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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:43 pm    Post subject: Strange facts about household products  Reply with quote

Facts about household products

   * Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket.
* In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.
* A washroom that was built by Lam Sai-wing is the world's most expensive washroom. He built the washroom for his shop and everything in the washroom is made out of gold and jewels. It cost $3.5 million to build.
* An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
* Teflon is the most slippery substance in the world.
* Doctors in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring.
* Ivory soap slogan "99-44/100% Pure" was cleverly invented by Harley Proctor who with the help of chemists determined that Ivory soap was only 56/100 pure. Proctor simply subtracted 56 from 100 and came up with "99-44/100% Pure".
 * The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers.
* The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
 * Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam.
   * Post-It Notes, which are adhesive notes, were invented while looking for a way to improve the acrylate adhesive found in tapes.
 * 93% of all greeting cards are purchased by women.
 * Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
* A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
* A Connecticut Toy maker, Herobuilders, sells action figures of President George W. Bush, Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which are all major figures tied to the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks.
* A person uses, approximately, fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.
* Crayola Crayons currently has over 120 different crayon colours.
 * In ancient Rome, lead poisoning was a prevalent disease amongst the wealthy because of their extensive use of lead. Many Roman women died because of lead poisoning caused by the use of make-up that contained lead.
* Crayola is a French word that means "Oily chalk."
 * About 85% or product warning labels on household products are inadequate.
* Avery Laser Labels are named after company founder R. Stanton Avery.
* The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.
* In a study conducted regarding toilet paper usage, Americans are said to use the most toilet paper per trip to the bathroom, which was seven sheets of toilet paper per trip.
* Common pesticides such as roach, termite and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of majority of Americans.
* Oral-B were the first toothbrushes to go to the moon when they were aboard the Apollo 11 mission.

   * Due to the shortages of lead and metals during World War II, toothpaste was packaged in plastic tubes and have been ever since.

   * 98% of houses in the United States have at least one television set.

   * By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors.

   * A common name for pincurls is also spitcurls because woman sometimes wet their hair with their saliva before curling it.

   * France is known as the perfume capital of the world.

   * Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks.

   * The leading cause of poisoning for children under the age of six in the home is liquid dish soap.

   * Huge Moore, the inventor of Dixie cups got the idea for the name from a neighboring factory, the Dixie Doll Company.

   * The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long. ( HEY I WONDER IF I CAN CLAIM A REFUND IF IT DON'T !! )

   * America's favorite Crayola crayon color is blue.

   * Approximately 10.5 gallons of water is used in a dishwasher. Washing the dishes by hand can use up to 20 gallons of water.

   * An average home creates more pollution than does the average car.

   * Approximately 60% of the water used by households during the summer is used for watering flowers and lawns. (WHAT A LOT OF WASTE OF WATER I SAY)

   * Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.

   * Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

   * Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better.

   * The water displacement product, WD-40, can be found in 80% of American homes.

   * Johnson & Johnson's BAND-AID brand adhesive bandages have been around over 80 years.

   * Over one billion Valentine's Day cards are sent each year in North America.

   * Arthur Giblin was the inventor of the first "flushable" toilet.

   * Austria was the very first country to use postcards starting in 1869.

   * Barbie's  (Barbie doll) full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

   * Every second, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world.

   * Harley Proctor got the idea to name the soap "Ivory" while he was listening to a bible reading at a church in 1879.

   * In 1924, Kleenex tissues were originally designed as a cold cream remover.

   * In 1989, twenty-three people were hired in Jacksonville Florida just to flush toilets so the pipes would not freeze.

     * The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie "Psycho."

   * The first Tupperware item marketed was the seven-ounce bathroom cup in 1945.

   * The laundry detergent Tide, has a market share of about forty percent market.

   * The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts.

   * Murphy's Oil has been used on elephants in the winter to clean them.

   * New Jersey has a spoon museum that has over 5,400 spoons from across the world

   * It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States.

   * In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year.

   * On average, a disposable diaper (nappy) can hold up to 7 pounds of liquid.

   * Some Chinese chopsticks contain gold as one of their materials.

   * Chopsticks originated from China approximately 4,000 years ago.

   * The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames.

   * The name for Ivory Soap was inspired by a verse from the Bible. Harley Proctor thought of the name when the minister read from Psalms 45:8, "All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made thee glad.

