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Old 03-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #166
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Griff,

At the five minute mark after listening to Mr. Savory's voice, I was almost asleep. But that turned out to be incredibly interesting.

Thanx.
Very mellow delivery. I admire his self-effacing attitude. He has misunderstood nature and it has cost him dearly, but he is learning and seeking proof.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:20 PM   #167
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I went to show somebody that at Christmas, and their box of foil didn't have any tabs.
Curses. Foiled again!

You know the rest, try the twice baked potatoes in foil jackets.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #168
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I learned today that my Toxicology prof, a lovely, brilliant older gentleman who has worked with (and raised a glass of beer with) more than one Nobel laureate, did the Tox work that cleared cyclophosphamide for use as a chemo drug. It was part of my chemo cocktail.

That was vaguely unsettling. Of course I thanked him.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #169
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That the first automatic washing machine was called Thor.

I learned it from a trivia game on some dumb games site, but here's the Wiki, so it must be true

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_washing_machine
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:47 AM   #170
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Even with the advent of the washing machine, wash day involved heavy labor. At the end of the day you were still very thor.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:06 AM   #171
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I have recently learned that most iodized salt contains dextrose. I should have known better, but somehow I didn't check the label.

That's right, y'all. Your salt contains sugar.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #172
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(checks the label) wow mine too! that's fuckin' weird!

(checks the kosher salt label) but not in kosher salt...?

http://askville.amazon.com/dextrose-...uestId=4869627

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potassium iodide (the iodine in salt) is unstable; when exposed to oxidation, it would become free iodine (and thus lost); dextrose stabilizes the potassium iodide so that you enjoy the benefits of iodine; morton introduced it in 1924 due to the incidence of goiter
Only iodized salt. Thanks Clod, today I learned something!
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:31 AM   #173
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Yeah, we had switched from sea salt because the nutritionist was concerned that they weren't getting enough iodine. I just bought the other container without checking. We'll be using a separate iodine supplement instead.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:49 PM   #174
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I learned that I have a certain intolerance for not getting my own way
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:55 PM   #175
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:41 PM   #176
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(checks the label) wow mine too! that's fuckin' weird!

(checks the kosher salt label) but not in kosher salt...?

http://askville.amazon.com/dextrose-...uestId=4869627



Only iodized salt. Thanks Clod, today I learned something!
Iodine is found neither in kosher salt, nor in sea salt. Iodine is notably absent in the soil of eastern North America and therefore in the local diet. Thus the iodine supplement in most commercial salt.

Goiter (a swelling of the thyroid gland due to inadequate iodine intake and resulting hypothyroidism) was, at one time, viewed as normal in the eastern US and Canadian provinces.

Dextrose keeps salt from clumping. Without it, the humidity of the Great Lakes region and most of the eastern seaboard would render NaCl into chunks unreceptive to the requirements of modern cuisine.

If anyone here ever admits any form of sugar, whether sucrose, fructose, or dextrose, to his/her diet, don't worry about iodinized salt. The amount of dextrose you'll imbibe from iodinized salt is inconsequential.

Taking the commonsense approach, the iodine you'll get from a little occasional (unadmitted) addition of Morton's Table Salt will keep your thyroid happy and allow you to do your best otherwise to optimize your healthy diet.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:29 PM   #177
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If anyone here ever admits any form of sugar, whether sucrose, fructose, or dextrose, to his/her diet, don't worry about iodinized salt. The amount of dextrose you'll imbibe from iodinized salt is inconsequential.
Well, some of us who are extremely nitpicky consider fructose to be functionally different from the other two, as it is a monosaccharide instead of a poly-. But you're right, for 99.9% of the population, the dextrose in salt isn't anywhere close to relevant. As for us, we just take an iodine supplement.
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