The Interesting Facts Thread

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    You need to be fluent in emoji to communicate with kids these days. I speak Engligh to them and they're all like "LOL IDK my BFF Jill? ;)" or some nonsense. Get off my lawn.
     
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    Benzoic acid -> used in varying amounts as a preservative + Ascorbic Acid (a form of Vitamin C) when mixed can form the carcinogen benzene.

    Nigerians boycott Coca-Cola drinks after court rules them 'poisonous'

    Paul Adepoju and Kieron Monks, CNN Updated 8:19 AM ET, Tue March 28, 2017
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/28/africa/nigeria-coca-cola-case/index.html?

    "Lagos High Court rules Coca-Cola products dangerous when mixed with vitamin C

    Court orders Fanta, Sprite bottles to carry health warnings and awards damages

    Manufacturers argue their products comply with regulations"

    The crazy thing is the variation in mg/kg are so slight it's worrying - only 50mg differences in regional dosing for effectiveness in preservatives (due to indigenous ambient temperatures), 150mg to 250mg.

    So, I won't be taking my daily Vitamin C with Coke - or other benzoic acid fizzy drinks any longer, yipe.

    Don't worry, I stopped drinking soft drinks long ago :vbthumbsup:
     
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    Best practice IIRC is to take supplements with water only, and usually prior to a meal.
     
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    Well that sucks. I read something a while back about different ways to clean up low orbit, but not being a physicist I'm not sure I really comprehended most of them. I think the one that sounded the most easiest was the one that said you have to de-orbit all satellites after a certain time, making smaller ones burn on re-entry and either landing the bigger ones in the ocean or having enough fuel on hand to send them out of orbit entirely.
     
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    Whether right or left, our education system is failing us in regard to more than just academics, evidently.
     
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