There’s a constant stream of beautiful pictures, ingenious hacks, helpful tutorials, and delicious recipes on Pinterest, but sometimes the ideas you see get a bit wacky. Making brownies by microwaving ingredients in a coffee cup? Using toothpaste to get rid of nail polish? Who thought of these things and do they actually work or are they just a bunch of misinformation constantly repinned because it looked cool.
Some crazy ideas you see on Pinterest do actually work, others may work but are just bad ideas in general, and some are just complete misinformation. What to find out which is which? Check out these crazy ideas to see for yourself.
1. Indoor Clementine Tree
This interesting idea was an eHow article originally and should really work.
2. Fire Glass
This would be awesome wouldn’t it? But the pinner has misinformation here. Fire glass is used to help distributed heat for propane fires. It doesn’t burn itself. It does look cool though.
3. Candy Clay Roses
These are made out of chocolate candy clay. Talk about realistic looking flowers
4. Lemon Candles
Yep, this is actually true. It has to do with citric acid.
5. Mug Brownies
There’s no reason this won’t work, though how good it tastes is up to you.
6. Superglue Band-aid
Using superglue to close small wounds has been known to work long before Pinterest found it. However, if you use this technique make sure you clean your wound well before sealing.
7. Homemade Slip and Slide
Combine a sprinkler with plastic sheeting and anchor pins, and you have a slip and slide. Add baby soap for extra slickness that won’t hurt your eyes.
8. Speed Check
Assuming this doesn’t register the car behind you, it would be a handy.
9. Sheet Fan
This is a good way to cool off your sheets, but you have to leave them untucked for it to work.