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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  1. All in the spirit of scientific inquiry, my mother once put a Peep in the microwave. It wasn’t pretty. She decided she’d just eat them, as God intended. I said I wasn’t sure about that, but it did give me a chance to tell her to stop playing with her food!