The hackers of the life of the nineties will confuse the millennials

In a collection of hilarious life hacks from the 90s around the world, an intelligent guy suggested keeping a disposable camera in the glove compartment in case you need to gather evidence

The life hacks of the nineties, including the tricks to rewind video tapes and record compact discs, will leave the millennials scratching their heads

  • Ebaumsworld.com has shared life hacks since the days before the smartphones
  • It is recommended to keep the disposable camera to photograph the scene of the accident
  • A special machine was recommended to rewind video tapes before returning
  • A shared trick to overwrite AOL promo diskettes for personal use

Siofra Brennan for Mailonline

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

A hilarious collection of life hacks from the days before iPhones shared by Ebaumsworld.com reveals technological struggles with which the millennial generation will never be able to relate.

One tip is to invest 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 type of help, in the days before satellite navigation, recommended printing directions from the Internet instead of being based on a cumbersome map.

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

In a collection of hilarious life hacks from the 90s around the world, an intelligent guy suggested keeping a disposable camera in the glove compartment in case you need to gather evidence

In a collection of hilarious life hacks from the 90s around the world, an intelligent guy suggested keeping a disposable camera in the glove compartment in case you need to gather evidence

Before Netflix was a flash in the eye, you had to watch movies on videotape and rewind before returning to the store

Before Netflix was a flash in the eye, you had to watch movies on videotape and rewind before returning to the store

Before Netflix was a flash in the eye, you had to watch movies on videotape and rewind before returning to the store

What is a satellite navigator? A useful driver recommended printing the Internet instructions to eliminate the need for cumbersome maps

What is a satellite navigator? A useful driver recommended printing the Internet instructions to eliminate the need for cumbersome maps

What is a satellite navigator? A useful driver recommended printing the Internet instructions to eliminate the need for cumbersome maps

Before Spotify was invented, people copied friends' CDs and this was good advice to guarantee quality.

Before Spotify was invented, people copied friends' CDs and this was good advice to guarantee quality.

Before Spotify was invented, people copied friends' CDs and this was good advice to guarantee quality.

But where is the Xbox? A homemade trick to fix a problematic video game was definitely from the low-tech variety

But where is the Xbox? A homemade trick to fix a problematic video game was definitely from the low-tech variety

But where is the Xbox? A homemade trick to fix a problematic video game was definitely from 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

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

More film for your money! A smart Blockbuster customer pointed out that a two-day rental can actually be extended to three if it is returned on the morning of the third day

More film for your money! A smart Blockbuster customer pointed out that a two-day rental can actually be extended to three if it is returned on the morning of the third day

More film for your money! A smart Blockbuster customer pointed out that a two-day rental can actually be extended to three if it is returned on the morning of the third day

A computer genius discovered a way to overwrite information on free floppies delivered by AOL

A computer genius discovered a way to overwrite information on free floppies delivered by AOL

A computer genius discovered a way to overwrite information on free floppies delivered by AOL

When he had to rely on fixed lines to communicate, someone devised a clever trick to keep parents from eavesdropping

When he had to rely on fixed lines to communicate, someone devised a clever trick to keep parents from eavesdropping

When he had to rely on fixed lines to communicate, someone devised a clever trick to keep parents from eavesdropping

Before the optical mouse appeared, people had to put up with dust and fluff when they got stuck in the rollerball

Before the optical mouse appeared, people had to put up with dust and fluff when they got stuck in the rollerball

Before the optical mouse appeared, people had to put up with dust and fluff when they got stuck in the rollerball

Beanie Babies was arguably the most popular toy of the 90s and people were eager to preserve exceptional models to be able to sell them in the future.

Beanie Babies was arguably the most popular toy of the 90s and people were eager to preserve exceptional models to be able to sell them in the future.

Beanie Babies was arguably the most popular toy of the 90s and people were eager to preserve exceptional models to be able to sell them in the future.

Anyone who remembers the tension of keeping a virtual pet alive would have appreciated knowing this ingenious trick

Anyone who remembers the tension of keeping a virtual pet alive would have appreciated knowing this ingenious trick

Anyone who remembers the tension of keeping a virtual pet alive would have appreciated knowing this ingenious trick

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

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

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

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