101 Alternative Uses For Hula Hoops

This marks my fourth post in this “101 Alternative Uses” posts. I’ve gotten a lot of interesting traffic to my site in terms of keywords/phrases. Maybe one day I can do a “101 oddest referring keywords” that’ll be something to look forward to. But that might take a while. Really what I’m doing is filling in text so the first few things on this list. So what are you waiting for? Veer your sight down a few dozen or so pixels and get to reading:

  1. Cut several in half and construct the world’s biggest crazy straw
    *This will require someone with an incredible lung capacity
  2. Construct a huge pixie stick
  3. If your  football team has no tires to do drills in, use hula hoops
    *You gain man points the pinker and more sparkly the hula hoops are
  4. Use a flag pole and hula hoop to play horseshoe
    *It doesn’t matter if you cut the hula hoop or not just go nuts
  5. Loop earrings for a humpback whale
  6. Toss at people riding bicycles to ring it around their head
  7. Use an entire hula hoop (including the ball bearing inside it) as a twisty blow gun
  8. A giant frisbee golf disc
  9. Use to blow giant bubbles
  10. Roll like a bowling ball at empty water bottles to create hula hoop bowling
  11. A throw ring for a boat
    *You might want to attach several together
  12. Swinging rings
  13. Use to juggle
  14. A replica Flavor Flav necklace
  15. Frame for a giant round picture
  16. Make a huge pinwheel
  17. Use as a hoop for ping pong basketball with no paddles
  18. Build a hopscotch course
  19. Construct a scale model of The Leaning Tower Of Pisa
  20. Make a giant monocle
  21. Construct your very own cocoon
  22. Use to cut shapes for giant cookies
  23. Frame for a net to catch fish
  24. Make a giant twisting drum
  25. Use to tan animal hide
  26. Use a framework for a mascot outfit
  27. Use as a sumo ring for rabbits
  28. Rims for a monster truck
  29. Spindle for a giant weaving machine
  30. Run through a wood chipper and create confetti
  31. Take the ball bearings out of the hoops and break the pieces of the hoop into sticks to play pool with the ball bearings
  32. Clock face
  33. Use as the base of a satellite dish
  34. Make your own Wheel of Fortune wheel
  35. Steering wheel for a tractor
  36. Mount for a really big globe
  37. Make a gyro ride for spider monkeys
  38. Ferris wheel for mice
  39. Snow shoes
  40. Spell O O O O O O on your neighbor’s lawn
    *You can also spell G O O G L E if you break some into pieces. It’ll also be more effective if done on Halloween
  41. Stencil for spray painting
  42. Make a giant slinky
    *May only be as effective as the typical useless slinky
  43. Wheels for a stagecoach
  44. Make a replica of the Olympic logo
  45. Make a telescope
  46. Launch pad for model rockets
  47. Use with plastic wrap to cover a really big bowl of jello
  48. Cut into pieces to siphon liquid from one container to another
  49. Use to hold a wooden barrel together
  50. Wedding ring for Godzilla
  51. Use as the outline for a stain glass window
  52. Make a giant game of checkers
  53. A tunnel for ants
  54. A fraternity paddle to hit three pledges at once
    *I am in no way condoning the use hazing of pledges
  55. Use as a spinning dinner table top
  56. Mold for big ice wheels
  57. Snorkel
  58. Use to organize/hide cables
  59. Use to make a big round shade
  60. Use for a manhole cover
  61. Fix plastic wrap so it hangs in the middle a bit, fill with water and you’ve got a bird bath
  62. Use for road signs
  63. Use to fix broken wheelchairs that have lost their handles to move the chair
  64. A belt
  65. Snorkel for a vehicle
  66. Key ring
  67. Doorknocker
  68. Make a concave or convex mirror
    *Whichever you want, or both
  69. Make a sunroof for your car
  70. Halos for really big angels
  71. Splint for a snake
  72. Get a variety of colors X2 for a double rainbow
  73. A wreath
  74. Miniature spiral staircase
  75. Make an epic fly swatter
  76. Temporary ring of fire
  77. Water irrigation
  78. Pull-up bar
  79. Rim for a sombrero
  80. Speaker mount
  81. A stage for a flea circus
  82. Frame for a gatling gun
  83. Flashlight
  84. Periscope
    *You would also need really really tiny mirrors and GREAT vision
  85. Dog/Cat collar
  86. Freddy Krueger hand
  87. Make a skeleton
  88. Replacement for PVC
  89. Can be used as a replacement tail for cats
    *The new tail may have a permanent curve to it
  90. A wicker chair, but hula hoop parts instead of well wicker
  91. Picket fence
  92. Jail cell bars
  93. Bracelet for King Kong
  94. Golf tees
  95. Attachment for a vacuum to reach small places
  96. Use to make crop circle circles
  97. Towel rack
  98. Cut in half to make a boomerang that most likely won’t return to you
  99. Tent poles
  100. Replacement tusks for a wild boar
  101. Rings for Saturn
    *Doing this may require the entire world supply of rings nullifying the other items on this list

