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Miracle Gel

While working at school yesterday morning, I tried to use a pair of scissors and found them to be quite stiff. They were almost unusable. I didn’t have any oil to lubricate them with, so I thought they might have to go into storage until I remembered to bring oil to school (which would probably be a very long time indeed). But before I put them into permanent storage, I thought I might just try hand sanitizer. I have previously used it to great effect for cleaning ink off desks. Why not try scissors?

It was amazing! The sanitizer cleaned out whatever gunk was in the scissor hinge, plus there was some kind of moisturizer that acted as a fine lubricant. Is there anything hand sanitizer can’t do?

I should put some in my car instead of motor oil!


  1. Lauren

    Hand sanitizer also makes a delicious dessert topping!

    I’ve heard you can make hand sanitizer out of rubbing alcohol and aloe vera gel. I wonder if that’s what the regular stuff is?

    • Brad

      Your home-made version of sanitizer would be toxic if eaten. Grain alcohol would be a better choice.

  2. Lloyd

    Good work, that should cut right through the swine flu.

  3. Beth

    It also works as a mild sedative hand cleaner for children.

  4. Deanne

    Yay for hand sanitizer!

  5. Peggy

    Very resourceful Brad! I got nothing, but here’s a picture:


  6. Karla

    And in a pinch, a squirt of Pam will take care of a squeaky door. 🙂

  7. Carol

    …and WD-40 on arthritis elbows is supposed to relieve the pain, too.

    –skeptical but amused

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