Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Unusual Uses for Common Household Products - 5taken from Joey Green's Magic Brands

1. For all you fisherman, when sprayed on fishing bait, WD-40 covers up the scent of human hands to better lure the fish, according to USA Today. [The WD-40 Company receives hundreds of letters from consumers confirming this use but prefers NOT to promote WD-40 as a fishing lure because the petroleum-based product could potentially pollute rivers and streams, damaging the ecosystem.]
WD-40, when sprayed on the hood and grille of a vehicle, makes it easier to wipe bugs off without damaging the finish.

2. Massage Wesson Corn Oil into your skin, wait fifteen minutes, remove the excess oil with paper towels, then take a hot bath - makes a great skin moisturizer and revitalizer.

3. For the handicapped, cut a hole in 2 Wilson Tennis Balls and fit them on the back feet of the walker to make it glide easier.

4. You can use 2-3 day old crustless Wonder Bread to clean wallpaper.
Also, make a poultice of 1 crumbled piece of Wonder Bread soaked in one-quarter cup of vinegar. Let poultice sit for a half hour, then apply to a corn and tape in place overnight. If the corn does not peel off by morning, reapply the poultice for several consecutive nights.

5. To polish brass, apply Worcestershire Sauce with a damp cloth.
To lure crabs, chew a piece of Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum briefly and use it as bait on a fishing line.

6. If a showerhead cannot be removed for cleaning, fill a Ziploc bag with vinegar, wrap it around the showerhead, and secure in place overnight with a rubber band.

7. To clean tarnish from copper, rub with Heinz Ketchup.

8. With Liquid Paper (white-out), camouflage stained (tub and tile) grout by simply painting the (dry) grout with the Liquid Paper.

9. To clean jewelry, soak equal parts of Parsons’ Ammonia and warm water for 10 minutes. Rub gently with soft cloth or brush and allow to air dry. Do NOT use on pearls though.

10. During the Vietnam War, communications soldiers would toss a Slinky over a high tree branch as a makeshift radio antenna.

11. To combat oily skin, apply Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia as a thin mask over your face, let dry, then rinse with warm water.

Bonus:
Though I don’t understand this at all, in order to prevent horsehair from growing back white, apply Preparation H to the shaved skin of the horse every day until the hair grows back properly.

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