My uncle used to say that winter was death, fall was the diagnosis of a terminal disease. This fall feels especially grim now that Republicans’ 80 point lead in the all-important generic preference poll is inspiring liberal bloggers to muse about how badly Democrats will respond to certain defeat.
To ward this off I’m going to step up the number of alcohol-related posts here. Let’s start with something everyone can get behind, beer medicine!
A chemical analysis of the bones of ancient Nubians shows that they were regularly consuming tetracycline, most likely in their beer.
The finding is the strongest evidence yet that the art of making antibiotics, which officially dates to the discovery of penicillin in 1928, was common practice nearly 2,000 years ago.[…..]
“Streptomyces produce a golden colony of bacteria, and if it was floating on a batch of beer, it must have look pretty impressive to ancient people who revered gold,” Nelson theorizes.