Leave a note even if you don’t have a pen! This tip will shock you when you realize that it does not even require HUMAN BLOOD!

by worstideas

The issue:

Sometimes you want to leave a very short note, but you don’t have a pen handy. Normally, you’d be out of luck, but with this amazing trick, you can leave a note with a page from any magazine or piece of paper you happen to have lying around!

Proposal:

First, learn morse code (Fig 1).

Next, find a piece of paper (Fig 2).

Tear the paper as described in figure 2.

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Fig 1: Morse code lets you represent a letter (in this case, “X”) as a sequence of dashes and dots.

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Fig 2: Get a piece of paper and tear it according to Morse code specifications (where a long tear is a DASH and a short tear is a DOT). So to leave the letter “X” (– · · –), you would tear the paper as follows: “long tear, short tear, short tear, long tear.”

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Fig 3: Here, 7 letters have been torn into the piece of paper. Each torn section corresponds to one of the dot / dash annotations in black.

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Fig 4: If we decode the Morse code at left, we will discover that the note says OCTOPUS. How extremely useful! Glad we wrote that down.

Conclusion:

You should try this out! It’s slightly less inconvenient than it sounds like it would be.

PROS: Lets you easily leave a note even under adverse lack-of-writing-implements conditions.

CONS: Requires you to remember Morse code. Difficult to leave more than about 20 letters worth of information on a standard sheet of paper.

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