So – after the posting about coffee, I was dismayed to discover that the people I was lunching with don’t drink coffee! One even had the effrontery to state that he’d never had a cup in his life! OMG – have you been living under a rock?! But wait – while my friend doesn’t drink coffee, he is addicted to energy drinks… and what is the primary component for providing energy? That’s right! Our good friend caffeine!
Another of my favorite chemicals starting with “C” is capsaicin – the stuff in hot sauce that burns! Recently (well – sort of recently, Feb 2007) a new “hottest chili in the world” was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records – the Bhut Jolokia. Rated at over 1 Million Scovilles (the measure of capsaicin and therefore heat) – your average jalapeño is somewhere between 2,500 and 10,000 scovilles – the Bhut Jolokia almost doubles the scoville rating of the previous world record holder. Sounds fantastic no? 🙂 I’m going to have to see about ordering some and growing them at home… use them to frighten small children and stop those damn llamas eating my grass..
It’s ADD day here at Adam’s Allegory – was mutually assured destruction ever a good idea? Remember the cold war? well – maybe not “remember”, but remember hearing about the cold war? Stock piling weapons because everyone thought if several major super-powers had enough ordinance to destroy the others several times over, noone would want to risk attacking anyone else? stupid idea – all it would have taken was one mistake, one misunderstanding and the whole world could have been wiped out. Morons.
In keeping with the theme – when will the bottled water fad finally end? How many people realize the vast quantities of waste this is producing? I’m all for having good tasting water in handy containers, but when you’re throwing away 30 of those containers each week, you’re really not helping…
Environmental rant over – more amusing things next week!