How to wash an electric blanket

Before washing your electric blanket, soak it in cold water with mild soap for 15 minutes. Next, wash the blanket on the “delicate” or “gentle” setting for 2 minutes using only mild soap and water. Finally, rinse the blanket off with cold, fresh water and let it spin dry.


Earth’s magnetic field does not provide complete protection..

It may seem like it, but this isn’t one of the worrying Earth Facts. When the Sun is especially active, small amounts of high-energy particles slip through gaps in Earth’s magnetic field. These then strike against the ionosphere, the upper layer of Earth’s atmosphere. Interactions between those particles and our atmosphere generate energy bursts, appearing as lights in the sky. These usually appear in northern and southern latitudes, aurora borealis, the northern and southern lights.


Use bricks or rocks in your pots.

This is an old school myth that just won’t go away. Some say that adding rocks, or brick, to the bottom of a pot will help with drainage. It is actually not a good idea to add rocks or brick. The water will sink to the lowest point possible, which is the dirt at the bottom of the pot.

If you raise that bottom so the roots have less space, you are bringing that wet layer up to the roots, which in turn can make it more likely for root rot to occur.