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#298 | That don't smell right
Last evening, fellow JOT writer and childhood bestie Analina came over for an impromptu visit. We whiled our time away with random things including but not limited to
an intense discussion on YET ANOTHER side hustle idea that will most certainly never see the light of day (the side hustle graveyard is crowded with lofty plans too many).
spotting a mongoose in my terrace garden and panicking it would find its way to the floors below (still unknown).
researching the potency of mongoose venom on the Internet (there is no such thing). Turns out people are far more interested in the astrological significance of mongooses entering their homes than if their bites kill.
Analina valiantly failing to convince me to take a pair of denim shorts off her hands. I have a thing against wearing denim when the mercury is above 20. It ain't right.
spot inspection of lipstick I've hoarded over the years. I was forced (at gunpoint) to throw away several I ought to have thrown away at least 4 years ago.
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Which brings me to my thing for today: A lot of the lipsticks didn't mention manufacturing or expiry dates. In fact, most of them didn't. So naturally, we googled "How to tell if lipstick has expired?"
The most popular suggestion was a smell test. If lipstick smells funky, it belongs in the trash. Pretty straightforward. For lipstick, at least.
But for a lot of other stuff, especially food, the smell test may not be enough. There's a LOT of ways things can go bad, really bad.
This website helps you answer the question "Eat or Toss?". It has pictures of foods in various stages of rot. Yum! So the next time when you find yourself staring at the bottom drawer of your fridge wondering if you should chuck that head of red cabbage that's sprouting tiny yellow buds or cast it as the side actor in tonight's salad, check first.
Pretty neat, huh?