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    1. How come washing powders were 'Whiter than white' 30 years ago and have been improving ever since? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Just how is it possible to get clothes Whiter Than White? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. If nothing ever sticks to TEFLON how do they make TEFLON stick to the pan? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Has anyone else noticed that when a new paper towel ad appears the older paper towel is suddenly less absorbent than when it was new? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. How come the maker of 2000 Flushes Blue never came out with 2000 Flushes Yellow? (Contributed by George)
    6. Why doesn't someone invent Beerguard? How often does someone actually spill scotch on the carpet? (Contributed by Chris Sampson)
    7. Why do commercials for clothing have kids in them who are perfectly clean? Don't they know that no kid alive EVER stays clean for more than ten seconds? (Contributed by ShadowStalker)
    8. Does 2000 Flushes really last that long? (Contributed by Laurel Hrabarchuk)
    9. Why would you want to buy a product that takes 2000 flushes to get rid of? (Contributed by Meghan)
    10. If whatever laundry detergent they are advertising cleans better than the leading brand then why isn't it the leading brand? (Contributed by SamIAm)
    11. What's with the Fantom Lightning Vacuum commercial? There really can't be that many people out there that need to vacuum up horse hairs from their living room rugs are there? (Contributed by Don F.)
    12. Why do we see so many of those moisturizing dishwashing liquid ads? Are there still people who wash dishes by HAND? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    13. What's with the cleanser advertisement that tells us it leaves everything virtually spot free? Doesn't 'virtually' mean that it's really not there but you just think it's there? Are they really telling us that the cleanser doesn't work at all? And they consider that a selling feature? (Contributed by John Chandler)
    14. On bars of Dial soap why do the instructions read 'Use like regular soap'? (Contributed by Jordan)
    15. On the instructions for a Toro snowblower why do they put a warning that reads 'Do not use this snowblower on the roof'? (Contributed by Bob Dickson)
    16. How come on headache commercials they say their product relieves pain in minutes? Doesn't it take about an hour to get the lid off and get that piece of cotton out first? (Contributed by Kurt Lidtke)
    17. Why does the warning label for a curling iron read 'If you think that the power is off while the iron is plugged in YOU'RE WRONG'? Isn't the customer always right? (Contributed by Dan Klassen)
    18. Why do the instructions for a curling iron read 'Do Not Use While Sleeping'? (Contributed by Dan Klassen)
    19. Did the little girl on the Morton Salt box get in trouble for spilling all that salt? Or was she just on a massive slug irradication binge? (Contributed by John)
    20. Have you seen those ads for 'no-stick' frying pans? Just who is it that eats sticks that would require a 'stick' frying pan? (Contributed by Jim Snibbler)
    21. If duct tape is so versatile, why doesn't it come in different colours? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    22. When a household cleaner says 'kills 99% of all known germs', what is the 1% that it does not kill? And why won't they tell us what it is? (Contributed by Tony Hinde)
    23. If you add one of those 1000 flush things to your bowl do you have to put up a chalkboard to keep count? (Contributed by ezsa)
    24. How can bubbles scrub if they don't have hands? (Contributed by Alan Pedersen)
    25. Where do they put price stickers on non-stick pans? (Contributed by Hal E.)
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