Friday, February 13, 2009

Take The Soda Challenge!

85% of readers preferred this* soft drink to this one. Just sayin'. YMMV but with all due respect, I do not want to know. Oh so very not. Oh, Great Ghu not.

PS: It cures what? No it doesn't.
* Geesh, I love the Innernet. What's the opposite of a ne plus ultra secret formula? Yeah, that: somebody (in this instance, as is so often the case, Cory Doctorow, who I believe is actually 17 or 18 guys) had to go and open-source a cola.


Turk Turon said...

Years ago I was editing a TV show for chemistry instruction at the university level. The instructor was describing a lab procedure in which a chemist needed a particularly expensive organic chemistry compound for an experiment. He found that if he fed horses a particular diet, he could collect their urine and extract this chemical from their urine for next to nothing. At that, our instructor turned to the close-up camera and chuckled, "Boy, talk about an envivo synthesis methodology!"

Maybe you had to be there.

BobG said...

I'd rather have one of our local brews, thanks.

Ed Rasimus said...

Which simply verifies why beer is nature's most nearly perfect food. Made from purest water and natural whole grains, it is preferable to either Brand X or Brand Cow in your examples.

Sam Adams for me, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Chemist was working a theory a while back that the secret to Stradivari's fiddle finish was a varnish heavy with ammonia or summat, which in 1660 was only available from one source. He set up a 'science donation' bucket in a men's room, and proceeded thence. Obviously a methodological error, as he didn't pay attention to what the guys were drinking. And so his researches came to nought.

Next week: why London didn't need sewers. Gunpowder is involved.