This kind of story brings us back to the days of overthinking some school physics project, only to have one kid come in with the most simple solution and actually make it work. Here are some resourceful DIY solutions that have our respect.
YouTuber Pupsi has made a following for himself creating musical instruments and making musical covers of popular songs, all out of vegetables and fruit. The best part about it is, it works, and he is extremely talented. In this, he takes several melons to create a mashup melody of All Star by Smash Mouth.
Most of us don't think twice about re-using a leftover cardboard Amazon box, and usually chuck it straight in the recycling bin. But not this guy. He makes insanely cool cardboard weapons from cardboard Amazon boxes that are inspired from video games, with a hot glue gun and some scissors. And he is inspiring us. The fact that he's making these weapons - let alone out of cardboard - is mind blowing. If you're a bit of a nerd or just like clever things, check out his amazing creations below.
Everything is so easily available to us, it's tough to remember just how much work goes into making a simple sandwich.
Well, one of the guys from How to Make Everything decided to dedicate six months of his life and $1,500 to find out just how much it takes.
This guy does everything from harvesting wheat for bread to going to the ocean to get salt. Along the way, he milks a cow for the butter, grows a garden for the vegetables , kills a chicken for the protein and so much more.
So much of this surely springs from the artisanal impulses of us millennials to make something ourselves and shorten the removal that convenience brings.
It reminds us of The Toaster Project from a few years ago, where a guy set out to make a toaster completely from scratch.
The thing barely worked.
So, sandwich guy wins this round.
You know how it is. You're sitting around with your bros or your gal pals and have the immense need to take a group selfie.
No one has a long enough arm to capture everyone.
And there's no one around who can take it for you.
And all you have is a bunch of Slim Jims.
It feels like the closer we get to the end of 2015 (the year in which Back to the Future part II was set), the more anxious we are to see the full realization of the hoverboard.
The most recent example is this video wanting to delicately assist you in creating your own replica from the streets of Hill Valley. And it won't be the last.
The last we heard of it was this one that Lexus claims to have designed and built.
Well, this DIY video only goes as far as a step by step instruction on how to make a look alike of the famous prop, but it's still something neat to do.
Get off your lazy butt and go make a pretend hoverboard like an adult.
So you're not a rocket scientist. No problem!
All you need to create your own launch kit is a box of matches, aluminum foil and some wooden skewers.
,br/> Grant Thompson (aka "The King of Random") demonstrates how this is done in the video above, and you can download the template if you sign up on his website.
The homemade rockets will leave a trail of smoke and can travel over 40 feet.