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Salivating over history: Manitoba Museum gives artifacts the old spit shine

Friday, February 24, 2017 1:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

There are solid scientific reasons for giving something the old spit shine, or for licking your wounds. Saliva contains enzymes that break down food particles as well as infection-battling white blood cells that are effective at killing bacteria.

For museum conservators, that means a natural and chemical-free way to lick built-up grime and mould found on artifacts. Well, not literally. Read more


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