Kamis, Mei 13, 2010

Ternyata Asal Mula Soft Drinks Adalah Untuk Membunuh Tikus

Anda terkejut mengetahui bahwa soft drinks (minuman berkarbonasi) dapat digunakan untuk membunuh tikus? Hal ini disebabkan karena tikus tidak dapat bersendawa. Ketika tikus minum soft drinks, mereka tidak akan mampu bersendawa sehingga mati.

Berikut ini sejarah pendek penemuan soft drinks hingga menjadi komersil yang diperoleh dari Wikipedia:

In 1767 Englishman Joseph Priestley invented carbonated water when he first discovered a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide when he suspended a bowl of water above a beer vat at a local brewery in Leeds, England. The air blanketing the fermenting beer—called 'fixed air'—was known to kill mice suspended in it. Priestley found water thus treated had a pleasant taste and he offered it to friends as a cool, refreshing drink. In 1772 Priestley published a paper entitled Impregnating Water with Fixed Air in which he describes dripping oil of vitriol (sulfuric acid) onto chalk to produce carbon dioxide gas, and encouraging the gas to dissolve into an agitated bowl of water.

In 1771 Swedish chemistry professor Torbern Bergman independently invented a similar process to make carbonated water. In poor health at the time yet frugal, he was trying to reproduce naturally-effervescent spring waters thought at the time to be beneficial to health.

Ányos Jedlik (1800-1895), a Hungarian, invented consumable soda-water that continues to be a popular drink today. He also built the world's first carbonated water factory in Budapest, Hungary. After this invention, a Hungarian drink made of wine and soda water called "fröccs" (wine spritzers) was spread throughout several countries in Europe.

Since then, carbonated water is made by passing pressurized carbon dioxide through water. The pressure increases the solubility and allows more carbon dioxide to dissolve than would be possible under standard atmospheric pressure. When the bottle is opened, the pressure is released, allowing the gas to come out of the solution, thus forming the characteristic bubbles.

In the United States, carbonated water was commonly known by the name of soda water until World War II. During the Great Depression, it was also referred to as two cents plain, a reference to its place as the cheapest drink available at the soda fountain. In the 1950s new terms such as sparkling water and seltzer water began to be used. The term seltzer water is a genericized trademark that derives from the German town Selters, meaning "water from Selters."  where naturally carbonated water has been commercially bottled and shipped into all parts of the world at least since the 18th century.

Flavored carbonated water is also commercially available. It differs from sodas in that it contains flavors (usually sour fruit flavors such as lemon, lime, cherry, orange, or raspberry) but no sweetener.

Bila anda ingin mencoba membunuh tikus dengan soft drinks, anda dapat ikuti langkah-langkah berikut ini:
  1. Tuang soft drinks (Pepsi atau Coca cola) ke dalam piring. piring sekali pakai adalah yang terbaik. Anda tidak akan ingin menggunakan kembali wadah untuk apa pun nanti, karena tikus dapat membawa berbagai jenis penyakit.
  2. Tempat piring tersebut dekat tempat tikus masuk / keluar rumah. Carilah kotoran mereka jika Anda belum melihat tikus dan tikus yang masuk atau keluar dari tangan pertama.
  3. Tikus akan meminum soft drinks dan kemudian, ketika mereka tidak bisa bersendawa, mereka akan mati.
Ya, ini mungkin terdengar kejam, namun membuat jebakan, lem tikus, serta racun tikus juga tidak ada yang terdengar sebagai cara yang bersahabat bagi tikus. Ingat, soft drinks tentu lebih aman dari racun yang dapat membahayakan anak-anak dan hewan peliharaan

Tips tambahan:
  • Tikus paling aktif pada malam hari.
  • Minuman berkarbonasi tidak dapat bertahan begitu lama, anda akan perlu mengantinya. Bila masih diperlukan, tempatkan soft drinks baru setiap malam.

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