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That doesn't sound like a Christmas menu to me, but it was business as usual for the 12 young tenants of Harvey Wiley's scientific boardinghouse. It was 1902, and this "poison squad" had selflessly volunteered to ingest chemicals for Wiley's
Take Three tea.sp. wax, four tea.sp. coconut/stone/ oil, five tea.sp olive oil, four tbl.sp. cucumber juice, tea.sp pinch borax. Melt and wax and warm juice, glycerin, borax. When both pans melt mass, add for drop
What's your advice on how to get rid of them without poisoning myself or my family? V.A., Berkeley A: Cut some cardboard pieces about 2 feet square...Soak the cardboard with water and sprinkle it heavily with boric acid or borax and then bury it...If
F.M. "Borax" Smith made his fortune in carving minerals, mainly borax, out of the Nevada desert...In 1903, these two investments came together in one of the biggest and best amusement parks this side of the Rockies -- at least that's what promoters
We have Argentine ants all over our yard , as do all of our neighbors, and in the house. Is there a way to treat them ourselves without using pesticides? L.J., San Rafael A: Argentine ants have enormous colonies that often merge with other colonies.
EDT Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park reopens for the winter season next month with a time-limited offer. Book a room from Oct. 7 to 13 for 20 per cent off the regular rates, which normally start at $335 (U.S.) a night. The 66-room
I'm guessing we somehow have welcomed some fleas into our happy home...Note 1: We have no pets, and none have visited inside our house for a more than a year. Note 2: I don't have any bites; however, I take a B-complex supplement every morning and
Breathtaking views, shared stories of those whose big dreams and passions shaped Oakland -- from the street grid to the skyline. Explorations through some of the city's oldest neighborhoods. That's what's in store for tour-goers on the Oakland
Follow us on Archipelago The Denpasar Drug and Food Monitoring Agency on Thursday raided canteens at two elementary schools and nearby street vendors in Denpasar and tested the food they sold for hazardous chemical substances.
In last week's column, we asked some of our local fishing guides to share their go-to roe cures for salmon. Here's what they had to say about their favorite steelhead roe cures. Alan Borges of Alan's Guide Service www.alansguideservice.com , (707)