Things To Share-Things We Do That Unwittingly Hurt Us

Even Though We Text More And Send Letters Less, There Are Still Approximately 40 Billion Stamps Sold In The United States Each Year.

Licking envelopes has been an issue with many people, and in line with researching that issue we came across this ....

Things To Share-Things We Do That Unwittingly Hurt Us
Never Lick An Postage Envelopes......


One day a girl licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of using a sponge. That very day the lady found a cut on her tongue. A week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue. She went to the doctor, and they found nothing wrong. Her tongue was not sore or anything. A couple of days later, her tongue started to swell more, and it began to get really sore, so sore, that she could not eat. She went back to the hospital, and demanded something be done. The doctor took an x-ray of her tongue and noticed a lump. He prepared her for minor surgery. When the doctor cut her tongue open, a live cockroach crawled out!!!!

There were cockroach eggs on the seal of the envelope. The egg was able to hatch inside of her tongue, because of her saliva. It was warm and moist…

This is a true story reported on CNN.

Andy Hume wrote:

Hey, I used to work in an envelope factory. You wouldn’t believe the….things that float around in those gum applicator trays. I haven’t licked an envelope for years!” I used to work for a print shop (32 years ago) and we were told NEVER to lick the envelopes. I never understood why until I had to go into storage and pull out 2500 envelopes that were already printed and saw several squads of cockroaches roaming around inside a couple of boxes with eggs everywhere. They eat the glue on the envelopes.

PLEASE PASS THIS INFO TO YOUR FRIENDS. After reading this you will never lick another envelope or stamp.

There has been conflicting reports about the 100% veracity of this story but as the saying goes.."Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone's Not watching you" and it's always safer to err on the side of caution.

Tips On Sealing Envelopes Without Licking Them

Things To Share-Things We Do That Unwittingly Hurt Us

1. Be fancy and unique by using a wax seal, the way they did in olden times.
2. Purchase an envelope moistener. They are inexpensive and work well. The small hand-held plastic bottle is filled by you with water. The tip is a sponge. Squeeze till the sponge is damp and swipe across the gum on the envelope. Press the envelope closed.
3. Use a glue stick to rub across the gummed edge and seal. Very neat.
4. Use a clean household sponge. Dampen it with water and seal. This can have quality control problems, just as the envelope sealer may. You could release too much water and have a not-so-neat look on the back of your envelope. If you overdo it and you could even dampen the contents, as well.
5. Use a cotton swab or Q-tip. Dip the end of the swab in a small bit of water in a cup. Lightly swipe across the edge where the gum is and seal it..
6. Buy envelopes that are peel and stick, these are nice.