minds, and they start thinking all sorts of messed up stuff about those poor, innocent puppets...which they naturally post online.
Halloween comes only once a year but it comes every year, and putting together new costumes and decorations on a yearly basis can cause your Halloween storage to overflow while your mind runs out of new ideas.
That's why Halloweenies have to find ways to eliminate the clutter by putting their old stuff to use, which will make Halloween even more of a DIY holiday!
In order to combat costume boredom and recycle Halloween past you can incorporate pieces of your old costumes, like skirts, capes, jackets, and hats, into a new costume. And if you're low on mixable pieces talk to your friends and family about making a swap.
But if you find yourself stuck with a bunch of costumes you'll never wear again it might be best to simply put them out to pasture- as yard decorations.
Halloween decorations made out of old costumes will look cool in your yard, cost you virtually nothing to make, and they'll stand up to the weather better than stuff made out of foam or paper.
Every dog has their own voice, and many learn to make new vocalizations to please their human pack leaders, and then there's Geraldine the Beagle- who vocalizes her love of Star Wars.
Geraldine's strange wheezy, barky and oh-so Beagle-y vocalization sounds just like a TIE fighter, which doesn't help during her guard dog duties but her TIE fighter voice does help her get into any Comic Con she wants!
San Francisco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and the City by the Bay is full of proud citizens who adore their city despite the grime, the crime and the soaring rent costs.
These proud San Franciscans show love for their city in creative ways, and since Halloween is such a big deal in the city it's the perfect time to dress up as an SF landmark, like the leaning Millennium Tower.
It's not hard to come up with a San Francisco-themed costume idea, just look at all the cool stuff they make in the city, like the best croissants in the U.S., the most banal modern art, and the self-driving car. (Illustrations by Kelly O'Grady)
If you ever find yourself stranded on Tatooine, which is really the only real reason any sane person would end up on that dustball of a planet, make sure you don't touch the Jawa's stuff. They're the little hooded guys with the glowing eyes, and if you handle their scavenged goods they're liable to let loose with an alarm call that will bring half the tribe down upon your head! Trust me, you don't want to see a pack of those little critters crying for war, because they may be small in stature but they're big time badass when they fight as a team!
Wear the call of the angry Jawa across your chest with this MOMBAY M'BWA UTINNI! t-shirt by Cubik, it's sure to get you lots of attention from your fellow fans, and Jawa tourists will get a kick out of your tee!
Adulthood sounds really cool to kids who mature faster than their peers, and while they may hear about responsibilities, bills and financial burden it's hard for them to understand how much these aspects of adulthood suck.
If you're resilient or crafty enough to finish the race you will figure out how to get past all the hurdles life keeps putting in your path.
But first you'll have to fall on your face at least a few times, just so you know what dirt, and your own blood, tastes like.
The change that hits us hardest is the space which grows and widens between friends, as kids with plenty of time to hang out with each other grow into adults who hardly have time to stay in touch via text.
However, old friends will meet you at a bar one night then proceed to get so drunk they get kicked out.
And then you'll have to drive them home while praying you don't get pulled over and they don't vomit all over your car. Yay adulting! (Comic by Scott DeWitt)
Kids love to sink their teeth into some tasty treats on Halloween night, but I wonder how they'd feel if those sugary sweets bit back? In that alternate reality kids would live in fear of Halloween, afraid to leave their house on that spooky night lest they be gobbled up by sugary snacks on the attack. But cops will have it worst of all, since their favorite treat will start to play tricks on them, flapping away before they can take a bite out of those delicious-looking donut bats!
This Donut Bat t-shirt by kpcomix definitely doesn't bite, but it will make your friends show their fangs as they guffaw at your funny new shirt!
They don't call 'em flash floods for nothing, and in a flash those waters can sweep in and tear up buildings, tear down trees and other plants, and even carry cars and trucks away.
In 2011 a devastating flood swept through Toowoomba, Australia, captured on video from a second story office window by whitelightbringer.
The flood waters fill East Creek and start sweeping all the vehicles in the parking lot away, that is, all but one truck driven out of harms way by a guy who's either really brave or really dumb for taking such a risk.
People often assume Halloweenies are also rabid horror movie fans, but many become obsessed with Halloween because they enjoy making stuff and decorating, and don't like all that blood and gore.
They're definitely a rare breed, but Halloweenies who don't like horror can start to feel left out, wishing they had a movie to watch and get them in the Halloween mood.
Luckily there are plenty of spooky but scaredy-cat friendly movies out there even those who hate horror may appreciate, like the Tim Burton classic Beetlejuice or the stop motion masterpiece Coraline.
Both movies are creepy and surreal, with grim themes and otherworldly settings that will certainly give you those Halloween feels.
There are also many new movies worth checking out if you want chills and supernatural thrills without the gruesome gore, like the vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows starring Jemaine Clement of Flight Of The Conchords.
And if you're looking for a frightfully fun movie to watch with your little ones you should check out Goosebumps starring Jack Black, it's fun for R.L. Stine fans young and old.
So far the Monster Lab mask series has shown us how to sculpt and make the mold, which means casting and painting/finishing videos are on the horizon. I'm ready to start sculpting my own masks, how about you?
Selfies are by far the most popular way for people to document their trip abroad these days, but who wants to see the same old shots of stuff behind your head and every meal you ate while you were away?
World travelers and Instagram users Doodledeux wanted to document their trips in a more interesting way, so the couple created two characters named Abeng & Neng to star in their travel photos.
Doodledeux consists of a GF who hand draws Abeng & Neng to fit each setting and a BF who photographs the doodles, so the characters can emote in, react to and interact with the world in ways no selfie poser ever could.
