Mind & Body

Surprising Uses for Peanut Butter

It's no secret that peanut butter is tasty, but it turns out it's more than just a delicious snack. You can use it to clean gum off a shirt or out of your hair, to give leather a new look, and even to shave. And a very simple smell test involving peanut butter could even be an early detector of Alzheimer's Disease. Watch these videos then head to the grocery store... time to stock up!

7 Unexpected Ways To Use Peanut Butter

Dirty leather shoes? Buff them with peanut butter. No shaving cream? Peanut butter works for that, too.

The Peanut Butter Test That Could Help Detect Alzheimer's

This simple sniff test may be a good early indicator of the disease's onset.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The olfactory cortex (part of the brain that processes smell) is the first area of the brain to deteriorate in Alzheimer's. 00:32

  2. If one nostril can detect smell much stronger than the other, it may be a sign of Alzheimer's. 01:12

  3. Peanut butter is a smell that is not typically lost as people age. 02:02

Peanut Butter May Be The New Fish Food

"Fish meal" isn't as readily available as it used to be. Peanut butter to the rescue!

A Diamond That's Made From... Peanut Butter?

With enough pressure, it's possible.

Written by Curiosity Staff August 19, 2016

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