Items Used Differently by Latinos

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Dad uses this to replace anything, a car door or create a whole new door and even personalized wallets.

La Chancla

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Most people use it as a shoe on a hot day, Latina moms use it as a boomerang to punish your ass for talking back to her.

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Cans of Beans

This was not inspired by Pinterest, the women in your family have been doing cultivating their drought-friendly plants for generations.

El Cinto

Never used to hold pants up. More like when your pants are down.

Security System


This is why your 10-pound dogs never live inside your house. It’s better to catch the thieves before they break into your living room.

Bottle Caps

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Used to keep track of your Lotería game when you can’t find beans.

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When not consumed for breakfast, they’re used for healing bad vibes.

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It doubles as an eyelash curler. Learn how here.

Of Course, the Tub of Butter


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Its better and cheaper than Tupperware.

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