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    No I didn't know that.

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    Did You Know: That the average color of the universe is olive green?
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    Did you know: A human could survive for longer off of 100 bananas than 100 of any other fruit.
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    I would think an avocado would beat a banana - or is that considered a fruit?
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    Did you know: The French 75, a combination of champagne and gin, was rated as the least popular cocktail of all time by the New York Bartenders' Association.
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    I got these in an email and thought I'd pass them along....

    Reheat Pizza
    Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on
    top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm.
    This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza.
    This was shown on the cooking channel.

    Easy Deviled Eggs
    Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they
    are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep
    mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

    Expanding Frosting
    When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip
    it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size.
    You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount.
    You also eat less sugar/calories per serving.

    Reheating Refrigerated Bread
    To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated,
    place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased
    moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

    Newspaper Weeds Away
    Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

    Broken Glass
    Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of
    glass - the fibers catch ones you can't see!

    No More Mosquitoes
    Place a dryer sheet in your pocket.
    It will keep the mosquitoes away.

    Squirrel Away!
    To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your
    plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't
    hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

    Flexible Vacuum
    To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge
    add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll
    to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to
    get in narrow openings.

    Reducing Static Cling
    Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will
    not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with
    slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin
    in seam of slacks and - Voilą, - static is gone.

    Measuring Cups
    Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup,
    fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't
    dry the cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut
    butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

    Foggy Windshield?
    Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and
    keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows
    fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

    Reopening Envelope
    If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot
    to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope
    in the freezer for an hour or two. Voilą! It unseals easily.

    Conditioner
    Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot
    cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really
    smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner
    you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair...

    Goodbye Fruit Flies
    To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it
    1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of
    dishwashing liquid, mix well. You will find
    those flies drawn to the cup
    and gone forever!

    Get Rid of Ants
    Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it,
    take it "home," and can't digest it so it kills them . It may take
    a week or so, esp. if it rains, but it works and you don't have
    the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

    Beach Sand
    Take baby powder to the beach. Keep a small bottle of
    baby powder in your beach bag. When your ready to
    leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the
    powder and the sand will slide right off your skin.
    Reality is the beginning...not the end....Wallace Stevens

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    Sorry, Bama, this one just isn't true. (If anyone has heard the myth that white rice will kill birds,and so not to throw it weddings, that's not true either)

    Get Rid of Ants
    Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it,
    take it "home," and can't digest it so it kills them . It may take
    a week or so, esp. if it rains, but it works and you don't have
    the worry about pets or small children being harmed.

    The truth, from pestproducts.com

    There are many myths concerning fireant (or ant) mound elimination or colony elimination. None of the foods (grits, oatmeal, etc.) will cause any type of internal problems with an ant. They do not get fatal flatulence; they do not blow up --it just does not work that way!
    In the first place, adult ants cannot digest solid foods. Worker ants can be seen going back to their colony with either a swollen belly (from liquid foods) or carrying a solid piece of food. Solids are fed to ant larvae in the nursery; larvae digest the solids and immediately regurgitate the nutrients back to the adult worker ants. These ants, in turn, feed other ants in the colony. On the average, each worker ant will feed 10 other ants. This unique transfer of nutrients insures that any poisons or bad foods are filtered out before reaching the queen and the workers around her.
    Second, ants love corn! Many farmers have severely damaged their machinery while running into or over large fireant mounds in the fields. Thousands of pounds of grain products are tossed into the trash by home owners each year, because ants invaded the containers in which grains are stored. Ants love corn and it does not kill them!
    The myth with grits (and other grains) began when the general public discovered that small grains of ground corn (in essence, grits!) are the carrier in many ant baits. The carrier is just that -- the product on which the attractant (soybean oil, etc.) and the pesticide (Hydramethylnon, etc.) are placed. The carrier is just the vehicle with which we disperse granular pesticides and baits.
    When people dump grits or other such objects onto an ant mound, the ants do not appreciate the door of their home being disturbed. They then build another door (mound) to their colony, deserting the one covered with grains. Ants have many uses for their mound (incubating young, etc.) and do not appreciate it when you dump things on top! When all is said and done, the colony did not even move (as most people believe), it just built another doorway to the colony.
    This is good to remember when using an ant bait: do not dump the product on top of the ant mound or nest. Instead, broadcast your baits around the mound and in other areas where ants are seen foraging for food.
    Last edited by queenb; 02-11-2007 at 06:23 AM.
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    bbnbama: Wow. That's a great list! And there's quite a few I didn't know and I will try out. Thanks!

    Did You Know: --New Technology allows beekeepers to sedate their bees with carefully controlled sound waves instead of smoke.

    Maybe that would work with ants?
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