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(Oddity Central)   Arizona restaurant encourages its patrons to lick its wall if they're hungry, the Himalayan salt wall   (odditycentral.com) divider line
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791 clicks; posted to Food » on 10 Jun 2022 at 10:05 AM (25 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-10 9:54:54 AM  
The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!
 
2022-06-10 10:03:50 AM  
Tastes like disease.
Disgusting.
 
2022-06-10 10:47:15 AM  
What the actual f*ck!!?

Salt will absorb liquid (saliva) pretty quickly, but it can't kill a virus.
 
2022-06-10 11:02:05 AM  
Welp, I guess that means covid is officially over then, right?

RIGHT?!
 
2022-06-10 11:06:14 AM  

lindalouwho: What the actual f*ck!!?

Salt will absorb liquid (saliva) pretty quickly, but it can't kill a virus.


Yep. That's insane. Also, where's the health department on this one?

Himalayan salt has self-cleaning properties

No, it doesnt. It's just salt, folks. It's not magical. Salt is not a viricidal agent. Salt does not kill COVID-19.

the restaurant staff also wipe the wall clean regularly

...with what?
 
2022-06-10 11:08:55 AM  
The only thing you need to know: Salt water is not effective against SARS-CoV-2. The only benefit you get from such preparations is the simple fact that you're gargling; salt itself provides zero benefit.
 
2022-06-10 11:13:55 AM  

FormlessOne: The only thing you need to know: Salt water is not effective against SARS-CoV-2. The only benefit you get from such preparations is the simple fact that you're gargling; salt itself provides zero benefit.


They're talking about a surface, made of salt. Not a gargle with a tsp in a glass of water.

It's a salty surface where your mRNA can find no purchase.
 
2022-06-10 11:25:32 AM  

optikeye: FormlessOne: The only thing you need to know: Salt water is not effective against SARS-CoV-2. The only benefit you get from such preparations is the simple fact that you're gargling; salt itself provides zero benefit.

They're talking about a surface, made of salt. Not a gargle with a tsp in a glass of water.

It's a salty surface where your mRNA can find no purchase.


Yes. And as the virus can sit on that surface just fine, I'm not sure what you're trying to say...?

Seriously, salt does nothing for COVID-19.
 
2022-06-10 11:27:07 AM  
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2022-06-10 11:29:15 AM  

FormlessOne: optikeye: FormlessOne: The only thing you need to know: Salt water is not effective against SARS-CoV-2. The only benefit you get from such preparations is the simple fact that you're gargling; salt itself provides zero benefit.

They're talking about a surface, made of salt. Not a gargle with a tsp in a glass of water.

It's a salty surface where your mRNA can find no purchase.

Yes. And as the virus can sit on that surface just fine, I'm not sure what you're trying to say...?

Seriously, salt does nothing for COVID-19.


Being denied moisture, the virus will die a lot quicker than usual, but not quick enough for the lickers.
Even if covid didn't exist, I would never ever do this. Yuck!!
 
2022-06-10 11:31:42 AM  

lindalouwho: FormlessOne: optikeye: FormlessOne: The only thing you need to know: Salt water is not effective against SARS-CoV-2. The only benefit you get from such preparations is the simple fact that you're gargling; salt itself provides zero benefit.

They're talking about a surface, made of salt. Not a gargle with a tsp in a glass of water.

It's a salty surface where your mRNA can find no purchase.

Yes. And as the virus can sit on that surface just fine, I'm not sure what you're trying to say...?

Seriously, salt does nothing for COVID-19.

Being denied moisture, the virus will die a lot quicker than usual, but not quick enough for the lickers.
Even if covid didn't exist, I would never ever do this. Yuck!!


This. It'd take about 2 days, according previous research, for dehydration to inactivate the virus.

Please don't lick communal salt walls. It's just... dumb.
 
2022-06-10 11:32:13 AM  
*according to previous research - folks did a lot of testing with regards to fomite transmission.
 
2022-06-10 11:33:31 AM  
Your mom is living proof that a salty surface is not necessarily self-cleaning.
 
2022-06-10 11:35:53 AM  
FormlessOne:

the restaurant staff also wipe the wall clean regularly

...with what?


You know that sour-smelling towel sitting in the dirty yellow water that they use to wipe down the seats and then wipe the table because they don't see a problem with wiping your table with a rancid ass towel?
 
