First a wiki link on the subject. This article includes some alternate uses if in a pinch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garlic_press
Now garlic is believed to have medicinal uses, too. Make up your own mind. Some of these stories go back thousands of years. Here’s a wiki link on garlic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garlic
Now, for me, I could even use a garlic press to squeeze oily nuts, like some kinds of Virginia peanuts, for example. The output will be good for health, and cooking, too, or so I believe. Heck I could squeeze a lot of things that might enhance the meal I intend to prepare. And sometime I will fail along the way, too, so keep some kind of records.
Last, here is a link to an old song/poem that many may enjoy today: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_a_Ring_o%27_Roses