National Sponge Cake Day and a disappointment

Of course, I knew that the sponges used since antiquity were harvested from the sea and had unique properties to absorb and hold water, helping for millennia to clean up around the house. And, of course, I knew that when humans were able to create artificial sponges using polyester and polyurethane, cleaning duties became much easier. And obviously I am aware of that weird square dude who was apparently made from a sponge and lived under the sea. But because of today’s national day I was delighted to learn that a person could make sponges at home in the shape of a cake. I couldn’t wait to try it. It looked like this:

But I was very disappointed as the slices were no good for cleaning at all. I’m sorry to tell you that my kitchen and bathroom are covered in little crumbs when I tried to clean with this so called sponge cake. I’m on my way now to buy some real sponges to clean this mess up. Do NOT try this at home. Despite its name it really does not clean well, it makes it much, much worse. This has been your public service announcement for the day. You’re welcome!

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