We might be tempted to think that life hacks are a modern phenomenon, but they’ve probably been around as long as the need to communicate with another human has. Fire? Rub sticks together. Meat? Better cooked than raw (apologies to the vegetarians out there, but back then – and in many countries today – people couldn’t afford to be vegetarians… it was down to survival).
Here’s a vintage life hack on boiling potatoes: