What a Week, So Far!
by Bob Ciminel
February 16, 2005
Two life-altering studies were released this week that have put
me on Cloud Nine. First, Norwegian scientists determined that
lobsters do not experience pain when immersed in boiling water.
What a relief! I've had many sleepless nights since boiling a
half-dozen Maine lobsters for Christmas dinner. The lobster lobby
has always maintained that lobsters do not feel pain; I'm sure
they are elated to see their theory finally being supported by
The other great news was the
Japanese report that drinking coffee every
day can reduce the risk of liver cancer. I live on the stuff.
It's the only thing that gets me moving when I arrive at work,
although I think it is also the reason I miss a lot of keys on
the keyboard and have to use the backspace key so often. I wonder
if the efficacy of coffee includes Luzianne's New Orleans Blend,
a mixture of coffee and chicory that remains my hands-down favorite,
especially with lots of sugar and evaporated milk?
Roswell, GA - USA
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