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Kerry Trebilcock Has Eaten 4,000 Sponges And 100 Bars Of Soap

Dental nurse Kerry Trebilcock has eaten 4,000 sponges and over 100 bars of soap, but it hasn’t been in the name of oral hygiene.

The Sun reported that Trebilcock, 21, suffers from pica, a rare disorder that causes sufferers to crave non-food items. In Trebilcock’s case, this means washing sponges and organic soap. She told the Sun that she began to have these bizarre cravings in 2008, after contracting hookworm in Morocco. “I didn’t want to tell anyone as I felt like a freak,” she said. “But after a week I’d eaten nine sponges and over a pound of organic soap.” Read more 

Wine Glass Sponges: Functional Or Frivolous?

The downside to having friends over is cleaning up after the party’s over, especially if, like us, your home lacks a dishwasher. While you could use paper and plastic and toss everything at the end of the night, that’s not so great for the environment — and not as nice as real plates and glasses.

Along with ridding plates of stuck-on food remnants, fitting the sponge inside small-mouthed Champagne flutes and wine glasses can be tricky, so Casabella created specially shaped sponges exclusively for getting inside these delicate glasses. Are these wine glass sponges functional or frivolous? (Personally, I might cut my regular rectangle sponge on the diagonal to mimic the shape of these without having to buy anything different.) Keep reading »

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