7 surprising uses of aspirin

Most people know that popping an aspirin or two is an effective way to kill a headache, ease tooth pain or to prevent a heart attack in people with clotting disorders. But those little white pills have even more uses than as an over-the-counter pain reliever.
Store brands of aspirin are cheap, so grab a bottle the next time you are there so you have them on hand.
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1. Wash your hair
Chlorine may protect you from disease and bacteria, but this swimming pool cleaner isn't a friend to your hair. Bring the luster (and standard color) back to light hair with an aspirin wash, demonstrated in the video below.
2. Clean your skin
Of course, a gnarly zit pops up on your face the day of the big presentation. Instead of calling in sick, grind up aspirin with a bit of water to create a paste that will reduce the redness and swelling.
3. Repair dry wall
Save a few bucks (and a trip to the hardware store) by fixing small holes in drywall with the trick in the video below. The process uses aspirin's ability to adhere to surfaces when crushed and mixed with water.
4. Hide a hickey
Leave the turtleneck in the drawer. If you and your partner got a little frisky last night and you have the red mark to prove it, try this home remedy to speed blood flow and healing to the area.
5. Kiss stains goodbye
Remove sweat stains from your clothes with the solution below that uses the acid found in aspirin to resolve this laundry issue.
6. Give flowers a longer life
Fresh flowers are beautiful, but they die too quickly. Give cut flowers a little more time by adding crushed aspirin to the water in the container.
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7. Give a car battery new life
Keep a bottle of aspirin in your glove compartment and never (hopefully) get stranded by a dead battery again. If there's nobody nearby to jump the vehicle, try tossing two aspirin into the battery. Aspirin contains acetylsalicylic acid, and a car battery contains sulfuric acid. The chemical reaction between the two should give the battery enough power to get you to a nearby mechanic, Reader's Digest notes.
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