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Useful facts or tips that everyone should know

Discussion in 'off topic' started by fatmarley, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. fatmarley

    fatmarley Registered User

    I was trying to sleep but I've got the worst cold I've had in ages.
    This thread is inspired by a post I saw on Facebook.
    Did you know, most good staplers have a set of spare staples hidden underneath? I didn't, so checked mine and was very surprised to find there was.

    Also, most cars have a picture of a petrol pump with an arrow pointing to the direction of the filler cap in the dashboard. Mines in the centre of the speedometer.

    Anyone else got any handy tips or facts?
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  2. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Yep, fold out the tucked in corners on an oxo cube and flatten it out, you can then easily open it and sprinkle the readily broken up contents into your dish.
  3. fatmarley

    fatmarley Registered User

    I'll have to try that. I always crumble it up in my fingers and make a mess.
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  4. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Yep, I used to until I figured it out.
  5. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Bloody hell, 35 years of using the sodding things and I've never worked that out...:confused:
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  6. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    Pull apart the corners of foil take away trays to make a plate. Same with those silly little paper sauce bowls in McDonalds. (this blew my mind when I found out)
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  7. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    And Maglites have a spare bulb hidden in the screw on cap...... as I stupidly only found out recently.
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  8. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

  9. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Yep, they’re pressed from a flat sheet so can fold back out. I love a good Chinese but I’ve banned myself until I’m back below 14 stone. I’m never going to be much less than 14 stone because I’ve always been built like a rugby player until I got poorly... I’m just a fat git at the moment though.
  10. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    I’m a Maglite collector (sad I know) and even some of the early LED models had a spare krypton bulb in the base.
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  11. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    I feel your pain. I've just found out to eat salt & pepper ribs properly and the doctor tells me I need to drop a few stone. Life can be cruel.

    The boxes of aluminium foil have two little flaps at either end to stop the roll coming out when you pull it. Keep your fruit and veg preserved the easy way. :)
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  12. Frankiesays

    Frankiesays Rats is life.

  13. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  14. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The problem with Maglite is the batteries are quite a tight fit. I had one of the original 2xAA models for years and when I noticed it no longer worked I realised the battery furthest up the tube had leaked/swollen and was absolutely impossible to get out. It was jammed in solid and I ended up having to chuck the torch. I’ve since swapped to Fenix which are much better IMHO.

    PS As it is a ‘tips’ thread: take the batteries out of any Maglite you don’t plan using for a while.
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  15. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/

    Don't eat yellow snow
  16. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    When you want to pour a glass of juice from a tetrapak, make sure that the pouring tube is at the top rather than the bottom as this will allow air to get in while you pour and stop the epic mess that happens when the pouring spout is at the bottom (i.e, next to the glass).
  17. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Good advice for anything battery operated.
  18. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    If your doctor tells you tramadol is not addictive they are lying.
  19. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    To get ketchup out of a glass bottle, don’t bang the end, tap the raised ‘52’ logo on the neck - that’s why it’s there...
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  20. Sean K

    Sean K pfm Member

    I aways buy onions instead of apples; they are invariably cheaper

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