   * Children who live in homes that are heated with wood are more likely to develop respiratory illnesses than children who don't.

   * About 26% of all indoor water used by households in Sydney, Australia are for laundry.

   * On average, an American home has 3-10 gallons of hazardous materials.

   * Washing machines use anywhere from 40 to 200 litres of water per load.

   * The oldest documented footwear found was a 8,000 year-old sandal found in a cave located in Missouri, USA

   * Approximately 18 billion disposable diapers end up in landfills each year. These diapers can takes as long as 500 years to finally decompose.

   * Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers.

   * On average, an American family sends and receives 28 Christmas cards each year.

   * In 1902, the coat hanger was invented Albert Parkhouse who was frustrated at the lack of hooks available to hang up his coat at work. His company thought it was a good idea and patented the invention and, unfortunately, Parkhouse never received any money for his idea.

   * Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.
   * High Priests in ancient Egypt were the only ones who were allowed to wear garments made from cotton

   * The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word "Qutun.

   * Nylon is a man-made fibre that is made from coal and petroleum.

   * Teflon was accidently discovered by scientist Dr. Roy Plunkett while he was conducting a coolant gas experiment in 1938.

   * Ancient Egyptian women used to wear perfume cones made of wax that would melt in the heat letting out a nice fragrance.

   * It was during World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal used in zippers was badly needed for the war.

   * The reason why the Mexican sombrero hat is so wide is to provide shade for the entire body.

   * Hundreds of years ago, only the wealthy people used to wear underwear.

   * There are over 200 parts in a typical telephone

   * In the early 1900's, a telephone man used to ride around with a telephones strapped to his back and chest and would make house calls.

   * Since 1950, over 230 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold

   * The second best selling game of all time is Jenga. Jenga is a Swahili word, meaning "to build."

   * The ballpoint pen was first introduced to the United States in October of 1945. It was introduced in New York's Gimbels Department Store, and the whole stock of 10,000 pens was sold out the first day for $12.50 each.

   * Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.

   * Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste, is made from recycled tin.

   * Play-Doh was introduced in 1956 by Hasbro Inc. The only color availabe was an off white, and it came in one size which a one and a half pound can.

   * In 1981, the ultimate collectable item was a Rubik's Cube which had a pictures of Prince Charles and Princess Diana on it.

   * The best selling Crayola crayon box is the set of 24 crayons.

   * The most popular place to burn candles in the house is the living room.

   * Barbie's boyfriend Ken was not sold in India until recently because it clashed with the traditional arranged marriage.

   * The spray WD-40 got its name because there were forty attempts needed before the creation of the "water displacing" substance.

   * When telephone companies first began hiring telephone operators, they chose teenage boys for the job. They switched to women because the teenage boys were wrestling instead of working and pulling pranks on callers.

   * Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee.

   * On average, the life span of an American dollar bill is eighteen months.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:42 pm    Post subject: In Life & Death find anti fluoridated drinking water top Reply with quote

Hello to landlover of Russia!

I log in at Mysterial where I have a negative thread about fluoridated drinking water. Then I get knocked back out when I try to post. So I did not want to waste this copy.

Your thread is a great one and I enjoyed it! I know others have also but they are mum like I have been. I just found it as I never go into Home life.

One of your helpful lines said....

* Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste, is made from recycled tin.

The most arrogant mayor in the U.S.

In the January 2013, issue of Portland Monthly, Sam Adams  (the mayor of Portland who is part of the effort to force fluoridation on the citizens of Portland, even though they have voted down three previous proposals) was interviewed by Randy Gragg.

One of the questions asked by Gragg:  

           "What is the dumbest Portland idea that won't die?"

His answer:
           "That nonfluoridated water is somehow good for you."

If this mayor can get away with such an ill-informed (or PR spun) statement in one of the most progressive cities in America, it really underlines the need for more educational outreach aimed at the ordinary person. Please donate to FAN (details) so that we can make more of such educational outreach available next year.

Thank you for all who have donated so generously so far and for all the other things you are doing to help end fluoridation worldwide.

Paul Connett, PhD,

"Coming Back to Life" - The Division Bell - Pink Floyd - 1994

Ref the above link: Was there a spooky tribute, in lyrics, awaiting Monsanto's CEO in 1996?
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