WORLD’S 10 LARGEST CREATURES


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10 World’s Biggest Creatures
Growth is the law of nature and every living being evolves physically to a certain extant, but sometimes the natural growth process is hampered by genetic abnormalities, resulting in hyper or under growth. Today I have brought to you 10 such living beings who faced this abnormality and grew beyond normal limits. You will be surprised to see these different creatures with their huge built and entering in Guinness Book of Records.
The Worlds Biggest Catfish
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
This Mekong Giant Catfish is the largest freshwater fish in the world. Being nearly nine feet long (2.7 meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, this huge catfish caught in northern Thailand is the largest freshwater fish ever recorded. In the eyes of scientists the Mekong Giant Catfish has taken upper position with the recorded capture of this huge 646LB specimen by local fishermen in 2005.
The Worlds Tallest Horse
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Noddy the Shire horse is a robust lad having might body. He weighs in at 1.3 tonnes. Noddy has just turned five and is no doubt the worlds tallest horse, standing 20.1 hands at the wither. His height is 81 inches, or 2.057m puts him a full inch (2.5cm) taller than Tina, a Shire horse who officially listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the worlds tallest.

Noddy, registered name, Luscombe Nordram, was born at a Queensland stud to a mare and sire from England. And when he was six months old Jane brought him. According to his owner when he comes galloping over for his breakfast, his hooves sound like thunder.

The Worlds Largest Tortoise
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Though unusual, but real that among the remaining giant tortoises of the Galpagos Islands, there lives an old-timer which was a hatchling at the time of Charles Darwins famous visit in 1835. Giant tortoises are the long-lived of all vertebrates, averaging over 100 years. Records shows that the oldest ever lived was of 152 years.

They are the worlds largest tortoises, with some specimens exceeding even 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length and reaching 550 pounds (250 kilograms).

Now there are only 11 types of giant tortoises left in the Galpagos, down from 15 when Darwin arrived. They were hunted as food by whalers, pirates and merchantmen during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

Galpagos tortoises live an uncomplicated life, grazing on leaves, grass and cactus, basking in the sun, and sleeping nearly 16 hours a day. Amazing fact is that their slow metabolism and large internal stores of water help them to live up to a year without eating or even drinking.

The Worlds Tallest Cat/Tiger
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Jungle Island in Miami is home to a liger (a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger) named Hercules, which is the largest non-obese liger. The liger is acknowledged by the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest cat on Earth, weighing in at 900 lbs.
The Worlds Biggest Cow
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The name of this gentle giant is Chilli. This black and white spotted Friesian bullock weighs over a ton and can challenge a small elephant being of 6ft 6ins. Even being so giant Chilli grazes only on grass and enjoys the occasional swede treat. Chilli dwarfs most of the horses at the stable.
The Worlds Biggest Pig
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The Liaoning Provincial Agricultural Museum is appealing to the Guinness Book of Records to recognise a 900 kg (1984 pounds) pig which died on February 5 as the biggest pig ever. At its death the pig was 2.5 metres long and had a waistline of 2.23 metres and a tusk of 14.4 centimetres long. According to a farmer of Wafangdian city, the pig was only 5 years old. The pig received quality food all its life.
The Worlds Largest Dog
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The biggest dog in the world might be Hercules, but according to the book of Guinness World Records Gibson is the tallest one. Gibson has even co-authored his very own book, entitled Gibson Speaks. The book gives insight in to the life and journey of the worlds tallest dog.
The Worlds Tallest Frog
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The goliath frog, Conraua goliath is the largest living anuran on Earth. Generally, it is found in fast-flowing rivers with sandy bottoms. This frog can grow up to 13 inches (33 cm) in length from nose to vent, and weighs up to 8 lb (3 kg). But, this creature has a comparatively small habitat range, mainly in West Africa (near Gabon). The number is decreasing because of habitat destruction and collection for the pet trade.

They eat insects, scorpions and smaller frogs and can live up to 15 years. These frogs have acute hearing but no vocal sac. The secret of their reproduction is still a mystery.

