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John Riggs

How are you feelin'? I'm married with three kids, love cooking (when I find the time) and love old video games. I'm a retro nerd who loves to reminisce about the '80s and '90s and am an autism-awareness advocate. - PSN, Xbox Live and Wii U, game with me! @johnblueriggs (also on Instagram, Twitter and Pintrest)
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Helpful Tips on Using a Turkey Fryer

You've seen people use those turkey fryers on YouTube and all the accidents that can occur. You think to yourself, "not me, I'm not going to be that guy," but how do you know for sure when you've never done it? If you plan on frying a turkey for the holidays, here are some helpful tips on how to not blow up your neighborhood.

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How I Hit the Jackpot on ‘Storm Stopper’ in Arcades

At some arcades, you may see the game where the light bulbs spin around and around the machine. You push the button stop it and receive the number of tickets the number lands on. Seems simple enough. There are also designated 'jackpot' areas where if you can stop it on there, you win the jackpot. Here's what I do to guarantee a jackpot almost every time.

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You’ve Been Eating Apples Wrong Your Entire Life

What many people consider as their favorite fruit, including me, apples are great is almost every way. They're inexpensive, they're versatile and they're common enough that you can find them just about anywhere. Most of us eat around the core but in doing so you're wasting about 30% of the apple. Instead, why not try eating an apple from top to bottom, or bottom to top?

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Search Through Misspelled Ebay Postings To Find Great Deals

I'm a huge fan of eBay. I can find items from my childhood, get parts for something I'm fixing or import items we don't have available in America all in one place. Although eBay has changed the landscape on how we bid in auctions and, in some cases, changed the value of rare items like baseball cards and antiques, there are hundreds of thousands of eBay listings that nobody buys all because someone posted an item and misspelled the words you would be searching for.

Fortunately, there's a website that searches for all of the misspellings for you!

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