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Bounce And Coke: Have You Tried Them?

Author:Author unknown, Issue: October 1999, Topic: Humour

BOUNCE.... the stuff you use in your dryer has the following amazing uses:

Repels mosquitoes: Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season. (Editor's Note: Japanese mosquitoes didn't seem impressed. It's true that none were biting my belt, butÉ.)

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 Bounce.

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 seat.

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 sand papering: 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.


To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl: Let 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.

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 just think about it ... SOME PEOPLE DRINK THIS STUFF!!

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