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Great site you’ve got here. I Googled “ehow has the worst articles” to see if anyone agreed and your site popped up. People need to know how shitty the articles on eHow are. You can damage things or hurt yourself, etc – like you said “nobody tries it before writing it”. Misinformation is worse than no information.
I found this article particularly disturbing: http://www.ehow.com/how_7435394_clean-old-black_and_white-negatives.html
She begins by telling you to wear cotton gloves to handle film negatives. Mind you negatives have _thin_ layers of gelatin on them (yes, gelatin like ‘Jell-O’), the slightest ‘bump’ can scratch a negative. She continues on saying to use a paintbrush to sweep the film. If that wasn’t bad enough, her last suggestion is using ACETONE. I nearly lost my mind when I saw that. Picture an exploding firey missile being shot through a piece of tissue paper… Acetone eats through plastic in a heartbeat!
Yes, these methods will clean film —- clean it right off the Earth!
I think I’ll now officially block eHow results from appearing on Google and add them to my hosts file. Enough’s enough.
This is a great one if you’d like to be fined by the USCG or even better cause a boat fire!
I was googling around trying to find *good* information about trimming my dog’s dewclaw nail. I reluctantly clicked on an eHow article about it and was reading through the usual superficially-researched steps that go in sequential order. Yatta, yatta, restrain your dog, yatta yatta, hold your dew claw away from the leg, etc. After number 4, “Remove small amounts of nail”, I was astounded to reach this one:
5. Remove the dew claw entirely, with its skin attachment, or toe. This option may make sense for an overgrown claw that is infected or that often gets stuck on objects in the dog’s environment, and is an operation that a veterinarian must perform.
Check out the word order on that one. If I am following the steps sequentially 1-5, I have just been instructed to remove my dog’s toe. If it’s infected or gets stuck or whatever, OK. Or, what’s that? The very last part? Oh, A VET MUST PERFORM IT. Oh.
Guys? This could have been worded a lot better. This is all the prompting that many idiots need to start to do their own anesthesia-free home vet care. I think the part about DON’T CUT OFF YOUR DOG’S TOE YOURSELF should be given a little more emphasis here.
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