Saturday, July 11, 2009

Clean living

Read today on BBC news:

Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), believed coffee was poisonous. To prove his theory, he took two murderers, sentencing one to drink coffee every day and the other to drink tea. Two doctors were appointed to oversee the experiment and see who died first. The first to die were the doctors. In 1792, the King was assassinated at a masked ball in the Stockholm Opera House. The tea-drinker eventually died at the age of 83, and the coffee drinker survived them all.

It's so nice to be vindicated....

3 comments:

Gabriela said...

Interesting experiment, that one of King Gustav III.
I guess for a coffee lover it's even more interesting.

Ruthibelle said...

very interesting!! Nice post.

Angie said...

lol...

btw, dud u try the nescafe ice coffee?