43 Good Facts to Know

A friend sent me this in an e-mail and I thought that some were good to know. I can;t attest to the veracity of these assertions, so enter at your own risk…


1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair.
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish.
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes.
4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair.
5. Elmer’s Glue – paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any.

6. Shiny Hair – use brewed Lipton Tea.
7. Sunburn – empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water.
8. Minor burn – Colgate or Crest toothpaste.
9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too.

11 Bee stings – meat tenderizer.
12. Chigger bite – Preparation H .
13. Puffy eyes – Preparation H.
14. Paper cut – crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals).
15. Stinky feet – Jello

16. Athletes feet – cornstarch.
17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails – Vicks vapor rub.
18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff).
19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won’t hurt them if they eat it!
20. Peanut butter – will get scratches out of CD’s! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper.

21. Sticking bicycle chain – Pam no-stick cooking spray.
22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby.
23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls.
24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on.
25. Heavy dandruff – pour on the vinegar!

26. Body paint – Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!
27 Tie Dye T-shirt – mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak.
28. Preserving a newspaper clipping – large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia , soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!
29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD’s!
30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste.

31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.
32. To remove wax – Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.
33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!
34. Baked on food – fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets , soak overnight!
35. Crayon on the wall – Colgate toothpaste and brush it!

36. Dirty grout – Listerine
37. Stains on clothes – Colgate toothpaste
38. Grass stains – Karo Syrup
39. Grease Stains – Coca Cola , it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!
40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax– sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.
41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox , or 2 Bayer aspirin , or just use 7-up instead of water.

42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you “squeeze” for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie.
They are:
Monday = Blue
Tuesday = Green
Thursday = Red
Friday = White
Saturday = Yellow.
So if today was Thursday, you would want a red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green – Red – White – Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.

43. Gatorade for Migraine Headaches. PowerAde won’t work.

Did you learn something new? I did!!!


8 Responses to “43 Good Facts to Know”

  1. copyeditorsdesk Says:


    We used to use beer to set our hair, back in the Dark Ages when we would sleep on rollers. The odor, surprisingly, dissipates (or maybe the user becomes dissipated???), and it works really well as hair setting lotion.

    Also: To give your hair blonde highlights, rinse with lemon juice. To get reddish highlights, rinse with vinegar.

    I’d be careful about heating Crisco in a microwave; get too carried away & you could start a fire.

  2. Mompaca Says:

    Neat tips. That Kool-Aid as a dye kind of scares me since the kids and I drink so much of it. Does this mean our insides are purple?

  3. BeThisWay Says:

    @Mompaca – Only if you drink grape…

  4. Lisa Says:

    One I got to use the other day after my toddler had an unsupervised field day with a pen on our 500 thread count sheets… hairspray gets out ink! It’s like magic. You’d never even know these sheets had a mark on them now.

  5. Lisa Says:

    @copyeditorsdesk —

    Can’t speak for the vinegar & red highlights, but lemon juice only works (or at least works a whole lot better) if you apply heat. A hair dryer or sitting in the sun. I spent all my lifeguarding summers constantly smelling of lemons, but my dark blonde hair got crazy light. 🙂

  6. Millie Says:

    These facts are seriously helpful!!!! I didn’t know how to get the dark blue ink that my daughter smeared all over the face of my childhood doll, but it came off when i put penut butter on it!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!

  7. James Dean Says:

    Never really checked the bread ribbon like that. is that standard code and used by every bread baker.

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