Friday Fresh: Top 10 How-To Videos of 2010

It's officially the last day of the year and there's no better way to end 2010 at WonderHowTo than with our own Top 10 list.

The following 10 how-to videos have been hand-picked by the curators at WonderHowTo, and three of them have to do with male private parts, so be warned (we obviously have some perverse curators).

10. How To Make a Penis Your Black Ops Playercard Emblem

Call of Duty: Black Ops turned out to be the hottest game of the year, and one of its newest features gave gamers a new way to personalize their mutliplayer matches online— playercard emblems.  Forget Miis.  Black Ops players can create a playercard emblem of virtually anything with little censorship.  There's no limit to what you can design, as long as it has only 12 shapes, but our favorite only takes 6— the penis emblem.  Watch and enjoy the delightful commentary from our host and teacher, averyacewilliams.

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9. How To Make a Solar Powered Charger for Your Mobile Devices

There's nothing better than saving money, and if you're like most people these days, you have a mobile device or two.  Sure, charging your iPhone may not break you, but when you're charging your smartphone, tablet, digital music player and digital camera at the same time, you're wasting your hard-earned money— because you can do it for free!  Thank you, Sun.

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8. How To Get Your Friends to Lick Vegemite Off a Kangaroo Scrotum

We love a good prank as much as the next person.  And we especially love pranks that involve kangaroo scrotum sacs.  These leather sacs are sold throughout Australia as coin pouches, but they're even more useful when combined with another Australian oddity— Vegemite— a food spread made from yeast extract that is 100% disgusting to most Americans.  So, if you have an American friend who knows nothing of Australian culture, then give them a lesson!

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7. How To Perfect Your Ironing Technique

Most of you avoid ironing your shirts because of how long it takes, but if you master your ironing technique, it won't take but three minutes for wrinkle-freedom.  But if you're like us, you'll never make it to the ironing board, because you'll be so entranced by this master at work.

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6. How To Do the "Tightrope" Dance Like Janelle Monáe

Speaking of Top 10 lists, Janelle Monáe's single "Tightrope" made the #8 position on Rolling Stones' Top 10 Best Songs of 2010.  But that's not why this video is in the #6 slot of our Top 10 How To Videos list.  We like the "Tightrope" dance way more than the song.  It's funner than anything Lady Gaga could ever make us do.

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5. How To Dissect a Human Head

How could a human anatomy how-to not be on our Top 10 list?  Not everyone will be able to dissect a human cadaver (reason enough to go to medical school), but we can all sit back in awe as Dr. Gita Sinha breaks down the dissection process.  Explore the skull, intracranial region, facial nerve, trigeminal nerve, infratemporal fossa and posterior triangles of the neck.

(1) Click on the 2nd thumbnail image below for the first part of the video tutorial, (2) Part 1, (3) Part 2, (4) Part 3, (5) Part 4

4. How To Create a Mini-Fireworks Show with Steel Wool

Our favorite chemistry fiend, NurdRage, takes us laymen on a tour of the marvelous simplicity of science as he turns up the blowtorch on some steel wool.  The miniature fireworks display is enough for any chemist's New Year's Eve celebration.  And wait until he adds the potassium chlorate!

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3. How To Gut & Cut an Octopus with Jamie Oliver

Even if you don't like the taste of octopus, you won't be able to look away as Chef Jamie Oliver tears apart this tentacled beast of the ocean.  The octopus is one of the most frightening sea dwelling monsters to prepare, right next to fugu, and this how-to slices and dices these alien-like cephalopods into perfection.

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2. How To Create Hairy Gonads in Cinema 4D

Unfortunately, most of us here at WonderHowTo have a particular fascination with male private parts.  Whether it be a Black Ops playercard penis, a kangaroo scrotum or digital hairy gonads.  Okay, so women have gonads, too, but who refers to ovaries as gonads?  If you have Cinema 4D and some chicken legs, you're set for making these shaggy testicles.

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1. How To Transform Yourself into Rapper Lil' Wayne

Halloween may be over, but we're still utterly captivated at how this woman, Promise Phan, transformed herself into rapper Lil' Wayne.  And now that Lil' Wayne is out of prison, we think it should be a Lil' Wayne Halloween all year long!  Or at least, immortalized as the #1 How To of 2010!

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