Saturday, April 26, 2008

Immediate physical effects of alcohol consumption


What drink does

Why do we dance on tables when drunk, why do we crave chips at 3am and why do we feel so, so awful the next day? Before you shout for your next Tequila let explain.

What makes you feel drunk?

When a person drinks an alcoholic beverage, about 20% of the alcohol is absorbed in the stomach and about 80% is absorbed in the small intestine....

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pig brain mist mystery

Source: MSNBC

More workers sick from pig-brain mist
Patients worked at plant that used compressed air to empty swine skulls

updated 2 hours, 3 minutes ago

MINNEAPOLIS - The number of mysterious neurological illnesses among workers who processed pig brains at pork plants in three states has grown to as many as 24...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Shrinking Youngstown

Source: CNN

The incredible shrinking city
Youngstown, Ohio, has long been on the decline and now is being hit by the foreclosure crisis. Its answer: Razing abandoned buildings and tearing up streets.

By Les Christie, staff writer
Last Updated: April 14, 2008: 9:50 AM EDT a radical move, the city - which has suffered since the steel industry left town and jobs dried up - is bulldozing abandoned buildings and tearing up blighted streets, converting entire blocks into open green spaces....