Successful use of things for another purpose

discovery

#1

When I made my pot of coffee this morning the only thing in the cutlery drawer at work was a cake slice so I used it to stir my cafetiere: it was a revelation. Minimum effort, maximum stir-age speed. I imagine that this was the sort of frisson that Alexander Fleming felt when he discovered penicillin.

Provide details of your use of items for jobs other than their intended purpose


#2

Gross


#3

S’up casseroles?


#4

How is it gross? As long as it’s clean and not caked in cake, then there’s no issue here.

Good work, NoahV. Don’t let naysayers stop your innovative pursuits.


#5

Just seems a bit dirty


#6

Dirty


#7

one of the two best pieces of advice I’ve received on DiS:

Use a teaspoon to peel ginger.

Thanks @Balonz


#8

Alright Christina Aguilera


#9

The other?

Never start a land war in Russia - thanks, @ma0sm


#10

Store your baked beans upside-down

Thanks @Lucien; @bamos


#11

Really starting to think casseroles is one of the best trolls on here :smiley:


#12

Paperclips are better at getting ear wax out than cotton buds.


#13

PREACH


#14

Pardon?


#15

Hair grips too, so I’m told


#16


#17

Do you unfold it and use the pointy end (terrifying) or use the rounded end as is as a sort of scoop?


#18

The latter, I’m not a maniac.


#19


#20

I often use a pizza cutter to cut paper.