Daily Archives: April 18, 2012

Panama Culture Under Seige

Just as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek, The Next Generation, (Panamanian Culture) learned from the Borg (U.S. cultural hegemony)

Resistance is futile

You WILL be assimilated

I found those things this morning shopping at El Rey supermarket.

Peeps are sometimes jokingly described as “indestructible”. In 1999, scientists at Emory University¬† performed experiments on batches of Peeps to see how easily they could be dissolved, burned or otherwise disintegrated, using such agents as cigarette smoke, boiling water and liquid nitrogen. They claimed that the eyes of the confectionery “wouldn’t dissolve in anything”. Furthermore, Peeps are insoluble¬† in acetone, water, diluted sulfuric acid, and sodium hydroxide.Concentrated sulfuric acid seems to have effects similar to the expected effects of sulfuric acid on sugar.

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