That, according to a 2015 survey, the Dutch were the least likely to wash their hands with soap and water after using the toilet (only 50%). Bosnia & Herzegovina was found to be the most hygienic nation (96% of the participants naturally washed their hands after visiting the toilet). independent.co.uk/news/wo…
In the UK, dish soap is called "washing-up liquid" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
The longest running TV soap opera, Coronation Street, has been running for nearly 60 years (December 1960). Bill Roache, who appeared in the first episode, is still a member of the cast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
15% of men and 7% of women do not wash their hands after using a public restroom. 50% of men and 22% of women do not use soap when washing their hands in a public bathroom. baltimore.cbslocal.com/20…
Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan played the same character on the All My Children soap opera. Jordan landed the role of Reggie Porter after Boseman was fired from it for Refusing to Play a Racial Stereotype indiewire.com/2019/01/cha…
In Kentucky, 1876, a woman making soap in her yard was surprised by chunks of meat falling from the sky. The cause of the Kentucky Meat Shower would elude experts at the time, many of whom felt it was probably bacteria. Eventually, the best guess became vulture vomit. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Dead manatees are rendered for fat and recycled into soaps, lotions, and shampoos news-press.com/story/tech…
When the corpses from Holy Innocents' Cemetery in Paris were dug up to be moved into the catacombs in 1786, many bodies had incompletely decomposed and had reduced into large deposits of fat known as "corpse wax". During exhumation, this fat was collected and turned into candles and soap. museumsandmountains.com/w…
A filmmaker shot a soap opera web series called IKEA Heights entirely inside a Burbank, California IKEA without their permission. The creator of the show noticed that the well-lit sets and difficulty in getting the attention of employees made it an ideal location to film a show. gigaom.com/2009/09/04/ike…
The antibacterial soaps are not better than regular soaps, in fact studies show that antibacterial soaps causes the bacteria to increase its antibiotic resistance. businessinsider.com.au/is…
On Thanksgiving 1926, President Calvin Coolidge pardoned the raccoon meant for dinner, named her Rebecca and kept her as a pet at the White House. An escape artist, she often led staff on chases throughout the president's home and loved to sit in a bathtub and play with a bar of soap. whitehousehistory.org/rac…
Soap operas are incredibly long TV shows. General Hospital has been running since 1963, and currently has more than 14500 episodes. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Today I learned about The Radium Craze. At the beginning of 20th century, radium was a miracle element, it was used in products from toothpaste to soap, hair and face creams, in food such as butter and milk. Doctors recommended it for the treatment of everything from arthritis to impotence to senility. thehistoryvault.co.uk/the…
Dr. Bronner, of the "all-one" Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, fled to the United States in 1929 and urged his parents to come with him. The last he heard from them was "You were right," before they were killed in the Holocaust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ema…
Back in 1993, Rosanne Barr put a photo of John Goodman’s butt and wrote the C-word in soap on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ car after she inadvertently parked in Tom Arnold’s CBS studio lot parking space toofab.com/2018/09/26/tom…
Magentic Soap, composed of iron rich salts dissolved in water, that responds to a magnetic field when placed in solution, which could calm concerns over the use of soaps in oil-spill clean ups. bristol.ac.uk/news/2012/8…
Comedian Redd Foxx avoided the United States military draft for World War II by eating half of a soap bar before his physical, causing heart palpitations en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
For hand washing, regular soap is just as good as antibacterial soap fda.gov/consumers/consume…
The Palmolive brand name comes from the B.J. Johnson Soap Company Palmolive soap that was made with palm and olive oils. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Today I learned of Leslie Grantham who finished a prison sentence for murder, became an actor appearing in Doctor Who, then became an immensely popular star as Den in UK soap opera EastEnders in 1985. Den was killed off, brought back from the dead, then killed permanently after a sex scandal in 2004 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les…
The first TV soap opera to feature an ongoing gay character was Australian series Number 96, which featured Don Finlayson, played by Joe Hasham, for its entire 1972 - 1977 run en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num…
Soap Operas are called "Soap Operas" because they were literally designed to sell Dove Soap to stay-at-home women during WWII youtube.com/watch?v=h683c…
Cilantro is actually the leaves of the Coriander plant. Every part of this plant is edible. The roots of the Coriander plant have a stronger taste than the leaves. 3-21% of people say that Cilantro tastes like soap. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Bacteria are becoming more tolerant of hand sanitizers, but that regular hand washing with soap is a solution: β€œIt's the physical action of lifting and moving them off your skin, and letting them run down the drain” npr.org/sections/goatsand…
Koreans eat about 600 million chickens per year and Korean fried chicken (or KFC) and beer is so popular that its facination has spread to China via Korean soap operas. A Chinese company once flew all 4500 of its employees to Korea so they all can have KFC and beer. vice.com/en_us/article/vv…
Soaps have been made for millennia. Alongside making fire and cooking food, turning oils and fats into soap is one of the oldest and simplest chemical reactions known to humankind. It is believed that the first soaps were accidentally made by fat dripping into the ashes of cooking fires. drbronner.com/about/our-c…
