The Morgue 2018

2018

#111

It’s usually the family members who don’t agree to DNR. So they’re the ones to blame.


#112

Yep in the cancer case I knew the family kept holding on to him.Very cruel.


#113

At the Cardinal Tien hospital in Xindian I see the old folk wheeled or pushed in bed for tests with big round DNR stickers in very visible places. Quite sobering, but very advanced for a Catholic hospital.


#114

Yeah, people are starting to come around slowly, but it’s going to take a long time. Next item on the wish list: assisted suicide.


#115

Ironic. They think hot water is so healthy and it turns out to be the opposite.

The roots of this “hot water is healthy” bullshit goes back to medieval times when only boiled water could be drunken safely due to all the pathogens and bacteria in normal water. In contrast, in the US we drank low alcohol beer (called “small beer”) instead of water, because alcohol killed the microbes. But today we don’t still think beer is healthier than water. Well, most of us don’t.


#116

I didn’t know that, interesting, it makes sense no matter it’s true or not :slight_smile: I was aware of beer being the safe water in the middle age in Europe. You guys took your time to adapt to modern times in the USA haha (not that I blame you).


#117

That was actually just a rationalization for rampant alcoholism.


#118

You think it was? maaaaybe.


#119

Those poor 5 year olds.


#120

Joking aside the strength was generally less than 2%.


#121

that low? hmmmm


#122

Still higher than “non-alcohol” beer, which is 0.5%. You’d have to gun a 12-pack in 5 minutes to even get a slight buzz.

EDIT: no, more like gun 50, now that I think about the math.


#123

Wait, is there any evidence of that? why was the alcohol level so low? I’ve produced more alcohol than that with just bread yeast.


#124

It was a social disaster when the lower orders obtained the funds to move onto gin. Beer Street and Gin Lane.


#125

Hmmm, I hate warm water but I love hot soup.


#126

There were calories in beer too, farmers and labourers could burn through massive amount of calories doing manual labour. 3000 calories supposedly.


#127

Wouldn’t it dehydrate you?


#128

I doubt it especially if alcohol content was low. I’m guessing folks weren’t too picky back then.


#129

Especially if you keep refilling the tank all day.


#130

Yeah I’m just thinking that weak beer would taste amazing if that’s all you had to reward yourself in a day of hard labour.