- 10 things you never knew about Aerosols
- Aerosols were invented by Norwegian Erik Rotheim in the 1920s to help him put wax on his skis.
- The most expensive aerosol ever made was a diamond spray used to rub down precision moulds.
- The most popular aerosols are deodorants and body sprays. They were first made in the UK in 1954.
- The first aerosols made in the UK were insecticides and air fresheners in 1949.
- Pepsi produced an aerosol so that astronauts could get a drink of cola without getting soaked.
- UK aerosols have not contained CFCs since 1989.
- Aerosols are used for many reasons, for instance on farms to encourage pigs to mate or to help lambs accept their foster mothers.
- Different types of aerosols spray at different rates and even have a certain sound! You'd have a shock if your deodorant sprayed at the same rate as your de-icer!
- Empty aerosols can be recycled.
- Food aerosols, other than the cream we are used to, are popular in some countries; the Japanese have coffee and chicken soup, the Americans have ketchup, cheese and mustard.