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How To: Remove tar from skin

We've all been there, taking a nice stroll along the beach and, oh no, a big splotch of tar is plastered on your foot! No need to worry because there are a variety of everyday products that get that tar right off.

How To: Make methamphetamine

This video shows you how to make Methamphetamine. The process for making it in chemistry terms is called an acid catalyzed dehydration of an alcohol using an E2 mechanism. The chemical compound being used is called Ephedrine. To turn Ephedrine into Methamphetamine you first need to break down the OH molecule and replace it with a H molecule. In order to do this it needs to be soaked in a mixture of Hydrochloric acid. What this does is breaks off the OH molecule. The next step is to add a Hydr...

How To: Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree

In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, hangovers, and other minor pain. The use of the willow tree as a mild pain reliever goes back to the Native Americans, who used it in much the same way that I do.

How To: Make Your Own Anti-Itch Cream

From poison oak to allergies, irritants can cause an irritated area that can itch for hours. Itching is annoying and distracting but you don’t have to go to the store to find relieve. You can make a topical cream to alleviate itching with things you have at home.

How To: Make a Simple Herbal Extract

Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let me explain it for you in a nutshell...

How To: You’ve Been Taking Pills Wrong Your Entire Life—Here’s How You Should Be Swallowing Them

It's a rare person who enjoys swallowing pills—and equally rare to find those who can toss a pill back easily and effortlessly without gulps of water and coughs. The transition from liquid medicine to pills, tablets, and capsules can be a rough one, and some of us still struggle well into our adult lives. Yet the reason your pills are getting caught in your throat may not be the medication's fault—it's all in how you swallow.

How To: Prevent heartburn with hard candy and gum

Heartburn can keep you up at night. Learn prevention tips and treatments for heartburn from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and Dr. Terry Graedon in this how to video. Watch and see how stimulating saliva production with hard candy or gum can help the acid go back down into your stomach. You can also use yellow mustard or even chamomile to ease heartburn pain.

How To: Make a non-toxic clay pipe for smoking marijuana

We are taught how to make a non-toxic pipe using baking clay and an eyelet and socket. First you form a bowl out of the clay with your hands. When thats done you poke a hole on the top to form the bowl, then a hole on the side towards the bottom to create the shaft for the pipe. Freeze it. While that's being froze the shaft of the pipe can be made. Rolling the clay the longer piece is formed. The inside is hallowed out. Blow through it to make sure its usable. Attach the long piece to the bow...

How To: Tape an ankle to prevent an injury in basketball

This video demonstrates how to tape an ankle in order to prevent an injury in basketball. To do this, first it is necessary to start off with some ace pads. The foot should be in a neutral position at a 90 degree angle. The ankle must be pre-wrapped with tape high toward the shin. Anchors must be applied around the top up by the leg and then another anchor with tape around the foot. Then there must be stirrups applied from the medial to the lateral. 3 stirrups are applied. Then they are ancho...

How To: Draw blood with three different phlebotomy techniques

Drawing blood is only responsibility for hospital nurses, but a very important one, so knowing the proper procedure is up to you to master. You can only become efficient at taking blood samples by practicing, but you should also know all of the phlebotomy methods for extracting blood cultures. This interactive video module will help familiarize you with the phlebotomy medical procedures (three different versions), but is not meant to be your sole method of instruction— always ask for supervis...

How To: Make a disposable pipe out of tin foil

In this video, we learn how to make a disposable pipe out of tin foil and a Sharpie. First, take the Sharpie and place it into a strip of foil and roll the foil tightly around it. keep rolling it until you are at the end of the strip of foil. Now, make sure it is tight around the end of the foil then you can remove the Sharpie from the foil and you will have a tube shape. Now, bend down so you have a pipe shape and flare out one end of the foil. This will create a pipe that you can make and t...

How To: Feel high without taking drugs

Ever wanted to know what its like to hallucinate? This video gives you the visual effects without the medication. It's great for when getting high on life isn't enough, but you've got no money, an NA promise, an upcoming drug test, or some other reason for sobriety to keep you from dabbling with the real pharmaceutical mind-altering deal. Watch this in full screen mode and turn away from the video when instructed to look at anything you want. The results are amazing!

How To: Tie a two handed surgical square knot

Are you in medical school an planning to be a surgeon? Then here is a how-to video with various different surgical knot tips. The UT Huston Student Surgical Association (SSA) has put together this surgical knot tying online tutorial. Watch as Dr. John R. Potts, MD. demonstrates the two handed square knot. Practice the two handed square knot surgical suture before going into your surgical rotation.

How To: Roll a tobacco cigarette without a filter or roach

Watch this how to video to learn how to roll a cigarette without a filter or roach. The principle is the same as rolling any other cigar. You want to either lay the tobacco across length of the paper evenly if you want a straight ciggy. Add less tobacco at one end and more at the other if you want a conical cigarette. You roll as before, using your weaker hand to roll the end you're going to smoke and your stronger hand to shape the rest.

How To: Never get busted by narcotic detector dogs

In a preview of NEVER GET BUSTED, Barry Cooper explains more about the habits & training of narcotic detector dogs. These are highly trained animals built to sniff out drugs like pot/marijuana, cocaine, heroine, crack, methamphetamines and the like. This canine cop is unlike any other and he's sure to take you down and get you in jail if you don't watch out. Barry Cooper is the best in helping prevent you from being arrested for drug possession. Stay out of jail and away from cops with these ...

How To: 10 Stories of Crazy Self-Surgeries + How to Perform Them Yourself

Do you have what it takes to save your own life, or perhaps even your sanity? Maybe save a buck or two in the process? If you think you do, read on, but I warn you—if you're prone to vasovagal syncope, i.e. fainting at the sight of blood, maybe you better skip this one. But if you can stand a little pain and control your heart rate Hannibal Lector-style, then you might just be able to perform a few life-saving, cost-effective self-surgeries. It almost sounds like a Chuck Palahniuk novel, wher...

How To: Make a pipe out of a soda can

This how-to video shows you how to make a pipe from an aluminum can. You will need an aluminum can, a knife, and a lighter. First, crush the can horizontally. Next, cut a hole using the knife at the bottom of the can. Next, cut a few notches on the side of the can where it is crushed. Once this is done, you are ready to use the can as a pipe. You will put your mouth on the regular opening of the soda can. The material being smoked is placed on the crushed side of the can with the notches. Thi...

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