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We all know about life hacks. They're supposed to make life simpler and (in most cases) they do. Then of course, there are those life hacks so downright stupid, you wonder who came up with them, why they did, and how can you find these people before they mistakenly kill themselves doing these stupid things.

These life hacks actually have a better term to describe them: Life Fails. Here are a few of the most egregious ones.

Hey, you! Yes, you. Have you ever been in this situation? You have a hole in your sock and your big toe is sticking out like a sore thumb.

You could of course walk around with your toe all out for everyone to see. Or you could do what this hacker did. Clever, isn't it? So clever that it'll probably last you a couple of days cause – you know – it's permanent marker. That patch of black on your toe is totally sexy.

Okay, this one is just...sketchy...

Because who among us hasn't wanted to put a plastic bag between our legs to catch pube hair before it falls to the ground? We got one word for you, buddy — wax. Or, you know, you could just shell out $30 and let a professional handle it. Just sayin'.

This right here. This is just rude.

That being said, there is nothing like the ingenuity of a college student. We get it — it's exhausting going to class, going to parties, keeping a social life while maintaining that all important GPA, but this? This is just savagery.

Here is another hack only an exhausted college student could think of.

It's a conundrum, really. Here you have a book, but no placeholder to keep your place. That of course is where the ketchup comes in. Is this smart? Nope. Is this polite? Heck, no. But if it works, it works. To add insult to injury, the book is Death of a Salesman.

We have literally no words to describe this life hack.

Okay well, maybe we have a few:
  1. Why?
  2. Are you considering waking some ancient medieval death god through the ancient art of candle dripping?
  3. Aren't you afraid this thing is going to come alive and eat you?
  4. Just who in God's name would buy this thing and for the exorbitant price of $200?
  5. Did you include shipping and handling?
  6. Has it come alive and eaten you yet?

Some people enjoy music. Some people enjoy piercings. This is the natural child of both. 

Would we suggest this ever in life? No. Do we think this is a smart idea? No. Do we think you should do whatever the hell makes you happy as long as you're not hurting anyone else? Sure, why not.

Have you ever tried to explain a concept to someone only to realize that not only do they NOT understand what you're talking about, but also they never will, and furthermore, are fatally dumb and will suck up all your energy if you let them? No? Then flip through and behold, that person in the digital flesh.

What is banana bread, they ask? Sure, you can waste your breath telling them, but it's only going to go in one ear and out the other as they make their own version of it. Wait — is that a peel? And actual BREAD? You know what? Never mind. Sheer geniuses, these people.

But why? Literally, that's our question seeing this very helpful hack.

Sure, you could go to all of the trouble of emptying a plastic bottle, cutting it in a perfect line, and then using it as a sealant OR you could just buy a rubber band or package clip. Both work just as well and have less muss and fuss. But if this floats your boat, do what you do. This is a judgement free zone.

Ah, these college students — always so enterprising.

Wait, what's that? Those feet don't look like a college student's. You know you can just buy an actual pair of slippers instead of shoving your feet into an inconvenient and crunchy pair of water bottle slippers, right? Well, you learn something new every day.

Do you ever come across people so dumb that you wonder how they've survived so long??

You haven't??? Well, it's your lucky day, because we present to you one such prized idiot. We'll call him Carl. Carl wants the perfect bagel — so much so that he'll risk a perfectly good finger for it. Does Carl know he's risking the finger? We're not sure. Might he actually lose a limb? Indubitably, my dear friend, indubitably. Let us bow our heads in preemptive mourning for Carl's finger.

Please don't try this at home.

You know how they say, "don't light a lighter in gas stations because gas = fire." This would-be hackster obviously doesn't care. "Fire safety? For whom?" He scoffs flippantly, flicking his lighter on, only to receive a lovely surprise. A reminder: fire and gas stations don't mix, my friend, fire and gas stations don't mix.

Do you ever see a hack so outrageously dumb, so mind-numbingly stupid and downright dangerous that you can hardly bear to look?

Feast your eyes, and then quickly close them because the moment that shovel slips, things will go sideways with a vengeance. When in doubt, just lug the darned thing up the stairs. Or whatever.

Since these hacks were all so darned dumb, we thought we'd leave you on a good note.

This is Carlos, and it's his birthday. Sure, you could be boring and put candles on the TOP of the cake, but you don't want to do that. You're daring and smart, so you put candles on the SIDES – that way the wax won't drip and ruin the rest of the delicious cake. Happy birthday, Carlos, be grateful you have ingenious friend who aren't trying to kill you with their idiocy. (P.S. We're not sure that's his real name)