i have a group of friends that i, like everyone else who knows them, refer to as â€œThe Crane Boys.â€
one of these guys is john, and he runs a blog called The Daily Detour, which focuses on american culture, and has a decidedly conservative evangelical stance.
i’m rather fond of john and all three of his brothers.
the three older brothers are each known for being, uh, â€œtalkersâ€ — and are each rather good storytellers in their own way.
and one of my favourite stories of theirs is about their grandpa, who believed that pre-deluge humans lived for several hundred years, because of seawater.
now i’m sure i am getting some of the details wrong, but when i read the following paragraph (and it’s amazing headline) i couldn’t help but laugh:
For parents worried about how to treat children’s colds now that some medicines have been called into question, the answer may be a dose of salt water.
A nasal spray made from Atlantic Ocean seawater eased wintertime cold symptoms faster and slowed cough and cold symptoms from returning among children ages 6 to 10, researchers in Europe reported on Monday.