Another reason necklaces are a pain: we have to worry about the oversized ones snapping and the small, demure chains twisting themselves into a knotted mess. I'll never understand how a long, knot-free chain can be laid down flat in a jewelry box only to contort itself into a giant ball by the next morning.
Untangling a fine gold or silver chain can seem hopeless but it's not. Try setting the chain on a piece of plastic wrap and putting a small drop of baby oil on the knot. Using 2 sewing needles, gently work apart the knot. Wash with water and a little dishwashing liquid; rinse and dry well.
Adapted from "Amazing Uses for Household Products: Toothpaste" © 2009 Publications International, Ltd.
Holly and Tracy of Stuff You Missed in History Class explain why the stories of the Hope diamond have been greatly exaggerated.