Thursday, November 13, 2008

They Also Make a Good Salt Substitute For Shots

Gee, I haven't posted since Sunday. Once again, it's the usual suspects - a trip to Sioux Falls consumed valuable blogging time, and temporary intestinal troubles squished the desire to sit in front of the computer long enough to produce something worthy of my high standards, such as this, via Marginal Revolution.

A method of producing synthetic diamonds using tequila - Mexico's favourite alcoholic drink - has been discovered, scientists there say.

There is one catch however.The synthetic diamond crystals are too small to be turned into jewellery.

Even so.....

They can be used as an alternative to silicon in computer chips or as ultra fine cutting instruments in medical procedures.

Best of all....

The scientists found that even the cheapest of tequila brands, averaging at $3 a bottle, are good enough to make diamonds.

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