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24 hours, 1440 minutes, 86,400 seconds. However you put it, you can achieve a fair bit in one day if you really put your mind to it. It is just as easy to wander around a mall for a few hours, grab a coffee and watch the world go by, but what do you think you could achieve in 24 hour period if you set yourself a new challenge?

There are thousands of YouTube videos available which contain instructions and tips on how to master a new skill, and some of these challenges are probably going to reveal talents and proficiencies that you may not have realized you had inside of you.

This infographic takes a look at some of the new skills that you can acquire in just one day. You might want to try your hand at making cheese, or learn some conversational Spanish. You may be able to gain a rudimentary grasp of playing the piano, or you could learn a variety of self­defense techniques.

The new skills you acquire don’t have to be profoundly life­changing. You might simply want to learn how to peel an entire head of garlic in just 10 seconds or maybe the idea of being able to tie a one­handed knot particularly appeals to you.

It is probably not going to be the most productive day of your life if you choose to watch the YouTube video on how to peel apples in seconds with a cordless drill, but learning how to do CPR in a medical emergency would definitely be time well spent. The next time you have a spare 24 hours in your life, take the YouTube challenge and see if you can learn a new skill by the same time tomorrow.