Hello my friends. I am so glad to see y'all. I do have a card for ya, but first some useless facts. I have been called a walking encyclopedia by my pastor and his wife. I love learning..always have. History is my favorite subject, but running a very close second is useless facts. I don't know why I find them so interesting. My MIL gave me a book the other day called, "Joey Green's Magic Brands". It's kind of a history/factoid book about everyday products that you find in your home and what you can use them for other than the intended use. I thought I would share a few that I found very interesting.
Alberto VO5 Conditioning Hairdressing in the gold and black tube can be used to soften dry skin on your feet, removing makeup, adding glitter to your face or shoulders for a party, smoothing your legs after shaving, shining horse's hooves. It was invented in 1956 by a chemist to restore the damage done to Hollywood actors/actresses' hair by the stage lights. No one remembers what Alberto's last name was. Alberto was the first advertising company to have a 60 second TV commercial.
Alka-Seltzer-- cleans toilet bowls, polishes jewelry, removes burned on grease from a pot or pan, unclog a drain. Invented in 1930 by the same chemist who invented the aspirin in 1899. The theme song, "Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz, Oh, What a Relief It Is!" is one of the most recognized commercial melodies in the US.
Aunt Jemima Original Syrup-- Prolong the life of a real Christmas Tree, Conditions hair and prevents split ends and frizzies, revive an ailing houseplant, lures insects and bees away from an outdoor party. Invented in 1964. Nancy Green, a famous African American cook played the part of Aunt Jemima for thirty years beginning in 1893 at the Chicago World Fair. In 1924, the Quaker Oats Company bought out Aunt Jemima Mills.
Barbasol Shaving Cream: Created in 1920 by Frank B. Shields to eliminate the need for the old fashion shaving soap mug and brush. It can remove spots from rugs or carpet, clean upholstery, used for finger paint, and keep your bathroom mirror from fogging up. A typical shave will cut about 20,000 facial hairs. A typical razor blade today is good for about ten shaves. According to archaeologists, men shaved their faces as far back as the Stone Age. Ancient Egyptians shaved their faces and heads so that the enemy had less to grab on to.
Bounce Dryer Sheets: Repels mosquitoes, will eliminate static electricity from the TV, will dissolve soap scum from the shower, will clean baked on food from a pan, will collect cat hair. Invented in 1972.
Well, I guess I will stop for now. I will keep reading the book and when I find some more interesting facts, I will tell y'all about them. Stay tuned for my next post where I will showcase the card I made.
Thanks for stopping in and God bless.