Who the hell needs "Hints From Heloise" when we have YouTube?
If this is legit, I am going to save A LOT of $$$!

Growing up, we always had a ton of lantern batteries in the house as my father worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad.

Is it true that they are really loaded with 32 'AA' batteries?  If so, I won't have to worry about replacing them in the kids' video game remote controls for a very long time!

Have you tried this trick?  Does it work?