Ever wondered why commercials for things like tampons and pads use knock-off blue Kool-Aid in scientific looking test tubes to show absorbency? After all, women aren't Smurfs and we sure don't bleed watery liquid when it comes to shedding our uterine lining every month in a spasm of terrible evolutionary design. Turns out It's because using the more accurate red takes an advertisement dancing around its intended use and turns in into an R- rated crime scene.

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