You may have heard quite a few seemingly brilliant hacks through the grapevine, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they work.

Scrolling through my various feeds every day, I probably encounter at least 10 hack-related pieces. Now don’t get me wrong. I love the idea of a good life hack, but there’s a clear difference between writing about an awesome way to defog your car windows using a potato peeler and actually doing it. Remember that seeing is believing!

With that being said, there are plenty of tricks on the internet that quite frankly just don’t work. So before you end up wasting your precious time and money, here are 10 life hacks that you should avoid.

1. Life Hack: Urinating on a jellyfish sting can relieve the pain.

 

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