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    Default Wednesday Trivia: Ivory Soap

    Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake.

    One day after the soap when into production, a factory worker (who remains anonymous) forgot to switch off the master mixing machine when he went to lunch and too much air was whipped into a batch of soap.

    Consumers, delighted by the floating soap, demanded more, and from then on, Procter and Gamble gave all white soap an extra-long whipping.

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Ivory Soap

    Well who knew!!!!! Actually I think I did hear that somewhere along the line. Once again Anita....thanks for these great tidbits.....you always seem to bring a smile to my face with them. Have a great day girlfriend!!!!'

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Ivory Soap

    Quote Originally Posted by Carol336 View Post
    Well who knew!!!!! Actually I think I did hear that somewhere along the line. Once again Anita....thanks for these great tidbits.....you always seem to bring a smile to my face with them. Have a great day girlfriend!!!!'
    I quite agree with Carol. Thank you.
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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Ivory Soap

    Brings back a lot of sweet memories.
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    ― Maya Angelou

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Ivory Soap

    I don't know how I have been missing reading these trivia posts before this, but after reading this one I started going back and reading the others. (I will eventually read them all - lol) I love these! Thanks so much for posting them Anita!
    Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Ivory Soap

    Does this explain how 'inflation' got started?

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Ivory Soap

    Thanks Anita., today's tidbit brought back memories of my childhood Saturday night baths when I would watch the soap float in the bathtub. Ivory soap had a much nicer scent than that Lifebouy soap we had to use when we were very dirty.

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Ivory Soap

    Thanks, Anita. We had lots of Ivory soap in our home when I was a kid.

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Ivory Soap

    My grandparents were from South Dakota and had a different type water than we have in Washington. In South Dakota, Ivory soap did not float. My grandpa was always amazed when they would come visit and he would see that. I still remember that first time it happened, him in the tub screaming for my grandma because he thought something had gone awry!
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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Ivory Soap

    Ivory makes me sneeze!



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