MacGyver is one of the best guys when it comes to “life hacks”! There are so many great things that I learned from MacGyver; he really does give out some of the best tips and tricks! Some of these can really come in handy, others are just really clever, and some I can’t believe are even real. I suppose this is kind of tribute to the master…In today’s day and age we’re all pretty obsessed with life hacks and MacGyver was the OG of life hacks! If you’ve ever needed to remove a stripped screw, unlock a door from the outside, or turn a chip bag into it’s own bowl then this is the post for you. If you’ve never needed to do any of those things this is still the post for you, you’ll likely rest A LOT easier knowing that you CAN do all of these things just like MacGyver!
Remove a Stripped Screw
You can use a rubber band placed over the top of a stripped screw to remove it without the screwdriver slipping!
Never Leave Home Without a Swiss Army Knife
Okay so maybe leave it at home when you go to the airport but other than that you should have one. It’s got everything you need for all kinds of situations!
You can Stall a Car with a Potato
All you have to do is put that potato in the tailpipe and it will eventually stall out the car! Good to know if you ever need to make a speedy getaway without being followed.
Stopping Sulfuric Acid Leaks is Easy
All you need is some chocolate! Using the chocolate to plug the hole and save the day…Of course, why didn’t I think of that!
Repair Blown Fuses with Chewing Gum Wrappers
They’re made from aluminum so you can use them to repair a blown fuse…just like MacGyver does!
Refrigerators Make Great Heat Shields
You can’t get burned up if you hide behind an old refrigerator door!
You can Make Tear Gas at Home
All you need is a bunch of spicy pepper, baking soda, and vinegar! Just like those school volcanoes only spicy and scary!
Opening Doors Doesn’t Require Keys
You can use a hydraulic press bolted to a workbench along with some lengths of pipe to pry open a door in case you get trapped somewhere!
Stop Bombs Using Cement
If there’s a bomb in an enclosed space you can fill it with cement so that the explosion will be limited!
Always Carry a Bobby Pin
You can use bobby pin to open locks, handcuffs, all kinds of stuff. They’re basically like a key for ANY lock!
Maybe these things I learned from MacGyver won’t totally change your life…BUT you just never know. Maybe one day you’ll be trapped in a basement and need to use some random obscure items to escape! Don’t forget the most important rule of all: Duct Tape! If you don’t have any Duct Tape I’d recommend electrical tape (I’m no MacGyver but it is my second favorite tape).
You never know what you’re going to learn from streaming shows on Netflix. Whether it’s binging on MacGyver, watching Chef’s Table or even the Little Einsteins with your kids – many times you are picking up useful information and don’t even realize it.
What are your favorite MacGyver moments? Do you have any life hacks that you can’t live without now?
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