There are life hacks that can save you a lot of time, money, and headaches. Whether it's keeping the squirrels away from the bird feeder or hiding your spare key, human ingenuity has found plenty of clever ways how to improve our everyday routine.

However, the term "life hacks" has become an internet cash cow. And everyone from click-hungry websites to clout-craving teenagers wants a piece of it. Over time, this has given rise to plenty of absurd listicles, featuring useless nonsense disguised as smart solutions.

Making fun of these ridiculous "tricks", Twitter users have begun inventing life hacks of their own. Although you probably already know them or would never use them, the irony is what makes them great.

#1

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Rod Egret
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is very good!

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#2

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MarthaKelly3 Report

Julie Bonenfant
Community Member
1 year ago

Finally! Instructions I can follow.

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#3

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago

👏👏👏

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The internet culture archive Know Your Meme states that the term "life hack" was coined by tech journalist Danny O'Brien on October 23rd, 2003 on his blog Oblomovka where he described his research for an upcoming talk on the subject, which took place during February 2004's Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego, California.

Interestingly, O'Brien directed people to a message board seeking suggestions about their personal shortcuts, as well as the names of people he could interview about these hacks, and one of the first people mentioned in the conversation was the late Aaron Swartz, who kept a detailed log of his online activity.

#4

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EdLatimore Report

iblowsheep
Community Member
1 year ago

HALLELUJAH!

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#5

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yooogan Report

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

I swear you can almost smell the recirculated air and hear screaming kids

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#6

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ShortSleeveSuit Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
1 year ago

"Guys, I'm eating junk and watching rubbish! You better come out and stop me!"

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In September 2004, Gawker Media registered the domain name Lifehacker.com and in 2005 the website was launched with Gina Trapani as the lead editor. The first hack that the site offered was a "word stemmer" tool that worked with the social bookmarking site Del.ici.ous to clean up similar tags and remove duplicates within a user's account.

Now, "life hack" can mean virtually everything. The term is tossed around mercilessly and as you can see from this list, this has also led to it becoming a meme. But at least it's a pretty good one!

#7

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

'Now how do you think we can make a penguin the world leader in Mars?'. Me: 'It's just about finding that balance'. Everyone: 👏👏👏

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#8

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JoelakaMaG Report

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Then go on holiday, forget to have someone come round to water you, and die a tragic death

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#9

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Person
Community Member
1 year ago

haha!!

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#10

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kenklippenstein Report

Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
1 year ago

I KNEW I'd been doing something wrong all this time!

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#11

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Sir_WhiskersPhD Report

Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago

No. They'll light the candle for you and insist on singing the song

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#12

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rspanther
Community Member
1 year ago

Assuming they would notice that I had died.

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#13

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milfnokids Report

Donkey boi
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't eat bagels! There is a hole in the middle! You're being ripped off! Where is the rest of it?

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#14

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e_lashley Report

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

I do, every time. I call it my buffer day.

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#15

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_S_choir Report

Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago

Why else do we need friends?

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#16

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Myrkur
Community Member
1 year ago

*gets sad in my dream* dangit it didn't work

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#17

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K Witmer
Community Member
1 year ago

Idk why you guys got downvoted sometimes ghosting is the safest way to go. And Ryan you're right you do not have to talk to your family ever if they treat you badly

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#18

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denzoren
Community Member
1 year ago

I left for Uni but was forced back due to the pandemic. Now I feel like crap every time someone asks me, "So you're still at home?"

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#19

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago

Then build more sidewalks and find more ten million dollars

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#20

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Thomas Sweda
Community Member
1 year ago

And, time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

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#21

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Uosipaw Report

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Continue until you have enough sandwiches to feed the world

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#22

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brgoldwyn Report

YoyoSthlm
Community Member
1 year ago

Or a floating device if you fall off your boat

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#23

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Lin_Manuel Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
1 year ago

I do this before bed and wake up with baby feet.

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#24

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Meghan_Lawson Report

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Sadly, this is almost guaranteed to put someone close to you in a bad or even homicidal mood

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#25

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GleamPt2 Report

Rosidah Yahya
Community Member
1 year ago

no no need to be richer

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#26

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DaleKazamich Report

Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago

Global warming? No worries, I have a solution.

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#27

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SheaSerrano Report

Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago

But I'm purple 😢😢. No hope for me then

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#28

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago

A legal one people!

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#29

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 year ago

When I went on vacay to Seattle, I knew I was gonna be a souvenir sucker, so I packed my smaller suitcase with my stuff, put it inside my larger one, and voila! Room for all the shopping my heart desired.

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#30

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primawesome Report

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

This is sound advice until you realize that you prefer it to a real girl's hand

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#31

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lilMoike Report

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Guaranteed not to scare pets or cause fires

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#32

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Keifer430 Report

Johnny
Community Member
1 year ago

You usually only need to do this once. "Happy Birthday!" "It's not my birthday" "Oh, when is it?" "June 12th". Then add it to your phone's calendar.

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#33

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Via ouija board

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#34

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
1 year ago

That sounds gross though

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#35

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Kestas Kalkys
Community Member
1 year ago

stupid moron... so sad

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