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February 18, 2024

First bike trick EVER (1899)

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February 18, 2024 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to tell if a knife is sharp or dull — without drawing blood

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I read this in some food-centric magazine a long time ago but it seemed practical and easy to do and so I bring it to you for your scrutiny.

Hold the knife loosely by its handle between your thumb and forefinger, then draw it across a tomato such that the only force exerted on the tomato is that of the weight of the blade.

A sharp blade will cut the skin; a dull blade will indent but not break it it.

February 18, 2024 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Magnetic Ironing Mat

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From the website:

Securing to top of clothes dryer with strong corner magnets, this quilted mat provides the perfect surface for quick ironing touch ups, heading off wrinkles when clothes iron best: fresh from the dryer.

Features and Details

Smooth-glide surface and four extra-strong sewn-in magnets

80% cotton/20% polyester surface; 100% polyester filling

32"L x 19"W

$22.98 (dryer and iron not included).

February 18, 2024 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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