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    Aluminum Foil

    Don't try to tell me you KNEW this!

    This was sent to me by a friend.
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    I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself . Whoever looks at the end of your aluminum foil box?
    You know when you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box?
    Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over . The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time .

    Well, I would like to share this with you .
    Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box .
    And written on the end it said, Press here to lock end . Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place .
    How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too .
    I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too!

    I can't count the number of times the Saran wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something .
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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    Foiled again! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    FANTASTIC!

    My box of generic foil wrap did not have the tabs, but both the wax paper and the plastic wrap had the tabs. Thank you Bob. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    LOL...I'm glad I learned this one young!

    Sometimes you get lucky I guess. I've been popping the lock tab in for years
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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    Hi Bob

    I did not know this until about 3 weeks ago, I was in India on business and switched on the TV in the hotel and there was a morning American show, I can't remember her name, tubby, blonde and the name sounded something like degenerate if I remember correctly, and she demonstrated this (I think it may have been a recording from Christmas because it was a turkey foil roll she was using). I was quite surprised that I had never noticed, so surprised in fact that I have been home 10 days and have forgotten to check ours out at home. I will do it tonight.

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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    This makes one wonder, why don't they prepunch the flaps inward, so the consumer doesn't have to?
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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    Who knows what goes on in the mind of a productmechanical engineer?

    My guess is that, some people remove the roll from the box and use a wall mount storage device for their products. Strictly a SWAG. <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    >Don't try to tell me you KNEW this!
    OK.

    But I was impressed enough to drop in to No Frills at Honeydale Mall on my way to meet Bill for supper, and picked up a roll each of foil, waxed and wrap paper.
    However I was so excited about being in the Montreal Deli again that I just lugged (nice one, Chris!) them upstairs and forgot to inspect them.

    These tabs seem so very weird, what with everyone saying they've never seen them before, and then saying that they forgot to look when they had meant to.

    You don't supposes there is some truth in that business about wearing foil on one's head to aid memory? Or to protect one from UV rays, or Global Warming, or ..

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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    >>You don't supposes there is some truth in that business about wearing foil on one's head to aid memory? Or to protect one from UV rays, or Global Warming, or ..

    I suggest you try wearing a foil hat for a while and report back to us with the results. Please include a picture?

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    > wearing foil on one's head to aid memory

    Absolutely! I never Lounge without wearing my aluminum foil cap.

    Now, what was this thread about again? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    You're not missing much. The tabs on standard and large size Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil need a screwdriver and a 4lb hammer to punch into inverted position.
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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    > Now, what was this thread about again?

    Using those little tabs to anchor your foil cap to your ears.
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    Re: Aluminum Foil

    > I suggest you try wearing a foil hat for a while
    Well, if you guys will quit horsing around and spell it properly, I will.

    It's ALUMINIUM.

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    Re: Aluminum Foil

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    OR .............

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