Subject: Seagulls + ALKA-SELTZER = KABOOM! (redux) Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1993 04:11:00 GMT Thi

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Subject: Seagulls + ALKA-SELTZER = KABOOM! (redux) From: vbcsc03l@vax.csun.edu (snopes) Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1993 04:11:00 GMT This isn't going to settle anything, but I nonetheless feel obligated to report my findings. The following is a letter I received from Miles Inc., the manufacturers of ALKA-SELTZER: Miles Inc. Consumer Healthcare Products Elkhart, IN April 12, 1993 Dear Mr. Mikkelson: Thank you for your letter requesting information about ALKA-SELTZER Effervescent Antacid and Pain Reliever. You inquired if feeding tablets to sea gulls would cause their bodies to explode. I am sorry to report that we have no scientific information to support this finding, but we do not recommend such a practice. As you are aware, ALKA-SELTZER is only intended for human consumption and this is only after the tablets are dissolved in water. I would recommend directing any future inquiries of this nature to your local wildlife or forestry organizations. Thank you for writing and for your comments. Sincerely, Sally S. Stump Coordinator, Consumer Relations +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | "Do not be confused when you get to Heaven and hear more than twenty | | thousand different languages spoken simultaneously. Ask them to redirect | | you to Hell where only one language is used: ENGLISH." | | | | - Philip Ashamallah, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | David P. Mikkelson Calif. State Univ., Northridge Northridge, CA USA | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+VMSmail To information: @dis$:csun

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