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5 Things To Do with Peanut Butter

You probably use peanut butter to whip up a quick lunch to take to school or work. This tasty spread can also solve other problems such as chewing gum disasters, unwanted guests, leaking ice cream cones and more.

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Did You Know?

The Incas of Peru were the first to make peanut butter. Dr. Kellogg (of cereal fame) introduced it to North Americans.

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1. Get Chewing Gum out of Hair

If you happen to find that a piece of chewing gum is now a wadded mess in their hair, don’t panic. Apply some peanut butter to the wad and rub the gum until it comes out. Your child’s hair may smell like peanut butter until you shampoo it, but it’s better than resorting to cutting the gum out.





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2. Remove Price Tag Adhesive

After you’ve removed the price tag from something you’ve just purchased, you’re often left with that annoying gummy glue on the glass. Remove it easily by ­rubbing peanut butter on it.





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3. Bait a Mouse Trap

When the mice are out there, scurrying around at night, it’s time to get tough. Lay traps, but bait them with peanut ­butter. They can’t resist, and it’s nearly impossible for them to swipe without tripping the trap. You’ll be rid of them in no time.





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4. Eliminate Stinky Fish Smell

If you’re trying to eat more fish for health reasons, but hate the smell that hangs around the kitchen after you’ve cooked it, try this trick. Put a dollop of peanut butter in the frying pan with the frying fish. The peanut butter absorbs the odour instead of your furnishings.



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5. Plug an Ice Cream Cone

Ice-cream cones are fun to eat but a bit messy, too. Here’s a delectable solution. Plug up the bottom of an ice-cream cone with a bit of peanut butter. Now, when munching through that scoop of double chocolate fudge, you’ll be protected from leaks. And there’s a surprise at the end of the treat.