Apply Sheryl Crow's Energy Crisis Solution

About: I'm an Emu. As a young chick my parents use to feed me watermelon and I loved it so much everyone nick named me, you guessed it, watermelon. Now that I have moved away from home I rarely get to eat any water...

I was encouraged when Sheryl Crow came up with an environmentally friendly, energy crisis solution. Her solution is so good in fact it got me to wondering... could it also protect the environment and save energy if applied to food before it went down the hatch?

Sure enough, as it turns out her "one sheet" idea works whether its applied before or after food hits the tummy. In this instructable you will learn how to apply her solution before the fact by making a Sheryl Crow style peanut butter sandwich to cut down on dirty dishes and save water resources. Well okay, I'm out of bread so we will opt-out on a sandwich and go for a TP and peanut butter finger instead!.

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Step 1: Grab a Sheet of Tissue Paper

You'll need an undamaged piece of tissue paper. Warning: be very careful not to tear the sheet of tissue paper except along the perforated line when you grab it.

Step 2: Poke a Finger Through the Middle of the Sheet

This is not hard to do. A small slit made with some scissors or a small tear in the center will do. Be careful not to make the slit or the tear too big - just big enough to help your finger to start the way through.

Step 3: Get a Dab of Peanut Butter

After sliding the sheet of tissue paper a little further down your finger where it will be temporarily out of the way, dip the end of your finger in some peanut butter or sort of swipe it across the top of the peanut butter nice and slow in a deliberate energy efficiency kind of way.

Step 4: Bread Is an Option

Instead of a sheet of tissue paper you could use a slice of bread but in this example we are just going to stick our finger right into our mouth and suck the peanut butter off. Optionally you could use your finger to spread the peanut butter on a slice of bread or just lick on the peanut butter until most of it winds up in your mouth.

Step 5: Okay, Getting Down to Business

Okay, now its time for cleanup. Just grab your finger below the tissue paper and holding snugly, slowly slide the tissue paper up your finger, taking the remainder of any peanut butter residue up your finger with it, slowly but surely wiping the remainder of the peanut butter away just as Sheryl does. Now rub your hands together to absorb any remaining peanut oil and peanut protein to help keep your hands from getting dry and to give your hands the wonderful fragrance of peanut butter. Okay, now you're done!

I can't begin to calculate all the savings if everybody did this. You save both water and paper resources with this application, whereas with Sheryl's original application you only save the paper. If you try Sheryl's original application, please remember to not eat anything until you wash your hands.

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    9 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I feel stupid just looking at this ! everyone please ignore the fact that I was here, and I will do the same for you! shhhhhhh


    11 years ago on Introduction

    ....Or you could get fabric napkins and save on paper resources too. Sorry, but this idea is positively idiotic.


    11 years ago on Step 5

    This is amongst the stupid things I have ever heard, but you do listen to sheyrl crow so it may be really smart for t that demographic.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    er, this is a nice remake of how to use the toilet paper for um, after using the toilet. the only tip you left out, is to save the little bit of paper you tore off to make the hole, so you can clean under your fingernail.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Just be glad I didn't do the one on the old camping trip where the bear takes the peanut butter and the toilet paper, leaving you with nothing butt leaves of poison ivy. ;D


    11 years ago on Introduction

    - Fold your sheet twice, - cut the middle corner while folded (the corner which show both folds when unfolded) - keep carfully an eye on this folded corner - Put your finger in the hole, take what you want on your finger, - slide the paper the clean your finger while removing it - and now, to clean under your nail, just grab the corner and slide it under your nail and Voila ! Your finger is totally clean :)

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