Just saying ‘No’: citrus juice then, Covid-19 vaccines now

When almost any new medical treatment has been proved effective, many people resist using it. Here’s one of many examples. This one is juicy. Andrew J.T. George wrote about it, in The Conversation: How the British defeated Napoleon with citrus fruit Everyone knows that Britain’s conclusive victory over Napoleon was at Waterloo. The story of that day […]

Driving a lemon, sort of

When people talk about “driving a lemon“, they generally mean “lemon” to mean a defective automobile. A US patent granted in 1990 to Robert D. Whitworth describes a “Process for purifying limonene for fuel and the like“. A more detailed description, from the patent document: A plant source fuel is disclosed per se and as a blend […]