The best German life hacks 30 GENIUS HACKS FOR YOUR LIFE 2 days ago   04:07

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The Germans are a practical bunch. As well as coming up with way more inventions than their European neighbors, they also have several everyday tricks to make life that little bit more efficient or enjoyable. We find out more on this week's Meet the Germans.

Rachel Stewart is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic - from beer to nudity to complicated grammar - and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves.

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/MeettheGermans.

And don’t forget to comment with your own experiences!
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Comments 551 Comments

forlandom
Double duvets are indeed very sensible, but I think American twist-off beer bottles are a far better solution than the European kind.
amber o
we can also open bottles with spoons, tables or other bottles
SpeedCraft
Irgendwie bin ich gerade voll Stolz auf uns! 😂
Diane Davidson
As to quiet Sundays, we had that. Blue laws are through backs to church ruled life. I’m surprised Germany has it.
Diane Davidson
Do you share slippers when at a friend’s, or bring your own? Sharing spreads athletes foot and bringing your sounds cumbersome. Also I use arch supports and going with out hurts.
Plüsch Keks
3:05 Oh that's what their for! I never fully understood for what you needed a Bierdeckel. I always thought it was to keep the counter clean or something. To my defense: I am not legally allowed to drink so I never got to use them in that way. I always just build card houses with them.
DBGMLV
The nothing open on Sunday part is quite frustrating at times. You want to buy a jar of Nutella, well you are SOL, or you pay double and sometimes triple at a gas station. Some gas station carry items like cheese, ham, eggs, milk and so on.
Björn Thomas
100% deutsche zuschauer cool
Dustin Majo
Waaaaait... Not everyone knows the "lighter - bottle - trick"?! It's THE skill you need to learn when you become adult!
Lin Lee
I wish opening a bottle with a lighter really was a national skill, even though I’ve been trying for years, I still don’t know how my friends do it...
Max Gill
It bothers me to think that opening a beer with a lighter is considered a life hack. It is like "oh i dont have a clean knive to cut my bread, i guess i will use the one i used in the morning with just a tad of butter on" Would that be a life hack too?
DeineOma
3:17 8€ für 5 Bier, gibt's da nur 5'0er oder was
Fortuna Hase
Are the shops in america opened at sunday? oO
davekachel
"loud activities are illegal on sundays" don't stop people to be loud on sunday xD
Verbal Ästhet
I would have shared this but the "smashing the patriarchy" comment was just too retarded. ^^
ArfurFaulkesHake
These are not life hacks, just common sense.
Libor Supcik
NIce one fair play... well I reckon any beer nation opens beer bottles with sharp hard objects.
Terraria_master7
Most of these are common sence in Croatia
Peter Carey
It's interesting that the hole punch is a German example of "fun".
Black6659
Der Bierdeckel ist ein Offizielles Zahlungsmittel in Deutschland! xD
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30 GENIUS HACKS FOR YOUR LIFE The best German life hacks 2 days ago   19:57

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GENIUS HACKS FOR ANY SITUATION

These life hacks and tricks are gonna be unexpectedly helpful in numerous life situations.

If you often use eyewear you'll like these hacks.

If your glasses often fogging up, I advise you to rub some plain soap into the glasses and then wipe it up with a napkin as usual.
When your eyeglasses keep slipping down, take two rubber bands, tie them round the temples of the glasses. That's it, no more slipping down!

If you're just trying to pick up a new pair of glasses or buying eyewear for the first time, don't forget to take the table test. Simply put the eyeglasses right on the table and then carefully look at the glasses' temple tips, whether they both reach the table surface or not. If not, it means the temple tips are of different length! It may cause a lot of discomfort while wearing them.

In case you have high myopia of −6.00 diopters or more and accidentally lost your eyewear on the working desk. Grab your phone, turn on the camera and zoom in on the table surface until you see your glasses.

Another nasty problem every four-eyed probably faced - scratches on the lenses. Put some toothpaste on the lens and rub it in.
Did you know how handy plastic bags can be? You can use them as a smartphone case to protect your gadget from the damp and sand when you take it to the beach with you.

You can cook an awesome puffy omelet using plastic bag as well!


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