Bi-Monthly Almanac: Siphoning Gas, Ant Catcher, and other Household Projects

This installment of the bi-monthly almanac provides tips on assorted household projects, such as siphoning gas safely or catching ants.



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Use this method of siphoning gas and you won't end up with a mouthful of petrol.
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Flypaper will do as well at catching ants as flies if you wrap it around the bottom of a table leg. 
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Method of hanging a manual push mower with a coat hanger.
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You don't have to throw away eggs with cracked egg shells. A few pieces of scotch tape will keep them fresh long enough for you to use. 
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To make a campfire tripod, cut three sticks, insert the top ends in the mouth of an empty can, and set the bottom tips on in ground around the edges of your fire. Make sure the sticks are far enough from the fire that they don't catch themselves. If the can's lid is still attached, punch a hole in the "flap" and insert a wire hook to support your kettle.
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A towel bar bolted to a door can serve as a door handle both children and adults can use.
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