One day I hope to contribute something to this community that is useful or cool, perhaps even both. Alas! today is not that day.
Was going to post this as a reply in a thread in the the tips section but thought might be better here (please feel free to move/delete)
Anyways, it seems the 2018 Chemistry ignobel went to
researchers who quantified the cleaning power of human saliva. Nearly 30 years ago, conservators Paula Romão and Adília Alarcão teamed up with late University of Lisbon chemist César Viana to find out why conservators preferred their own saliva to any other solvent for cleaning certain objects—with the goal of finding a more hygienic substitute. Compared with popular solvents, saliva was the superior cleaning agent, particularly for gilded surfaces.