From Duck Hunt for Two to a mysterious Straw Holder here are 20 Things You Have Been Using Wrong. You will never look at things the same!
Subscribe to Talltanic 10 - Warming Drawer That little drawer positioned just beneath your stove is probably being utilised to store excess pots, pans and muffin trays, right? Well, it's actually meant to be used as a warming drawer. This warming drawer is meant to keep foods hot, this is especially useful if you're attempting to prepare a full course meal and one part is done, say the pasta but the chicken may still need a few more vitol minutes to finish cooking.
9 - Cans O' Plenty Most people unload their case of soda one can at a time, however, there has been a simplier way of doing things which has been eluding many of us this entire time. All you have to do to save countless seconds of your time is to open both sides of the cardboard box and push the cans through as you slide the box towards yourself. This way you can unload an entire case of canned beverages in a single go!
8 - Dark Patches Ever wondered why pirates depicted in movies are always sporting those adorable black eye patches? It's not just to look dark and mysterious or hide a missing eyeball. Nope, turns out there's a practical function at work here. Eye patches allow pirates to see in the dark better. So next time you need to go look through a darkened room which has no light source, simply place an eyepatch over one eye and let it rest there a bit. Once inside the darkened space, remove the eye patch, your eyeball will already be adjusted to the lack of light and therefor you will be able to see much clearer in darkened spaces. Just like pirates used to do when going below deck.
7 - Sleep Mask Sleeping while sitting upright in a crowded tight condensed space with lots of noises and distractions is no easy feat. Luckily, I bet you didn't know that most transportation systems are prepared for long rides and anchor sleeping masks to their seats. Just look at this girl snoring away beneath her seat sleeping mask.
6 - Foil Lock Have you ever been in a rush to put food away and the aluminium foil springs out of the box and sometimes those tiny metallic ridges cut your fingers? Turns out that most aluminium foil boxes have press-in tabs which when punched out are meant to anchor the roll in place. Look for these helpful cutouts on the opposing sides of the Reynolds box next time, that way the aluminium roll will remain secure and in place when you need to rip it. There’s usually a similar tab on the sides of most plastic or glad wrap containment cardboard boxes as well.
5 - Cool Down If you have ever stuck a glass bottle in the freezer in the hopes of cooling down your beverage quickly than you have probably had to clean up broken glass and frozen exploded soda pop. Well, there has been an easier way to freeze your drinks in record speed this entire time. Simply wrap a moist paper towel around your glass bottle and place the liquid containment vessel inside the refrigerator, the drink will be cool in several short minutes and you avoid potential sticky messy clean ups.
4 - Straw Holder Soda pop is a tasty treat on a cold day, but those icy cans of bubbly beverage taste even better through the clean plastic interior of a straw. Those little metal tabs which you have to press in to break the seal and release the syrup laced soda pop actually have a dual function. That oval-like circle on the end is actually there to secure your straw to your can contained drink.
3 - Closet Space Want another amazing use for those soda pop tabs which you have probably been throwing away or slicing your lips on? Are you low on closet space? All you have to do is pull off those metallic tabs and secure them to your closet hanger to create a double hanger! Down hang two outfits for the price of one and save space.
2 - Blender Cleanser Have you ever fought with your blender attempting to clean all the crevices and compartments when a delicious strawberry daiquiri was in desperate need of a good blending? There's an easier solution, simply pour a teeny bit of dish soap and some hot water into your blender, hit the blend button and allow your blender to clean itself! Why waste time scrubbing and dirtying and getting your hands all messy and soapy when your kitchen appliance can do the work for you? Yay simplicity!
1 - Duck Hunt for Two Are you a fan of retro gaming? If you are, or if you just happen to be old, then you are probably a fan of the Nintendo arcade classic Duck Hunt. This game wasted hours of my childhood and could have potentially wasted hours more had I but known there was a two player function. Pressing the plastic gun against the glass screen and fire away at those pesky ducks if you're first player. Plug in a second controller in order to control the ducks! That's right there was a hidden option for a two player mode this whole time!
