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In 1953, a fledgling company called Rocket Chemical Company and its staff of three set out to create a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry, in a small lab in San Diego, California.It took them 40 attempts to get the water displacing formula worked out. But they must have been really good, because the original secret formula for WD-40®—which stands for Water Displacement perfected on the 40th try—is still in use today.Convair, an aerospace contractor, first usedWD-40 to protect the outer skin of the Atlas Missile from rust and corrosion. The product actually worked so well that several employees snuck some WD-40 cans out of the plant to use at home.A few years following WD-40's first industrial use, Rocket Chemical Company founder Norm Larsen experimented with putting WD-40into aerosol cans, reasoning that consumers might find a use for the product at home as some of the employees had. The product made its first appearance on store shelves in San Diego in 1958.In 1960 the company nearly doubled in size, growing to seven people, who sold an average of 45 cases per day from the trunk of their cars to hardware and sporting goods stores in the San Diego area.In 1961 the first full truckload order for WD-40 was filled when employees came in on a Saturday to produce additional concentrate to meet the disaster needs of the victims of Hurricane Carla along the U.S. Gulf coast. WD-40 was used to recondition flood and rain damaged vehicles and equipment.In 1969 the company was renamed after its only product, WD-40 Company, Inc. In 1973, WD-40 Company, Inc., went public and was listed Over-The-Counter. The stock price increased by 61% on the first day of listing.Since that time, WD-40 has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now virtually a household name, used in numerous consumer and industrial markets such as automotive, manufacturing, sporting goods, aviation, hardware and home improvement, construction, and farming.In 1993, WD-40 was found to be in 4 out of 5 American households (it seems everyone has a can or two) and was used by 81 percent of professionals at work. Sales had grown to more than one million cans each week.In 2003, the new WD-40 Big Blast can was introduced, featuring a wide-area spray nozzle that delivers WD-40 quickly and efficiently over large areas. In 2005, as a commitment to offering consumers the easiest, most convenient way to get the job done, WD-40 Company introduced the WD-40 Smart Straw®, which features a permanently attached straw. The Smart Straw can solved the number one complaint about WD-40 products losing the little red straw.In 2006, WD-40 Company introduced the WD-40 No-Mess Pen® to provide millions of WD-40 users a portable, precision-application delivery system of the famous multi-purpose problem solver. TheWD-40 Fan Club also reached an astonishing 100,000 members & a tribute to WD-40’s fanatical fan base around the globe.In 2008, WD-40 Company listened to its consumers and converted its most popular-size WD-40 cans to WD-40 Smart Straw® cans. The official list of 2000+ Uses for WD-40 also grew for the first time, thanks to the help of WD-40 Fan Club members.In 2009, WD-40 Company introduced WD-40 Trigger Pro® – a non-aerosol product with the same WD-40 formula – to better meet the needs of its industrial consumers.In 2011, WD-40 Company introduced WD-40® Specialist® – a new line of best-in-class specialty products under the WD-40 brand geared toward trade professionals.
Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing... even the large ones!1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers. 2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter. 5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust. 6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter. 7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter. 8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale. 9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods. 10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes. 11.. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.. 13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease. 14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers." 15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics. 16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors. 17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews. 18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car. 19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills. 20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash. 21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage. 22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls. 23. Use them to sprout seeds.. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout. 24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book.. 25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.Not just for coffee!
Interesting. Disclaimer: I do not know if any of this is real and true. I have been reading about this for a while now, still researching for myself. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:It is found that a mix of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases.