You can't legally purchase children on Craigslist, or anywhere else in America for that matter, but you can purchase 28 wax sculptures of Amish children on Craigslist, so that's pretty much the same thing, right?
Four of the pieces have mechanical "Life-sized animation" function which formerly brought "this interactive classroom to life", but many of these figures look eerily lifelike even without the mecha upgrade.
Of course, real kids can't separate their hand from their arm like that, but technically that makes these mannequins better than a room full of real kids, plus you don't have to feed them and they don't stink!
Going through a high profile court trial can be a nightmare for everyone involved, but they're especially trying for the defendants.
And when the media goes out of their way to paint a defendant as guilty it can be mighty hard to shake off the stigma of guilt, even when they're acquitted of all charges.
But there's another thing many famous acquitted defendants have in common besides this stigma- bankruptcy.
Casey Anthony was made (in)famous by her 2011 court trial, and has therefore tried to stay out of the spotlight, but debt has a way of finding you no matter where you hide- Casey filed for bankruptcy in 2013 claiming she owes three quarters of a million dollars in liabilities.
Robert Blake was a huge Hollywood star before he was accused of murdering his wife in 2001, and although he was found not guilty of murder he was ordered to pay $30 million to his wife's children in 2005, which caused him to file for bankruptcy in 2006.
Blake was recently spotted signing autographs at a memorabilia show, but that's hardly going to earn him tens of millions of dollars, so chances are he'll spend the rest of his life in debt.
But how about OJ Simpson, the (arguably) most famous acquitted murderer in the history of the American legal system?
While OJ's not technically bankrupt (morally maybe but not financially) he's probably going to spend the rest of his life in Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center- where he's currently serving a 33 year sentence for armed robbery.
As soon as the leaves start to turn and we see Halloween on the horizon we know one scary fellow is about to start making the rounds. He's large and full of laughter, with the strangest taste in clothing, and if you get on his good side he'll bring you a present you'll never forget. No, it's not Santa Claus, although that is a good guess. The fellow we're talking about is named Jack, and he's the head honcho in Halloweentown. Jack used to be known as the Pumpkin King, and his last name Skellington tends to give kids nightmares at the mere mention, so now he's tells everyone his name is Sandy Claws, because he very nearly ended up replacing the real Santa. So what are you going to do now, go naughty and risk a visit from the scary Sandy Claws or stay on Santa's good side?
Show the world that only Jack Skellington can judge you with this Scary Santa t-shirt by Dooomcat, it's the perfect shirt to wear into the new year and beyond!
Don't you hate it when you're sleeping like the dead and some jerk comes knocking on your coffin just to ask if you're the real Count Dracula? Of course you don't, you're not Count Dracula- I am, and let me tell you the living could learn a thing or two from the (un)dead! That's why I surround myself with zombies and monsters, because at least they have the common decency to fear me, unlike you human morsels with your selfies and your celebrity worship. I get it- to you I'm a big movie star, so meeting me is a dream come true, but it will be a nightmare too if you interrupt my coffin break...especially if I'm feeling a bit thirsty...
Tell people to stop being a pain in the neck with this Vampire Taking A Coffin Break t-shirt by Cafe Pretzel, and let this horror-bly funny design do all the talking for you!
Superheroes are a sexy bunch, there's no doubt about it, but having sex with a superhero seems like a task best left up to other superfolks.
For our normal human bodies are fragile, and probably wouldn't be able to withstand a physical encounter with some super strong, super fast and/or super thick skinned individual.
But if you're trying to get down and dirty with The Thing you might find him too embarrassed to return your advances- because the jury's still out on whether he has functional genitalia in his non-human form.
On the other hand, Rogue of the X-Men is anatomically correct, but touching her bare skin can cause power loss, permanent memory loss or death. She's hot but she ain't that hot!
Dog breed names generally say nothing about the dog's appearance, temperament, or size, so isn't it about time we unofficially rename certain breeds so we can more easily describe them to each other?
Not everyone knows what a Shih Tzu looks like off the top of their head, but if you call them Long-Haired Smushmugs (a much more accurate description) people will know exactly which breed you're talking about.
Likewise calling a Collie a "Lassie" instead just makes sense, just as a Golden Retriever is best described as an "Air Bud" and Great Danes should officially change their name to "Scoobies".
But what about the slightly harder to describe Basset Hound? Melty Slobberlogs, what a perfect description!
Commuters who spend a lot of time in their car look for ways to make their auto bound lives easier, so they can have little luxuries like a seatbelt that retracts smoothly or a smartphone holder that doesn't leave a mark.
But frugal drivers like to figure out how to improve their auto experience without paying a dime, so they'll enjoy this simple car hacks video by Dave Hax because they all involve standard household stuff.
Wouldn't it be nice to come across a news channel that focuses less on heartbreaking stories and more on the latest developments in the feline transportation industry? Looks like the catbus is on its way out!
They make some pretty great toys these days, but no toys captured the hearts of kids who would grow up to be geeky adults quite like the toys of the 70s and 80s. Maybe it was the movies and TV shows these toys were based on, because nothing says epic like a war in the stars over who gets to be master of the universe. We had heroes like Luke Skywalker and He-Man, and wicked villains like Vader and that skull faced jerk Skeletor. But most of all we had cartoons and movies to watch which matched our toy collection, so we could play out scenes of our own on Endor or Eternia, or both!
Celebrate your favorite figures from childhood with this My Toys Were Better Than Your Toys t-shirt by Nerdlyart, and show the toy fans of today what they're missing!