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Topic: Hygiene

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    1. Why do the instructions on bottles of deodorant say "Rub onto underarms"? Where else are you going to put it? In your hair? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why do hair shampoo instructions say "Lather. Rinse. Repeat"? If you did this would you ever be able to stop? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. The mouth wash commercial asks "Is your mouth a steamy 98.6 degrees?" Which part of your body isn't 98.6 degrees? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. On some bottles of suntanning lotion why do they show the sun wearing sun glasses? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    5. Do the "breath saver" mints advertised on TV actually save bad breath? If so where is it kept? (Contributed by Tooner)
    6. On TV the commercial says that 8 out of 10 people suffer from Hemmoroids. Does this mean the other 2 people enjoy them? (Contributed by Ted)
    7. What does the Q in Q-tip stand for? (Contributed by Brianna)
    8. When shampoo makers advertise that their products give you 'healthier-looking' hair does it mean that your hair isn't really healthier it just looks like it is? (Contributed by Bill Edwards)
    9. In the Kleenex commercial they say 'Because Kleenex Cares'. Just what is it that they care about? Surely they don't care that you're sick do they? (Contributed by jah)
    10. Who were the beta testers for Preparations A through G? (Contributed by Terry Galan)
    11. What ever happened to the Flowbie? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    12. The Lever commercial says their soap will clean all your 2000 body parts. Has anybody counted to make sure all our parts are accounted for? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    13. What's with the Mach 3 razor commercials? What kind of selling feature is it for the razor to be more aerodynamic? Does anybody actually shave that fast? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    14. When cosmetic products state on the label that their product is not tested on animals, does it mean that it has not been tested at all? And does it mean that the consumers are the 'Guinea Pigs'? Or does it mean that they tested it on a select group of animal rights activists who chose to substitute for the animals? (Contributed by Raneboux)
    15. How can any deodorant have a scent of its own? If it really worked, wouldn't it wipe itself out? (Contributed by Marilyn Vos Savant)
    16. If the shampoo bottle reads 'Avoid Contact With Your Eyes', do you have to keep your eyes shut while reaching for the bottle? (Contributed by Dale and Judie J.)
    17. Why do they sell vasoline in such big containers? Who's ever gonna use that much vasoline? (Contributed by Jess)
    18. Which marketing genius at Trident thought that the Latin word for 'three teeth' would be a good name for a sugarless gum? (Contributed by Robert Philp)
    19. On Mr. Bubble bubble bath, why do the instructions on the box say 'Keep Dry'? How are you supposed to use it if you don't get it wet? (Contributed by Danno)
    20. Why do those people, in the TV commercials, with bladder control problems, always sit in the middle of the row? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    21. Aren't you glad that Norelco invented the Lift & Cut system? Otherwise, the Yank & Pull system would have been downright painful, wouldn't it? (Contributed by David Gunter)
    22. Whatever happened to Absorbine Senior? (Contributed by Nancy Carson)
    23. Dove soap claims to be 99.9 percent pure - but pure what? I've never heard them say, have you? (Contributed by Chris P.)
    24. How long do you have to stay in the shower before the waterproof suntan lotion will come off? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    25. Was wax paper originally designed to be waterproof Kleenex? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    26. Why do some bottles of shampoo advertise 'Essential Fatty Acids'? Since when are 'fatty acids' essential? (Contributed by Valerie)
    27. Have you ever stopped to think that our streets aren't safe, our rivers aren't safe, and our air isn't safe, but under our arms, we have complete protection? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    28. Why is shampoo clear but conditioner not? (Contributed by C.T.)
    29. How can one sheet of toilet paper be double quilted if there is only one layer? (Contributed by Lee)
    30. If you mixed up the toothpaste and Preparation H, would your butt get whiter while your gums receded? (Contributed by Randy)
    31. Has anyone ever been able to curl up the toothpaste on their toothbrush as perfectly as in the commercials? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    32. Why does the tampax commercial say "So discrete only you'll know it's a tampon"? Millions of people have seen the commercial, which means millions of people are gonna know it's a tampon, right? (Contributed by Meranda Watling)
    33. How does night-time pore cleanser know when it's night-time? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    34. If you’re not supposed to stick Q-Tips in your ear, what do you use them for? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    35. Palmolive's Dish Soap Slogan is 'Tough On Grease, Soft On Hands', but if you look at the little yellow sticker above it, why does it say Toughest on Grease, 'Mild' On Hands? (Contributed by Samuel V.)
    36. Why are they called "Q-Tips" when they are in the shape of a, "I"? Is it because they failed with letters "A" through "P"? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    37. On some hair shampoos the label reads, "juicy green apple shampoo" right? But, is it really important that the apples were juicy? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    38. Some deodorant bottles have the part you push to make more deodorant come out, right? So why does the bottle then say "to apply, push up bottom"? Doesn’t that sound so wrong? (Contributed by Connar R.)
    39. If you smack a kid in the face with a bottle of Johnson's "No More Tears" shampoo, what would be the repercussions? (Contributed by Max Henschel)
    40. Are blue toothbrushes really better than red ones? (Contributed by Robbie C.)
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