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Monday, October 28, 2013

New Use for Turkey Baster






This man used it to save an infant's life. This would certainly be a good thing to remember if someone is choking and all else fails. Or, use his method first. Tears came to my eyes.

Do not quote me or take my word for the efficacy of the turkey baster to save a life. In other words, use at your own discretion.

Your turn
What other uses do you have for a turkey baster? I know about putting water in a battery.


17 comments:

  1. I gave them to my grandchildren to use in the pool! You would be surprised at how far they can shoot!

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    1. Janet,
      Turkey basters would be cheaper than the blasters sold in the store. I will have to try one out--out the back door.

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  2. only thing i can think of is one you would already be aware of!

    hi! i have finally dropped by to have a wander about your blog after your friendly comment on mine. (about your socks)

    i like what i see and i will return!

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    1. Oh, yes, I forgot where I read about socks! But, that gave me the idea for a post!

      Thanks! Come back soon.

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  3. I am with kylie, and only one alternative use for a turkey baster leaps to what is left of my mind.
    And it is one kitchen gadget that I don't have and never have had. And I am not going to show this post to the other resident - because he would go out and buy one...

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    1. EC,
      I think I know the alternative use...lol. I have had a turkey baster for years and never use it. They are difficult to store.

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  4. gluing ballast on a model railway... Seriously. You put the ballast, very fine grains as it tries to be to scale obviously and that will just go everywhere, so a mix of water and PVA glue will help hold it in place and a good tool for dropping the mixture onto the right place is the good old turkey baster

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    1. Futheron,
      Well, thanks for that novel use. I learn lots here. Okay, what is ballast on a real railway?

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    2. Big chippings of stone - it provides the bed for the tracks to run on...
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Track_ballast

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    3. Furtheron,
      Thanks. I never knew.

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  5. It was quick thinking on that man's part. He really kept his wits about him. I don't own a turkey baster. The idea of chicken fat coating the inside of the bulb, and with no way of knowing if it was really getting clean always grossed me out. But I like this saving a little baby idea! I may have to get one to put in the first aid kit.

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    1. Sue,
      I agree about not knowing if the bulb is clean...gross. I have never used my turkey baster. Well, I put it in the basement after putting water and bought another one for the kitchen...still unused. That turkey baster could be used on an adult who is choking. Just don't buy a glass one.

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    2. I put the turkey baster in the basement after a friend used it to put water in my battery. He got it really dirty, so it is not for food anymore.
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  6. I don't have a turkey baster. I roast my turkey in a Reynold's oven cooking bag. Some people used to use a turkey baster for birth control, if you know what I mean.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie,
      I use Reynold's cooking bags, too. I love them. People still use the turkey baster to transfer semen for aiding a woman to get pregnant. It appears to work more often than not.

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    2. It worked as birth control for a lot of people, too, in pre-pill days.

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    3. Janie,
      Since it only takes a smidgen, I wonder if it was effective in removing all.

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