Would you like to become either more interesting or more terrifying to be around? Then you're in luck, because comedian Max Silvestri is doing an 8-part series for Mental Floss all about how to do cool and dangerously impressive stuff.

So go take out a life insurance policy on yourself, then come back and watch this video about the best way to open a bottle of champagne with a giant knife.

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Liana Maeby grew up in Los Angeles and it has made her just as terrible as you'd expect. A graduate of USC's film school, she previously worked as an editor for Crushable.com, and has written for publications like Interview and The Village Voice. Her first book, a satirical work entitled "Earl Can Hurl (You Can Hurl Too)" written when she was eight, remains unpublished.