ShamWow, the all powerful

In a vicious face off with the other rag sold on TV, it wins

Popular Mechanics has settled it once and for all: ShamWow is better than Zorbeez. The two brands of reusable cloths featured in cult-inducing infomercials were caught in a battle for the ultimate absorbency crown when Billy Mays, the Zorbeez pitchman, dissed ShamWow, represented by the mononymous Vince. The science magazine tested the absorbency and speed of each rag in sopping up blueberry beer. The results: “Shamwow sucked it up as if with a straw.” ShamPow!

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