Just a few hints - some gathered from around the web. Some are tried and true by me :)
Our official state flag of Texas, the Lone Star Flag, was adopted in 1845 when Texas became the 28th state of the United States of America.The colors represent:
...There are 5,ooo types of snakes - and 4,998 live in Texas....There are 10,000 types of spiders - 10,001 live in Texas! ...If it grows - it sticks. If it crawls - it bites....Nothing will kill a mesquite tree - or a 4 o'clock bush...."Onced" and "twiced" are words....It is NOT a shopping cart - it is a BUGGY....Fire ants consider your flesh a picnic....People actually grow and eat okra....Whenever the world ends - only cockroaches and mesquite trees (and don't forget 4 o'clock bushes) will survive...."Fixin'to" is one word...."Backards and forards" means that I know everything about ya'....You work till you are done, or till it is too dark to see....The difference between a hissy fit and a conniption fit...."Gimme some sugar" does not mean pass the sugar bowl!...How good a cold Grape Nehi and cheese crackers are at a country store, while sitting in the sun on the tailgate of a pickup....Real gravy does not come from a store....Where "by and by" is....The difference between "pert near" and a "right fur piece"....Rocking chairs and swings are guaranteed stress relievers....People walk slower here....What a "mess" is.... At least one kinfolk named "Bubba" or "Bo"....That a good lock keeps most people honest....Sees no good reason to end a lot of words with the letter "g"....When Momma says frog - you better be jumpin'!...You can always make room for one or two more at the supper table....That peanuts in your coke are gooooooood!!!...That "ain't" is a perfectly acceptable word....That Moon Pies and a R.C. Cola are the perfect ending to ANY day....We are from "God's Country"!!!God Bless TEXAS!!!
Texas was the 28th state in the USA - it was admitted on December 29, 1845. State abbreviation = TXState Capital = AustinLargest City = HoustonArea = 268,601 square miles (Only Alaska is bigger than Texas)President Dwight D Eisenhower was born in Denison on October 14, 1890 - he was the 34th US President, served from 1953 - 1961.President Lyndon B Johnson was born near Johnson City on August 27, 1908 - he was the 36th US President, served from 1963 - 1969. Main Rivers in Texas - Rio Grande, Red River, Brazos RiverHighest Point - Guadalupe Peak @ 8,749 feet above sea levelNumber of counties - 254The Caddo Indians of Eastern Texas called their group of tribes the "Tejas" - meaning "those who are friends". State Nickname - The Lone Star StateState Motto - FriendshipState Song - "Texas, Our Texas"The State bird - MockingbirdState mammal, large - Texas longhornState mammal, small - ArmadilloState mammal, flying - Free-tailed BatState insect - Monarch ButterflyState reptile - Texas horned lizardState fish - Guadalupe BassState shell - Lightning WhelkState flower - BluebonnetState plant - Prickly Pear CactusState tree - PecanState grass - Sideoats gramaState shrub - Chinese Crepe MyrtleState fruit - Red grapefruitState vegetable - Sweet onionState fiber - CottonState dinosaur - PleurocoelusState stone - Petrified PalmwoodState gem - Texas blue topaz
Some say that you have had too much coffee IF ... 1. You answer the door before people knock. 2. Juan Valdez named his donkey after you. 3. The only kitchen appliances you own are made by Mr. Coffee. 4. You get a tax cut for all the coffee you bought. 5. You speed walk in your sleep. 6. You just completed another sweater, and you don't know how to knit. 7. You sleep with your eyes open. 8. When you open the cabinet where your dishes are - there are only mugs. 9. You lick your coffeepot clean. 10. You are the employee of the month at the local coffeehouse - but you don't work there. 11. Your coffee cake MUST have coffee in it. 12. Your T-shirt says, "Decaf coffee is the devil's blend". 13. You don't sweat, you percolate. 14. You go to AA meetings (or any meeting) for the coffee. 15. You have walked 20 miles on the treadmill only to realize it wasn't plugged in. 16. Your life's goal is to amount to a hill of beans. 17. Instant coffee takes too long18. When someone asks, "How are you?" Your answer is, "Good to the last drop!" 19. When you die, you want to be cremated so that you can spend the rest of eternity in a coffee can. 20. Your birthday is a national holiday in Brazil. COURSE, I SAY YOU CAN NEVER EVER DRINK TOO MUCH COFFEE!!!
