How to Solve a Rubiks Cube While Riding a Bike

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Time: 6hrs Cost: $5 Difficulty: High Increased Chance with the Ladies?: Unlikely The Quick Version For those of you who are actually wanting to learn how to solve a Rubiks cube, it would be both a waste of my time and yours, if I attempted to explain it in this blog. For that reason, here are two links that do a much better job at explaining the learning process than I would: A step by step video A list of the algorithms you need to solve the cube. Once you’ve gone through the tutorial, I would plan to spend between […]

How to Flip a Water Bottle to Impress Your Friends

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Time: 1-2hrs Cost: $10 Difficulty: Moderate Likelihood of Male Approval at Parties: Increased The Quick Version Don’t have time to watch a 4min video!? Got business to business!? Chores to be chored!? Cats to be catted!? I hear ya. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with these 5 tips to a successful water bottle flip. Tip #1 You want a water bottle with a firm body, and flat bottom. I found that the Smart Water bottle worked the best. Tip #2 Fill up 70% of the bottle you found. No idea why this is the best percentage…but it just is. […]

How to Levitate a Ping Pong Ball with Your Mouth

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Time: 3-4hrs Cost: $3 Difficulty: Moderate Coolness: Greatly Increased Depending on Context The Quick Version I had two takeaways from this skill: ¬†Learning how to do this, and to make it look OKAY is fairly easy. To learn how to do it in a way that is worthy for a game of beer pong, will probably take 3-4 hours. Turns out, it was pretty hard to find information on levitating a ping-pong ball with your mouth. If you want to do it with a straw, that’s ezzy peezy That said, here’s what I learned.   How to Levitate a Ball […]

The Curious Person’s Guide to Learning Anything | TEDxUalberta

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  From the TEDx Youtube Page After devoting himself to learning a new skill every single week for 52 weeks, Stephen shares invaluable advice to learning anything. In this comedic talk, Stephen explores how we can motivate ourselves to pursue our ambitions and ultimately, follow through on our commitments. A native to Edmonton, Stephen is currently pursuing a degree in psychology from the University of Alberta. In addition to his studies, Stephen has led a variety of entrepreneurial ventures and passion projects to learn from direct experience. 52skillz is a project where he commits himself to learning a new skill […]

How to Make Your Own Beer

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Time: 1-1.5 Months Cost: $50 Difficulty: Super Easy Deliciousness: SUPER DELICIOUS   Links and Final Thoughts This was one of the longest running skillz in 52skillz history, second only to The Rube Goldberg Machine I spent two months making for the 52nd skill. Was it worth it? OH HELL YA. For those of you who are looking for actually instructions on how to make beer, check out: This Forum on Beer Making This Beer Kit Website This Instructables post on how to make your own beer from a kit Also, yes we did make a label for this beer. And […]

How to Make Your Own T-Shirt

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Time: 2-5hrs Cost: $50 Difficulty: Medium Shirt Satisfaction: Worn it Every Day Since (seriously)       For those of you wanting written instructions for this badboy, check out the instructables.com page I used to create this “tutorial”…or sorts. Also, 52skillz shirts with both designs will be on their way shortly! Which one do you prefer?