Video: Rubber bands actually make pretty good rubbers, it turns out. They can also hold a pair of pliers shut, or keep a lid on a pot while you carry it around. But they make crappy bookmarks. In this video, The King of Random host Nate tests 10 popular rubber band hacks to see if they really work.
It’s weird that life hacks are something you have to test! Why would people share and spread bad life hacks? Probably because we’re all addicted to giving advice, whether for money (hi), or to feel important, or to feel as though we’re improving the world. And some hacks work just well enough for some people’s tastes, and not enough for others’.
Thankfully, there’s also money (hi) and fame in debunking stupid hacks. And Nate does it with style and humour.
Nate and channel owner Grant Thompson have given their own life hacks over the years, such as how to improve mobile phone reception and how to start a fire with a water bottle. They demonstrate their hacks on-camera and discuss the pros and cons — real responsible hacking. And in the last couple of years they’ve developed the smart, slick style you see above. The King of Random is worth a follow.