Well that does it for this week. You know what to do. Mock me, add something I didn’t, or try not to spam this post. For next week it’s between licorice and Conan O’Brien’s hair and I’m opening up the voting to whoever reads this. The voting will run until Wednesday July 13th. Thanks for reading 🙂

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101 Alternative Uses For Golf Balls

So this last week I asked some friends which they would prefer, hula hoops or golf balls. And while I really wanted to do hula hoops (because I had already thought of a bunch of uses) golf balls was the winner. I have to say this was very challenging and took a little longer than the previous lists did (also spent some of the time missing my wife and son who are visiting relatives). Regardless of that, I hope you enjoy the latest of 101 alternative uses…golf ball edition:

  1. Newton’s Cradle
  2. Saw in half to use as a light dimmer
  3. Use a replacement eyes for a mannequin
  4. Use as a paddle ball…ball
  5. Wheels for a toys vehicle
  6. Pencil topper
  7. Christmas ornaments
  8. Pearl necklace…except with golf balls
  9. Massage beads
  10. Belt buckle
  11. Shower curtain decoration
  12. Beaded curtain
  13. A baseball for nutria rats
  14. Big round buttons
  15. Door knob
  16. Pull string attachment
  17. Shell out and make a Russian nesting doll
  18. Tiara jewelry
  19. Lawn ornaments
  20. Use as the ball for an optical ball mouse
  21. Use to fill up a bean bag chair
  22. Pebbles for a fish tank
  23. Glue together in downsizing circular patterns to make a baby stacking rings
  24. Rearview mirror ornaments
  25. Make a scale model of the Death Star
  26. Use for molecular models
  27. An eye patch
  28. Use for an abacus
  29. Scale model of Frosty The Snowman
  30. Faux snowballs
    *Can also double as faux hail (if you do either I’m not responsible for the damages/injuries that will occur)
  31. Use for jacks
  32. Oriental stress balls
  33. Make a hammer
  34. String thousands together to make a replacement roller for a steam roller
    *Or a dozen or so to make a pin roller
  35. Weeble people
  36. Checkers with different brands of balls
    *Or Chinese checkers with even more brands of balls
  37. Decorative lug nut caps
  38. Nametag for pets
  39. Lawn gnome panorama of a snowball fight
  40. Ping pong ball
  41. Use as part of a horse bit
  42. Eiffel tower miniature
  43. A chandelier
  44. Soles for a pair of sandals
  45. Freeze and use as ice cubes
  46. Stopper for a bottle with no cap
  47. Balls for bingo
  48. Replica of the American flag
    *Or any other country flag you can think of
  49. Use as arrow heads meant to punch and not puncture
  50. Use for shoulder pads
  51. Accents for a bridal gown
  52. Make a big wrecking ball
  53. Take to a fashion show and bowl with the models on the runway
  54. Hood ornament
  55. Head band
  56. Stuff in shorts of a MMA fighter trying to be heavier to make weight
  57. Prize in a quarter toy machine
  58. Shred to tiny bits and use for shotgun blast
  59. Make a royal scepter
    *Or a club, basically a blunt object that could be used to rule those in the area or play whack a mole with your friends
  60. Cut in half to make miniature air hockey pucks
  61. Use to fish by bludgeoning the fish that swim close to the surface
  62. Paint and make a miniature globe
  63. Instead of apples, go bobbing for golf balls
  64. Scale model of the solar system
  65. Glue together in random fashion for a conversation starter on your desk
    *Or it could also be a paper weight
  66. Scatter by a window at night to be a burglar deterrent
    *May not be effective if the burglar is looking for golf balls
  67. Glue to golf tees and use as toppers for sand castles
  68. Earrings
  69. Stuffing for beanie babies
  70. Dice that seem like they’ll never stop rolling
  71. Use to cover your eyes when tanning
    *Caution, the golf balls may get hot and burn your eyes (okay they will get hot and burn your eyes)
  72. Use as packing peanuts
  73. Color alternating dimples to make a soccer ball for chipmunks
  74. Foosball replacement
  75. Make an adult ball play pin like the kids have at McDonalds
  76. Metal striker for a bell
    *The bell may sound like the metal striker has been replaced by a golf ball
  77. Sound proofing a ceiling
  78. Cork for a shuttlecock
  79. Roll across a round putty surface to make impressions for craters when making a replica of the moon
  80. Roller parts for a printer/copier/fax machine
    *During a paper jam these will pop out so you can throw them at the machine out of frustration
  81. Use to save your seat at the movie theater when you go for popcorn
  82. Use to decorate a mariachi hat
  83. Dip in neon paint and take to rave part to dance with
  84. Slice into pieces, discard the smaller ones and use as poker chips
    *Not redeemable at casinos
  85. Drop down gopher and mole holes in a mass number to confuse and make the rodents leave
  86. Cut in half, shell and attach an appropriate attachment to make a spoon/scoop
  87. Since they come in a dozen you can use an entire box as bobbers when setting up fishing lines
  88. Attach to the end of a drum stick either for better grip or for an alternative sound
  89. Dress up a cockroach in jungle survivor gear, paint a golf ball brown and roll at the cockroach for some India Jones action
    *Madagascar hissing cockroach may be too big
  90. Use as slingshot ammo to take out spider web
    *+5 if you hit the spider and web in one shot
  91. Use to tenderize meat before cooking by hanging the meat and either hit the golf balls at it or throw at it
    *Using a golf club to hit the golf ball doesn’t count as using the golf ball for it’s intended purpose because you’re using it to tenderize, not play golf
  92. Take on a hike to the top of a large cliff and see how big of a splash they make when you throw them from the top to a body of water below
    *If no body of water is available
  93. Glue to tees and place out at a driving range to fool golfers
    *Doesn’t necessarily have to be done on April Fools, since most golfers are terrible they all could use a good laugh
  94. Use to replace a similar sized pearl if a clam is sensitive to the weight distribution provided by the pearl
    *If the clam has to pearl use the golf ball to comfort the clam into thinking it has a pearl of it’s own
  95. Use to wrap unused rubber bands around
    *This eventually would turn into an awesome bouncy ball
  96. Play kickball
  97. Use as a wiffle ball
  98. Place in a bin of like-sized jaw breakers and see who bites into one first
    *If you do this you will be responsible for any dental damage that occurs
  99. Use as a tape dispenser spindle
  100. Smack a guy in the head with to keep him from creating another 101 alternative uses list
  101. Use as ammo for a high-speed rigged leaf blower when a zombie apocalypse is happening

