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Old 03-21-2010, 11:04 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by IBWino View Post
I have no idea if this is true, but a friend once told me a story about a guy who had an idea for increasing toothpaste sales. He approached all of the major manufacturers and told them he knew how to instantly increase sales by 30%. They were all very interested but skeptical and balked at his request for a percentage of the sales, preferring to pay a flat fee for the information. After some time, they relented and agreed to pay him a percentage of sales. His idea was to increase the diameter of the toothpaste opening by 14% (thereby increasing the area of the opening by 30%). The idea quickly made him a millionaire.
....and then there's shampoo, rinse and repeat.

I'm a rebel; I've never followed that rule....

There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:08 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by samclem View Post
By the same token--does anyone really use the amount of toothpaste shown in the TV ads for that stuff? It'd be frothing out of my mouth in 20 seconds of brushing.
Interestingly, I read recently that you are supposed to use just a pea-size of it! I used to use about 4 times as much...

I guess I should now go and buy a bigger wallet for all the savings!

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