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6 Everyday Items You Didn’t Know Were Made of Dead Animals

You will be surprised (and unnerved!) by the fact that you frequently use or encounter these items.


We all know that there are certain products made of animals, such as milk, butter, and burgers. However, there are those that we are completely unaware of – the ones we thought were merely a result of commercialized process whatsoever. To put it simply, we had no idea that they were also made of animals.

Elite Readers has compiled a list of everyday things that people thought were not made of dead animals. Some of these items, in one way or another, may actually come as a surprise. Check out the list below and let us know which one is your favorite.

#6. Tattoo Ink

Whether or not you like a tattoo, it seems common knowledge that a tattoo ink is made of something but animals. In reality, though, it contains some charred bones of – wait for it – dead animals. And believe it or not, it is the reason why it has crisp. Add to this the fact that animal fat is even being used as an ink stabilizer, with gelatin extracted from animal hooves is used as a binding agent. Surprise, surprise!

#5. Chewing Gum

Source: verywell

Ah, yes, chewing gum. Most of you will bet it is made of pure sugar or something. Actually, it is not really. Basically, a chewing gum contains a substance called lanolin which is naturally produced by the sebaceous gland in sheep’s skin. This, later on, ends up on the creature’s wool, coating the very fibers in a protective, waxy sheath. Okay, let us make it simple. Lanolin is none other than sweat. So, in a sense, chewing a gum is like chewing a sheep’s sweat.

#4. Beer, Wine, and Orange

Source: Healthline

The common thing about beer, wine, and some orange juice is this: They all contain a gelatinous substance called isinglass. The latter is pretty much made directly from a freshwater fish’s swim bladders. This is particularly used as a filter, making the finished product look clearer. This naturally gives our beer that alluring, piss-like appearance.

#3. Fabric Softener

Source: DoItYourself

Fabric softeners, alongside dryer sheets, work by coating clothes with a certain film that makes them soft to touch and fresh to smell. Apparently, these products contain a substance called tallow, and it is a fat rendered from sheep, cattle, and even horses.

And mind you, this substance continue to coat and build up in your laundry, slowly covering every area of your laundry with animal fat.

#2. Condoms

Source: Mother How

Surprisingly, most latex condoms nowadays contain what is called casein. This is a dairy protein that is commonly added to items such as toothpaste, cheese, paint, and glue. Condom manufacturers add this substance to give the rubber a raw feeling. You know, the kind of sensation that makes you feel like you are like not wearing when you actually are. Casein, however, is acquired from either cow milk or sheep guts.

#1. Money

First and foremost, this does not necessarily apply to every country in the world but still, there is a great percentage involved here. It turns out that some countries’ money now contains tallow, which, as explained above, is a rendered animal fat. The real question here is which countries have used this? There are a lot, and they are Canada, the United Kingdom, Chile, Mexico, Malaysia, and Australia, to name a few.


Injured Dog Takes Himself to the Vet to Get Treatment

What a smart dog!

Dogs are highly intelligent creatures and you’d be surprised with what they can do. One recent incident in Thailand shows us exactly that as an injured golden retriever received popularity after he walked straight to the vet to receive treatment.

According to reports, the dog accidentally hurt his eye and he was later found at the door of the Petto Street clinic, a vet clinic in Lam Lukka, Pathum Thani. The dog’s left eye, as can be seen in the photos below, was covered in blood.

This poor golden retriever took himself to a vet clinic and got treatment.

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Rich Widow Leaves $300,000 For Her Two Cats

The cats should “never be caged,” according to her will.

No one will daresay she didn't love her cats. Ellen Frey-Wouters, who died at age 88, left $300,000 to her two cats, Troy and Tiger, in her will. Frey-Wouters, an author and a Netherlands native, passed away in 2015 and made special provisions for her feline pets, adding that the two would "never be caged."

She has no immediate family to pass her money to. Her husband, who was a professor in Brooklyn College, died in 1989. Their only child died in infancy.

Tiger and Troy

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Screen Dependency Disorder Can Damage Your Child’s Brain, Psychologist Warns

Here’s another valid reason why you should limit screen time for young children!

Parents, take note. If you’re the type who has the tendency to hand over a tablet or smartphone everytime your child is bored or throws a tantrum, you might want to listen to what the experts have to say about it.

According to a new research, prolonged use of mobile devices can actually lead to Screen Dependency Disorder (SDD) which brings “a myriad of symptoms, including insomnia, backache, weight gain or loss, eyesight problems, headaches, and poor nutrition as physical symptoms,” reported SmartParenting.

In addition to the physical, SDD also has emotional symptoms such as anxiety, dishonesty, feelings of guilt, and loneliness.

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