That does it for this round; add any other ideas/comments/ridiculous remarks below and I’ll be back at it again next week.

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101 Alternative Uses For Toothpicks

I know what you’re thinking…well possibly anyway. Yeah I did a 101 post a few days ago, and it was fun. I mostly did it to poke fun at the Yellow Pages survey, but what it did do was give me a ton of ideas for blogging. Well, one type of blogging, lists. Specifically “101 Alternative Uses” lists. So after I clicked publish on the phone books post I started thinking, what else can I write about? I had already spent too much time writing that post so I went off to bed. The next day I was taking the trash out before heading to work when I looked in my hand, a Target shopping bag and poking out of the bag were some toothpicks. Target bags and toothpicks? Yes. Random? Yes. Did I ask some friends and co-workers which I should do a list on? Yes, now you have someone to blame. So toothpicks won, so here we go:

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101 Alternative Uses For Phone Books

I read an article on Search Engine Land called, “Survey: Print Yellow Pages More Trusted Than Search Engines & Social Networks”. This got me thinking, when was the last time I looked at a printed copy of the yellow pages? I couldn’t remember. I asked my wife, she couldn’t remember. Then I looked under the mouse on my home computer and realized oh I use it for something completely different. So I started thinking, what are some other uses you can use phone books for? I figured since it’s late I might as well try to come up with 101 alternative uses for phones books. Why 101? Because 101 is a lot more challenging than 10. Now I’ll admit some of these uses may require at least one or a plethora of phone books to accomplish. I’ll admit, some of these are pretty ridiculous but hey, I had to come up with 101 and I didn’t mention one twice. Gimme a break : )

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