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Science is both weird and interesting, it's official. 

Scientists at Ohio State University in America thought it would be a good idea to test how effective breath mints are in curing garlic breath if you've just had, like, a super strong garlic bread, or really delicious pasta, or whatever. 

Anyway they lined-up breath mints, water, raw, juiced or heated apple, raw or heated lettuce, raw or juiced mint leaves, or green tea.

They then sniffed the participants' breath. Ew. 

This is what they found...

- Mint works in raw form

- raw apple and raw lettuce work, but second to mint leaves

- apple juice and mint juice were pretty effective, too

- green tea fails. Totally. 

So next time you're bingeing on garlic, pocket some mint leaves to chow on and you're good! 


When you're cutting garlic to cook with and your fingers stink of garlic for what feel like days, there's only one sure way of getting the garlic off your skin...

Do you know what it is? 

Run the cold tap over your hands as you rub the garlic-covered parts of your hand along the stainless steel of your kitchen sink. It's like magic! 

- James Banham