The strawberry on the tomato pin cushion is filled with emery powder, an abrasive, to sharpen pins. dritz.com/product/tomato-…
Today I learned about Ellsworth & Emery Kolb, brothers from the early 1900's who "dangled from ropes, clung to sheer cliff walls by their fingertips, climbed inaccessible summits", and defied death to photograph the Grand Canyon the.me/photography-pionee…
The little pepper or strawberry attached to a tomato pincushion has a purpose: it’s filled with emery and meant to sharpen your needles and pins. denisewild.com/blog/straw…
A photographer suggested to Matt LeBlanc that he file down one of his front teeth to improve his headshots. LeBlanc later consulted a dentist who would have charged $80. Relying on his carpentry skills, LeBlanc instead bought three emery boards for 19Β’ and filed down the tooth himself. youtu.be/B0fkh-7rnTI?t=83…
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…
, R. Lee Emery, who was famous for roles such as Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, and the toy soldier guy in Toy Story, and other fictional military characters was actually in the Military, specifically The United States Marine Corps in real life, with a gunnery sergeant ranking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._…
In 1991 Canada's Prince of Pot Marc Emery was given one year probation for selling copies of 2 Live Crew's rap CD As Nasty As They Wanna Be which had been deemed obscene and banned in Ontario, CANADA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The little "strawberry" on a pincushion is actually filled with emery and is used to file and polish a needle.(instead of just playing around with) needlenthread.com/2011/02…
The organizers of the 2012 Olympics asked The Who's manager about the possibility of drummer Keith Moon playing at the event. The manager replied that Moon was residing at the Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the line "I hope I die before I get old". Keith Moon died in 1978. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
I learned that toothpaste makes an excellent silver polish

I'm an amateur classical musician lucky enough to live in an area that has an amateur orchestra. We're performing this Sunday and since I'm meeting with friends tomorrow evening I devoted tonight to making sure that my clothing and instrument were ready to go.

My tux was recently cleaned so I set about dealing with equipment. I spent about an hour cleaning up the cello then pulled my bow out and remembered that the silver fittings really needed attention. A bit of google-fu said that toothpaste could substitute for silver polish in a pinch.

After actually trying it, my mind was blown. It wasn't exactly the best result but the tarnish that it had developed over the last 13 years was gone and it now looks quite bright,

TL DR: If you need to polish silver in a hurry, toothpaste really does work

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