How to Beat your Friends at Darts (without practicing)

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Time: 0 Time! Cost: 0 Cost! Difficulty: 0 Difficulty! Coolness at Parties: Maybe Increased!? A Synopsis, and link to the Article I’ve been playing darts from time to time for a large portion of my life now, but have never really seen improvement. Just about every game I won or lost, came down to luck. Like myself, I imagine you would not be satisfied with that outcome. So this week, I decided to learn a simple hack to winning darts against the average human, and ended up testing it over the span of three games. Hope you enjoy! The Article! […]

How to Take Super Cool Pictures|Boxcube Photography

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This is Not a Tutorial I know very little about photography, but I recently hung out with a guy who does. And hawt damn is he good at it. So if you want to learn how to learn photography, talk to him. These links are pretty good too: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399400,00.asp http://digital-photography-school.com/21-settings-techniques-and-rules-all-new-camera-owners-should-know/ http://www.basic-digital-photography.com/12-tips-shooting-stunning-photos/ For example: Have you seen the new website recently? Though I get some credit for that, the majority of it goes to my man Sharyar at Boxcube Photography.  Every one of the spanky new pictures on this website are the product of his camera wielding ‘wizardry’. If you haven’t […]

#52) The 52 Skill Rube Goldberg Machine

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Time: 1.5 Months to Build, 1 Year to Conceptualize Cost: $500 Difficulty: The Most Difficult Thing I Have Ever Done Level of Neetness: Pretty Friggin Neet   1 Year, 12 Months, 52skillz After a year of learning, growing, building, doubting, creating, imagining, doubting some more, creating some more and one or two near death experiences…so comes the close to the first season of 52skillz. I’ve been nervous to write this post. Mostly because how I have framed this year puts A LOT of expectation on how incredible the “52nd Skill” is going to be (or maybe I just put that […]

#51) How to Back Flip

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Time: 3 Days Cost: $16 Difficulty: Moderate Ability to impressive people at high school parties: Free Bootlegged beer for life!   Your instincts are usually correct, I mean, they are usually correct…. if you’re doing something easy and natural, like walking, or sitting down, or knowing if you left the stove on after leaving the house. But for really difficult things, our instincts can be pretty darn deceiving. WHY WOULD YOU CLIMB THAT MOUNTAIN!?!?!YOU COULD DIE?!?! WHY WOULD YOU TAKE _______ RISK!?!?! IT COULD BE A WASTE OF ENERGY THAT COULD BE SPENT NOT DOING THAT?!?! Which is why for […]

#50) How to Build an App: Drop Da Mic

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Time: 20-40hrs Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easier than you would think Ability to be a Bowwss?: Massively Increased D-D-D-D-Drop da Mic How many times in your life have you had a moment where you wish you had a mic in your hands to drop? Burn someone real hard? DROP DA MIC. Spit some phat rhymes? DROP DA MIC. Slip into some canola oil, and brace yourself with your hands just about as you are going to perform on stage? DROP DA MIC. If you’re like me, than these kind of situations present themselves at many times throughout the day (and without […]

#49) How to Climb Everest, Host TV and be a Deaf Singer/Songwriter

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Time: Years Cost: Lots, and Lots of Time, Money and Hardwork Difficulty: Hard to even Measure Worth it: Hell Freakin Ya The Consistent Message of Success In a slight change from typical 52skillz programming, we are about to get all serious and motivational up in hur. Here is what I want to talk about this week. People that accomplish great things are people too. Achieving great things in different domains follows a relatively transferable mindset. If you want to accomplish something incredible, its gonna involve a looooooot of pain. 1. People that Accomplish Great Things are People Too At first […]

#48) Caving: How to Explore the Inside of a Mountain

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Time: 6 Hours Cost: $0-$150 Difficulty: Physically: Medium, Psychologically: High Badassery: 4 Unreasonably tight squeezes out of 5       So Underground No-One Could Hear Us Which may or may not be a good thing….Slightly off key singing and impromptu jam sessions aside, caving was another one of 52skillz’ “Ooo this is super fun and also incredibly terrifying” moments. From an optimistic viewpoint, you’re satisfying man’s instinctual need to explore and discover knew things. “Today we are left with few options of unexplored territory. The world’s greatest mountains have been conquered. The depths of the oceans have been reached. […]

#47) The PunGlasses: How to Make Your Puns More Effective

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Time: 30 min Cost: $15 Difficulty: Easy Effectiveness of Your Puns: Quadrupled Changing the World, One Pun At A Time Some people hate the pun. And rightly so. It can challenge people’s level of linguistic intelligence, boggle minds and sometimes can be too funny to even laugh at. I used to be in that boat. As a matter of fact, I’m not even all the way out of that boat. But with the power of the PunGlassesTM helping me forward, I feel like it is only a matter of time before I become as cool as these folks, and embrace […]

#46) How to Make Apple Sauce, ‘Murica Style

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Time: 30 min Cost: $10 Difficulty: Ezzy Peezy Good Down on Da Farm Fun?: Heeeeeeell Yeeea Today a Vlogger without a Cause…Tomorrow a Food Network Host. Food network wished they had that kind of talent on board. Ratings would skyrocket, money (and pieces of mashed apple) would fall from the sky. So much money in fact, that there would be a risk of suffocation in their building due to the large amount of space their dolla dolla bills ya’ll would take up. This would force them to build a new building to house the money, in turn spending all the […]