The Worlds Tallest Man
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Robert Pershing Wadlow has been the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He is also known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because of his upbringing in Alton, Illinois. He was born on February 22, 1918 and died on July 15, 1940.

Wadlow reached a height of 8 feet 11.1 inch (2.72m) and weighed 485 lb (220 kg) at his death at the age of 22. His large size and his continued growth in adulthood was because of hypertrophy of his pituitary gland that results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.

The Worlds Biggest Bunny
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
A Continental Giant rabbit, Amy, was four feet long and weighed a whopping three stone before her death in May 2009 and Ralph, one of Amys 32 babies and barely a year old, is already longer and heavier compared to his monstrous mum and weighs more than the average three-year-old child.

You will get surprised to know that Ralph needs 10 pounds worth of food a day. He chews half a cabbage for breakfast and dinner while feasting on a handful of carrots and apples for lunch.

Their enormity seems hereditary as Ralphs dad Roberto was also a previous record holder for being the worlds biggest rabbit after weighting in at 35lb and measuring 3ft 1inches.


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world’s 10 largest creatures


10 World’s Biggest Creatures
Growth is the law of nature and every living being evolves physically to a certain extant, but sometimes the natural growth process is hampered by genetic abnormalities, resulting in hyper or under growth. Today I have brought to you 10 such living beings who faced this abnormality and grew beyond normal limits. You will be surprised to see these different creatures with their huge built and entering in Guinness Book of Records.

The Worlds Biggest Catfish

Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
This Mekong Giant Catfish is the largest freshwater fish in the world. Being nearly nine feet long (2.7 meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, this huge catfish caught in northern Thailand is the largest freshwater fish ever recorded. In the eyes of scientists the Mekong Giant Catfish has taken upper position with the recorded capture of this huge 646LB specimen by local fishermen in 2005.
 
The Worlds Tallest Horse
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Noddy the Shire horse is a robust lad having might body. He weighs in at 1.3 tonnes. Noddy has just turned five and is no doubt the worlds tallest horse, standing 20.1 hands at the wither. His height is 81 inches, or 2.057m puts him a full inch (2.5cm) taller than Tina, a Shire horse who officially listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the worlds tallest.

Noddy, registered name, Luscombe Nordram, was born at a Queensland stud to a mare and sire from England. And when he was six months old Jane brought him. According to his owner when he comes galloping over for his breakfast, his hooves sound like thunder.

 
The Worlds Largest Tortoise
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Though unusual, but real that among the remaining giant tortoises of the Galpagos Islands, there lives an old-timer which was a hatchling at the time of Charles Darwins famous visit in 1835. Giant tortoises are the long-lived of all vertebrates, averaging over 100 years. Records shows that the oldest ever lived was of 152 years.

They are the worlds largest tortoises, with some specimens exceeding even 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length and reaching 550 pounds (250 kilograms).

Now there are only 11 types of giant tortoises left in the Galpagos, down from 15 when Darwin arrived. They were hunted as food by whalers, pirates and merchantmen during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

Galpagos tortoises live an uncomplicated life, grazing on leaves, grass and cactus, basking in the sun, and sleeping nearly 16 hours a day. Amazing fact is that their slow metabolism and large internal stores of water help them to live up to a year without eating or even drinking.

 
The Worlds Tallest Cat/Tiger
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Jungle Island in Miami is home to a liger (a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger) named Hercules, which is the largest non-obese liger. The liger is acknowledged by the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest cat on Earth, weighing in at 900 lbs.
 
The Worlds Biggest Cow
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The name of this gentle giant is Chilli. This black and white spotted Friesian bullock weighs over a ton and can challenge a small elephant being of 6ft 6ins. Even being so giant Chilli grazes only on grass and enjoys the occasional swede treat. Chilli dwarfs most of the horses at the stable.
 
