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hmmm, considering i don't drink the vodka, some of these might be useful...

1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean. The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshable ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

12. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.

13 Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

Source - Useless Facts community
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A "blue moon"
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Thursday 31st May '07 was a blue moon!!!

The term "once in a blue moon" became a reality on Thursday night, when there was a blue moon outside -- in more than one way.

The term itself refers to a second full moon occurring in the same month. Thursday's blue moon is 33 months after the last one in July 2004.

The term originally came from the Maine Farmer's Almanac in the 19th Century. In that context, the almanac referred to the fourth full moon in a "season." Normally, each season only has three full moons.

In the 1940s, a writer for Sky & Telescope magazine researching the term thought it was referring to a second full moon in a single month.

The popularity of the term was bolstered by its use for many years on the popular public radio programs "Star Date" and "Earth & Sky."

In addition to the traditional definition of blue moon, this particular blue moon may truly be blue in fact for people in Georgia and other parts of the Southeast, thanks to smoke from the ongoing wildfires in south Georgia and north Florida.

Smoke has drifted northward over the past few days, settling in north Georgia, and making skies above Metro Atlanta hazy. Filtered through that haze, the moon may actually appear blue to the naked eye.

After Thursday night's blue moon, the next one won't happen until December 31, 2009.

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