Just when you thought you have the whole world figured out, you scroll for hours on TikTok, see this video and realise you're whole life has been a lie!
Apparently, we have all been using lighters incorrectly!
TikTok user sidneyraz has been showcasing things he wished he knew 'before turning 30'.
The series of videos showcase simple life hacks that make everyday tasks that little bit easier and let's be honest, we wish we knew these before we were 20! Like below, the TikTik user showcases how simple it is to store our cutlery!
@sidneyrazit’s so nice now, great ##inmy30s ##silverware♬ original sound - sidneyraz
Here's the real kicker, ever tried to light a candle and the wick is at the very end, and you end up burning the sides of your fingers and thumbs from the angle of the lighter? Well, you have been doing it wrong!
According to sydneyraz, there's a simple (and fairly obvious) way of avoiding the 'oohs and 'ahhhs' of lighting something at a tricky angle.
The TikToker explains that "when lighting something that's below, don't light it this way and go down", as seen in the picture below.
The life hacker continues to explain how to light something correctly, pointing out that you have to "turn the lighter and go down" which seems very strange, but trust us!
It's mind-blowing really, as sydneyraz says it reduces the risk of 'boo boo owies'. He even goes on to give a clearer guide for people who are right-handed and left-handed.
"Righties, face the lighter to the right, lefties face the lighter to the left".
I mean he's not wrong, we tried it in the office and yes, it works.
Check out the original video below and be sure to check out his TikTok account for some more VERY handy life hacks!
@sidneyrazi can use lighters safely now #inmy30s #firesafety♬ original sound - sidneyraz