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

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

by Joey Green, Green Joey
 

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

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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“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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580630993
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.25(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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