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    Re: Voyaging the traditional way
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Oct 31, 20:50 EST
    Of mud-tasting, George H wrote:
    "The navigator would inspect the sample closely, sniff it, even taste it, but I
    wonder if the tasting was done for show rather than anything else. It's
    hard to imagine that it tasted of anything other than salty tallow."

    Maybe for pH variations. Some muds and/or oozes might taste bitter, others sour. I don't have any empirical evidence on this, and I don't think I ever will.

    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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