Stuff From Our Readers

If you have an interesting or unusual item, send or forward it to

Stuff to put on your fridge

Submitted by Gary Cinnamon

Did You Know That?

Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve
headache pain almost immediately -- without the
unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an
excellent salve for burns. (I suspect any toothpaste
will do.)

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced
inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try
chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids
peppermints. They’ll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1
Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let
the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a
massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4
cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day.
The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer .
Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and
drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer
begins eliminating urinary tract infec tions almost
instantly -- even though the product was n! ever
been advertised for this use. ( Note : Alka-Seltzer
Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains
aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you
have ulcers.)

Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... Cover the
blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid
over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin
sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for! toenail fungus ... Get rid of
unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in
Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves
your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection ... To prevent the screws
in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of
Clear nail polish to the
threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Cola cure for rust ... Forget those expens ive
rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with
Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric
acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If
menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get
in your home and you can’t find the insecticide,
try a spray of Formula 409 . Insects drop to the
ground instantly. (They drown?!)

Smart splinter remover ...just pour a drop of
Elmer’s Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and
peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt’s tomato paste boil cure ....cover the boil
with Hunt’s tomato paste as a compress. The acids
from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil
to a head.

Balm for broken blisters ...To disinfect a broken
blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine ... a
powerful antiseptic.

Heinz vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cot ton ball
in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1
hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up
the healing process.

Kills fleas instantly . Dawn dish washing liquid
does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog’s bath
and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to
avoid skin! irritations. Goodbye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor ... Next time your dog
comes ! in from the rain, simply wipe down the
animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly
making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Eliminate ear mites ... All it takes is a few drops
of We sson corn oil in your cat’s ear. Massage it
in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for
3 days. The oil soothes the cat’s skin, smothers
the mites, and accelerates healing.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief ....It’s not for
breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1
cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for
1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to
your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
If you send this to 10 people and only one of them
doesn’t know about this, then it was worth it