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One proton seperates gold from mercury

Did you know you can eat gold? Did you know mercury is poisonous? Did you further know that there is only one proton (and one electron) difference between the two?

79 protons per atom is fine and dandy, but 80 protons and you’re a dead duck!

I mention this because people try to play like high-fructose corn syrup isn’t that big a deal since table sugar if 50% fructose and 50% glucose while HFCS is 55% and 45% and how can 5% more be such a big deal? 1 Proton between a nice thing to sprinkle on your ice cream and permanent brain damage from simply sniffing fumes. Chemistry is like that.

This might now be moot since, high-fructose corn syrup has proven to have way more fructose than we’d been lead to believe. 65% actually. Fructose, for those of you playing at home, is the stuff that is bad. So actually, high-fructose corn syrup is EVEN WORSE than we already thought it was. That’s quite a feat, since I already thought it was the soft drink equivalent of Hitler.

Of course, all sugary drinks are bad for you, even Pepsi throwback and Cane Sugar Colas are bad for you. They taste good, and I think they taste better than the corn syrup kinds, but don’t go thinking you’ve got a healthy diet option there. Even a lot of fruit juice is loaded with natural sugars, although I would suspect* less than soda pop has. No, sadly, the only real option is to give up and drink things that don’t have much sugar in them. Izze and Gus might be good options, but you’re probably down to tea and water.

*Note that I said SUSPECT! I don’t actually know of my own knowledge.

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Because I felt that there aren’t enough pictures of cats on the internet.


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