The Worlds Biggest Pig
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The Liaoning Provincial Agricultural Museum is appealing to the Guinness Book of Records to recognise a 900 kg (1984 pounds) pig which died on February 5 as the biggest pig ever. At its death the pig was 2.5 metres long and had a waistline of 2.23 metres and a tusk of 14.4 centimetres long. According to a farmer of Wafangdian city, the pig was only 5 years old. The pig received quality food all its life.
 
The Worlds Largest Dog
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The biggest dog in the world might be Hercules, but according to the book of Guinness World Records Gibson is the tallest one. Gibson has even co-authored his very own book, entitled Gibson Speaks. The book gives insight in to the life and journey of the worlds tallest dog.
 
The Worlds Tallest Frog
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The goliath frog, Conraua goliath is the largest living anuran on Earth. Generally, it is found in fast-flowing rivers with sandy bottoms. This frog can grow up to 13 inches (33 cm) in length from nose to vent, and weighs up to 8 lb (3 kg). But, this creature has a comparatively small habitat range, mainly in West Africa (near Gabon). The number is decreasing because of habitat destruction and collection for the pet trade.

They eat insects, scorpions and smaller frogs and can live up to 15 years. These frogs have acute hearing but no vocal sac. The secret of their reproduction is still a mystery.

 
The Worlds Tallest Man
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Robert Pershing Wadlow has been the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He is also known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because of his upbringing in Alton, Illinois. He was born on February 22, 1918 and died on July 15, 1940.

Wadlow reached a height of 8 feet 11.1 inch (2.72m) and weighed 485 lb (220 kg) at his death at the age of 22. His large size and his continued growth in adulthood was because of hypertrophy of his pituitary gland that results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.

 
The Worlds Biggest Bunny
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
A Continental Giant rabbit, Amy, was four feet long and weighed a whopping three stone before her death in May 2009 and Ralph, one of Amys 32 babies and barely a year old, is already longer and heavier compared to his monstrous mum and weighs more than the average three-year-old child.

You will get surprised to know that Ralph needs 10 pounds worth of food a day. He chews half a cabbage for breakfast and dinner while feasting on a handful of carrots and apples for lunch.

Their enormity seems hereditary as Ralphs dad Roberto was also a previous record holder for being the worlds biggest rabbit after weighting in at 35lb and measuring 3ft 1inches.

 
 


world’s 10 largest creatures


10 World’s Biggest Creatures
Growth is the law of nature and every living being evolves physically to a certain extant, but sometimes the natural growth process is hampered by genetic abnormalities, resulting in hyper or under growth. Today I have brought to you 10 such living beings who faced this abnormality and grew beyond normal limits. You will be surprised to see these different creatures with their huge built and entering in Guinness Book of Records.

The Worlds Biggest Catfish

Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
This Mekong Giant Catfish is the largest freshwater fish in the world. Being nearly nine feet long (2.7 meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, this huge catfish caught in northern Thailand is the largest freshwater fish ever recorded. In the eyes of scientists the Mekong Giant Catfish has taken upper position with the recorded capture of this huge 646LB specimen by local fishermen in 2005.
 
The Worlds Tallest Horse
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Noddy the Shire horse is a robust lad having might body. He weighs in at 1.3 tonnes. Noddy has just turned five and is no doubt the worlds tallest horse, standing 20.1 hands at the wither. His height is 81 inches, or 2.057m puts him a full inch (2.5cm) taller than Tina, a Shire horse who officially listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the worlds tallest.

Noddy, registered name, Luscombe Nordram, was born at a Queensland stud to a mare and sire from England. And when he was six months old Jane brought him. According to his owner when he comes galloping over for his breakfast, his hooves sound like thunder.

 
The Worlds Largest Tortoise
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Though unusual, but real that among the remaining giant tortoises of the Galpagos Islands, there lives an old-timer which was a hatchling at the time of Charles Darwins famous visit in 1835. Giant tortoises are the long-lived of all vertebrates, averaging over 100 years. Records shows that the oldest ever lived was of 152 years.

They are the worlds largest tortoises, with some specimens exceeding even 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length and reaching 550 pounds (250 kilograms).

