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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Jun 3, 2022

Why are clothes that are hung to dry crunchy/stiffer than clothes dried in a dryer? How does spandex make cotton stretchy? What does it mean when they say cotton 50% and something else 50% like polyester or lycra? Please explain bed sheets and thread counts?


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