Hobbies

  • How to Find Morel Mushrooms in Missouri
    Morel mushrooms, rich in potassium and low in calories, must be cooked before eating Morels contribute flavor and texture to a variety of dishes and appetizers and can be ...
  • How to Make Silly Putty Without Glue
    According to the Silly Putty website, the iconic substance began in a lab in 1943 as a failed formula for synthetic rubber Seven years later, Peter Hodgson packaged the ...
  • How to Sell Your Military Stuff
    If you’re a veteran with loads of impressive military gear, you can consider selling it to make good profit Having served in the military, you will have an idea of how ...
  • How to Listen to a Conversation in Another Room
    Although eavesdropping is typically frowned upon, if you're just playing around with your friends, siblings or parents--ie. trying to find out what they got you for your ...
  • How to Determine Payouts in a Tournament
    Tournaments are a lot of fun, but the payout system is sometimes difficult to organize Tournament payouts are commonly part of a tiered system where the winner always ...
  • What Do the Colors of a Smoke Grenade Mean?
    In the United States military, the various colors of smoke created by smoke grenades do not have preassigned meanings or uses The specific meaning of a given color is ...
  • Types of Whistles
    There are many different kinds of whistles made for many different activities and jobs Whistles are not just used to officiate sports games, but they are also used for ...
  • How to Identify Wild Mushrooms in Texas
    Identifying mushrooms in Texas requires essentially the same skills as identifying mushrooms anywhere across the world All you really need is an interest in the flora of your ...
  • Wood Varieties Not to Use for Firewood
    Although burning wood in your fireplace or wood stove can help cut your energy costs, not all wood should be burned as firewood Most natural varieties of wood can be burned ...
  • What Does a Negative Zero Reading on a Vernier Caliper Mean?
    Vernier calipers are used to measure items with great accuracy Normal measurement units are in centimeters, down to the millimeter engraved along the long arm called the ...
  • How to Draw Stairs in a Floor Plan
    A floor plan is a bird's-eye view of each floor of a building abstracted as though there is no roof and only a few basic structural elements in the building, such as ...
  • How to Take Pictures of Glow in the Dark Items
    Glow in the dark items rely on phosphorescence to create their unique effect once the lights go out Phosphorescent coatings rapidly absorb and store light, then slowly ...
  • How to Engrave Stone
    From ancient etchings on cave walls to crude stone deities and talismans to modern-day granite tombstones, man has been fascinated by stone engravings Stone is a readily ...
  • How to Break a Master Lock Without a Key
    Master Lock offers a variety of padlocks, U-locks and combination locks The standard way to open the Master Lock is to insert a key into the keyhole and turn it as you would ...
  • Alternatives to Cigarette Papers
    Although they are available virtually everywhere, cigarette papers have their drawbacks They are often bleached with chemicals, or sometimes they are simply too thick and may ...
  • How to Protect an Egg From a Fall
    Nearly everyone has to complete the “egg drop” test at school or work This activity is more like a contest--participants must create a protective encasement for ...
  • How to Check the DPI of an Image
    Has your printer ever changed the size of your picture from what it was on your computer screen? Have you noticed that your printed pictures tend to look choppy? This may ...
  • Things to Make With Weedeater Motors
    Weed eater motors are compact, durable and versatile engines that can be used for many other projects--as long as you are willing to think outside the box Many small engine ...
  • How to Put an ALICE Pack Frame Together
    ALICE packs come in three sizes They can be used with or without their component frames. If you've removed your frame or acquired the frame and pack separately, it is ...
  • How to Change the Wheel on a Little Tikes Wagon
    Little Tikes wagon wheels can wear down or break, leaving you with the option of buying a new wagon or replacing the damaged wheel(s) Not surprisingly, the latter option is ...
  • Can Fleece Shrink?
    Fleece is a synthetic fabric made from 100 percent polyester This fabric is different from other polyester fabrics in that the thread isn't long and smooth. Instead the ...
  • Board Shorts Vs. Swim Trunks
    Swim trunks used to be the standard for beachwear; then surf-related attire hit the scene Board shorts and swim trunks are both designed with water in mind, but they have ...
  • How Does the Bathroom Work on a Houseboat?
    A bathroom on a houseboat looks similar to a regular house bathroom The difference is that a houseboat has its own water and sewage system. The sink and shower in a houseboat ...
  • Things Hidden on the Dollar Bill
    The dollar bill is said to have secret symbols on it, some of which are thought to be linked to the Freemasons--a secret society Many of the forefathers were also Freemasons ...
  • How to Make Citric Acid Flux Soldering
    It is necessary for metal surfaces to be prepared in order to adhere to any solder placed on them; flux is first applied to the surface of such objects in order for them to ...
  • How to Put Ink Cartriges in Manuscript Calligraphy Pens
    Beautiful elegant hand writing using an old-fashioned pen Many people find learning calligraphy to be a fun hobby. Calligraphy can be done using an old fashioned quill and ...
  • How to Melt Lead for a Pinewood Derby Car
    Using lead to weight your pinewood derby car is one sure way to get an edge You can melt lead at home using a portable burner and some household cans, but it is not a job for ...
  • How Can I Preserve an Autographed T-Shirt?
    Autographed T-shirts are often souvenirs of special occasions -- such as meeting an artist after a concert or having all your classmates sign your shirt at graduation The ink ...
  • How to Pull a Rabbit from a Hat
    Probably the most cliched magic trick in history, the old 'rabbit out of a hat' deception is a gimmick that can be done in a variety of ways Those dedicated to pulling it off ...
  • How to Make Fake Food With Elmers Glue
    School projects, pretend kitchens and even commercials need fake food Elmer's Glue is popular for arts and crafts, and school projects, but the white glue is also a key ...