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How To: 9 Surprisingly Toxic Foods

Tin cans have resin linings that contain bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been linked in animal lab testings to a number of ailments that include reproductive problems, heart disease, and obesity. Tomatoes are high in acidity, which means that the content of canned tomatoes eats away at the resin lining, which causes BPA to leach into what you eat. Long story short: avoid canned tomatoes at all costs.

How To: Make a vodka Chambord Royale Cocktail

Oh my goodness, is there anything more regal than a Kir Royale cocktail? In this video, learn how to make this delicious beverage using Chambord liqueur and give your cocktail that royal purple color it deserves. You will impress any guest or customer with this drink, and it is surprisingly simple to make. Enjoy this cocktail at Happy Hour, brunch or anytime!

How To: Take photos of floating / flying / levitating people

Do you believe you can fly? Or at least, believe that you can take pictures where it looks like you or other people are flying? Or at least jumping really high? This video will show you how to take pictures of flying, floating, levitating, or high-jumping people using a digital camera, tripod, stool, and photo editing software like Photoshop or GIMP. Either way, the effect is surprisingly easy to create and can help you make some really amazing photos.

How To: Make a cardboard replica prop of any gun

Cardboard is not the most sturdy of building materials, but it is cheap, abundant, and somewhat rigid. That's all you need to make this awesome prop. This video will show you how to make cardboard replica or prop of just about any gun, in this case a Glock handgun. It looks surprisingly real and is very cheap to make, so if you need a gun for your film or costume and don't have money or carpentry skills, this gun should fulfill your needs.

How To: Perform the "count on it" card trick

Andy in this video explains us how to perform the "count on it" card trick. First of all it involves with him taking a pack of cards. He asks the person who is about to witness the trick to take a certain amount of cards and asks the person to count the number. After the person has done it. He is asked to see the card corresponding to the count he has when Andy show him one by one. After the person is done with it there here comes the trick. Andy counts the card from one to king. That is coun...

How To: Make claws by folding pieces of paper

Claws make a very cool costume piece for all sorts of costumes, from Wolverine to werewolves to whatever sort of freeform clawed monster you can conceive. This video will show you how to make some cool finger-claws (not Wolverine-style) out of paper. They are surprisingly intimidating given that they are made out of paper, and will go a long way towards creating whatever creature costume you're working on.

How To: Make jewelry out of recycled plastic

In this video, learn how to make beautiful and unique jewelry out of old plastic bottles. This process is surprisingly simple and will make really cool gifts or accessories for any outfit. Follow along with Elizabeth Gleeson as she shows you how to spruce up any outfit and be eco-friendly at the same time!

How To: Install a mailbox post and mailbox

A mailbox can be the first thing people see on your property, so it's important to get a nice one and install it correctly. But installing a mailbox post and mailbox can be a surprisingly tricky project, involving making holes in the ground and trying to get the post to stand at just the right height. In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us how to install a mailbox the right way.

How To: Make an origami flapping bird

The famous origami crane is an impressive design, but it's even more impressive when you can bring it to life and make it flap its wings. Surprisingly enough the origami flapping bird is actually slightly easier to make than the crane, involving fewer folds. Even beginners shouldn't have too much trouble creating this interesting, animated work of art.

How To: Use a condom

Surprisingly, many people do not know how to properly use and put on a condom thereby decreasing its effectiveness as a birth control. Watch this tutorial to learn how to properly use a condom.

How To: Make French tarte tatin (apple pie)

Tarte tatin is a very popular French dessert that is basically the French take on the American apple pie. The tarte tatin flips the traditional apple pie on its back, though, literally: instead of the apples being baked into the pie and then covered with a layer of pie crust dough, the tarte tatin is an upside-down apple tart.

How To: Build your own lightsaber props from Star Wars

In this episode of the popular web series Systm, you'll learn how to make your very own lightsaber prop from the "Star Wars" movies. Many of the components are surprisingly simple - old flashlights, windshield wiper blades, etc. But when you them together, you can have an effective prop for a lot less than you'd pay for a reproduction.

How To: Make sushi

Make the perfect sushi. These sushi rolls are delicious and surprisingly easy to make. Food Safari presents this awesome Japanese recipe on how to make sushi. This particular sushi roll is called Norimaki.

How To: Cold call a company that you want to interview with when looking for a job

In this clip, you'll learn how to make "cold calls" when searching for a job, a technique that can be surprisingly effective. Finding a job can be a tough task even in the best of times. Whether you're out of work or are simply looking to land your dream job, you're sure to be well served by this clip, which discusses few tried and true techniques and best practices for job seeking.

How To: Create a glow text effect in Flash

Another cool Flash effect is glowing text. In this tutorial, learn how to make your text glow in Flash. This video will take you step by step through this surprisingly easy process. Soon you will be on your way to making your website stand out above the rest with text that is luminescent.

How To: Blow bubble rings underwater

Anyone can blow bubbles with that soap formula and a bubble wand, but what about blowing bubbles rings underwater. It surprisingly, isn't too much different from blowing regular bubbles underwater. You'll need to be able to hold your breath for a long time and to be able to stay under the water's surface (the deeper you can go, the longer the bubble ring will last). Watch this video bubble-blowing tutorial and learn how to blow bubble rings underwater.

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