Can You Machine Wash Sneakers?

ANSWER: Most companies advise against washing sneakers in the washing machine.   Did you know that your feet are among the three areas of your body with the largest sweat glands that continuously perspire? Foot perspiration can accumulate inside of your sneakers harboring a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause a foul odor leading …

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Can You Wash Running Shoes in the Washing Machine?

ANSWER: Most name brand companies recommend you not wash running shoes in the washing machine.   More info: It is no surprise that most companies do not want you to wash their running shoes in the washing machine.  In the past, many experts including Heloise, suggested that you not wash leather-based sneakers in the washing …

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Do All Jellyfish Sting?

Many species of jellyfish are harmless and do not sting humans or other prey. But most people, when encountering a jellyfish in the ocean, have an immediate knee-jerk reaction, regardless of whether it is of a kind that will try to sting or not. Southeastern Atlantic Species In the Atlantic Ocean for example, off the …

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Yellow Jacket Facts

Yellow jackets are part of the social wasp species. The broad name yellow jacket actually encompass several different species of wasps including: western (Vespula pensylvanica), eastern (Vespula maculifrons) and German (Vespula germanica).  They are one of the most agressive wasps and tend to defend their nest vigorously. Feeding Habits Yellow jackets tend to forage for food and prey …

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Yellow Jacket Identification

The yellow jacket, or common wasp, is a sight everybody is familiar with. If only because they are regular visitors to any picnic or camping site that features sweets, savories and flavored drinks. Distinguishing Characteristics Yellow jackets have black bodies, with yellow markings on the front of their heads as well as yellow rings around …

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