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    People On TikTok Are Sharing Life Hacks, So We Tried 7 Of The Most Viral Ones

    TikTokers are sharing life hacks, so we decided to test out the most viral ones!

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    Raise your hand if you watch a lot of TikTok!

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    Raise your hand if you'd like to learn something useful from TikTok!

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    Well, you're in the right place! We're Daniella and Farrah — two people who watch way too much TikTok. We noticed a trend of people posting certain ~life hacks~ on TikTok and thought, Whoa, that's kind of cool. BUT DOES IT WORK? So we chose eight of the most viral TikTok hacks and tried them out for ourselves!

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    A lot of us have that one pair of jeans that fit our legs just fine but are too damn big in the waist. This hack is the beltless solution that combats that issue. It has 8.9 *MILLION* views on TikTok and was posted by @viluong.

    Here's a breakdown of how it's supposed to work:

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    And here's what happened when we tried it! The original TikTok is on the right, and our re-creation is on the left.

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    You betcha! Our friend Shelby wore the same pair of loose jeans two days in a row because we forgot to record her doing it the first time, so shoutout to her for being an outfit-repeating trouper. The zipper area looks a little slanted, but it's not glaringly noticeable!

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    She said it made them fit A LOT better!

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    We were pretty perplexed when we stumbled upon this TikTok of a guy blow-drying his Oreo cookie, causing the cream to expand! It has 1.6 *MILLION* views on TikTok and was posted by @rickylax.

    Here's a diagram of what this David Duchovny lookalike did with his Oreo:

    @rickylax / TikTok

    And here's what happened when we tried it out. The original TikTok is on the right, and our re-creation is on the left.

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    No :(. All we got out of this was a couple of burned fingers from the intense heat of the blow-dryer. After exploring the comments section, we realized that he probably put a marshmallow between the two Oreo cookies and pressed down on it, then released it. Cruel.

    Us after trying this "hack": 🤡 🤡 🤡

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    We're both pretty short, so when we saw this hack about shortening long leggings to create a better fit, we knew we had to try it. It has 670,100 views on TikTok and was posted by @runliftmom.

    Here's a closer look at what she did:

    @runliftmom / TikTok

    And here's what happened when we tried it. The original TikTok is on the right, and our re-creation is on the left.

    Farrah Penn / BuzzFeed / TikTok

    Sure? We don't really think it required such detailed instruction. You can pull your leggings up and then just tuck the bottom part under without calculating how many inches! But if you're short and don't like the bunchy look at the bottom of your leggings, it's a quick fix that works.

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    We both audibly gasped when we saw this easy breakfast quesadilla hack by @saucedupfoods. They basically present an easier way of making a perfect breakfast quesadilla with minimal cleanup. It gained 1.8 *MILLION* views on TikTok, so obviously we had to try it for ourselves.

    Here's a closer look at what they did:

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    THE CHEESE IS THE GLUE.

    And here's what happened when we tried it! The original TikTok is on the right, and our re-creation is on the left.

    Farrah Penn / BuzzFeed / TikTok

    Yes! You just have to make sure your eggs aren't too runny before you flip. (Farrah cooked on medium-low heat for about six minutes.) It's incredibly easy AND really, really delicious. Plus, you don't get an eggy mess in your pan that's no fun to clean up.

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    Even though we know how to use chopsticks, we acknowledge that there are many of y'all out there who are still trying to learn! So when we saw this hack on how to make kiddy chopsticks, we decided to give it a try. It has 2.3 *MILLION* views on TikTok and was posted by @harrisonfriedman.

    @harrisonfriedman

    The only thing paper straws are good for 🙄

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    Here's what they did:

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    And here's our embarrassing attempt at trying it. The original TikTok is on the right, and our re-creation is on the left.

    Farrah Penn / BuzzFeed / TikTok

    Not for us, unfortunately! The paper straw broke in half. That's not to say it wouldn't work with a different type of paper straw and gentler hands, though! Please give it a shot if you're interested.

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    Anyone who's ever been to grade school is familiar with the predicament of a dull mechanical-pencil eraser. TBH, it's debilitating. So we knew we had to give this eraser hack a shot. It has 1.6 *MILLION* views and was posted by @zuhayrkhan0.

    Here's a closer look at their technique:

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    And here's what happened when we tried it out. The original TikTok is on the right, and our re-creation is on the left.

    Farrah Penn / BuzzFeed / TikTok

    Yes! Here's to making mechanical pencils last A LOT longer. Kind of lame that they try to play us like that, though.

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    When we saw this hack about being able to charge your AirPods by sticking them on the corner of your MacBook, we were definitely skeptical. But hey, ya never know what kind of magical tricks exist out there, so we gave it a shot. It has 774,000 views and was posted by @yourmadda.

    @yourmadda

    Pretty useful life hack

    ♬ original sound - yourmadda

    Here's what they did:

    @yourmadda / TikTok

    And here's what happened when we tried it! The original TikTok is on the right, and our re-creation is on the left.

    Farrah Penn / BuzzFeed / TikTok

    Nope! AirPods definitely can't charge this way. We're just gonna have to stick to using our normal chargers for now. But on the bright side, we learned a great trick for not losing our AirPods.

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    Us — AGAIN — after falling for a "hack": 🤡 🤡 🤡

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    While people post a ton of useful and interesting content on TikTok, there are also things that just don't work. We're glad we tried all these because we learned a LOT. Now please excuse us while we go make another breakfast quesadilla.

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