There are skills in life that we have learned which most likely weren’t taught at school—something that you could potentially come across at the least expected moment in your life and well, that’s when your universal domestic knowledge would come in and save the day.

So whether it’s jumpstarting a car, saving a choking dog, or knowing how to make the most out of any Google search—you will totally cover it! It’s great to be fully equipped to face any situation that you could possibly find yourself in. People on the internet call it “dadvice”—something that your dad has definitely decided to teach you, but as we know, even the best dads fail to fill in the gap. This popular Reddit community called Every Man Should Know is on a mission to introduce you to anything that your dad could have forgotten to cover.

#1

How To Use Google Effectively

How To Use Google Effectively

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Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

Use duckduckgo, it won't sell your data ;D

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The community has over 480K followers who are always ready to give you valuable dadvice. And although Every Man Should Know is perhaps aiming at a particular audience, we think that actually, everyone could definitely use some necessary life skills regardless.Bored Panda has selected a handful of tips offering you some spot-on skills to sharpen your life resume with. 

Let us know the most valuable life skills you were happy to have in a complicated or not-so-complicated situation or have learned recently and wondered how the hell you have lived all of this time without them. You can share your stories in the comment section at the end of the list.

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Rape Can Happen To Men Too, And There Is Zero Shame In Seeking Help

Rape Can Happen To Men Too, And There Is Zero Shame In Seeking Help

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Important info.

Lucy Skinner
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes! Women sexually assault men. Women sexually assaulted women. Men sexually assault men. Men sexually assault women. This is ALL TERRIBLE

Maiun
Community Member
1 month ago

In UK if you're a male victim of domestic and/or sexual abuse look up: www.mankind.org.uk if you are a gay man you can also go to: www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Believe the victims! :O

blugeagua
Community Member
1 month ago

As a feminist, this is VERY important for everyone to know.

Scott
Community Member
1 month ago

As a survivor myself, this is FAR under reported and I despise the double standards around it.

Jenný Samúelsdóttir Herlufsen
Community Member
1 month ago

Sad, true and necessary information for everyone.

Lea S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Absolutely right. But..this no is not a life skill.

Lara Verne
Community Member
1 month ago

Not so long ago, there was case where teacher raped her underage student. And apparently no one realized that this is crime, commenters were joking that student should be happy about losing his virginity so soon and that his teacher was hot.

Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Arousal in men has nothing to do with "wanting it" - it's a completely involuntary process. There are ways to influence it (by imagining things), but not control it.

LottieH
Community Member
1 month ago

It's the same with women too. I am a survivor of child sex abuse, this was the main thing I needed therapy for. As a child I didn't understand that it was just my body working properly even if that's not how I felt in my head.

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Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
1 month ago

How are these skills?

Gremlan jonnson
Community Member
1 month ago

Mm and most men and boys are still raped, sexually assaulted by men or boys!! Stop trying to make it sound like sexual assault on men are generally committed by woman.

Belandriel
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, because all women are saints!!!11one!eleven!!!

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Katherine Boag
Community Member
1 month ago

The best way to debunk myths is to post the truths instead. Phrasing sticks in peoples minds, but its easy to forget 1 word like 'myth' or 'dont'

Green Panda
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I think everyone should read this

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
1 month ago

Where did these myths come from? Ridiculous.

Satya Bain
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a very dear male friend who was raped by a man in authority over him. None of these statements is true about him.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 month ago

When it is not consensual it is rape! It can happen to anyone; male or female.

Saico Hipe
Community Member
1 month ago

I am a (straight) man who was raped by a woman. A very attractive woman who was physically smaller than me, and with whom I was in love. Rape can look all sorts of ways.

DarkGypsy
Community Member
1 month ago

There needs to be male shelters as well.

Russian Otaku
Community Member
1 month ago

Never heard of any past first two

Zintoki
Community Member
1 month ago

Few days back there was interview with psychologist in TV and he talk about this. Acording to his experience males take rape more serious than women and loth of them is absolutely psychicaly destroyed.

Nora AlMeida
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

His experience is called anecdotal evidence. Not scientific, in other words. And his opinion is illogical.A lot of women and girls learn from a young age to mask their feelings, so they’re really good at hiding extremely deep negative emotions (to only reveal them in depth in private or to select individuals), because the repercussions of the woman or girl to express how deeply affected she is by the trauma of rape can be so, so traumatizing in of itself (especially with him being a male, a woman or a girl isn’t likely to want to express how rape impacted her, because the possibility of him delighting in her agonizing trauma is very real as seen by the fact that many male doctors were found to be guilty of sexual assault themselves).Btw, lots of women and girls would hit a deep state of depression from the severity of the impact, so the mind sometimes tries to protect them by shutting down those memories so they get numb, then in front of people they pretend that they’re ok (they mask feelings) for what I mentioned already at the beginning of the paragraph.

