Lifehacks That Still Work From Over 100 Years Ago
Back in the 1910s, Gallaher Ltd of Belfast & London and Ogden's Branch of the Imperial Tobacco Company printed a "How-To" series that they inserted into packs of cigarettes. Today these are considered highly valuable, and the advice still works today. Here's a few lifehacks they printed that still could be applied today.
1) How To Extract A Splinter
"Fill a wide mouthed bottle with hot water nearly to the brim, and press affected part of hand tightly against mouth of bottle. The suction will pull down the flesh, and steam will soon draw out the splinter."
2) How To Keep Plants Watered While Away
"Fill a large pail with water, and stand it a little above the level of the plants and group round or near as many plants as practical. Loosely plait two or three strands of wool together, immerse completely in water, and place one end in the pail, weighted, and touching the bottom. Rest the other end on the soil: a separate plait of wool is advisable for each pot."
3) How To Light A Match In The Wind
"The familiar difficulty of lighting a match in a wind can be to a great extent overcome if thin shavings are first cut on the match towards its striking end, as shown in the picture. On lighting the match the curled strips catch fire at once; the flame is stronger and has a better chance."
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