Monday, 8 August 2011

How to make biased dice

This is quite a fun trick for you guys to play on your friends. The dice appear to be fair, but land on a certain side much more often than any other side.

1. Place the dice on an oven tray.

2. Turn the dice so that the numbers you want to land on are facing upwards. In this example, the numbers 5 and 2 would appear more often than any other.

3. Cook the dice in the oven at 250 F for 10 mins. The plastic inside the dice melt, making the bottom heavier when they cool down again.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

How to make a wallet out of duct tape

This could be really useful for you guys if you need a temporary wallet for whatever reason.

You will need:

Any kind of duct tape
Credit card (or other card) for measurements


1. Cut a piece of 8 inch tape and lay it face up.

2. Stick another one on top half way up the other piece.

3. Repeat until the area size is 7" by 8" and then trim off the edges, so no sticky areas should be exposed.

4. Fold the sheet in half so it is now 3.5" by 8". Stick 3 sides together leaving one long side open, for your notes and cheques.

5. Now, do the same but in smaller sizes for the pockets, use the card you got earlier to measure them out.

6. Finally, fold the whole thing in half and you have your wallet!

This is what it should look something like:

Friday, 5 August 2011

How to tie a tie in many different ways

Another post for you guys, I came accross this so thought it would be nice to share it. How to tie a tie in many different ways.

Happy tie-ing!

How to gain weight

A lot of people have been requesting for me to explain how to gain weight, so here it is :)

1. Set realistic goals
This guide will be very similar to the losing weight one, in order to gain weight without feeling like you have come up short means that you will have to once again set yourself realistic, short term goals.

2. Keep a food diary
If you want to put on weight, then you will want to know howmuch you were eating. Have a week of eating what you would normally eat and then analyse the food diary to see where more calorie intake could take place.

3. Don't lounge around all day
Yes, it will help you to gain weight more quickly, but it will all be in the wrong areas. What you want to do is about 30 mins exercise every day so that this extra food can be turned into muscle rather than fat.

4. Some quick tips
There isn't much to say in this guide, but a few quick tips for gaining weight are in these foods:
- Have an extra slice of whole-grain toast with peanut butter at breakfast.
- Add extra cheese to an omelet.
- Slice an apple and serve with almond butter.
- Stir chopped nuts into plain yogurt and top with honey.
- Carry a bag of trail mix for a convenient snack.
- Serve yourself larger portions of starchy vegetables like potatoes and sweet corn.
- Add calories with a healthy beverage such as milk, 100% fruit juices, or vegetable juice.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

How to lose weight.

1. Be confident.

Never doubt your ability to achieve anything, if you believe in your self, and you believe that you can lose weight, half of the challenge is already completed.

2. Set short term, achievable goals.

Saying that you will lose 10 lbs in a week will only make you depressed when you can't achieve it, but likewise 1 stone in a year makes it hard to keep track of you progress. Set short term, achievable goals and then you will feel a lot better.

3. Determine your calorie intake per day

If you monitor how many calories you take in per day then you know that you must burn off more with exercise than you took in, allowing you to control how much weight you will be losing per day. Many exercise machines show how many calories you have burned, so use this to your advantage.

4. Replace fatty habits with healthy alternatives

Think to yourself, I will replace every burger that I normally eat on a Tuesday afternoon with a salad instead, with various other fatty foods. This will help you to take in less calories,plus these alternatives have extra sparks to them as well.

5. Drink plenty of water

Water is great, and has a minuscule amount of sugar in it compared to most other drinks, so plenty of water keeps you hydrated as well as healthy in the food sense.

6. Exercise

Simple as, exercise burns calories, which will in turn burn off all that fat, giving you a much slimmer look.

7. Rest a lot

This means not only taking at least 24-48 hours between strength training the same muscles, and taking 1-2 days off from exercising each week; it also means knowing how much sleep you need, since sleep deficiency impairs your ability to lose fat.