The insanity has reached levels that simply could not have been predicted. The latest deadly thing we all have to avoid is mineral water. Because it has, um, minerals in it.
One of those minerals is the utterly deadly sodium chloride and mineral water can have as much as ELEVEN TIMES as much salt as… er… tap water.
Yes, it’s the loonies from CASH behind it all. They were astounded to find that there are more minerals in mineral water than in tap water. I was astounded to find that two of those mineral waters actually contained less salt than tap water! If I buy mineral water I damn well expect it to have minerals in it.
Today was a very hot day so I have been drinking some tap water. It was not a good day for whisky, it was a day for high volume fluid intake and doing that with whisky just makes things worse. And blurry.
Since I did not expect tap water to contain any salt and since sweating loses salt as well as water, I supplemented this water intake with some very nicely salted bacon sandwiches.
There is, apparently, some salt in tap water. About 0.04 grams per litre. No wonder I’ve never noticed. To get your RDA of 6 grams you’d have to drink 150 litres of tap water and that’s more than enough to kill you.
Eleven times 0.04 grams is what the howling idiots claim is a dangerous level – found in one brand of bottled water which had 0.45 grams of salt per litre. It is good to see the utter morons who still fall for this crap are well into the ‘worst rated comments’, and some sensible talk in the ‘best rated comments’.
There really is only one sensible response to all this now, and it’s started happening. People are starting to say ‘Oh, just get stuffed’ and realising that all these little Puritan groups have no real power at all. They are just noise.
I have yet to see a better response to the idiots than the one presented by BrewDog. More of this, please.
I also highly recommend BrewDog beers. Which reminds me, I haven’t had one of those for a while.