36 thoughts on “Powder Keg

    1. Cian

      It was advertised as an, ehm, “personal area smell reducer” in the 1980s and this court case in the US has decided that that caused ovarian cancer.

          1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            It doesn’t now but I would question why you need to use it on anything other than someone needing a nappy changed? Surely grown-ups can dry their pink bits properly?

          2. Anne

            “It doesn’t now but I would question why you need to use it on anything other than someone needing a nappy changed?”

            I use it on my head on occasion. This could explain a lot sez you.. ha ha
            I tend to have to wash my hair everyday, as it gets oily, but if I don’t want to, I use a little baby powder at the roots to soak up the natural oiliness.

            I’ve never used it on my nether regions myself .. I think some men do though. Reduces friction or something.

          3. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            Does that actually work? I’ve always thought you’d just get a grey clumpy head!

            Eh, they wish….

          4. Anne

            Yeah, it does the same thing as dry shampoo really.. I’m blonde anyways, so the white blends in ok.
            You can get dry shampoos that are for darker hair.. Those can’t be used on the balls though I don’t think :)

    1. Neilo

      Ah, Clampers, don’t tell me it’s come to this. It’s like the islanders in King Kong staking out goats. Mani’s obviously moved on. :)

      1. Neilo

        *Fluorishes crucifix and wonders why he appears to be repulsed by powdered she-nethers, pardon my French*

  1. Daoud

    No idea about the talc per se, but the idea of them removing stuff after protest has a whiff of things to come after TTIP. Supposedly, rather than having to keep potentially dangerous elements out, as we do here, we’re adopting the US system of ‘put it in, and if it kills enough people, and we get the PR wrong, after the law-suits, we’ll remove it’.

  2. meadowlark

    Another horrible bit of trivia related to ladies hygiene.

    Georgian women, who wore their hair high and powdered, and often used wigs, feathers, wax figures, stuffed animals, jewels , all sorts of stupid things. Their maids dressed their hair using a combination of glue, pins and hooks. Often the maids would simply cut out parts of the hair leaving behind dried glue, feather ends, pins, or any number of the things I listed above. In addition to this, the powder which they dusted their with left their hair dirty and matted and extremely un-hygienic.

        1. Zarathustra

          … also, during the Elizabethan era women would cover their cleavage with honey to stop the nits from falling/ crawling further down.

  3. rugbylane

    Force a rat to inhale talcum powder for 6 hours a day, five days a week for their entire life (2 years) and lo and behold, the poor beggars are at very high risk of ovarian cancer.

    That is a fact.

    Also, here are some more correlations:
    1) 100% of people who get ovarian cancer have inhaled oxygen all their lives. (Oxygen is a cancer causing free-radical)
    2) 100% of people who get ovarian cancer have been exposed to radiation (from the sun). Radiation causes cancer.
    3) 100% of people who get ovarian cancer are women.

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