The strawberry on the tomato pin cushion is filled with emery powder, an abrasive, to sharpen pins. dritz.com/product/tomato-…
Sandpaper aka glasspaper is not made with either sand or glass nowadays. They use other abrasives such as aluminium oxide sailmagazine.com/diy/know…
Astronauts of Apollo 16 and 17 reported Moon dust to be "soft like snow, yet strangely abrasive, with a taste and smell of gunpowder." science.nasa.gov/science-…
The strawberry attached to a typical tomato pincusion is filled with abrasive emery, and used to sharpen pins and needles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Microbeads, the little abrasive beads in found in soap products, are so dangerous to the environment they've been banned in the US cnn.com/2015/12/30/health…
The lunar rover had wheel fenders to keep the highly abrasive dust from damaging components. After accidentally ripping one off, Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt created a makeshift one from lunar maps and duct tape, saving the mission. airandspace.si.edu/storie…
Moon dust is so abrasive that during the Apollo missions it reeked havoc on astronaut's space suits. In one case it actually ate through three layers of Kevlar. physorg.com/news141650469…
Tennis balls are harmful for a dog's teeth. The glue used to secure the felt to the ball reacts with the enamel on the teeth causing it to erode. The felt itself can act like an abrasive pad which also harms the teeth. thedogtrainingsecret.com/…
Scotch-Brite comes in a variety of abrasive strengths, including one that will actually scratch glass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
Magic erasers use ZERO chemical solvents and are actually made of a very fine abrasive foam home.howstuffworks.com/ma…
Kite flying is banned in Pakistan's Punjab province because people use strings coated with glass or abrasive chemicals to slice the lines of 'rivals' and in 2007 eleven people were killed in kite flying related incidents. scribol.com/anthropology-…
The juice of the lemon may be used for cleaning. A halved lemon dipped in salt or baking powder is used to brighten copper cookware. The acid dissolves the tarnish and the abrasives assist the cleaning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lem…
The abrasive matter in toothpaste (the powder mixed with the paste that creates friction to help scrape things off your teeth) has roughly the same scrape capacity as 600 - 800 grit sandpaper. youtu.be/cwN983PnJoA?t=20…
Gilbert Gottfried's Shrill Abrasive Voice is Just an Act. youtube.com/watch?v=EdbEl…
Whitening toothpaste works by using a fine grit abrasive to grind your teeth clean. Try rubbing it between your fingers compared to normal toothpaste. articles.latimes.com/2011…
Prior to the invention of modern toothpaste in the mid-1800s, people used powders that contained crushed abrasives like burnt snail shells, brick dust, crushed china, earthenware and cuttlefish. h2g2.com/edited_entry/A28…
Salvadora persica AKA the Toothbrush Tree has been used for centuries for natural toothbrushs. Its fibrous branches have been promoted by the WHO for oral hygiene use. Research suggests that it contains properties including abrasives, antiseptics, detergents, enzyme inhibitors, and fluoride en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Grass plants naturally incorporate little bits of silica (akin to powdered glass) into itself as an abrasive defense mechanism against animals and insects eating the leaves ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Abrasives in toothpaste wear away tooth enamel. huffingtonpost.com/suzett…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.