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this is pretty interesting, i am going to try a few. thanks for the awesome post=D
lols dude was trying to steal wifi from his neighbors=P
MrBklynW (rep: 425k) posted Sep 08, 2012
welcome back erick, interesting all the things you can do with aluminum foil
rd995 (rep: 149k) posted Sep 08, 2012
there was one thing they did in Vietnam..........humming........lol
encorez (rep: 10k) posted Sep 09, 2012
I never knew aluminum foil was so cool.. Thanks for enlightening us with the awesome article, Erick!
shopange08 (rep: 15.7k) posted Sep 09, 2012
I have many Aluminum Foil at home but didn't use them, oh, maybe they will play key role later ,hhhhhaa
nararal (rep: 223) posted Sep 09, 2012
Welcome back! Love the heating up food in a hotel room one. You rock !
gangstabarbie (rep: 20.4k) posted Sep 09, 2012
I like the idea to make a antenna for the wifi... if folks remember- they used silver foil for the ol' tv sets to use as a antenna too!!!
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.6k) posted Sep 09, 2012
"reheat food in your hotel room"
This is genius. Ive been in a hotel room without a microwave before. Next time Ill have to try this. The only bad part is I usually dont have foil with me. hmmm
bbattag (rep: 7k) posted Sep 09, 2012
I'm so glad people enjoyed this article! It gets difficult to think up new ideas after writing more than a hundred Pages but articles like this make the effort worth the while.
erick99 (rep: 416k) posted Sep 09, 2012
I taight my wife the jewelry and silver cleaning trick years ago. Works great but it takes some practice to learn how to do it. Her grandmother gave her the family flatware set and that was the first realy job we did with it after practicing on some cheaper jewlery first. Works like a charm but really just takes off tarnish but does it well.
Acidbaby (rep: 7k) posted Sep 09, 2012
This is neat! I like random articles like these. Thanks erick :)
arsiel (rep: 13.1k) posted Sep 09, 2012
Erick, I don't know why your source would say to "tightly cap" the bottle when making hydrogen by putting aluminum foil in ammonia. Given enough of the reactants, the bottle would probably burst or blow its cap off from the pressure. Aluminum will react with any strongly alkaline solution to give off hydrogen. It doesn't need to be confined to make it work.
As a kid, I once put aluminum foil in a Coke bottle with Draino (sodium hydroxide) & water, and put a party balloon over the mouth of the bottle to fill it with hydrogen. It floats like a helium balloon when tied off and let go. This is EXTREMELY dangerous if you don't first let the evolving gas chase most of the air out of the bottle before putting the balloon on, because a mixture of hydrogen and air is violently explosive and even a slight static spark from rubbing the balloon could set it off.
fluffy (rep: 2.2k) posted Sep 09, 2012
Wow,how neat,some I would have guessed but others not so much,thanks for the post.
xptrish (rep: 99k) posted Sep 09, 2012
fluffy is right. As kids, we used to combine balls of foil + bathroom cleaner in a sealed 2-liter bottle. The chemical reaction would build incredible pressure causing the bottle to swell/explode. Be very careful what you're "tightly capping" as this is rather dangerous advice.
lancescape (rep: 148) posted Sep 10, 2012
I agree with Fluffy and lancescape. When I have done experiments to make hydrogen usually just using two probes, two test tubes, a battery & water, I have captured the hydrogen in something that can expand and then ignited it (after a very small amount has been produced). I will update the article to note this.
Going to have to put an Omaha Steaks order in so I can play with the block of dry ice they throw in the box.
Acidbaby (rep: 7k) posted Sep 10, 2012
My girlfriend orders from Omaha Steaks but I've never been over the day she receives an order so I haven't gotten to play with the dry ice.
@Acidbaby: Sounds like a really expensive way to get dry ice! They sell it at the Safeway grocery store near me, no steak purchase required!
fluffy (rep: 2.2k) posted Sep 10, 2012
I was a skeptic until Mary started ordering from Omaha Steaks and the meat is really, really good :)
I saw Steven Segal blow up bad guys using foil, a microwave and something else on TV. That's the one I wanna try. :-)
Nice page Erick. Welcome back.
Acid...Dry ice, a little bit of water and a plastic bottle is fun ittle experiment. Just make sure you stand plenty back. :-)
nthsll (rep: 12.5k) posted Sep 11, 2012
Aluminum Foil doesn't like oven cleaner.....try it once.....lol
encorez (rep: 10k) posted Sep 11, 2012
@horrorfreakshow Probably melts it--that's my guess anyways.
Here's another thing you can do with aluminum foil: pronounce it "aluminIum" like our British and Australian counterparts do.
toast (rep: 5.5k) posted Sep 13, 2012
this is pretty cool. only if i had some silver lying around to polish
aznballa161 (rep: 3.1k) posted Sep 13, 2012
innnnteresting! love learning about how to make the most of everyday things =)
dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Sep 13, 2012
Some cool ideas, from now on when I travel I will have to fold some sheets of foil and bring them with me. luckily I usually drive my car when traveling LOL no airports cuz who know what they would think it is
Rainnn (rep: 25) posted Sep 14, 2012
thanks for sharing! some interesting info and comments as well. Keep it up dealsplus members.
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