THIS Guy Hammers Nails Into This Lemon. The Awesome Reason Could Save Your Life!

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There is something about fire that grabs our attention and imagination. Humans have been transfixed by dancing orange and blue flames ever since the dawn of time and nothing quite rivals the awesomeness of the strange and wonderful things that people have conjured up involving fire.

Whether it’s fire breathing or walking, there’s lots of neat and amazing tricks you can do with fire and some are survival oriented hacks that people turn to in times of need. The latest one that has been spreading across the internet like fire involves using a lemon to make just that, a fire!

Whether you want to impress your friends, need a science project idea, or just like doing cool MacGyver type of stuff, this video is for you. It was uploaded to YouTube by the NorthSurvival channel, which is full of all sorts of interesting and innovative survival tips and information so be sure to check it out.

To successfully pull this particular trick off you’ll need a few other items in addition to a lemon. Gather together 6 copper clips, 6 zinc nails, some insulated wire, and steel wool. Copper and zinc coins will work too, but the clips and nails work best because you want to stick them securely into the lemon.

Start by working the lemon in between your palms so that it softens up. Take the copper clips and stick them into the lemon in a single file row all down one side, spacing them apart by about a centimeter. Now take the zinc nails and push them into the lemon on the same side so that they’re parallel to the copper clips.

Grab a little piece of wire and connect it from the first copper clip to the second zinc nail. Do this again by connecting another piece of wire from the second copper clip to the third zinc nail and so on, until you reach the end of the line. This is what creates a reaction between the two metals that ends up producing electricity.

The next step is to connect a piece of insulated wire to each end where the nail and clip have no wire on them yet. The copper clip will be the (+) positive end and the zinc nail will be the (–) negative. The wired up lemon should produce around 5 volts of electricity and at this point you’re ready to harness that power to start a fire!

Take the steel wool and place some dry tinder atop it, toilette paper was used in the video and works well. Now take the two wire ends from the lemon and touch them to the steel wool. This short circuits it which causes the wool to heat up enough to spark a fire. Once you get a flame going add more tinder and build up the fire with other materials to keep it going.

It goes without saying that you should always be careful around open flames and/or electricity, and while the saying “don’t play with fire” is good advice, this trick can easily be done safely if you exercise appropriate caution and supervise the flame at all times. So the next time life hands you lemons, stick in some metal and wire them up to create a unique battery-type of fire starter.

Enjoy this awesome project!

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Apparently THIS Is Why You Should Be Freezing All Your Lemons! I Had No Idea!

When life hands you lemons, put them in the freezer. That way you can easily grate them up later for a powerful, and tasty, health kick. The health benefits of lemons are mostly found in the skin and peel of the tangy little citrus fruits. I had no idea..

These are often lost when people eat them because only the juice and pulp get used and consumed. The skin and peel is almost always tossed or left aside because it tastes gross on its own. However, when you use every part of a lemon, skin and all, you can get between 5 and 10 times more the amount of vitamins and other health benefits out of them.

Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, as well as vitamins B6, A, and E, plus folate, calcium, copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, protein, riboflavin, niacin thiamin, and phosphorus. The yellow fruits also contain flavonoids and limonoids, which are powerful antioxidants with natural cancer fighting and prevention properties. Lemons have also been shown to help prevent diabetes, control high blood pressure, relieve indigestion and constipation, alleviate fevers, and reduce weight.

The citric acid in them helps to fight germs and bacteria and many people use them to clean and brighten their skin. When you eat a lemon you’re feeding your body so much more than just citrus juice and great flavor, but to truly gain all the health benefits from them you have to eat the entire fruit.

It follows that, in order to get all the health benefits out of a lemon, it works best to freeze it before using. First wash and clean the lemon well, then dry it off completely before sealing it in a resealable freezer bag, and place it in the freezer until it’s frozen solid. The simple reason why you should freeze it is because when a lemon is hard and solid it makes it much easier to grate.

You want to grate it, rather than slice or squeeze it, because a majority of the health benefits are found in the peel and skin. Most people use only the juice and pulp when they go to eat or cook with a lemon. Thus, by grating it you end up using the entire fruit and gain the most health benefits from it.

Once your lemon is frozen solid take it out of the freezer and cut off one of the ends to it is flat. Then begin begin grating it with the flat side against the grater, like you would a block of cheese. This makes it easier to hold steady and cuts down on the risk of it slipping while you’re shredding it up.

