Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vilifying The Soda

Besides being really articulate and smart, Rush Limbaugh is also REALLY entertaining and funny. This had me laughing out loud today...RUSH:" You've probably seen this if you've been watching cable news all day. They're making big news out of this. From the UK Telegraph: "Drinking large amounts of cola every day can cause muscle problems, an irregular heartbeat and even paralysis, doctors have warned." This is just the run-up to taxing the stuff. "Chronic consumption of the drink can cause a condition called hypokalaemia, in which levels of potassium in the blood fall, in some patients," but not in others. So if you drink colas you could become paralyzed or you might not. "Symptoms can range from mild weakness and constipation to paralysis. Researchers said that family doctors should look out for muscle problems in people who drink large amounts of cola." Now, you might be saying, what's a large amount of cola? Between two and ten liters a day. (laughing) Ten liters a day? It's a half liter, looks like a 12-ounce bottle, 16-ounce bottle? Okay, a 16.9-ounce bottle is a half liter. So you'd have to drink a minimum of four of those a day or up to 20 of those a day to be at risk. That's a pretty big range, between two and ten liters a day. And then you would have to do this repeatedly. What, Snerdley? Yeah that's a good question. When's the last time you went to the doctor and asked how many colas you're having? "

This is a 2 liter bottle, so you would have to drink between 1 and 5 of these a day to maybe experience these symptoms. Notice this is diet, so maybe it takes even more to get the same results. Can you imagine drinking 10 liters of this stuff? I guess if you drank 100 liters you could even die, but that's just a guess 'cause they don't mention how many that takes!

HA HA! I don't know why this post turned out all weird with the writing going down the side making it hard to read, but I like it! Couldn't have planned it on my own!

1 comment:

Jesus Diaz! said...

Read some previous posts and..
I love your dog!!
Had to say it..