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21 Feb
Some useful information about Bounce and Coke?

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 100 13:38:03 -0800
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Subject: Some useful information about Bounce and Coke?

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[Caveat emptor...  -psl]
Forwarded-by: Jack Doyle <>
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[Apparently from the book "Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose" by Joey
Green.  Copyright 1995.  Reprinted with permissionm.  For further strange
product uses, see  -psl]

BOUNCE....the fabric softener sheets you use in the dryer..

* Repels mosquitoes.   Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when
  outdoors during mosquito season.

* Eliminates static electricity from your television screen. Since Bounce
  is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen
  with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.

* Dissolves soap scum from shower doors.   Clean with a used sheet of

* Freshens the air in your home.  Place an individual sheet of Bounce in
  a drawer or hang one in the closet.

* Prevents thread from tangling.  Run a threaded needle through a sheet of
  Bounce to eliminate the static cling on the thread before sewing.

* Eliminates static cling from pantyhose.  Rub a damp, used sheet of Bounce
  over the hose.

* Prevents musty suitcases.  Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside
  empty luggage before storing.

* Freshens the air in your car.  Place a sheet of Bounce under the front
[Freshens!!?  Eeeeeuuuuuuuwwwww!  See what I mean about caveat emptor? -psl]

* Cleans baked-on food from a cooking pan.   Put a sheet in the pan, fill
  with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agents
  apparently weaken the bond between the food and the pan while the fabric
  softening agents soften the baked-on food.

* Eliminates odors in wastebaskets.  Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom
  of the wastebasket.

* Collects cat hair.   Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will
  magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

* Eliminates static electricity from venetian blinds.  Wipe the blinds with
  a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

* Wipes up sawdust from drilling or sandpapering.  A used sheet of Bounce
  will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

* Eliminates odors in dirty laundry.  Place an individual sheet of Bounce
  at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

* Deodorizes shoes or sneakers.  Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or
  sneakers overnight so they'll smell great in the morning.
[Great?!  I guess it takes all kinds...  -psl]

Coca Cola...hmmmm!

* To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl the "real
  thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean.  The citric acid in Coke removes
  stains from vitreous china.

* To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a
  crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

* To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola
  over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

* To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the
  rusted bolt for several minutes.

* To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan; wrap
  the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is
  finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke
  for a sumptuous brown gravy.
[???!!  -psl]

* To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy
  clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will
  help loosen grease stains.

* It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

  and... WE CAN DRINK IT TOO!!

[But will it remove the nauseating scum that Bounce leaves on your hands?  -psl]

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