Peter Prakke says.
* To stop ants in your kitchen, wash or spray the counter top with equal parts of water and vinegar.
* If your radishes are soft, place the GREENS in the water, not the radish.
* Instead of using vinegar in your salad, use fresh lemon juice because of the vitamin C content and flavor.
* To keep lemons fresh, place the open side in a little vinegar.
* Never place cut flowers beside fresh fruit because the gasses released from the fruit are damaging to cut flower.
* To remove fresh paint odors, place several dishes of salt in the room.
* Cucumber to bitter? Slice and place in a bowl of water.
* Flies do not like lavender. Hang some in your kitchen.
* Your soup to salty? Add slices of raw potato.
* Planting alliums, rue or marigolds in your garden keeps cats away.
* Do not throw away the water you cooked eggs in. You can use this water to clean your silver.
* To stop deer from devouring your garden. Place small trays with Irish Spring soap or drill a hole into the bar and fasten to a stick with used panty hose.
* Use liquid soap spray against Aphids and Whiteflies: Put 2 tablespoons of liquid detergent in 4 liters of water. Mix well and ready to use.
* Squirrel repellent: Use 1 liter of water and add 2 tablespoons of liquid detergent and 2 tablespoons of Tabasco sauce. Mix well and ready to use.
Short Arm of the Law
(May 2002, Pakistan) Usually it's the criminal, not the judge, who attempts to take himself out of the gene pool. But not in this twist of a familiar tale! A man accused of possessing a hand grenade challenged police to produce it at his trial. When the police brought the grenade into the courtroom, the defendant claimed it was not real. The judge absentmindedly took the grenade in his hand while listening to arguments -- and pulled the pin! He was injured, but survived, no doubt with improved judgment.
Believe it or not
Mr. Fritz Dekker, a 41-year-old visitor to an Amsterdam zoo, found his way to the bear exhibit. A bystander remembers Fritz asking whether the bear was a male or female. Nobody knew, so Fritz Dekker decided to find out for himself. Fritz climbed over the 7-foot fence and jumped into the enclosure. Despite urgent calls from the crowd, Fritz approached the bear in question. The 390-pound adult was quietly occupied with a ball, and unaware of the intruder. Amazingly, Fritz was able to take an unintrusive peek under the hood. Still perplexed, Fritz tried to determine the animal's gender experimentally by delivering a good, hard kick between its legs. Our friend Fuzzy turned out to be a male, and responded to the assault in a typical male bear fashion. He roared in pain, and charged towards Fritz, who attempted to defend himself with a hasty karate kick in the general direction of the bear while he ran for the fence. This brilliant defense tactic failed completely, and Fuzzy proceeded to occupy the next few minutes mauling Fritz "Bear Ball Buster" Dekker to death. Zoo keepers arrived promptly, but not promptly enough to save the life of the ill-fated Fritz. Several rounds of tranquilizer darts later, the subdued bear was taken to the onsite veterinarian. Fritz was, of course, pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy shed no light on the reason for Fritz's actions. There were no drugs or alcohol in his system, and his family reported that he was not suicidal, nor did they know of any mental defects other than "an exaggerated sense of bravado." Apart from a pair of badly swollen testicles, the bear was uninjured.