Scientists Locate Source of Pepto-Bismol

  • TMLutas

    That’s a very nice shot of Lake Hillier.

  • Julie

    So if my kids ask me where it comes from I’ll have a ready answer.

  • kenneth

    That is, in scientific parlance, “pretty damn strange.” What’s stranger, and a kinda cool, is that it’s not a toxic tailings pond of some abandoned metals mine. I was also amazed to learn it’s not the only shockingly pink lake in the world:

    I also take this as suggestive that God does not discriminate against emo chicks or Hello Kitty fans in hiring for top level terraforming engineers!

    • Joseph M

      Wait – there’s a connection here that is unexpected if not outright sinister – following your link, under 2. Lake Retba, Senegal, the interwebs inform us:

      “In order to protect their skin, they rub their skin with “Beurre de Karité” (shea butter, produced from shea nuts obtained from the Shea nut tree), which is an emollient used to avoid tissue damage. [link, map]”

      Shea nut? Mere coincidence? I think NOT! Is someone here getting kickbacks for this? Also, Buerre de Karite sounds a lot like ‘Butter of Love’ – the mind boggles.

  • Jon W

    I thought maybe Christo was at it again. Strange news report from my childhood.

  • Dr. Eric

    I’m sure this is caused by global warming. ;-)

  • ivan_the_mad

    I could have used this information a couple of hours after Christmas dinner.