Hydrogen peroxide should really be called oxygen water, since it is basically the same chemical make up as water but with an extra oxygen atom (H2O2). Because of this it breaks down quickly and harmlessly into oxygen and water.It is found in all living material.Your white blood cells naturally produce hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to fight bacteria and infections.Fruit and vegetables naturally produce hydrogen peroxide. This is one of the reasons why it is so healthy to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.It is found in massive dosages in the mother’s first milk, called colostrum, and is transferred to the baby to boost their immune system.It is found in rainwater because some of the H20 in the atmosphere receives an additional oxygen atom from the ozone (O3) and this H2O2 makes plants grow faster.Next to Apple Cider Vinegar, hydrogen peroxide ranks up there as one of the best household remedies.*Wash vegetables and fruits with hydrogen peroxide to remove dirt and pesticides. Add 1/4 cup of H2O2 to a sink of cold water. After washing, rinse thoroughly with cool water.*In the dishwasher, add 2 oz. to your regular detergent for a sanitizing boost. Also, beef up your regular dish soap by adding roughly 2 ounces of 3% H2O2 to the bottle.*Use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash to freshen breath. It kills the bacteria that causes halitosis. Use a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water.*Use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to make a paste for brushing teeth. Helps with early stages of gingivitis as it kills bacteria. Mixed with salt and baking soda, hydrogen peroxide works as a whitening toothpaste.*Soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide between uses to keep it clean and prevent the transfer of germs. This is particularly helpful when you or someone in your family has a cold or the flu.*Clean your cutting board and countertop. Let everything bubble for a few minutes, then scrub and rinse clean. *Wipe out your refrigerator and dishwasher. Because it’s non-toxic, it’s great for cleaning places that store food and dishes.*Clean your sponges. Soak them for 10 minutes in a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water in a shallow dish. Rinse the sponges thoroughly afterward.*Remove baked-on crud from pots and pans. Combine hydrogen peroxide with enough baking soda to make a paste, then rub onto the dirty pan and let it sit for a while. Come back later with a scrubby sponge and some warm water, and the baked-on stains will lift right off.*Whiten bathtub grout. First dry the tub thoroughly, then spray it liberally with hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit — it may bubble slightly — for a little while, then come back and scrub the grout with an old toothbrush. You may have to repeat the process a few times.*Clean the toilet bowl. Pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the toilet bowl, let stand for 20 minutes, then scrub clean.*Remove stains from clothing, curtains, and tablecloths. Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a pre-treater for stains — just soak the stain for a little while in 3% hydrogen peroxide before tossing into the laundry. You can also add a cup of peroxide to a regular load of whites to boost brightness. It’s a green alternative to bleach, and works just as well.*Brighten dingy floors. Combine half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with one gallon of hot water, then go to town on your flooring. Because it’s so mild, it’s safe for any floor type, and there’s no need to rinse.*Clean kids’ toys and play areas. Hydrogen peroxide is a safe cleaner to use around kids, or anyone with respiratory problems, because it’s not a lung irritant. Spray toys, toy boxes, doorknobs, and anything else your kids touch on a regular basis.*Help out your plants. To ward off fungus, add a little hydrogen peroxide to your spray bottle the next time you’re spritzing plants.*Add natural highlights to your hair. Dilute the hydrogen peroxide so the solution is 50% peroxide and 50% water. Spray the solution on wet hair to create subtle, natural highlights.*According to alternative therapy practitioners, adding half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide to a warm bath can help detoxify the body. Some are skeptical of this claim, but a bath is always a nice way to relax and the addition of hydrogen peroxide will leave you – and the tub – squeaky clean!*Spray a solution of 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide on leftover salad, drain, cover and refrigerate. This will prevent wilting and better preserve your salad.*Sanitize your kids’ lunch boxes/bags.*Dab hydrogen peroxide on pimples or acne to help clear skin.*Hydrogen peroxide helps to sprout seeds for new plantings. Use a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution once a day and spritz the seed every time you re-moisten. You can also use a mixture of 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 32 parts water to improve your plants’ root system.*Remove yellowing from lace curtains or tablecloths. Fill a sink with cold water and 2 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Soak for at least an hour, rinse in cold water and air dry.*Use it to remove ear wax. Use a solution of 3% with olive or almond oil. Add a couple drops of oil first then H2O2. After a few minutes, tilt head to remove solution and wax.*Helps with foot fungus. Spray a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry. Or try soaking your feet in a peroxide solution to help soften calluses and corns, and disinfect minor cuts.*Spray down the shower with hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria and viruses.*Use 1 pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water to clean humidifiers and steamers.*Wash shower curtains with hydrogen peroxide to remove mildew and soap scum. Place curtains in machine with a bath towel and your regular detergent. Add 1 cup full strength 3% hydrogen peroxide to the rinse cycle.*Use for towels that have become musty smelling. 1/2 cup Peroxide and 1/2 cup vinegar let stand for 15 minutes wash as normal. Gets rid of the smell.*Use hydrogen peroxide to control fungi present in aquariums. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt your fish. Use sparingly for this purpose.*De-skunking solution. Combine 1 quart 3% H2O2, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon Dawn dish detergent, 2 quarts warm water.