These 100 Year Old Life Hacks Still Work Today

Back in the early 1900s, every pack of Gallaher brand cigarettes came with a little “life hack” card. Here are 8 of their 100 year old life hacks that have lived on to this day and they make perfect sense. Check them out!

1. How to remove a splinter.

“Fill a wide mouthed bottle with hot water nearly to the brim, and press affected part of hand tightly against mouth of bottle. The suction will pull down the flesh, and steam will soon draw out the splinter.”

2. Keep your plants watered.

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“Fill a large pail with water, and stand it a little above the level of the plants and group round or near as many plants as practical. Loosely plait two or three strands of wool together, immerse completely in water, and place one end in the pail, weighted, and touching the bottom. Rest the other end on the soil: a separate plait of wool is advisable for each pot.”

3. Light a match in the wind.

“The familiar difficulty of lighting a match in a wind can be to a great extent overcome if thin shavings are first cut on the match towards its striking end, as shown in the picture. On lighting the match the curled strips catch fire at once; the flame is stronger and has a better chance.”