🟨 Always wear yellow to the zoo

ALSO: How to get gum off anything

Good morning life hackers,

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Here’s what you’ll learn today:

  • 🟨 Why you should wear yellow to the zoo

  • 🎵 Learning a language with music

  • 🧽 How to get gum off anything

  • 💻 5 Helpful links

  • 🎁 Bonus hack!

Read time: 3 minutes

When embarking on a wild adventure to the zoo, make a bold fashion choice—opt for the color yellow.

Why, you ask? Well, our animal friends might just thank you for it! Turns out, a lot of animals are color-blind, but not to yellow. It's like a VIP pass to catch their attention.

Lions, lemurs, and lizards will be able to spot your sunny hues, making you the star of the animal kingdom runway. So, next time you plan a zoo rendezvous, remember: Always wear yellow, and let the wildlife parade begin!


Want to learn a new language? Well it might be as simple as listening to top 40 songs. Pop songs are renowned for their repetitive lyrics and extremely common vocabulary, the exact thing you need when trying to learn a new language!

The rhythm and familiarity of tunes you already know in your native language create a bridge in your brain to a simple and inviting comprehension.

Another great technique is to read your favourite childhood book. Chances are you already know the words, making it easy to understand, and thus learn the language.


If you find yourself in a sticky mess with chewing gum clinging on, don't fret. One of the best ways to bid farewell to that stubborn gum is by adding a touch of rubbing alcohol.

Grab a cotton ball, soak it in alcohol, and dab it on the gum. Let the magic happen—the gum will lose its grip, making removal a breeze.

The alcohol works its charm, breaking down the gum's stickiness. No need for frustration or scraping; just let the alcohol work its magic, and watch that gum vanish.



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More links tomorrow!


That’s all for today. I hope your day is at least just a little bit better after reading.

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