Why You Should Stop Using Hydrogen Peroxide

The only thing it’s used for in my house is to get blood out of clothes. Victims or mine, doesn’t matter 😉

There has been really no evidence that hydrogen peroxide slows down wound healing (source), because at 3% it just isn’t strong enough to harm human epithelial cells. Because we actually have enough catalase in order to prevent real cell damage from occurring. Ironically for the same reason, it does actually a pretty crappy job of preventing you against a staph skin infection, because staph is a catalase positive bacteria and also is really unaffected by hydrogen peroxide.

So using it for a typical cut probably won’t do anything at all, except break up pus or debris, which is what the AMA recommends it for. Also if you actually cut yourself out away from easy access to medical care and land into a pile of mud or manure it’s probably handy there because it will kill off the non-catalase positive bacteria really well, which is better than nothing. But something like Neosporin is ultimately a lot more effective in that situation. And in that situation please use some sort of anti-septic or antibiotic, because even if your healing time was slightly longer, it’s well worth not getting a major skin or even worse systemic infection.

How To Use A Condiment To Get Away With Murder

So the honeymoon is over…

We’ve all seen an intrepid investigator spray down a crime scene with luminol and turn off the light, and a seemingly innocent room glows blue, illuminated by the leftover traces of gore. This is usually a sign someone was horribly murdered in that room. But in reality it’s also possible that they got into a food fight.

Source: How To Use A Condiment To Get Away With Murder

Don’t go all Gone Girl just yet…

I mustard-mit, it has its possibilities.  You could try to use a condiment, but eventually they’d ketchup to you.  Then you would be in a pickle.  Hopefully you can deal with being peppered with questions by the cops – consider a plea dillMayo get the punishment you deserve, too.  But we can still relish the idea of that perfect crime.  Lettuce hope, or I’m toast.

Why Honey Doesn’t Spoil

Honey is magic. Besides its delicious taste, it’s pretty much the only food that does not spoil while in an edible state. But why, exactly, doesn’t honey go bad?

Honey has a lot of pretty incredible properties. It’s been used and investigated for medicinal properties for a long time, especially as a treatment for open wounds. Herodotus reported that the Babylonians buried their dead in honey, and Alexander the Great may have been embalmed in a coffin full of honey.

The oldest honey ever found was unearthed in Georgia, and dates back over 5,000 years. So, if you found yourself in possession of some 5,000 year-old honey, could you eat it? Well. . .

Source: Why honey is the only food that doesn’t go bad

Chinese honey is perfectly fine. It’s embargoed because the American government concluded that China is artificially lowering the price of its honey – not for health reasons.  However, what is “honey” is largely determined by pollen count.  By that standard, what you see on the shelves labeled as “honey” isn’t necessarily honey.  Yes, pollen that some are allergic to…  Real honey is cloudy, not clear.

Did you know there are other things that will almost never spoil?  Vinegar (especially the extremely distilled kind, like white vinegar) can last a long time. But it can lose its flavor over time. Similarly for vodka. Anything with a high alcohol content takes forever to go bad.