Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Helpful Statistics

Silicon is good for you, especially in beer...

Silicon, the eighth most common element in the universe, has been linked to good bone health. Beer, especially brews high in malted barley and hops, happen to be high in dietary silicon.
Silicon is linked to higher bone-mineral density humans. Researchers at UC-Davis analyzed 100 commercial beers to determine silicon content and reported findings in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Average beers contained 29.4 parts per million (ppm), with India Pale Ales topping their list at 41.2 ppm. Lagers average about around 20 ppm.

Got Gout?...
Water consumption reduces gout attacks. Keeping the body well hydrated prevents concentration of uric acid crystals and lessens the risk of painful gout attacks. The quantity of water needed depends upon diet, medical condition, and activity level. Lowering the risk:
2 -4 glasses of water /day cuts risk by 16%
5 -8 glasses of water /day cuts risk by 40%
> 8 glasses of water /day cuts risk by 48%

NHTSA Looking Into Grand Cherokees over fuel tank fires...

There have been 254 fire-related fatalities in Jeep Grand Cherokee crashes (1993-2004 models). How serious is that? It is over 4 times as many deaths as have been attributed to Toyota acceleration issues. If you have a 1993-2004 model Grand Cherokee, you will need to shell out about $500 for a shield to protect your plastic fuel tank.
Submarines are always silent and strange.



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