I’M JUST CURIOUS: Just passing on more information

by Debbie Walker

I keep coming across information that interests me and I am hoping you will find some of it useful, too. You would think with all the information I find and pass along to you that my mind would be overflowing. It might if my memory worked at all! That is not the case!

This week I found some information in my Woman’s World magazine. The info had to do with making things last longer, such as making laundry detergent go further, using baking soda. Cut your use of detergent in half and then add ½ cup of baking soda. You will save money on detergent, and they will come out fresher.

I am by no means a computer knowledgeable person and printers fall in the same bracket as computers to me. There was a note about extending the life of printer ink by changing the setting. Woman’s World said you could cue up ‘draft model’, ‘fast/quick’, ‘green’, or ‘economical’. It will use half the ink of normal mode. The quality of print won’t bother most unless you are copying pictures.

Save on sponges. Every couple of days you could microwave a damp sponge for 30 seconds. This kills mildew.

Did you know candles will burn longer if the wick is ¼ inch long? It allows them to burn more slowly and evenly, prolonging life.

This was from a First magazine. Keep in mind I have not tried everything I read; I do plan on trying this one day. The Mr. X, of my life used to always have those white marks from his deodorant and I fought the battle with every week’s laundry. The First’s tidbit says to soak a clean sponge in equal parts white vinegar and water then dab over marks. Good luck. I am going to try it, too.

Now let’s have a little fun. Do you know what Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime soda is? The inventor, before marketing his new product, decided a name change was necessary. The new name was/is 7UP. (got another one to follow this one. Brad’s drink was a concoction of water, sugar, caramel, lemon oil, and others. This, as well as others, were considered medicinal drink ends. This one was designed to promote its benefits in relieving dyspepsia or indigestion. It’s name is Pepsi-Cola.

Bruce Lee was known to have said, “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine. In 1834, it was sold as a cure for an upset stomach by an Ohio physician named John Cook. It wasn’t popular as a condiment until the late 19th century.

Eye of newt, toe of frog, and wool of bat are just archaic terms for mustard seed, buttercup, and holly leaves.

The Bloody Mary started out with the name Bucket of Blood. After Bucket of Blood, it became Red Snapper and then finally settled on Bloody Mary.

I’m just curious what I will find next to share! Please contact me with any comments or questions at DebbieWalker@townline.org. Have a wonderful week.


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