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Anonymous3741 karma

I have a chunk of pork in my mouth and I'm not planning on chewing it or swallowing it. Do you have any idea if it's possible for my saliva to dissolve the chunk and, if it is possible, can you say how long it will take for my saliva to dissolve the piece of pork?

Anonymous3715 karma

That is an excellent question, and one which none of the people I have put this particular question to have bothered to ask. I suppose, for the sake of this question, we should assume that the chunk of pork is uncooked but nonetheless free of parasites.

I am from the United States of America, and this is a question that is traditionally asked of our leaders at the highest levels. I would not assume that the same is necessarily true of Icelandic politicians, but I think that it is at least possible that the voters in your country would be interested in hearing your response as well.

Anonymous3710 karma

Dear Mr. Wain, I have a chunk of pork in my mouth and I'm not planning on chewing it or swallowing it. Do you have any idea if it's possible for my saliva to dissolve the chunk and, if it is possible, can you say how long it will take for my saliva to dissolve the piece of pork?

Anonymous378 karma

I am all in favor of scientific experimentation into pressing questions like this.

Here in the United States of America, alcohol sales policy is determined on a state-by-state basis, although most states allow for beer sales in grocery stores. And it should be noted that the hours during which beer can be sold are often limited, even in stores that are open 24 hours a day.

But I do agree that we should start asking American politicians what they think about the airport in Reykjavík.

(Edit at 11 minutes after posting: fixed a run-on sentence.)

Anonymous376 karma

Thank you, Mr. Wain.