Have you ever come home from vacation, business trip or maybe a weekend away with the family – and noticed your digital clocks flashing the wrong time?
You quickly realize that you had a power outage while you were away, but it’s basically impossible to tell when it occurred or how long it lasted. It’s therefore also impossible to tell just how long the food in your freezer may have thawed, gotten destroyred, and then frozen again.
Or is it?
In connection with Hurricane Matthews which swept over parts of the United States, a woman named Sheila Pulanco Russell shared a clever trick on her Facebook wall with anyone who was forced to evacuate their home.
But the trick is certainly also good to know in case of any prolonged departure from your home – and will ease your mind about whether or not the food in your freezer is good to eat – or best be thrown out right away.
The trick lies in the magical combination of three simple but effective tools everyone already has at home: a mug, a coin and some tap water.
Source: Sheila Pulanco Russell (Facebook) In a Facebook post which quickly received hundreds of thousands of reactions and shares, Sheila explains how to proceed. She writes:
“For those of you that are evacuating from the coast, I just heard a great tip. It’s called the one cup tip. You put a cup of water in your freezer. Freeze it solid and then put a quarter on top of it and leave it in your freezer. That way when you come back after you’ve been evacuated you can tell if your food went completely bad and just refroze or if it stayed frozen while you were gone.
If the quarter has fallen to the bottom of the cup that means all the food defrosted and you should throw it out. But if the quarter is either on the top or in the middle of the cup then your food may still be ok. It would also be a great idea to leave this in your freezer all the time and if you lose power for any reason you will have this tip to fall back on.
For those of you that are evacuating from the coast, I just heard a great tip. It's called the one cup tip. You put a…
Posted by Sheila Pulanco Russell on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
If you don’t feel good about your food, just throw it out. The main thing is for all to be safe. Please SHARE this on your page. “
2-year-old saves twin from death trap – now their mom is warning parents of small children
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes—something that a 2-year-old recently proved when he rescued his twin brother from disaster.
The toddler was playing with his brother when their dresser toppled over and pinned him. And what happened next has parents around the world singing the little boy praises.
Now, the twins’ father, Ricky Shoff, has shared the video on Facebook. It shows his son’s impressive strength and calm as he lifts the dresser off of his trapped twin brother.
Scroll down to see the video. It’s an amazing rescue and also serves as a reminder to parents everywhere to bolt down their childrens’ furniture. No child should suffer from an entirely preventable tragedy!
Kayli Shoff lives with her husband and twin sons in Orem, Utah.
Now a video that she and her husband, Ricky, posted of their sons on Facebook is going viral.
The video starts with the brothers pulling out the clothes drawers on the dresser in their bedroom. But when they begin to climb up onto the drawers, the dressers—which isn’t properly attached to the wall—tips it and crushes Brock, one of the twins.
His brother, Bowdy, managed to avoid being pinned down by the dresser and he somehow managed to gather the strength to move the dresser off of his brother.
The twins’ mother Kayli, had gone upstairs for a moment and didn’t hear the dresser fall or Brock crying, writes the Daily Mail.
When she came back to the room, the boys were playing together as if nothing had happened.
Father Ricky debated whether he would post the video and let the public see it. But in the end, he decided to post it as a reminder to parents to make their children’s rooms safe.
“We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share. We know Bowdy was not alone in moving the dresser off of Brock. And feel blessed that he is OK. ‘Please make sure all your dressers are bolted and secured to the wall. Please share,” Ricky Shoff wrote on Facebook.