Household Cyclopedia - Useful household information past and present - LoveToKnow Household information is what this site is about and there are over 300 articles here. The genesis of this site was a book published in 1881 called the Household Cyclopedia of General Information. Many of the articles are from that book and are fascinating from a historical perspective and for research purposes. At LoveToKnow, we liked the idea of a site for general household information a lot, so we decided to add articles that are up to date and germane to today's living and challenges. Select a category below for articles from the Late 19th Century:
10 Totally Awesome Things Made Out of Cardboard for Your Home During a dinner party last night I had a realization, don’t become to attached to things. I had this epiphany after spending the evening coaxing coasters underneath glasses and following my friends three year old around with a wet towel and dustpan. I realized unlike my civilized friends, I cared a little too much about material things and less about making memories. I began too daydream about furniture that if destroyed, could easily be put out with the recycling. Thus, a blog post was born. Enjoy! How to Make a Pinwheel. As the summer comes, children like to play outside while I try to be indoors like a rat. A pinwheel is a perfect toy, and easy, for children that likes to play outside. Here is how to build one. Before starting this project, please read the disclaimer located in the main menu.
Hack Apart a Highlighter to Create UV-Reactive Flowers [Science] - How-To Geek ETC College students have long been hacking apart highlighters to create glowing bottles of booze to line their dorm room walls. Far more interesting, however, is the application of the hack to flowers. Many of you may remember a science class experiment from years gone by where in you put food coloring in a beaker and then some freshly cut white flowers; returning to the experiment a day later yielded flowers colored to match the dye you added. Lots Of Free Books & Videos: Green, Self-Sufficiency, Survival, More Welcome to Jubilee 101. Here you will find a wealth of educational/instructional material* literally at your fingertips. Below is a list of the categories. Each category contains between 15 – 40 educational/instructional PDF documents* and 5 – 30 instructional videos. In total there are over 2600 PDF documents and over 1000 videos.
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Artisanal Pencil Sharpener - Video David Rees is not kidding. He really does sharpen pencils for a living. Sure, he made his name as a humorist (from 2001 to 2009, he created the acclaimed political cartoon “Get Your War On”). PVC Pedal Launcher Thanks for the awesome plans and such a great design. Here's some photos showing my version of the launcher. My changes: 1. PVC rails are 5 ft. 2. legs are cut to 44" wide. (Still accommodates a large wingspan and various positions for the rails) 3. installed a return spring on the foot pedal to avoid accidental launches.
DIY Star Wars Snowflakes With winter upon us, we thought it would be fun to share a fun project of ours with you: snowflake designs with a Star Wars twist. We created the original set of designs in 2010 and now have the largest collection of designs and templates on the internet. With The Force Awakens opening in December, the latest installment of the Star Wars film series inspired us to create new designs such as the BB-8 and Kylo Ren. How To… Embed This Infographic <a href= "><img src=" title="10 How Tos" alt="How To Infographic" border="0" class="nopin" /></a><br />Source: <a href=' title='Interesting Facts'><a href=' title='Interesting Facts'>Today I Found Out</a></a> 1) How to drastically increase the life of your shaving razor
Jim Walker Military Launcher for Folding Wing A-J Army Interceptor <meta name="description" content="The Jim Walker military catapult launcher used in WWII for the folding wing Army Interceptor" /> When World War II broke out in Europe, Jim Walker began to think of how to use different types of model airplanes to aid in the war effort. At that time he was thinking of large Radio Controlled planes, never dreaming that there was anything in the toy field that would meet army needs. One day in Texas, a colonel who had bought dozens of the toy gliders for his own children, walked into a variety store and picked up a handful of American Junior Aircraft's little Army Interceptor folding wing gliders. "Heck," he said, "these are the babies we want." Consequently an order for 500 of the planes came from the instructor's training headquarters in Texas. This was followed shortly by an order for 1,000 and then one for 5,000.