The ‘how to’ handbook EVERYONE needs: Social media users share their hacks for thriving in life – from how to make the perfect boiled egg to how to help a choking dog
Social media users have shared the handy information everyone needs to know in a fascinating ‘how to’ Reddit thread.
The tips and advice, collated by Bored Panda, include a guide on how to escape a sinking car and how to save a choking dog.
Many of the tips are accompanied by graphics or charts, including one illuminating diagram that helps you work out how to tell your second cousin from your first cousin once removed.
Elsewhere it shares household hacks, including the easy way to ensure your plants stay watered while you’re abroad, simply by leaving a length of string leading from a pot of water to the plant.
And sneakier tips include turning your phone to airplane mode during a call for the error message ‘call failed’ to flash up, rather than ‘call ended’.
A ‘how to’ thread on Reddit containing useful life hacks has gone viral, with users across the globe sharing the bite-sized guide to everyday living. It shares household hacks, including the easy way to ensure your plants stay hydrated while you’re abroad, simply by leaving a length of string leading from a pot of water to the plant
Many users reacted with surprise upon learning that the proper way to pour juice or milk from a carton is with the opening pointing to the top rather than the bottom
Elsewhere, a common kitchen fail is how to get your eggs cooked perfectly, and this simple guide shows you the number of minutes to leave your egg in boiling water to achieve anything from a soft to hard boiled egg
Among the sneakier tips it includes turning your phone to airplane mode during a call for the error message ‘call failed’ to flash up, rather than ‘call ended’
Among the safey tips is how to help your choking dog by holding them upside down, pushing the abdomen up with your fist, or delivering a sharp blow between the shoulder blades
Elsewhere a step-by-step guide shows learner drivers how to get the perfect angle while parallel parking – starting out with the front of your car in line with the other vehicle’s mirrors
A useful tip for perfectionists is the easy way to use photoshop for the flawless holiday picture – simply by taking multiple photos 10 seconds apart and letting the app recognise the differences in the snaps – before deleting them
The essential tips include safety guides and reveal how to escape a sinking car by breaking the front window using a sharp tool
Meanwhile a helpful family tree guide will show you how to properly refer to your extended family, in this useful top tips article
The thread also includes an American graphic explaining the difference between a heat stroke, and heat exhaustion, revealing you will feel cold with heat exhaustion and hot with heat stroke