Monthly Archives December 2006

Chocolate as an Antitussive

According to a 2004 article in New Scientist, theobromine maybe a stronger cough suppressant than codeine. Theobromine is an alkaloid primarily found in dark chocolate. Edit: The article did not actually say it was better than Codeine. I read that somewhere else–I forget where. Edit 2: Anyone in the Estacado Systems office this week would tell you I was in need of such. I tried some–and it worked for a while, anyway. (Thanks, Brian!)
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Categories: Food, Health, and Science.

Playing Chicken

From http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/122706dnmetchicken.4a250fe4.html copied here in case it goes away: By HOLLY YAN / The Dallas Morning News Dead and wandering chickens closed all of westbound Interstate 30 just before First Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. A tractor-trailer hauling chickens and crates overturned about noon, Dallas police Senior Cpl. Jamie Matthews said. Some chickens died from the wreck, while others wandered about. Cpl. Matthews estimated about 2 p.m. that the mess could be cleaned up before the late-afternoon rush hour. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not seriously injured. No other vehicles were involved, and investigators were trying to determine how the
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Categories: General and Silly Stuff.