All news articles for July 30, 2013

‘Mine’s a Rum and Coke’: 5 Classic Carbonates in Literary History

AUTHORS SOLD ON SODA: LITERARY MENTIONS 1886-2008

‘Mine’s a Rum and Coke’: 5 Classic Carbonates in Literary History

By Ben BOUCKLEY

From Decio Pignatari’s ‘concrete poem’ Bebe Coca-Cola to a 2004 English novel called, err, Pepsi and Maria, literary mentions of the US’s top-selling soft drinks are legion, but when has the inky hype hit its apogee in the years from 1886-2008?

Watermelon juice might lessen muscle soreness after cycling (Museme Miyuki/Flickr)

Watermelon juice soothes sore cycling muscles

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Watermelon juice has ‘excellent’ potential as a functional drink to relieve sore muscles in athletes due to high levels of amino acid L-Citrulluine, a new Spanish study testing cyclists reports.

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