Alcohol-based hand gels, while omnipresent these days as our last best hope against Wolf Blitzer's Pandemicfest 2009, have long been popular in the ER. Among patients and staff, Purell keeps our hands clean; among certain EtOHers, it keeps them buzzed.
But now we can add another use... hair gel. I just learned that one of our nurses keeps her hair spikey by liberally applying a spritz of Purell and running her hands through her hair multiple times a night. Is there nothing this magical substance can't do?