Now there are only 11 types of giant tortoises left in the Galpagos, down from 15 when Darwin arrived. They were hunted as food by whalers, pirates and merchantmen during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

Galpagos tortoises live an uncomplicated life, grazing on leaves, grass and cactus, basking in the sun, and sleeping nearly 16 hours a day. Amazing fact is that their slow metabolism and large internal stores of water help them to live up to a year without eating or even drinking.

 
The Worlds Tallest Cat/Tiger
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Jungle Island in Miami is home to a liger (a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger) named Hercules, which is the largest non-obese liger. The liger is acknowledged by the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest cat on Earth, weighing in at 900 lbs.
 
The Worlds Biggest Cow
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The name of this gentle giant is Chilli. This black and white spotted Friesian bullock weighs over a ton and can challenge a small elephant being of 6ft 6ins. Even being so giant Chilli grazes only on grass and enjoys the occasional swede treat. Chilli dwarfs most of the horses at the stable.
 
The Worlds Biggest Pig
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The Liaoning Provincial Agricultural Museum is appealing to the Guinness Book of Records to recognise a 900 kg (1984 pounds) pig which died on February 5 as the biggest pig ever. At its death the pig was 2.5 metres long and had a waistline of 2.23 metres and a tusk of 14.4 centimetres long. According to a farmer of Wafangdian city, the pig was only 5 years old. The pig received quality food all its life.
 
The Worlds Largest Dog
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The biggest dog in the world might be Hercules, but according to the book of Guinness World Records Gibson is the tallest one. Gibson has even co-authored his very own book, entitled Gibson Speaks. The book gives insight in to the life and journey of the worlds tallest dog.
 
The Worlds Tallest Frog
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The goliath frog, Conraua goliath is the largest living anuran on Earth. Generally, it is found in fast-flowing rivers with sandy bottoms. This frog can grow up to 13 inches (33 cm) in length from nose to vent, and weighs up to 8 lb (3 kg). But, this creature has a comparatively small habitat range, mainly in West Africa (near Gabon). The number is decreasing because of habitat destruction and collection for the pet trade.

They eat insects, scorpions and smaller frogs and can live up to 15 years. These frogs have acute hearing but no vocal sac. The secret of their reproduction is still a mystery.

 
The Worlds Tallest Man
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Robert Pershing Wadlow has been the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He is also known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because of his upbringing in Alton, Illinois. He was born on February 22, 1918 and died on July 15, 1940.

Wadlow reached a height of 8 feet 11.1 inch (2.72m) and weighed 485 lb (220 kg) at his death at the age of 22. His large size and his continued growth in adulthood was because of hypertrophy of his pituitary gland that results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.

 
The Worlds Biggest Bunny
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
A Continental Giant rabbit, Amy, was four feet long and weighed a whopping three stone before her death in May 2009 and Ralph, one of Amys 32 babies and barely a year old, is already longer and heavier compared to his monstrous mum and weighs more than the average three-year-old child.

You will get surprised to know that Ralph needs 10 pounds worth of food a day. He chews half a cabbage for breakfast and dinner while feasting on a handful of carrots and apples for lunch.

Their enormity seems hereditary as Ralphs dad Roberto was also a previous record holder for being the worlds biggest rabbit after weighting in at 35lb and measuring 3ft 1inches.

 
 


Lemon – A versatile fruit


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Lemons – the versatile fruit

Lemons – a fruit with a wonderful fragrance, great in food and beverages, but also very handy for multiple purposes around the home!

