Showing posts with label Fish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fish. Show all posts

Mar 20, 2015

11 Interesting Uses For Butter

  • If you have anything sticky on your hands, like glue, tar, or paint, just rub with butter, then wash with soap and water.
  • Gum in hair comes off easier if rubbed with butter.
  • Tree sap on a car comes off easier if rubbed with butter before washing.
  • Cutting things like marshmallows, pies, toffee, dates is easier if you slice the knife through butter first so it does not stick.
  • Butter works like oil to shine shoes, baseball gloves, etc. Just put some on a cotton swab and rub in.
  • Large pills can go down a bit easier if rubbed with a bit of butter before swallowing.
  • Butter works like expensive skin oils to soften cuticles and nails and to soften dry skin. it can also be used in a pinch to replace shaving lotion.
  • Rubbing butter on hard cheese helps keep down mold if you rub it on the cut edge before wrapping.
  • Dingy dusty holiday candles can be brought back to life by rubbing with butter. It cleans and brings back the shine.
  • Difficult to remove rings slide off easy if you apply butter first.
  • After handling and cleaning fish, rub some butter on your hands before washing with soap and water to remove the smell.
  • Last, butter is not good to rub on burns, use an ice cube instead.

Feb 1, 2014

Venomous or Poisonous

Fish, snakes, and spiders are often described as either being venomous or poisonous. The difference is in the delivery system. Those that are venomous inject their target with their toxin through a bite, sting, or sharp body protrusion. Those that are poisonous have toxins that must be swallowed or inhaled in order to be dangerous.

Venomous animals need to get their toxins beneath the skin and then into the bloodstream to be effective. Some have a venomous bite, but are safe to eat. Many caterpillars have defensive venom glands associated with specialized bristles, known as urticating hairs, which can be lethal to humans. There are about six venomous snake and about seven venomous spider fatalities in the US each year. Venoms are usually not lethal if swallowed.

Poisonous fish can be potentially deadly if eaten. Poisons work mostly through the digestive system and mucous membranes of the body. Some poisons can be transferred easily to humans by merely touching or handling.

The yellow-bellied sea snake has both a venomous bite and poisonous flesh.

There are several types of venom. Neurotoxins attack the brain and the nerves. Animals whose bite results in paralysis use this type of venom. Cytotoxins are a type of venom that causes the most pain, as this venom attacks cells directly, causing them to rupture and release their contents into the body. Hemotoxins attack blood cells directly and most kill red blood cells, which interrupts the flow of oxygen throughout the body. Not all poisonous or venomous creatures are fatal to humans, but they are all discomforting.

Dec 20, 2011

More Uses for Peanut Butter

A label that can be removed easily without leaving any glue behind has yet to be invented. Fortunately, we have peanut butter. Rub some of the tasty spread on the label glue and rub with a cloth.

To help eradicate the smell of fried fish, take a tablespoon of peanut butter after you have finished frying and drop it in the frying pan and fry it off for a minute or two. The smell of peanut butter is the house is much more enjoyable than stale fish and oil.

Peanut butter is a perfect gum remover. It can remove gum from kids hair and it will remove gum from carpet and any other object that is tainted with the chewy stuff. Rub some peanut butter into the gum and you can wipe the whole mess off with a cloth.