There are many things out there that have been designed for one use but work well in a variety of places and situations. Those of you who have read Fred's Head already know that dryer sheets can kill static cling and are good for cleaning computer/ TV screens of dust, Vodka can be used as disinfectant, Coca Cola can break rust etc.
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