Lemons have been cultivated by humans for over a thousand years. The fruit is mentioned in tenth century Arabic literature, but was probably first grown in Assam, India.Lemons are high in vitamin C, have an anti-bacterial effect and are thought to possess antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. The juice consists of about 5% acid, which  also makes them useful for a variety of household purposes. Lemons and/or lemon juice are a popular addition in environmentally friendly cleaning applications.
Selecting and storing lemons
The best lemons are those that have smooth, oily skins and are heavy for their size. They should be bright yellow with no green tinges. Lemons will keep for up to a week at room temperature, two to three weeks refrigerated. Lemon zest (peel) can be frozen for months.
Juicing lemons
To get the most juice from a lemon, it should be allowed to reach room temperature, or microwaved for a few seconds prior to juicing. Using your palm to roll the lemon on a hard surface can also help improve juice yields. If you only need a little juice, some people pierce the end with a fork, squeeze the amount needed, cover the holes with tape and then store in the fridge.
There’s so much more to lemons than just using them in cooking and making lemonade! Here’s a selection of handy tips. Remember to test in inconspicuous areas first.
Ant deterrent
Pouring lemon juice around areas that ants frequent is said to repel them.
Air freshener
An equal amount of lemon juice and water added to an atomizer will create a wonderful synthetic chemical-free green air freshener for your home.
All purpose cleaner
Again, an equal amount of lemon juice and water added to a spray bottle is an effective kitchen and bathroom cleaner and can also be used on walls (spot test first).
A small amount of lemon juice can also be added to vinegar based cleaning solutions to help neutralize the smell of the vinegar.
Microwave
Heat a bowl of water and lemon slices in your microwave for 30 seconds to a minute; then wipe out the oven. Stains will be easier to remove and old food odors will be neutralized.
Fridge
Half a lemon stored in your fridge will help control and eliminate unpleasant smells.
Chrome/copper/brass
Rub a lemon juice and baking soda paste onto chrome or copper, rinse and then wipe/buff with a soft cloth or paper towel.
Toilet
Mix 1/2 cup borax and a cup of lemon juice for a powerful toilet cleaner that will leave it smelling extra clean!
Lime scale
Use a half lemon to clean the lime scale off a sink or taps/faucets; rinse well.
Laundry
For bleaching purposes, add 1/2 cup of lemon juice to your washing machine’s rinse cycle and hang clothes outside to dry.
A teaspoon of lemon juice thrown into your wash can also help your clothes to smell fresher.
Dishes
A teaspoon of lemon juice added to your dishwashing detergent can help boost grease cutting power
Drains
Hot lemon juice and baking soda is a good drain cleaner that is safe to use in septic systems.
If you have a garbage disposal unit, throw in some lemon peel from time to time while it’s working in order to keep it smelling fresh.
Chopping boards
Rub lemon juice into your wooden chopping board, leave overnight and then rinse. Wood chopping boards appear to have anti-bacterial properties anyway, but the lemon will help kill off any remaining nasties and neutralize odors.
Glass and mirrors
4 tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with half a gallon of water makes an effective window cleaner.
Degreaser 
Straight lemon juice can be used as a general degreaser.
Furniture
2 parts olive oil or cooking oil mixed with 1 part lemon juice makes for an excellent furniture polish!
Hair
To lighten hair, dampen it with lemon juice and sit out in the sun for an hour. This does work, I tried it myself. Hey, it was the 80’s!
I’ve read that the juice of a lemon mixed with one cup warm water makes for a great hair conditioner. It should be allowed to stay in your hair for a few minutes then washed off. Exercise caution if you have a sensitive scalp.
Cuts, stings and itches
A small amount of lemon juice dripped onto minor wounds can help stop bleeding and disinfect the injury (it will sting a bit). Lemon juice applied to itches, poison ivy rashes and wasp stings is said to relieve discomfort.
Hands
The smell of fish can linger on your hands, even after scrubbing with soap – rubbing your hands with lemon juice will neutralize the smell and leave your hands smelling wonderful.
Isn’t it incredible how we have so many environmentally harsh cleaning chemicals in our homes when nature already offers most of what we need! Have some helpful hints for using lemons in and around the home? Please add them below!


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Lemon- A versatile fruit



Lemons – the versatile fruit

Lemons – a fruit with a wonderful fragrance, great in food and beverages, but also very handy for multiple purposes around the home!

