The mullet is where I draw the line. Business in the front, party in the back is not a look that I can pull off. But I did pull off the iPhone rice rescue, a MacGyver-ish trick if ever there was one. When I told you about dumping my phone in a cup of tea during last week’s storm, I didn’t anticipate the questions generated by my ill-timed accident. But ask you did, and here are the answers:
Yes, it worked! My iPhone (it’s a 4 if that makes a difference) is alive and well. It spent 36 hours in a bag of rice. And here are the exact instructions that I followed. The article also says you can use silica gel (the stuff in those little packets that are stashed in shoe boxes), but even though I am a Zappos VIP, I don’t know anyone who has that much silica gel lying around!
You also wanted to know if I had any other MacGyver tricks up my sleeve. Not really, but I did a little digging and am happy to report that I now know how to make a candle out of common household ingredients. Seriously, I made a candle out of an orange! The kids thought it was great fun, and other than a shot of citrus to the eye (I have bad luck with lemon wedges too, shot my date in the eye with one a few weeks back), the process was painless, delicious, and fun. Here’s how! The site also shows you how to unfreeze a lock, which could come in handy.
What about you? Have any MacGyver tricks you’d like to share?
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