20 Vintage Life Hacks from 100 Years Ago

1. How to Extract a Splinter

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2. How to Light a Match in the Wind

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3. How to Tell the Points of the Compass with a Watch

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4. How To Treat Sprains

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5. How To Make a Fire Extinguisher

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6. How To Carry a Heavy Jug

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7. A Hint When Boiling Potatoes

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8. How To Kill a Tree Stump

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9. How To Make Corks Fit

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10. How To Pull Out Long Nails

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11. How To Measure With Coins

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12. How To Detect Escaping Gas

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13. How To Cool Wine with Ice

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14. When Boiling Cracked Eggs

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15. How To Preserve Valuable Vases

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16. How To Remove Sea Stains from Brown Shoes

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17. How To Make a Simple Gate Latch

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18. How To Clean an Oil Painting

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19. How To Test Butter

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20. How To Draw a Circle Without a Compass

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