Lemons have been cultivated by humans for over a thousand years. The fruit is mentioned in tenth century Arabic literature, but was probably first grown in Assam, India.

Lemons are high in vitamin C, have an anti-bacterial effect and are thought to possess antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. The juice consists of about 5% acid, which  also makes them useful for a variety of household purposes. Lemons and/or lemon juice are a popular addition in environmentally friendly cleaning applications.

Selecting and storing lemons

The best lemons are those that have smooth, oily skins and are heavy for their size. They should be bright yellow with no green tinges. Lemons will keep for up to a week at room temperature, two to three weeks refrigerated. Lemon zest (peel) can be frozen for months.

Juicing lemons

To get the most juice from a lemon, it should be allowed to reach room temperature, or microwaved for a few seconds prior to juicing. Using your palm to roll the lemon on a hard surface can also help improve juice yields. If you only need a little juice, some people pierce the end with a fork, squeeze the amount needed, cover the holes with tape and then store in the fridge.

There’s so much more to lemons than just using them in cooking and making lemonade! Here’s a selection of handy tips. Remember to test in inconspicuous areas first.

Ant deterrent

Pouring lemon juice around areas that ants frequent is said to repel them.

Air freshener

An equal amount of lemon juice and water added to an atomizer will create a wonderful synthetic chemical-free green air freshener for your home.

All purpose cleaner

Again, an equal amount of lemon juice and water added to a spray bottle is an effective kitchen and bathroom cleaner and can also be used on walls (spot test first).

A small amount of lemon juice can also be added to vinegar based cleaning solutions to help neutralize the smell of the vinegar.

Microwave

Heat a bowl of water and lemon slices in your microwave for 30 seconds to a minute; then wipe out the oven. Stains will be easier to remove and old food odors will be neutralized. 

Fridge

Half a lemon stored in your fridge will help control and eliminate unpleasant smells.

Chrome/copper/brass

Rub a lemon juice and baking soda paste onto chrome or copper, rinse and then wipe/buff with a soft cloth or paper towel.

Toilet

Mix 1/2 cup borax and a cup of lemon juice for a powerful toilet cleaner that will leave it smelling extra clean!

Lime scale

Use a half lemon to clean the lime scale off a sink or taps/faucets; rinse well.

Laundry

For bleaching purposes, add 1/2 cup of lemon juice to your washing machine’s rinse cycle and hang clothes outside to dry.

A teaspoon of lemon juice thrown into your wash can also help your clothes to smell fresher.

Dishes

A teaspoon of lemon juice added to your dishwashing detergent can help boost grease cutting power

Drains

Hot lemon juice and baking soda is a good drain cleaner that is safe to use in septic systems.

If you have a garbage disposal unit, throw in some lemon peel from time to time while it’s working in order to keep it smelling fresh.

Chopping boards

Rub lemon juice into your wooden chopping board, leave overnight and then rinse. Wood chopping boards appear to have anti-bacterial properties anyway, but the lemon will help kill off any remaining nasties and neutralize odors.

Glass and mirrors

4 tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with half a gallon of water makes an effective window cleaner.

Degreaser 

Straight lemon juice can be used as a general degreaser.

Furniture

2 parts olive oil or cooking oil mixed with 1 part lemon juice makes for an excellent furniture polish!

Hair

To lighten hair, dampen it with lemon juice and sit out in the sun for an hour. This does work, I tried it myself. Hey, it was the 80’s!

I’ve read that the juice of a lemon mixed with one cup warm water makes for a great hair conditioner. It should be allowed to stay in your hair for a few minutes then washed off. Exercise caution if you have a sensitive scalp.

Cuts, stings and itches

A small amount of lemon juice dripped onto minor wounds can help stop bleeding and disinfect the injury (it will sting a bit). Lemon juice applied to itches, poison ivy rashes and wasp stings is said to relieve discomfort.

Hands

The smell of fish can linger on your hands, even after scrubbing with soap – rubbing your hands with lemon juice will neutralize the smell and leave your hands smelling wonderful.

