August 31, 2012 10:11 AM Subscribe
What modern products and technologies work "like magic"?
posted by danceswithlight to Society & Culture (58 answers total) 148 users marked this as a favorite
After a recent bout of road rash, I had the joy of discovering Tegaderm, a clear dressing that makes the wound heal much faster and without pain or scarring. Last time I had road rash (10 years ago) the scabs took 4-5 months to fully heal, and hurt like hell the whole time because they kept cracking whenever I bent my knees. This time, there's no scabs, no pain, and the wounds look like they'll be fully healed in only 3 weeks! This stuff is like magic. I can't believe my own eyes at how well it works.
I also had a cool experience recently with OxiClean, which got a very persistent stain out of my pants that I thought would have been there permanently. I couldn't believe that it really did work that well. (I hadn't used stain lifters before because I thought they mostly didn't work, or left bleach marks.) Again, it was like magic.
What other modern products/technologies can do the seemingly impossible? What else has that "magic"?