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( First For Women ) Cheap, powerful, and (when used correctly) non-toxic, hydrogen peroxide could be the hardest working cleaner in your arsenal - if you used it correctly. A lot of people are put off (understandably) by the scary-sounding name, but there's nothing to fear. As a cleaning product, it's perfect -- and here are things you should be cleaning with it. Cutting Boards After using your chopping board to cut raw meat, wash it with hydrogen peroxide (dab some on with paper towel and rinse off with water) to remove bacteria. For bonus cleaning points, cover the board with salt (don't use your exxy truffle salt for this one) and rinse. Leave it in the sun to dry. Toothbrushes Think about it: your toothbrush is covered with germs from the inside of your mouth. And then you use it, night after night, to clean your mouth? It doesn't add up, right? Soak your toothbrush in a little HP every few days to clear it of unwanted bacteria. Your dentist will thank you (or maybe

Why did Yankee Doodle call a feather macaroni?

Back in the 1760s, macaroni was slang for the stylish young men who frequented a fashionable new English hangout, the Macaroni Club, named after a popular food that had just made its way there from Italy. So when Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni, he was identifying himself as a bit of a dandy -- essentially the hipster of his time.

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Music Calendar...

In 1948 "My Happiness" by Ella Fitzgerald debuts on the charts. In 1949 Hank Williams Sr. appears at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. In 1963 BBC's broadcasts "Pop Go The Beatles," recorded on June 1. In 1964 Manfred Mann records "Do Wah Diddy Diddy." In 1964 Chicago police break up a Rolling Stones press conference in the middle of Michigan Avenue. In 1964 Queen Elizabeth orders the Beatles to her birthday party. They complied under protest. In 1965 The Rolling Stones' live album "Got Live If You Want It" is released. In 1966 The French and German media mistakenly report the death of the Who's Roger Daltry. In reality, it was guitarist Pete Townshend who was only injured in a car accident a few days earlier. In 1966 Janis Joplin plays with Big Brother & the Holding Company for the first time at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom. In 1966 "Paperback Writer" by the Beatles and "Lil' Red Riding Hood" b

Today In History...

In 1509 England's King Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon. In 1638 America's first known earthquake shakes Plymouth Colony. In 1770 Captain James Cook, commander of the British ship Endeavour, discovers Australia's Great Barrier Reef by running in to it. In 1776 The Continental Congress forms a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain. In 1859 A prospector lays claim to a silver deposit in Six Mile Canyon in Nevada that turns out to be the multi-million Comstock Lode. In 1895 The first auto race takes place. In 1919 Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown. In 1937 The Marx Brothers' film "A Day At The Races" is released. In 1942 The U.S. and the Soviet Union sign a lend-lease agreement to aid the Soviet war effort during World War II. In 1947 World War II sugar rationing comes to an end. In 1963 Buddhist monk Quang Duc immolated himself on a street in Saigon as a protest against the South Vi

Born On This Day...

In 1572 English playwright/poet, Ben Johnson (Volpone, The Alchemist) In 1776 English landscape painter, John Constable In 1824 Publisher, Orson Munn (Scientific American) In 1864 German composer, Richard Strauss (Also Sprach Zarathustra) In 1867 Scientist, Charles Fabry (discovered the ozone layer) In 1879 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Roger P. "Duke" Bresnaham In 1880 Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to the U.S. congress In 1886 Engineer, David Steinman (aerodynamically stable bridges) In 1889 Actor/director, Wesley Ruggles (Keystone Kops) In 1895 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Jacques Brugnon (Four Musketeers) In 1900 Journalist, Lawrence E. Spivak (Meet The Press) [d: 3-9-94] In 1903 Football Hall-of-Famer, Ernie Nevers [d: 5-3-76] In 1904 Jazz singer, Clarence "Pinetop" Smith (Boogie Woogie) [d: 3-15-29] In 1910 Composer/conductor, Carmine Coppola (Godfather II) [d: 4-26-91] In 1910 Oceanic explorer, Jacques Cousteau (The Undersea World) [d: 6-25-97] In 1912 Painter, Wil

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