Humor Web Humor 25 Funny Life Hacks We Don't Recommend You Actually Try They Tried to Hack Life... and Failed Share PINTEREST Email Print Eoneren / Getty Images Humor Memes Holiday Humor By Beverly Jenkins Beverly Jenkins Beverly Jenkins is a humor and pop culture writer. She has published three web humor books and six calendars, including You Had One Job! and Photobombed. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 09/16/19 Life hacks are simple tricks that people share to make our everyday lives just a little bit easier. Whether it's a trick for saving time, money, or just cutting out a few steps from a complicated task, there are no shortage of handy life hacks on the web. Yet as with everything that's remotely helpful on the internet, somebody had to come along and ruin it with humor. There are tons of funny life hacks circulating online that seem like they'd be helpful, but upon closer inspection you'll find that they're just plain ruinous when attempted. Don't try these at home, kids! 01 of 25 Cut Tennis Balls in Half to Save Space Via Reddit You can fit so many more balls in the tube this way! The only downside is that then your balls are all cut in half. Hmm. 02 of 25 Magnify Your Home Screen Via Reddit Simply place your expensive mobile phone device into a glass of water to magnify your screen up to 100%. Why didn't I think of that? 03 of 25 Master the Art of Disguising Your Mess Via Reddit Be right back: I have to run to Kinko's to print off a dozen copies of the bottom of my sink. 04 of 25 The Easy Way to Turn Your Skin Purple Via Reddit Why bother with messy and costly make up applications when you can simply cut off the blood flow to your extremities? 05 of 25 Just Pop 'Em and Worry About It Later Via Reddit Those random pills you find lying around could be anything, from heart medication to Viagra. What could possibly go wrong? 06 of 25 Viruses Be Gone! Via Reddit Because stuffing your technology full of rapidly-spoiling produce is never the wrong answer! 07 of 25 Go on, Hop to It Via Reddit That giant cracking sound is normal, right? 08 of 25 Rub Those Babies Everywhere Via Imgur Salmonella on your keyboard; salmonella in your car; salmonella everywhere! 09 of 25 This Makes my Engine Hurt Just Thinking of It Via Reddit Nine out of ten car mechanics don't recommend this action, and the other one was asleep when we asked. 10 of 25 Perfect for Halloween Via Reddit Of all the uses for hot sauce, this one has to be the worst we've ever seen. Not that you'll be seeing much after putting Tabasco in your eyes. 11 of 25 Very Soothing Via Reddit Totally not creepy at all. 12 of 25 It's Not Illegal if You Don't Get Caught Via Reddit They wouldn't put cup holders in cars if they didn't want you to drink, right? 13 of 25 The Kids Are Going to Love These Via Reddit Of course they'll never sleep through the night again, but so be it. Can't be any worse than some of those scary toys we give them. 14 of 25 This Case for Your Sunglasses Costs $0 Via Reddit Walking around carrying a used toilet paper role with you at all times: priceless. 15 of 25 A Little Dab Will Do Ya' Via Reddit If you're the sort of person who doesn't even like to dog-ear book pages to save your spot, this picture must be making your blood pressure soar off the charts. Sorry about that. 16 of 25 Just Show Them the Law Books Via Reddit Once the potential robber sees those rules they're sure to follow them! 17 of 25 Put Metal in the Microwave, You Say? Via Reddit Bonus: it makes such pretty sparks when you press start. 18 of 25 Such a Time-Saver! Via Me.me Why didn't I ever think of that? Here I've been boiling my water every time I need it—like a chump. 19 of 25 Firefighters Hate Him! Via Reddit The big boom is a dead giveaway that you've located the source of the leak. 20 of 25 I Don't Know Much About Cars Via Reddit But I know this trick works 100% of the time. 21 of 25 Use the "Bagel Stabilization Hole" to Steady It Via Reddit It's almost like they designed bagels to be cut exactly this way. So clever. 22 of 25 Cleanup Made Easy Via Reddit Because the only thing tastier than plain kale is kale that tastes vaguely of coconut. 23 of 25 "Turn Any Drink to Diet Simply by Pushing This Button" Via Reddit If only we could eliminate the calories from other foods and beverages this easily. 24 of 25 Use Frozen Vegetables When You Run Out of Ice Via Reddit Mm, that's great broccoli water! Just like they serve at the spa except with more... broccoli. 25 of 25 Microwave Your Phone for 30 Seconds to Kill Bacteria Via Reddit Get it all nice and clean! Banish those germs right along with your phone's functionality.