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Siddharthkrishna Kodathala
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1 month ago

Dannngggggg...

Sodium Lights
Community Member
1 month ago

How is this not at the top?

nonbinary floof
Community Member
1 month ago

this is very true

AndersM
Community Member
1 month ago

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As a man I always wondered how to be "raped" by a woman, using your penis? I mean i know we can be aroused by a windblow or looking at a woman's bike. But we still need to have a hard on, and that must be hard in that situation..I'm NOT mocking this, just wonder...

Luka Hamer
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a fact that your penis can get hard just from being scared or nervous. Your heart pumps more blood around and some of it goes to your penis. So no, getting hard doesn't always mean you are sexually aroused.

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Jacek Kłos
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1 month ago

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Unfortunately not entirely truth. The really difficult thing is to understand that violence produces violence (and actually most sexual offenders used to be victims themselves) but at the same time not to alienate victims and not excuse predators.

Fred L.
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1 month ago

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No objections except for "Underage male can consent to secual activity with an adult". That is not a myth that is a simple logical fact. Morality or legality of that are different questions.

Leslie Jabine
Community Member
1 month ago

OK Fred, let's modify it this way. An underage male cannot be PRESUMED to be consenting to sexual activity with an adult. Consent involves an understanding of the consequences of your actions, and also the ability to say "no" without repercussions in an unequal power dynamic. This rule is really meant to inform predators that they cannot presume that something that is OK in their mind, is OK in anyone else's.

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#3

How To Save A Choking Dog

How To Save A Choking Dog

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me
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1 month ago

SAVE OUR BABIES

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#4

Know That Screwdriver Handles Are Shaped So That A Wrench Can Slide Over Them

Know That Screwdriver Handles Are Shaped So That A Wrench Can Slide Over Them

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Yehudit Hannah Cohn
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1 month ago

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#5

How To Jumpstart A Car

How To Jumpstart A Car

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

Yup, really important! Will be useful down the road

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#6

How To Gird Up Your Loins

How To Gird Up Your Loins

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Daria Z
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1 month ago

Finally! So many loins girded up incorrectly nowadays.

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#7

Know The Front Desk Call To Verify Your Credit Card Details Scam

Know The Front Desk Call To Verify Your Credit Card Details Scam

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Johnny
Community Member
1 month ago

I doubt they are booking rooms for this scam (which would be easily traced, even if they used a stolen card to check in, they'll be on video), they are either hacking into hotel phone systems (which are notoriously insecure) or using a hall or lobby phone.

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#8

How To Sew On A Button

How To Sew On A Button

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

They had me until 8. I have no idea what is happening in 8 and beyond.

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#9

How To Break Down A Door

How To Break Down A Door

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OpalTheRainwing
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1 month ago

Is this for robbers???!!

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#10

Recommended Amount Of Times To Wear Clothes Between Washes

Recommended Amount Of Times To Wear Clothes Between Washes

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Ani Archeron
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1 month ago

Bra - infinite

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#11

The Phonetic Alphabet

The Phonetic Alphabet

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Stephen Lyford
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1 month ago

Nice "Archer" reference :D

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#12

How To Walk On Ice

How To Walk On Ice

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IcyRedWaffle
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sure if i think like a penguin, I'll start belly sliding across the ice

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#13

What Each Car Dashboard Light Means

What Each Car Dashboard Light Means

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kjorn
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1 month ago

just hope they don't light up in same time

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#14

How To Use The Public Restroom Like A Gentleman

How To Use The Public Restroom Like A Gentleman

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Stacy S.
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1 month ago

Plz use your foot to flush dirty handle. NOT your hand.

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#15

These Kitchen Cheat Sheets

These Kitchen Cheat Sheets

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

Good idea to print this and tape it somewhere in your kitchen

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#16

What The Symbols On Your Clothing Mean

What The Symbols On Your Clothing Mean

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kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

i remember learning that in highschool

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#17

The "Heel Lock," A Way To Lace Up Boots To Make Them Feel Comfortable And Secure

The "Heel Lock," A Way To Lace Up Boots To Make Them Feel Comfortable And Secure

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

Who doesn't want comfy feet, right!

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#18

How To Tie The Bowline Knot

How To Tie The Bowline Knot

The Bowline Knot Is Said To Be The Most Useful Knot Ever. So here's how to tie it

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Nevits Yibble
Community Member
1 month ago

Bonus... how to correctly pronounce it: "Bowlin"

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#19

How To Buy A Used Car

How To Buy A Used Car

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Look for any water leaks, or water marks. This indicates that the car is a Lemon. Not Good! Water damage is irreversible. It may have been in a flood.

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#20

How To Make The Most Of A Nap

How To Make The Most Of A Nap

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mph seti
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1 month ago

What about a 180 minute nap?

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#21

How To Set Up A Camp

How To Set Up A Camp

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Hanneke Legerstee
Community Member
1 month ago

The little wooden wall behind the fire is very important as it directs the fire to your shelter and isolates it from warming the rest of the forest!