Isn’t it incredible how we have so many environmentally harsh cleaning chemicals in our homes when nature already offers most of what we need! Have some helpful hints for using lemons in and around the home? Please add them below!

10 uses for Newspaper


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10 New Uses for Newspaper

Fun & Info @ Keralites.net 
“Newspaper, by design, is a very absorbent product, because it has to absorb ink. But that also means it is equipped to absorb all sorts of moisture, including moisture and the resulting odors found in shoes and vegetable drawers,” says Chris Morrissey, vice president of marketing for Sun Chemical, in Northlake, Illinois, the world’s largest printing-ink manufacturer.


Use Newspaper to:

1. Deodorize food containers. Stuff a balled-up piece of newspaper into a lunch box or thermos, seal it, and let sit overnight.
2. Ripen tomatoes. Wrap them individually and leave them out at room temperature.
3. Pack delicate items.Wrap frames and figurines with several pieces of newspaper, then crumple the remaining sections to fill extra space in the box.
4. Wipe away tough streaks on glass.Use newspaper with cleaning fluid to clean mirrors and windows.
5. Preserve antique glass. Some older frames have finishes on the glass that can be damaged by cleaning solutions. Remove smudges by rubbing with newspaper dipped in a solution of one part white vinegar and one part warm water. Let air-dry.
6. Dry shoes. Place crumpled paper in them overnight.
7. Wrap gifts. Use the comics to wrap a child’s birthday gift, or try the wedding announcements for an engagement gift.
8. Create a home for slushy snow boots. During the winter, keep a pile of newspaper near the entryway. When your little snowmen and -women come home, they can toss their winter wear onto the newspaper instead of creating puddles on the floor.
9. Prepare a garden. In the fall, mow a patch of lawn to make room for a dedicated bed. Cover it with four layers of newspaper, then a four-inch layer of shredded leaves or bark mulch. Hose it down. Come spring, the compost blanket will have smothered the grass roots, and the bed will be primed for planting.
10. Keep the refrigerator vegetable drawer dry and free of smells. Line the bottom with newspaper. 
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10 uses of Newspaper


 

10 New Uses for Newspaper

Fun & Info @ Keralites.net 
“Newspaper, by design, is a very absorbent product, because it has to absorb ink. But that also means it is equipped to absorb all sorts of moisture, including moisture and the resulting odors found in shoes and vegetable drawers,” says Chris Morrissey, vice president of marketing for Sun Chemical, in Northlake, Illinois, the world’s largest printing-ink manufacturer.

Use Newspaper to:

1. Deodorize food containers. Stuff a balled-up piece of newspaper into a lunch box or thermos, seal it, and let sit overnight.
2. Ripen tomatoes. Wrap them individually and leave them out at room temperature.
3. Pack delicate items.Wrap frames and figurines with several pieces of newspaper, then crumple the remaining sections to fill extra space in the box.
4. Wipe away tough streaks on glass.Use newspaper with cleaning fluid to clean mirrors and windows.
5. Preserve antique glass. Some older frames have finishes on the glass that can be damaged by cleaning solutions. Remove smudges by rubbing with newspaper dipped in a solution of one part white vinegar and one part warm water. Let air-dry.
6. Dry shoes. Place crumpled paper in them overnight.
7. Wrap gifts. Use the comics to wrap a child’s birthday gift, or try the wedding announcements for an engagement gift.
8. Create a home for slushy snow boots. During the winter, keep a pile of newspaper near the entryway. When your little snowmen and -women come home, they can toss their winter wear onto the newspaper instead of creating puddles on the floor.
9. Prepare a garden. In the fall, mow a patch of lawn to make room for a dedicated bed. Cover it with four layers of newspaper, then a four-inch layer of shredded leaves or bark mulch. Hose it down. Come spring, the compost blanket will have smothered the grass roots, and the bed will be primed for planting.
10. Keep the refrigerator vegetable drawer dry and free of smells. Line the bottom with newspaper. 
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