I can tell you where that study and innumerable others to the same effect came from: researchers funded by the alcololic beverage industry. Most come out of France, bizarrely, and specify wine as the only life expectancy improver due to the tannins in the wine. Independant reports about driving better after having had a few are not unknown, but as a rule emanate from people who are winos (or just temporarily smashed).
Regarding polishing (eg, removing metal in quite significant amounts to get rid of "deep" scratches), unless you are into very small, intricate pieces which you don't have the motorized polishing tools for, you should be using a polishing bench with 10 inch mops AND an air extractor, and wearing a mask. A 3hp electric engine will give out more than enough power. Frost used to sell all the gear (I have no Frost shares), I imagine they still do.
The James Bond trick of knocking off victims with gold plate has nothing to do with toxicity, and it is an exageratedly expensive way of going about taking out rival ebay bidders. The total coating stops skin breathing, leading to death (yes, if all your pores are obstructed, you have had it. Severe juvenile acne can produce a similar effect leading to permanent brain damage, but using a neutral ph soap such as Dove helps no end). People who have to use total make-up will always have the soles of their feet free of any coating. It may well be possible to achieve the James Bond effect by spraying the victim with a cheap acrylic paint. I have heard reports of a missed suicide attempt using this method: the person attempting to inflict harm upon himself decided he didn't like the colour he was spraying himself and therfore stopped before the second coat was dry.
Nicholas March, Mont-de-Marsan, 40 000 France
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Bob Hanson wrote:
Hmmm, ... was this perhaps a study conducted independently by undergraduate students?
I like the story about the boss who had instructed his salesmen to please drink Bourbon or Scotch whisky rather than vodka during their 5 martini lunch breaks... "That way your clients will know you're simply drunk and not just totally stupid."
Cheers! BOB HANSON, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA
John B wrote:
"Drinking alcohol in moderate amounts may improve the ability to create and maintain memories properly, according to a new study from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio."
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