Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Thought for the Day

Someone visited this site after putting the phrase “mimic vinegar-processing” into Google.

Alas, I am not the foremost authority on this subject according to Theodore and Evadne Google, collators of data. There are some Chinese academics who report thus:

“In this paper, the variation of genkwanin content before and after mimic vinegar-processing has been analyzed by HPLC. The result has shown that there is no difference between the quantity and quality of genkwanin before and after mimic vinegar-processing. It is clarified that acetic acid is not the main reason for the decrease of genkwanin content in the flower of Daphne genkwa during the process of vinegar-fry.”

For those of you who were not paying attention during 4th form chemistry, I distinctly remember the week we ‘did’ genkwanin, or 4',5-Dihydroxy-7-methoxyflavone (C16H12O5), and I cannot count the number of times that I have been grateful for paying attention at that time.

You, my loyal readers, (AMToNW), can come here to expand your minds. I am off to mimic some vinegar processing. Beat that, Boggins.

7 comments:

Mark Gamon said...

Go Boggins! Beat it black and blue!!

Adam said...

Last year, my friend Anthony lived in Baca Hall, so his hall dodgeball team was the Bacaholics. They showed a team t-shirt to a fellow Baca resident, and he said "Oh, I get it! It's Baca Hall with an OH group attached!"

On a side note, I've changed the background of my blog to one that is less offensive...to the eyes, anyway.

Vicus Scurra said...

Well, I'm amazed Adam, that was really quite clever. My wish to upgrade this site to the standards of a 6th form magazine are beginning to be realised.

Merkin said...

On the plus side, if Boggins does "beat it", he can use vinegar to soothe the resultant bruises.

broomhilda said...

I fear the only Boggins will beat that is if he has stopped smoking crack.

Note to Mark, STOP sending me badgers! Did you get the pretty balck and white kitty I sent you?

Mark Gamon said...

Oh rats. I forgot to cancel the order. I meant to send rats, in fact...

Dyna Girl said...

Ahhh, the virtues of vinegar: keep your dye-jobs vivid, clean any surface, keep food from spoiling, keep your callouses from playing guitar.

What an honor. I think people only get to Dyna World by entering 'moth ball' or 'monotony'.