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YouTuber Preston reveals which viral TikTok life hacks actually work

Published: 2/Feb/2020 18:01

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular content creator ‘Preston’ Arsement tested many of the top viral TikTok life hack videos to see which ones actually worked.

The TikTok app, formerly known as Musically, has exploded in popularity towards the end of 2019 and has seen a massive spike in users on the platform.

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Users create short videos on the app which are typically around fifteen seconds long before publishing them for everyone to see.

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Preston and his friends tried to replicate many of the viral life hacks they had seen on TikTok

TikTok creators have come up with many different approaches to creating a viral video, but sharing some simple life hacks to make someone’s day a little easier has proven to do quite well on the app.

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YouTube star Preston has built a massive following for the wide variety of content across games such as Minecraft and Fortnite as well as his popular Vlog series.

In the popular content creator’s latest vlog he set out to debunk and prove right many of the viral TikTok videos that have been leaving viewers shocked.

Preston gathered his friends and family and began trying to replicate many of the unusual life hacks that had gone viral.

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Among the list of hacks featured included ones such as turning the inside of a watermelon blue with soda, creating pancakes on a coffee machine and a trick to make any pack of chips resealable.

To his surprise, there were quite a few life hacks that ended up working out successfully, such as cleaning dirty shoes with toothpaste, although for the most part the majority of the ‘life hacks’ were quite difficult to pull off.

It is possible that some of the life hacks he took inspiration from could have been faked or exaggerated by the creators in an attempt to go viral, however, the ones that actually worked out for Preston were quite impressive.

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Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.

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In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

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The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”

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On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”

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Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.