25 May 2011

I'm from the government... I'm here...

...to dose you...
open wide

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FROM THE COMMENTS:

"Lithium was once an ingredient in 7-Up. That was during the Depression, and 7-UP was an EXTREMELY popular soft drink during those years."


2 comments:

Frances said...

Neo - lithium was once an ingredient in 7-Up. That was during the Depression, and 7-UP was an EXTREMELY popular soft drink during those years. PepsiCo now owns 7-Up and will - if pressed - admit to the presence of lithium in an early formula but adamantly state it is long gone.

We know a student who used this factoid to write a paper for a pharmacology class. The presentation was a serious discussion of the use of lithium to treat manic depressive and similar states, with a surprise ending when the 7-Up connection was revealed. Where had the student found this information? One of the "Uncle John's Bathroom Book" series. Even the prof did not know.

Neo Conservative said...

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"frances says... lithium was once an ingredient in 7-Up"

shouldn't actually surprise anyone... wasn't there cocaine in coca-cola at one time?

the difference here would be... you could choose whether or not to drink 7-up.

the government starts adding meds to the water, all you city slickers... (hey, i've got my well)... are gonna get dosed.

maybe toronto could chuck in a little valium and reduce their road-rage incidents. gotta confess... i sometimes wonder about the brownies in the city hall cafeteria.

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