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I used to drink green tea every day from the same white mug. Very strong green tea.

After a while it looked like the inside of a gas station toilet that had never been cleaned, for about 20 years. Even thought I knew it was just from tea I was having a hard time looking at it. Never mind if a guest mistakenly pulled it off the shelf. (even on the top shelf as it was hidden from tender eyes.) They would have been traumatized forever and would never eat from my kitchen again.

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You can tell a person's foot size by looking at their arm.

Everyone's foot size is from the begining of your hand to your the inside of your elbow....

Go ahead, try it...I know your doubting me.

Oh wow it's actually true. I just took a ruler out of my desk at work and measured! 7½ inches like my shoe size. :lol:

Regarding other measurements, I've been successful with the hand method. Open your hands wide and measure from the tip of your middle finger to the beginning of the wrist. That's been pretty accurate for me. :)

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Ok.. here's one that I read years ago and I know it works.

If you have pets that have fleas, and they get into your furniture, carpets, etc. - you don't have to buy tons of expensive chemicals - use TABLE SALT ! Pour it generously into pet bets, furniture on carpets. Leave it there for a couple of days - I know.. sounds gross.. but the salt will dessicate (dry them up) the fleas and the eggs they leave. Vacuum up the salt. Do it again in 7 days, just to be sure.

You can buy table salt for less than a buck, chemicals are way more and much more dangerous ;)

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Oh wow it's actually true. I just took a ruler out of my desk at work and measured! 7½ inches like my shoe size. :lol:

Regarding other measurements, I've been successful with the hand method. Open your hands wide and measure from the tip of your middle finger to the beginning of the wrist. That's been pretty accurate for me. :)

I knew someone would try it....Usually when I tell people they actually take their shoe off and put their foot on their arm. So I have to give you some credit for at least using a ruler.

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We used to do this at a restaurant I worked at to get coffee stains out of glass coffee pots:

1 handful of ice

1 teaspoon of salt

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Put all three in the carafe. swirl for three minutes or so. Wash the carafe as usual.

Works like a charm. The acid from the lemon juice helps to break down the coffee stains and the salt and ice rubbing against the walls of the carafe loosen and remove the stains. Plus, there's no nasty chemicals involved. We would do this when a carafe was accidentally left on a hot burner with a small bit of coffee in the bottom, which caused the coffee to burn in the pot.

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But shoe sizes, hand sizes, and arm lengths, etc. don't tell you anything at all about erm... other measurements. I know that for a fact.

No but the size of a thumb sure does. LOL No, I will NOT elaborate on that any further. Let's just say that I've seen a few that well, the size of the thumb was definitely an indicator and proof to me that it's a good measuring tool.

LOL! Whenever I go out, the first thing I look at are a man's thumbs....:mrgreen:

That's right.... all you self conscious men are looking at your own thumbs right now because you can't help but see that I'm right :ROFLMAO2:

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I have always been fascinated to know how people can tie a knot in a cherry stem with their tongue. As for licking your eyebrows.... strange... very strange lol

I can't do anything special except for make the sound of a drop of water by flicking my cheek with my fingers. Had my mother sitting at the table for three hours once trying to do that.... :D I used to get in trouble in science class for doing that because I sat next to the sink and when it was quiet, I'd go and make that sound causing the teacher to get up several times and check the faucet. The kids got a kick out of that one!

Other than that and trilling my tongue, I can't do anything else.

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