Monday, November 26, 2007

6 Things you didn't know you can do with toothpaste

Toothpaste is a very versatile thing. What are you doing with toothpaste? Brushing your teeth?! What a waste. You should know that toothpaste has many other, amazing uses. It's a really useful substance. Here are 6 things you didn't know you can do with toothpaste:

  1. Clean silverware and jewelery to perfection: the results will amaze you. Simply dab a bit of toothpaste onto a dirty silver ring, for example, rub gently all over, rinse with water and dry. Simple and easy - and no need to use those smelly chemicals.

  2. Treat zits and bug bites: Don't go and smear toothpaste all over yourself... But, it you get stung by a bug or you have an annoying pimple just before an important date - try out the toothpaste. Put a small amount of it on the bite or zit, and leave it to dry. Works wonders, I tell ya!

  3. Save your CDs: This is pure magic. I tried this and was amazed by the results. If you have a CD that is scratched to death, you can use toothpaste to fix it. Watch this video and follow the instructions:

  4. Defog: If you are a scuba diver, then you probably know this trick. New diving masks and swimming goggles get fogged very quickly, and spitting in them before going in the water doesn't always work. Instead of saliva, try toothpaste - rub the paste on the inside of the lenses, rinse well and your vision will be clear.

  5. Remove crayons from walls: Yep, if you have naughty kids, some toothpaste may come in handy. Use it to clean your walls and hope that your children find other ways to express themselves.

  6. Eliminate smell from your hands: Been chopping onions? Can't get rid of the smell? Rub your hands in toothpaste and wash carefully. Smelling of mint is much better, isn't it?