Bananas, of course. Newscripts reader Douglas A. Landsman, of Hartford, recently sent in an amusing, chemistry-savvy label from a Chiquita banana that, he points out, is appropriate for the International Year of Chemistry. “Yum, yum. Potassi-yum!” the sticker proclaims, disproving the notion that there is no K in banana. Although he doesn’t know the exact amount of potassium in bananas off the top of his head, Landsman says he purchases the yellow fruit because he’s been told that “a banana a day keeps nighttime leg cramps at bay.” Drinking more water is also a remedy for muscle cramps. However, proper hydration isn’t possible for everyone, a fact that French engineer Georges Mougin knows well.
by Lauren K. Wolf |
September 05, 2011