You shouldn't just rinse the ash from wildfires off of your car with water: water and ash mixed together can create a highly toxic mixture that will damage the paint of your car. If your car is coated with ash, you need to use soap to wash off all the ash and then dry the entire car thecarconnection.com/news…
Admiral Sir William James, born in 1881, was, as a young child, the model for a famous painting titled "Bubbles" which was subsequently used to advertise Pears Soap. This fame dogged him throughout his life and he was regularly nicknamed "Bubbles", much to his chagrin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Foaming hand soap has been found to be less effective than regular liquid hand soap at removing bacteria reuters.com/article/us-he…
”Days of our lives” is one of the longest running soap operas, spanning over seven decades of regular screenings with almost 14k episodes (and counting). Some actors have appeared as different characters and some who died in real life still appear years later in flashbacks with unused footage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day…
The avarage human body has enough iron in it to forge a metal nail that is 3-inches long, enough sulfur to kill all fleas on a dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough fat to make 7 bars of soap, and enough phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads. sciencenotes.org/elements…
Fels-Naptha soap no longer contains naptha en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fel…
There is a robust black market for Tide laundry soap, with drug dealers accepting it as payment and shoplifting rings finding it more lucrative and less legally risky than other illegal schemes. nymag.com/news/features/t…
Some people dislike coriander and tell it tastes like soap. This is an genetic predisposition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
There was a lengthy storyline on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" (traditionally a quasi-realistic down to Earth series) where a character was possessed by Satan and tried to bring about the ruination of the Church. youtu.be/tOhSYgDMLmw
Soap Operas got their name from radio dramas which were sponsored by soap manufacturers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soa…
"Soap opera rapid aging syndrome" refers to the practice of soap operas to age child characters faster than the general timeline of the shows, sometimes becoming adults in a few years after their birth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soa…
In 1998 the British soap Coronation Street debuted Hayley Patterson, who was the UK's first transgender soap character, and her storylines are given partial credit for the UK's 2004 Gender Recognition Act en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
A maximum-security prison in Uganda has a soccer league (run and played by prisoners), with an annual soccer tournament. The tournament is taken very seriously; they have a uniforms, referees, cleats, and a 30-page constitution. The winning team gets prizes such as soap, sugar, and a goat. theguardian.com/football/…
Julia Louis-Dreyfus once parked in Tom Arnold's parking spot on the CBS lot. He left a note on her windshield that read "How stupid are you? Move your f--king car, you asshole!" She later found "a Polaroid of someone's buttocks left on her windshield and the word 'cunt' written in soap." eonline.com/news/1054335/…
The 0.56% unpure part of Ivory soap consisted of uncombined alkali, carbonates and mineral matter. The rest is all fatty acids and combined alkali. straightdope.com/columns/…
A Soap Opera is the inspiration for the Harley Quinn character. Writer Paul Dini needed the Joker to have a sidekick and was friends with Arleen Sorkin. Dini remembered Sorkin had appeared as a jester in a dream sequence on Days of Our Lives and used the scene as an inspiration for Quinn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
In 1997 BBC TV soap EastEnders broadcast episodes set in Ireland, which were criticised for negatively stereotyping the Irish as dirty, rude, poor and drunk. Complaints were upheld by the British Broadcasting Standards Commission and the BBC apologised for the episodes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Today I learned about the Grafton castaways, a real-life Gilligan's Island. Shipwrecked for 18 months in the Auckland islands in 1864, the 5 men lived in a thatched hut complete with glass windows and bookshelves. They built a forge to work metal, tanned leather, made soap from seashells, and even brewed beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Britain's power stations have to learn television schedules to anticipate when there will be a huge power draw as everyone turns on their electric kettles during a break in a soap opera or sporting event. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap. People who report that "cilantro tastes bad" have a variation of olfactory-receptor genes that allows them to detect aldehydesβ€”a compound found in cilantro that is also a by-product of soap and part of the chemical makeup of fluids sprayed by some bugs. delishably.com/spices-sea…
Crossroads, the first ever Kazakh soap opera (1996-2000), was funded by the British government in order to promote capitalism, was modeled on 'EastEnders' and became wildly popular across Central Asia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Wrigley’s was originally a soap company that gifted baking powder with their soap. The baking powder became more popular than the soap so they switched to selling baking powder with chewing gum as a gift. The gum became more popular than the baking powder so the company switched to selling gum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jui…
Dish soap doesn't kill bacteria, it just lifts the food and grime off so that it can be rinsed away. realsimple.com/home-organ…
You should never wash a cast iron pan with soap because it can strip off the oil you've baked and cooked into the dish. Also, when you first get a cast iron, you need to "season" it by baking oil into it and each time you use it, the layers of oil and flavor will build. hunker.com/12433041/what-…

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