At my company's Christmas party one of my co-worker's wives was telling me about using dryer sheets to clean messes/stains. I had no reason to doubt this but also had no real reason to try it... until recently. Over the weekend a pack of gum somehow made it through our new washer and dryer. We started working with the rubbing alcohol (luckily we sprung for a nice set with stainless steal tubs), which in the confined space of a dryer drum leads to all kinds of fun. So a quick Google search led to the suggestion of using a wet dryer sheet. Willing to try anything we gave it a shot. Amazing... The first strange thing we noticed, if you wet a dryer sheet and start scrubbing it suds up like a soapy rag. We then found out that it did a great job of removing the gum that had been spread around the entirety of the dryer drum. Just what do they put in dryer sheets and why is this knowledge not more widely known/publicized?