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Life hacks from the nineties will confuse millennials

Life hacks from the nineties including tricks for rewinding video tapes and burning CDs will leave millennials scratching their heads

  • Ebaumsworld.com has shared life hacks from the days before smart phones
  • Recommended keeping disposable camera to photograph scene of accident
  • A special machine to rewind video tapes before returning was recommended
  • One shared trick for overwriting promo floppy discs from AOL for personal use 

With Smartphone in our pockets we can do everything from taking photos to getting directions or watching TV with a few quick clicks, but back in the 90s things were very different. 

A hilarious collection of life hacks from the days before iPhones shared by Ebaumsworld.com reveals techonology struggles that millennials will never be able to relate to.

One tip involves investing in a VHS rewinder to save time before returning videos to the store, while another reminded Blockbuster customers that two-night rentals could be returned on the third day.

Another helpful sort, in the days before sat nav, recommended printing directions from the internet rather than relying on a cumbersome map. 

From reviving a Tamagotchi to untangling a slinky, these life hacks will either make you nostalgic or leave you scratching your head, depending on when you were born. 

In a collection of hilarious ’90s life hacks from around the world, one clever sort suggested keeping a throwaway camera in the glove box in case you need to gather evidence 

Before Netflix was a twinkle in the eye, you had to watch movies on video tape and rewind before returning to the store 

Before Netflix was a twinkle in the eye, you had to watch movies on video tape and rewind before returning to the store 

What's a sat nav? One helpful driver recommended printing off directions from the internet to remove the need for cumbersome maps 

What’s a sat nav? One helpful driver recommended printing off directions from the internet to remove the need for cumbersome maps 

Before Spotify was invented, people would copy the friends CDs and this was a top tip for ensuring quality 

Before Spotify was invented, people would copy the friends CDs and this was a top tip for ensuring quality 

But where's the Xbox? A homespun trick for fixing a problematic video game was definitely of the low-tech variety 

But where’s the Xbox? A homespun trick for fixing a problematic video game was definitely of the low-tech variety 

Every child of the '90s will remember the frustration of trying to untangle a slinky 

Every child of the ’90s will remember the frustration of trying to untangle a slinky 

More movie for your money! A clever Blockbuster customer pointed out that a two-day rental can actually extend into three if you return it on the morning of the third day 

More movie for your money! A clever Blockbuster customer pointed out that a two-day rental can actually extend into three if you return it on the morning of the third day 

A computer whizz figured out a way to overwrite information on free floppy disks given out by AOL 

A computer whizz figured out a way to overwrite information on free floppy disks given out by AOL 

Back when you had to rely on landlines to communicate, someone came up with a clever trick to stop parents eavesdropping 

Back when you had to rely on landlines to communicate, someone came up with a clever trick to stop parents eavesdropping 

Before the optical mouse came along, people had to put up with dust and lint getting stuck in the rollerball 

Before the optical mouse came along, people had to put up with dust and lint getting stuck in the rollerball 

Beanie Babies were arguable the most popular toy of the '90s and people were eager to keep rare models preserved so they could sell them on in the future 

Beanie Babies were arguable the most popular toy of the ’90s and people were eager to keep rare models preserved so they could sell them on in the future 

Anyone who remembers the strain of keeping a virtual pet alive would have been grateful to know this clever trick 

Anyone who remembers the strain of keeping a virtual pet alive would have been grateful to know this clever trick 

Watching adult content on the family TV was fraught with danger, but this canny viewer had a solution to avoid getting caught 

Watching adult content on the family TV was fraught with danger, but this canny viewer had a solution to avoid getting caught 

 

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