How to Clean a penny using vinegar and salt
In this video, Do It Your Self Central demonstrates to viewers how to clean a dirty penny by using common household products, namely vinegar and iodized salt. He suggests to put 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 teaspoons of iodized salt into a cup. This solution will be used to clean the penny. He demonstrates the power of the solution by holding the penny into the mixture for a few seconds. After only a short time, he shows the dramatic change between the portion that was dipped in the solution and the portion that was withheld from the solution. He then warns against putting the dirty penny in the mixture for a long period of time claiming "You don't want to know what happens".