The Practical Cupid Quiz

chocolate-covered-strawberry_300Once the glow of Valentine’s Day has worn off, do you know how to deal with the fallout?

1. What can you do to revive wilted roses?
(a) Stick the flowers in the freezer for an hour.
(b) Submerge them in cool water for a few hours.
(c) Spritz them with vinegar.
(d) Drop a penny into the vase.

2. What restores the bubbles to Champagne that has lost most of its fizz?
(a) Club soda
(b) A raisin
(c) A twist of lemon
(d) A Life Savers candy

3. Which household product can remove a red-lipstick stain?
(a) Dish soap
(b) Hydrogen peroxide
(c) Hair spray
(d) Baking soda

Ready for the answers?

1. (B) This works for many wilted flowers, but roses especially respond well to a cool water bath. For more pretty bouquet ideas, check out these particularly beautiful buds and their symbolic meanings.

2. (B) Just drop a raisin into your open bottle a few minutes before pouring, and any last gasps of carbon dioxide still in your Champagne will stick to the raisin’s ridged surface, and start releasing again as bubbles. Bonus: You can use your remaining raisins for these chewy oatmeal cookies.

3. (C)
If your fabric is machine washable, spray the spot with enough hair spray to saturate, let it sit 10 minutes, and then dab with a damp cloth or sponge to remove and launder as usual. Is your smudge on a carpet? Kiss it goodbye using this trick.


  1. sally

    interesting post for the December holidays. conversation starters for the holiday parties, perhaps

    December 23, 2013 at 6:19 pm
  2. Tia

    Is #1 supposed to be B (instead of C)?

    January 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm
  3. Rachel Stein

    Yes, thank you!

    January 4, 2014 at 11:47 am
  4. Julie Cason

    Requiring the reader of a print magazine to go online for quiz answers is NOT simple.

    January 14, 2014 at 10:48 am
  5. Beth Kaplan Longley

    I have an Android Galaxy Note II and the App you suggested Digimarc,does not work. Has it worked for anyone?

    January 16, 2014 at 1:20 am
    • Nicole

      Yes it works for me every time I use it. I have a galaxy III not sure if that makes a difference

      February 10, 2014 at 9:31 pm
  6. Ava Schultz

    What about an ink stain on leather ?

    January 18, 2014 at 10:24 pm
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    I agree with Julie C. I have a Nokia 900 and it did not work.

    January 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm
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    Google Play Newsstand is working well on my Galaxy Tab 10.

    January 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm
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