found at geekologie
Buried Suns is a very interesting article by David Samuels about the men who were involved in nuclear testing back in the 50s and 60s. It includes some fascinating interviews like this one with William Gus Flangas talking about a physicist named Gary Higgens
“When a group including Flangas became contaminated with tritium in 1959, it was Higgens who helped come up with the idea of isolating the contaminated men in a room and having them effect a full fluid exchange in their bodies by drinking cases of beer.
“You know, if you want the maximum fluid in and the lowest retention–in other words, you want to be pouring it in on one end and a constant stream out the other end …,” Flangas explains.”
Beer has many uses besides flushing out tritium. According to Dr. G you can use it as a diuretic to help flush out a kidney stone***. And combined with a pair of silk panties beer can get you out of a tough spot…
2. FIND DUE NORTH
“here’s the scenario. A bit far-fetched, but hey, if they can do it in a movie, so can we.
Let’s say you’re hopelessly lost in the wilderness, and all you have is a can of beer, a sewing needle, a small bowl, and a pair of extra-large silk panties. First, open the beer, pour some into the bowl and let it go flat. (Better drink the rest; this may not work.)
Next, magnetize the needle by stroking it repeatedly in one direction with the panties. (The needle, fellas…) This will generate a charge of static electricity. Then float the needle in the beer. When it stops, it’ll be pointing in a north-south direction. Haul ass so that you can make happy hour before sundown.”
“Goats” by Jon Rosenberg found here
*** disclaimer: Nursemyra is not advocating this method