May 28, 2004

Science Friday

Here are some oddities from the world of science reported this week: your doctor's ties may be bacteria vectors. One more reason to see a doctor only if he or she wears aloha attire. Then there's this item: the hippopotamus, it's learned, has developed its own method of blocking UV rays; it's called sweat. And for years we've been told that red wine may be good for you; now we may know why.

Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in a number of plants, including grape skins, raspberries, mulberries and peanuts. Its job in nature is to fight fungus during the rainy season, and it is especially prevalent in grapes used in making red wine.
The good life, huh? Sip red wine and eat peanuts from the shell. Since Yankee Stadium has just dumped Cracker Jack in favor of Crunch N' Munch, will Anheuser Busch be replaced with Christian Brothers soon?

Resveratrol is sold in some nutrition stores as a supplement now; somewhere there's an enterprising soul thinking about how to bottle the hippo's glandular excretions. I can't wait.

Posted by Linkmeister at May 28, 2004 11:55 AM

I did not know that Cracker Jack was going to be packaged in bags not boxes. Would that create a problem with the "great" toys that come as a "surprise"?...
If you packaged hippo glandular excretions in some sort of sexy package with sexy advertising it would sell....

Posted by: toxiclabrat at May 30, 2004 05:02 AM