Did You Know?



1.      Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.

2.      Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle and you'll get perfectly shaped pancakes every time.

3.      To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

4.      To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard boiling.

5.      Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies treats in the pan and the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers.

6.      To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

7.      To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan,   and bring to a boil on stovetop.

8.      Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.

9.      When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

10. If you accidentally over salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix me up."

11. Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

12. Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

13. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it.

14. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.

15. To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh, but if it rises to the surface, throw it away.

16. Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

17. Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

18. If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

19. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.

20. To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.

21. Ants, ants, ants everywhere ... Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.

22. Use air freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.

23. When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

24. Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer. Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets; wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric and effervescent action cleans vitreous china.

25. Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.

26. Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.

27. Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).

28. Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar - Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.

29. Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.   

30. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.  

31. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a 'tittle'   

32. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously   from the bottom of the glass to the top.  

33. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller  

34. 0% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.  

35. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.  

36. The 'spot' on 7-UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino.  

37. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.  

38. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister. 

39. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.  

40. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.  

41. Most lipstick contains fish scales. 

42. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants  

43. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.  

44. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters are stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.  

45. Leonardo DaVinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time hence, multitasking was invented.  

46. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.  

47. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos. 

48. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan ; there was never a recorded Wendy before!  

49. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!  

50. Leonardo DaVinci invented scissors..  Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.  

51. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.  

52. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original ' Halloween ' was a Captain Kirk's mask painted white. 

53. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar. (Good to know)  

54. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.. (and you thought this list was completely useless)

55. The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from an old English law , which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

56. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.  

57. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!  

58. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!  

59. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

60. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.  

61. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.