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Old 07-13-2019, 12:01 PM
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Curing the Common Cold?


Is there any way to breed a rhinovirus in bulk, to the extent of creating a kilo or so of mass?

Are there any ideal salts or other treatments to cure the mass? Should it be smoked? Brined? With or without beer?

I presume that curing will destroy any dangers posed by the virus. Is this correct?

Any thoughts on what it will taste like?
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:13 PM
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:30 PM
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It's a cooking question!
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:44 PM
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You want to EAT a protein shell stuffed with viral RNA???
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:34 PM
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It's a cooking question!
My apologies.

OK, then. A virus is a strand of RNA surrounded by a protein shell. No cell structure. A large mass of them would be a very fine powder.

Therefore, it would taste like chicken bullion.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:58 PM
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My apologies.

OK, then. A virus is a strand of RNA surrounded by a protein shell. No cell structure. A large mass of them would be a very fine powder.

Therefore, it would taste like chicken bullion.
So I could make some cold ramen?
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:05 PM
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Therefore, it would taste like chicken bullion.
Damn, it's true. EVERYTHING tastes like chicken!
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