Clean Your Clothes With Cheez Whiz: And Hundreds of Offbeat Uses for Dozens More Brand-Name Products

Overview

Did you know that Baby Magic Baby Powder repels ants and Campbell's Tomato Soup prevents blond hair from turning green in a chlorinated swimming pool? Many of the foods and household items on the shelves of your kitchen and bathroom cabinets have properties and near-magical powers never indicated by what's printed on their labels. In Clean Your Clothes with Cheez Whiz, bestselling author Joey Green reveals hundreds of quirky uses for brand-name products. With dozens of items to choose from, you'll discover how ...

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Overview

Did you know that Baby Magic Baby Powder repels ants and Campbell's Tomato Soup prevents blond hair from turning green in a chlorinated swimming pool? Many of the foods and household items on the shelves of your kitchen and bathroom cabinets have properties and near-magical powers never indicated by what's printed on their labels. In Clean Your Clothes with Cheez Whiz, bestselling author Joey Green reveals hundreds of quirky uses for brand-name products. With dozens of items to choose from, you'll discover how to:

-Clean a toilet bowl with Country Time Lemonade

-Relieve morning sickness with Gatorade

-Remove scruff marks from patent-leather shoes with Noxema

-Give yourself a facial with Cheerios

-Soothe sunburn pain with Cool Whip

-Relieve insect-bite itching with A.1 Steak Sauce

-Clean your clothes with Cheez Whiz (It's great for removing grease!)

But it doesn't stop there. Clean Your Clothes with Cheez Whiz also presents short histories, strange facts, and other tidbits about your favorite products.

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Editorial Reviews

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Suffering from sunburn? Nothing cures the pain better than a smooth layer of Cool Whip. Did you know that you can clean toilets with Gatorade? Remove tar on the skin with Wishbone Thousand Island Dressing? or that, among its many other uses, Cheez Whiz can remove grease from clothes?

Joey Green, known to TV viewers as "Heloise from Hell", now returns to bookland to tell the inside scoop about Pringles, Windex, Campbell's Tomato soup, and a full shopping cart of other products. The man who taught us that Miller's High Life is great for killing garden slugs now informs us about the shaving cream potential of Land O Lakes Butter. (Which also makes a fine rubdown for tired feet.) Green isn't stingy with other details. He mentions, for instance, that President George bush enjoyed White House snacks of pork rinds in Tabasco pepper sauce, Shredded Wheat mixed with crushed butterfingers bars, and pigs-in-a-blanket smothered with Cheez Whiz. Green, the wizard of weird, also confides that if you play the Al Yankovich song "Nature Trail to Hell" backwards, you will hear the message, "Satan eats Cheez Whiz."

Our favorite fact, though, concerns Cherrios: "Every little oat-based Cheerios "O" is individually puffed, one "O" at a time. Like popcorn, each Cheerios "O" explodes from the barrel of a puffing gun at a high temperature and a very high speed". With that almost mystical fact, we bid adieu to this delightful message.

From the Publisher
"Joey Green, pantry professor (aka The Heloise from Hell), puts off-the-shelf products to off-the-wall uses." —People magazine

"A kind of cross between National Lampoon [Green is a former Lampoon writer] and 'Hints from Heloise." —Ladies' Home Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580630993
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Joey Green has appeared on the Rosie O' Donnell Show, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and Today. He's been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, People, and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. His previous books include Wash Your Hair with Whipped Cream, Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose, and The Zen of Oz (Renaissance Books). He resides in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

But First, Another Word from Our Sponsor ix
A.1. Steak Sauce 1
Baby Magic Baby Powder 5
Bag Balm 9
Campbell's Tomato Soup 12
Castor Oil 19
Cheerios 23
Cheez Whiz 29
Clean Shower 32
Cool Whip 39
Country Time Lemonade 44
Cutex Nail Polish Remover 47
DAP Caulk 52
Dr Pepper 55
Formula 409 61
Forster Clothes Pins 65
French's Mustard 71
Gatorade Thirst Quencher 76
Goodyear Tires 82
Irish Spring Soap 87
Jet-Puffed Marshmallows 92
Kodak Film 97
M&M's Chocolate Candies 101
Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Bluing 107
Noxzema 115
Parsons' Ammonia 120
Post-it Notes 127
Pringles 135
Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge 139
Skin-So-Soft 143
USA Today 148
Wish-Bone Thousand Island Dressing 154
And Much, Much More 157
Acknowledgments 161
The Fine Print 163
Trademark Information 167
Index 169
About the Author 181
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2001

    Great tips!!!

    It's a great book if you're looking for simple techniques on beauty tips,cleaning tips, and more! This is a great book for people who are trying to figure out what to do with extra things around the house.

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