a. 5 Feminists Who Will Kill Your Boner
b. 5 Steps To Achieving Killer Abs
c. 5 Big Ass Books to Read Before You Die
d. 5 Surprising Uses For Baking Soda
It is really cute! First the author, Mikael, assures his skeptical readers that he doesn't expect them to actually own any baking soda because "Well women use [it] for baking, let’s get serious we’re men, we don’t bake, we go to the store. But being as men don’t generally bake, not every man has baking soda in their home as a bachelor, and you should."
Re-read the previous passage and consider the following information: Mikael has a B.A. in English Literature. He even has his own blog, in which he writes about Education ("Learn More While Doing Less"). He even has a job that allows him to listen to his Ipod all day so that he can "multi-task" on his employer's
All right, never mind the comma splices and run on sentences, Mikael's got some damn good tips about baking soda. Of course, being a woman of advanced years, this wisdom has already been passed down to me over the ages through my mother and grandmother and about a bazillion newspaper fillers.
Anyway, in case, being a guy, you haven't considered baking soda since you constructed that volcano in fifth grade, baking soda has a number of possible uses:
I'm not sure why someone would want to use baking soda as deodorant, but I suppose if you're stuck on the edge of the Empty Quarter, where soap, water, and basic grooming products are unavailable but where baking supplies (perversely) abound, and you don't mind the inevitable "grit factor," this works. At least it works according to Roosh, who apparently dealt with this particular application in some length back in 2011 (I must have missed that essential pearl of Roosh wisdom). "It is good to know in a pinch one always has options." Indeed!
I've actually used baking soda as an ad hoc dentifrice now and then. I've never been impressed with the results though, and it leaves a weird residue on your teeth. Don't over do it, at any rate: You don't want to grind off all your enamel.
3. Mosquito Bite Treatment
"Mosquito's [sic] suck plain and simple."
Hmm... I'm very allergic to mosquito bites, and in desperation have tried just about anything to alleviate the itch, including baking soda. Unfortunately, I didn't find it any more effective than bleach, toothpaste, alcohol, or camomile lotion. Icing followed by cortisone cream works best for me. Better yet, avoid getting bitten in the first place.
4. Refrigerator Deodorizer
"Let it absorb the stank [sic] of your horrendous cooking leftovers." Wait a minute, I thought a real man doesn't cook (that's the second function of females) --. or else, when he does, he's a much better cook than any woman could hope to be. I've actually wasted boxes of soda to prevent my frig from offending, but I find as with 4. (above), prevention (i.e., throwing away "stanky" food) is more effective than treatment.
5. To Extinguish a Fire
"Just throw a whole boat load on it and boom, fire be gone."
As someone who has started more than her share of grease fires over the years, unless it's a very small fire, you still need a portable fire extinguisher. Or a Cosco-sized bag of baking soda. Just sayin'.
There you have it. Were you as "surprised" as I was?