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#22

Popular Overseas Tourist Scams

Popular Overseas Tourist Scams

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

Full image: https://imgur.com/nPruAGy

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#23

Poker Hands

Poker Hands

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

I still remember winning a $100 bucks in a game of Black Widow :D

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#24

Know The Warning Signs Of Suicide

Know The Warning Signs Of Suicide

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago

I display most of that just having to put up with some anti maskers around here...

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#25

How To Remove A Leech

How To Remove A Leech

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Klay Bird
Community Member
1 month ago

If you have it, salt works great to get them to let go * ! * and they can be used as bait.

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#26

Arnold's Six Rules To Success

Arnold's Six Rules To Success

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Kateryna
Community Member
1 month ago

"Ignore the naysayers", except if they are trying to give you constructive feedback. Then listen to them and make your own decisions. But don't listen to those that are irrational and mean.

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#27

How To Pack For Hiking

How To Pack For Hiking

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Kateryna
Community Member
1 month ago

Sleeping bags and mats can be kept outside too. Sleeping bags often have waterproof containers for that purpose, it helps when there isn't enough space in your bag.

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#28

How To Move With Friends

How To Move With Friends

If you’re asking friends to help you move, have everything packed and stacked and ready to be loaded before they show up. Pay them with food and drinks. You should be completely ready to go even if you hire company movers, because you pay more the longer it takes to get you moved.

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Cinnamon
Community Member
1 month ago

Pivot

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#29

How To Get Your Truck Unstuck From The Mud

How To Get Your Truck Unstuck From The Mud

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Karin
Community Member
1 month ago

Very cool! I didnt know this!

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#30

Types Of Firewood

Types Of Firewood

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

With EPA stoves moisture content should be 16-20%, Oak splits will take 2-4 years to season. I heat primarily with wood, I also try to keep 3 years ahead CSS so I always have a supply of seasoned wood. I burn different species depending on outdoor temperature so I don't waste high BTU wood when I just need to take the chill off. Never take someones word for it when buying firewood that they say is 'Seasoned". Moisture meters are cheap, check it yourself.

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#31

How Marginal Tax Rates Work

How Marginal Tax Rates Work

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Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

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Way too complicated, just go to www turbotaxsucksαss com ;D

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#32

How To 'Roadie Wrap' Wires

How To 'Roadie Wrap' Wires

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Ellen Ranks
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1 month ago

"Overworked, Underpaid".... hilarious! Watch it.

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#33

The Different Types Of Eggs And How To Make Them

The Different Types Of Eggs And How To Make Them

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Yehudit Hannah Cohn
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, yeah--I'm going to print out this one!

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#34

How Well Your Steak Is Cooked

How Well Your Steak Is Cooked

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Mmmm.... steaks 🤤

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#35

How To Cuff Your Shirtsleeves

How To Cuff Your Shirtsleeves

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Lucy Skinner
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1 month ago

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Bisexuals listen up!

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#36

100 No-Equipment Workouts

100 No-Equipment Workouts

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Katrina B.
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1 month ago

It would have been nice if they'd put a link to it...

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#37

How To Dry Wet Boots With Hot Rocks

How To Dry Wet Boots With Hot Rocks

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Kateryna
Community Member
1 month ago

How long do you need to keep the rocks in your shoes before taking them out and reheating/replacing?

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#38

What Suits And Shoes Go Together

What Suits And Shoes Go Together

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kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

keep it black and you'll be fine

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#39

Classic Cocktails And How To Make Them

Classic Cocktails And How To Make Them

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Stephen Lyford
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1 month ago

A gin gimlet should be on this list.

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#40

The Recommended Inches Of Ice On A Lake Before Walking Over

The Recommended Inches Of Ice On A Lake Before Walking Over

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago

Really? A duck? Who cares if the ice breaks under a duck. Use a fat squirrel or something ffs.

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#41

The Different Cuts Of Beef And Best Way To Cook Them

The Different Cuts Of Beef And Best Way To Cook Them

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MΣMΣ KIПG
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1 month ago

i saw lion and was like )_)

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#42

How To Properly Shine A Pair Of Shoes Or Boots

How To Properly Shine A Pair Of Shoes Or Boots

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earringnut
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1 month ago

Works well with women's shoes as well.

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#43

How To Safely Cut Down A Tree

How To Safely Cut Down A Tree

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me
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1 month ago

I don't trust myself with an axe

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#44

What Type Of Screwdriver To Use

What Type Of Screwdriver To Use

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 month ago

My work would be so much easier if there were just the two old standards, Flat head and Philips.

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#45

The Best Way To Hold A Burger

The Best Way To Hold A Burger

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Kay blue
Community Member
1 month ago

Turning it upside down helps, especially at McDonald's where the Big Macs have aige of their own.

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