Category Archives: Food & Drink

Food and drink related information.

Banana

Banana does not grow on a tree, the banana plant does not have a woody trunk like normal tree but a false trunk. The banana is a herb, in fact the largest herb in the world.

Alcohol

Alcohol (C2H5OH )

Alcohol comes from the Arabic word; al-khwl (الكحول) refers to ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, and often to any beverage that contains ethanol.

The effect of blood alcohol level on your body

Blood Alcohol Concentration Symptoms
.02% Light-headed
.05% Mild euphoria
.08% Lost of critical judgment
.10% Lack of coordination and balance
.15% Disorientation
.20% Vomiting
.30% Drunken stupor
.40% Coma
.45%+ Death!
Drink Driving Facts
> The legal limit in the UK is 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 decilitres of blood.
> Some popular ways of ‘sobering up’ includes: A shower, a cup of black coffee, eating lots of bread. There is not evidence that any of this help reduce blood alcohol level or cure hangover. The proven way to help lover blood alcohol and ‘cure’ handover is time and some sleep. It can take up to eight hours or more to return to normal from a mild drunken state. A shower, a cup of coffee or other ways of ‘sobering up’ will not help. It just takes time

Some Drink Driving Stats
On average in UK, 3,000 people are killed or seriously injured each year in drink drive collisions.
Nearly one in six of all deaths on the road involve drivers who are over the legal alcohol limit.
Drinking and driving occurs across a wide range of age groups but particularly among young men aged 17-29 in both casualties and positive breath tests following a collision.
In 1979, 1,640 people were killed in drink-related crashes.
The latest provisional figures, from 2003, show that some 560 people were killed in crashes in which a driver was over the legal limit.
Some 20,000 lives are estimated to have been saved in the last 13 years due to drink drive campaigns.