From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: The Microwave and the fruit fly controversy
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 13:34:45 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 16:29:46 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Paul Burke wrote
(in <3DEB5460.E747221F@scazon.com>) about 'The Microwave and the fruit
fly controversy', on Mon, 2 Dec 2002:
>Pretty (horroible ) story, but I don't think it's likely as when you
>drink blood, it becomes food- it gets digested like anything else before
>it can be absorbed. He would have been better off, and ended up with a
>better reputation, if he'd just eaten blackpuddings (Bury variety of
The denatured haemoglobin in cooked blood is not as accessible a source
of iron. Because of the impaired absorption, the diet has to contain
large amounts of accessible iron.
>I'd assumed his name came from Vlad the I'm Paler - after all, no one is
>paler than Dracula.
The paleness is due to anaemia, but another symptom is photosensitivity
- a red skin rash and even blistering. Hence the story about having to
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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