When you’re done, store the lemon gratings in a resealable container or use them to flavor dishes with. They won’t be overpowering when you add them to other food dishes. Instead, the lemony shreds compliment and bring out the other flavors and what you get is a very unique type of flavoring that differs from that of squeezing plain lemon juice on food.

Your mind, body, and palette will thank you, so spread this healthy tip and enjoy!

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She Sprinkles Salt On A Lemon Then Squeezes The Juice Into The Toilet. But The Reason Is Brilliant!

We all know that lemons add great flavor to foods and drinks. We have learned extensively about their health benefits, providing a multitude of anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. At the center of the greatness of the “Mighty Lemon” is it’s concentration of Vitamin C.

However, this video that you are about to watch, is not about the health benefits of lemons. Rather, it shows 10 ways in which lemons can be used as a house cleaning tool, that are just amazing. Not only do they do the job, but leave everything fresh smelling.

It is the acidity in the lemon juice, and the grease-cutting oil contained in the skin, that give lemons such efficient cleaning properties.

The 10 ways to clean with a lemon included in the video below are as: A Fridge Freshener; Microwave Steam Cleaner; Grater ‘De-Cheeser’; Scourer for Wood Cutting Board; Descaling the Hot Water Kettle; Glass and Mirror Cleaner; Toilet Bowl Cleaner (with coarse salt); Soap Scum Remover; Sparkling Chrome and Faucets and a Garbage Disposal Deodorizer.

Watch the video to see exactly how easy it is to use lemons for these purposes!

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She Boils Oranges In A Pot. The Reason Is Surprisingly Brilliant!

I don’t know about you, but chemically scented household products make me gag, and I now know why.  It was revealed in a 2007 study, that at least a dozen brand-name air fresheners contain Phthalates.  These endocrine disruptors are capable of causing birth defects, hormonal abnormalities and problems with reproduction!

This information is enough for me to never use anything artificially scented again.  The video you are about to watch offers an easy-to-do natural alternative to freshening the smell of your home.  The basis of all of these natural scents is using real citrus in the blend.

The first DIY natural home scent combines: oranges, cloves, cinnamon and water.  Secondly you can try a mixture of: lemon, vanilla, rosemary and water. Last but not least try: lime, thyme, mint, vanilla and water.  Watch the video to watch how this is done.

Once your scent is ready, you boil it and then let it simmer to make your house smell deliciously fresh and inviting!

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This Baby Boy Tastes A Lemon For The First Time 3x In a Row. His Reaction Is An Unexpected Surprise!

Lemon is one of the healthiest citrus fruits; packed with Vitamin C combined with its pH balance, makes the lemon a powerful antibacterial and antioxidant agent.  However, eating lemon by itself, without dilution can be quite a sour experience. There are so many videos on the internet of people trying foods for the first time, but sour lemons never cease to entertain.

You may have seen videos of babies tasting lemon for the first time on the internet, but you have never seen this adorable little tike in the video below.  The number of reactions he has is just beyond belief. All the different faces he makes which then turn into little smiles are absolutely fascinating.

Watch as he does everything in his power to adjust to this new overwhelming taste.  Going from the “sour shakies” to laughter, back again and then some serious effort to adjust.  Finally, it’s as if he is saying, “nice try mom, but I don’t think so!” Enjoy the video below and let us know if you loved it as much as we did!

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Video: Dog Licks A Lemon For The First Time. He Proceeds To Throw a Hysterical Fit!

When life hands you lemons make lemonade. So the saying goes- turn a negative situation into a positive one and make the best with what life throws your way. That common phrase works fine and dandy in theory, but in an alternative sense of it, what if you hand your dog a lemon? Dogs can’t make lemonade. Heck, most dogs don’t even know what a lemon is.

One golden retriever was recently introduced to the sour fruit and when he got a taste of it he was shocked. At first sight, he pranced around wagging his tail not sure of what to do with it. To a dog it must kind of resemble a tennis ball or play toy but picking it up by mouth would quickly prove otherwise. He carefully licks the lemon a few times and realizes this is no toy. The bitterness causes him to snuffle and sneeze as he jumps up and down surprised by the unpleasant taste. Not wanting any more of it he pushes it away and goes towards his human as if to say “we’re done here.”

While variety is the spice of life and it is good to try new things, I am sure this dog will not be partaking in any more lemon feasts. He came, he saw and he licked the tangy citrus, and now he knows what it tastes like. Dogs are often drawn to odd smells and are even known to roll around in disgusting things such as other animals poop. That is more appealing than rolling around in lemonade. Their behavior is bizarre to us humans but to them its just another dog day in the life. So if you hand a dog a lemon, this reaction and scene is likely what you will get.

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