2022-06-10 11:55:09 AM  
Fajita Roundup?
 
2022-06-10 11:56:35 AM  
It's so quirky!
 
2022-06-10 12:09:46 PM  
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This picture reminds me of the Madonna Inn, where females tentatively knock on the men's room door to see if it's okay to come in and see the waterfall urinal.
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2022-06-10 12:10:26 PM  
I won't do it, but I'll watch

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2022-06-10 12:41:06 PM  

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I knew Madonna was kinky, but...
 
2022-06-10 1:26:32 PM  
When does it expire?
 
2022-06-10 2:05:37 PM  

RolandTGunner: Tastes like disease.
Disgusting.


Just like the wall of used gum.

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2022-06-10 2:48:30 PM  
People are gross.  Covid or not, that's just vomit-inducing.
 
2022-06-10 5:46:09 PM  
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2022-06-10 5:50:46 PM  

lindalouwho: FormlessOne: optikeye: FormlessOne: The only thing you need to know: Salt water is not effective against SARS-CoV-2. The only benefit you get from such preparations is the simple fact that you're gargling; salt itself provides zero benefit.

They're talking about a surface, made of salt. Not a gargle with a tsp in a glass of water.

It's a salty surface where your mRNA can find no purchase.

Yes. And as the virus can sit on that surface just fine, I'm not sure what you're trying to say...?

Seriously, salt does nothing for COVID-19.

Being denied moisture, the virus will die a lot quicker than usual, but not quick enough for the lickers.
Even if covid didn't exist, I would never ever do this. Yuck!!


Viruses aren't living.  Very high salt surfaces would inactivate enveloped viruses but most likely not affect encapsulated viruses.
 
2022-06-10 6:44:11 PM  

Ashelth: lindalouwho: FormlessOne: optikeye: FormlessOne: The only thing you need to know: Salt water is not effective against SARS-CoV-2. The only benefit you get from such preparations is the simple fact that you're gargling; salt itself provides zero benefit.

They're talking about a surface, made of salt. Not a gargle with a tsp in a glass of water.

It's a salty surface where your mRNA can find no purchase.

Yes. And as the virus can sit on that surface just fine, I'm not sure what you're trying to say...?

Seriously, salt does nothing for COVID-19.

Being denied moisture, the virus will die a lot quicker than usual, but not quick enough for the lickers.
Even if covid didn't exist, I would never ever do this. Yuck!!

Viruses aren't living.  Very high salt surfaces would inactivate enveloped viruses but most likely not affect encapsulated viruses.


wut

Dead things don't multiply, for starters.

Here's a fun article that argues both sides of this question.

https://microbiologysociety.org/publication/past-issues/what-is-life/article/are-viruses-alive-what-is-life.html
 
2022-06-10 7:21:03 PM  
there were salt licks for deer at the grocery store when i was a kid.  big stacks of them for sale.

obviously, I would go lick them much to the horror of my parents.
 
2022-06-10 8:27:36 PM  

lindalouwho: wut

Dead things don't multiply, for starters.

Here's a fun article that argues both sides of this question.

https://microbiologysociety.org/publication/past-issues/what-is-life/article/are-viruses-alive-what-is-life.html


I'm not at all convinced by the second argument. Viruses can't reproduce. They require the mechanisms of a living cell to replicate them. On their own they're no more alive than a rock is alive. They're things, things composed of some of the chemistry of life that causes life to react to its presence in particular ways.

The problem with explaining this is that human language isn't suitable to explain viruses. Our language developed to describe human experiences and a human perspective. Viruses are so unlike us that it becomes nearly impossible to describe their nature and function in any detail without the words themselves anthropomorphising them.
 
2022-06-11 9:00:21 PM  

FormlessOne: lindalouwho: What the actual f*ck!!?

Salt will absorb liquid (saliva) pretty quickly, but it can't kill a virus.

Yep. That's insane. Also, where's the health department on this one?

Himalayan salt has self-cleaning properties

No, it doesnt. It's just salt, folks. It's not magical. Salt is not a viricidal agent. Salt does not kill COVID-19.

the restaurant staff also wipe the wall clean regularly

...with what?


Where? This is Arizona, so probably MIA
 
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