From a Record-Breaking Ride to Corbin Sparrow here are 12 of the World's Smallest Cars. Which car would you drive all the time? Subscribe to Talltanic 6. Corbin Sparrow These vehicles became pretty popular in the late 90’s when they were first produced and even made their mark on pop culture in several ways. They chased Austin Powers and Beyonce in the third Austin Powers movie. A fleet of hatchback variants was created for Dominos Pizza that were nicknamed pizza butt. People could order them in a variety of neon colors. Due to several issues, including bad management and supplier issues Corbin filed for bankruptcy in 2003, ending production. The company managed to make 289 Sparrows while they were operating, 100 of them were made with this interesting jelly bean style body. Their 20-kilowatt motor produced the equivalent of around 25 horsepower. Its primitive battery took six hours to charge and had terrible range. They were around ninety-six inches long and 48 inches wide. 5. Buddy From 1991 to 2013 Buddy Electric sold about 1, 500 units, nearly 1, 100 of which were registered in Norway. The Buddy originated as the Kewet and starting in 2007 the car was manufactured under the name Buddy. Buddy is a basic electric vehicle that has a range of no more than 40 miles and a maximum speed of fifty miles per hour. With a length of only 96 inches, the car is legally allowed to be parked sideways in many jurisdictions. Two Buddy models are available, the ordinary Buddy and the Buddy Cab, which features a folding roof. 4. Smart Fortwo Made as a three-door hatchback or a two door convertible this car has a nine-gallon tank and is a minuscule 106 inches long and 65-75 inches wide. While its price is similar to the failed Mia Electric, it’s a little more practical. It’s zero to 60 speed is a little over ten seconds, and it has a top speed of 95 miles per hour. Daimler AG’s Smart division has been producing the Smart Fortwo since 1998. Newer models of the car have been paired with a lithium-ion battery that makes it very environmentally friendly. 3. BMW Isetta The brilliantly designed 1955 BMW Isetta was the top selling single cylinder car in the world with just over one hundred and sixty thousand units sold and became the first mass-produced vehicle to achieve the incredible gas mileage of 94 miles per gallon. The car was 90 inches long, 55 inches wide and weighed just 770 pounds. The Isetta was originally produced by Italian firm Iso SpA, who had been building refrigerators and small three-wheeled trucks when they decided to make a small car for mass production. The unique, egg-shaped car caused quite a stir when it was introduced to the press in November 1953. Initially, the Isetta was very successful, but sales started to slip thanks to competition from the Fiat 500C and the company’s owner, Renzo Rivolta sold it to BMW. 2. Peel P50 Listed as the smallest production car ever made in the Guinness Book of World Record the Peel P50 is a minuscule 54 inches long and 41 inches wide. The original production model came equipped with a 50 cc engine that sat along the driver in the cabin, which was less than comfortable. Now, however, there are optional electric motors available. The P50 has only one door and one headlight. The cars It also has no reverse gear, you simply have to hop out of the car and do it yourself if needed. The original version was manufactured from 1962 until 1965. Only fifty were produced and of those only twenty-seven are still known to exist. Incredibly, one of those was sold for 176 thousand dollars at an auction in March 2016. Peel Engineering started remanufacturing the P50 with better mechanics, including a reverse gear in 2010 and you can buy a new one to this day for around fifteen thousand bucks. 1. Record-Breaking Ride Sure the Peel P50 is tiny, but it has nothing on this car, which is also in the Guinness Book of Records as the World's Smallest Roadworthy Car. At just 25 inches high 2 feet 1. 75 inches wide and 4 feet 1. 75 inches long the car is fully driveable, though it tops out at 33 miles per hour. With no suspension the car is scary to drive, even going 30. It’s also not going to take you very far as it’s fuel tank has a total capacity of just a half gallon. It represents the fulfillment of a goal for its creator, Austin Coulson, who had been dreaming of being featured in Guinness for something automotive since he was a child.