Monday, July 03, 2006

Things I figured out

Here are just a few of the things readers at have figured out:

  • As silly as it may sounds, dishwashing liquid should never go into a dishwasher. Dishwasher liquid is perferable and will not leave soap suds all over the kitchen.
  • Don't take out or put in your contact lenses immediately after cutting hot peppers. Ideally, wear gloves when cutting the peppers.
  •   Driving slower in traffic is actually less stressful and it seems like I get home in the same amount of time. 
  •  My mind was blown when I learned that a wet sponge will hold much more water than a dry sponge
  • Food keeps cooking after you remove it from heat! So if you're cooking a thick steak, and the internal temperature is 140 degrees, it can go as high as 145 degrees AFTER you take it off the grill.
  • If you leave a pile of papers - all in disorder - on the edge of your desk nearest the enterance to your cubical, people walking by will think you are busy, and thus leave you alone, not give you more work to do.
  • Rubbing your hands on a stainless steel surface under running water after chopping garlic or onions completely removes the smell. No soap required. I don't know why it happens, but it does. 
  • When your car decelerates, a helium balloon inside the car will float to the back of the car, in contrast to everything else that rolls to the front.



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