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Do you like water? Do you dislike water? How much do you drink? Are you weird about it? Like will you not drink it from the tap, or do you have a bottled water preference? Do you like it fizzy? Etc.

wrinklepause, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:27 (seven years ago) link

I like water. I drink at least a quart of it at work everyday in a bottle that I fill from a filter faucet. Unfiltered tap water in Mid Missouri tastes weird. I don't do fizzy water much. I try to stay away from plastic bottles.

Milk is the beverage that freaks me out tbh.

Mr. Farmer, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:36 (seven years ago) link

I encourage people to drink more water. A lot of people don't drink enough water. That leads to discomfort, in my experience.

Mr. Farmer, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:39 (seven years ago) link

I have a sigg bottle and I like to fill it with tap water and drink it

Stevie :-D, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:39 (seven years ago) link

Water is for peasants.

OH GNUS (Pyth), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:40 (seven years ago) link

I stick to water throughout the day. Death to empty calories.

William (C), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:45 (seven years ago) link

I drink a lot of water, usually room temp and from the tap. Not particularly fussy about how it tastes, more important that it's there.

league of women voters, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:46 (seven years ago) link

i drink a lot of water as well.

1) water
2) coffee
3) alcohol

these are pretty much the only things i drink.

Z S, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:48 (seven years ago) link

I also like vanilla coke zero

Stevie :-D, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:49 (seven years ago) link

ewwwwww!!!!

Z S, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:52 (seven years ago) link

sorry. :)

i just can't drink that stuff, it actually makes me barf

Z S, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:52 (seven years ago) link

I once asked my diabetic aunt, who also had congestive heart failure, how much water she drank. She said 'none'. Freaked my shit out.

wrinklepause, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:52 (seven years ago) link

i drink a lot of water as well.

1) water
2) coffee
3) alcohol

these are pretty much the only things i drink.

― Z S, Wednesday, December 28, 2011 3:48 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Permalink

same

i drink lots and lots of water, and get uncomfortable if i don't have a bottle or full glass with me at all times (taking a bottle when i leave the house and filling up a bedside glass when i go to sleep are non-negotiable rituals). am fine with tap water. i buy still mineral water when i need to replace the bottle i carry around with me. usually evian but that's just habit rather than anything i care about.

sparkling water is the devil and i cannot put it in my mouth.

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:57 (seven years ago) link

I have found that sparkling water is nice for hangovers.

Mr. Farmer, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:00 (seven years ago) link

I think that this is the first time I have ever used the phrase "sparkling water" before.

Mr. Farmer, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:01 (seven years ago) link

i like really cold water, even in the winter. i have a water filter that doubles as a jug i can keep in the fridge

~*~ (є(٥_ ٥)э), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:02 (seven years ago) link

sparkling water is the devil and i cannot put it in my mouth.

seconded

wrinklepause, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:02 (seven years ago) link

water is my go-to drink. I generally confine myself to one cuppa coffee in the a.m. and some wine with dinner. Other than that it is water all day every day. The tap water in my town is quite nice, because it comes out of the Clackamas River, which is fed by watersheds in the Cascade mountains.

Aimless, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:14 (seven years ago) link

i drink lots and lots of water, tap only, v v cold if possible. i have a nalgene that i freeze every night so i can have a day full of ice cold water, its awesome. bought my wife a sodastream carbonator for christmas purely to make sparkling tap water and its been 100% awesome so far.

britta filters etc freak me the hell out

PROVEN BY BOOZE SCIENCE, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:22 (seven years ago) link

all i drink is water

Guy with deep but still obviously homosexual voice (brains), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:23 (seven years ago) link

I was amazed at how much worse the water where my parents live in rural FL is than in Chicago. Shit tastes like chlorine and makes everything you cook in it taste the same way. :\

tanuki, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:25 (seven years ago) link

p.s. I only drink boiled water — don't want to get cholera

tanuki, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:27 (seven years ago) link

britta filters etc freak me the hell out

britta filters are p sweet

well then (є(٥_ ٥)э), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:33 (seven years ago) link

Reading this thread has made me thirsty. Gonna make some tea.

sean doily, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:35 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqgCog3fRoo&feature=related

clemenza, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:37 (seven years ago) link

p.s. I only drink boiled water — don't want to get cholera

― tanuki, Wednesday, December 28, 2011 5:27 PM (13 minutes ago)

srsly?

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:43 (seven years ago) link

1. I love water. I grew up drinking well water in northern Minnesota and in Montana. It was super delicious and FUCKING FREEZING straight out of the tap. Later in life I learned that not all well water is delicious (hello, saline and sulfurous wells).

2. Room temp or warm water disgusts me. I will only drink it in very extreme situations. If I'm at home and very thirsty, but out of cold water and out of ice, I will go to the store and buy cold water.

I get irrationally annoyed at people who leave their Brita pitchers out of the fridge, and/or say they don't like cold water or they prefer it luke.

As I said - irrational.

Similar but milder reaction to people who say they don't like water.

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) link

Chicago's tap water is very good. I don't use the Brita anymore. I just keep two pitchers of water in the fridge.

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:54 (seven years ago) link

my love of cold water, preferably with ice cubes, is probably the most american thing about me

Z S, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:58 (seven years ago) link

lol I drink water at room temperature mostly.

Mr. Farmer, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:00 (seven years ago) link

Jesse has berated me for saying that i prefer room temp water, and he also accused me of lying. Fortunately, we are still friends.

league of women voters, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:00 (seven years ago) link

It was drilled into me by an old soccer coach that cold water is bad during physical activity. You can drink more water if it isn't ice cold.

Mr. Farmer, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:06 (seven years ago) link

i like the way cold tastes tho

well then (є(٥_ ٥)э), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:06 (seven years ago) link

Fine with me! I like it sometimes.

Mr. Farmer, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:07 (seven years ago) link

Trying to drink water for the last couple of weeks--moderately successful? Otherwise I would never have anything but tea, coffee, and beer.

OH GNUS (Pyth), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:07 (seven years ago) link

A person once complained to me about their chronic headaches. I asked "how much water do you drink daily?" "Almost none; I hate to pee, it's such a waste of time!" :-/

Mr. Farmer, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:09 (seven years ago) link

I feel the same! Plus I am strict about hand-washing, so ev time I pee I have to wash again and then moisturize again or else my hands itch and crack and it's just a total pain.

OH GNUS (Pyth), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:12 (seven years ago) link

I drink water, room temperature

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:16 (seven years ago) link

chinese people don't like to drink cold water fyi, my dad gets freaked out if the water's too cold, why, because they didn't have ice machines until like 20 years ago

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:16 (seven years ago) link

cold water lowers your internal body temp, then your body has to work overtime to bring the temp back up, in a way, it's like negative calories, you can lose weight just by drinking cold water (and holding the cheese), think about it

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:17 (seven years ago) link

how can brita filters freak someone out

iatee, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:40 (seven years ago) link

Jesse has berated me for saying that i prefer room temp water, and he also accused me of lying. Fortunately, we are still friends.

I accused you of lying?? I'm sorry. I believe you!

It was drilled into me by an old soccer coach that cold water is bad during physical activity. You can drink more water if it isn't ice cold.

I understand that hyponatremia is the most common cause of death in marathons, not dehydration.

Also, WTF?? NO! Cold water is refreshing (for most Americans), so why wouldn't you guzzle it?

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:41 (seven years ago) link

i believe that drinking cold water during physical activity allows you to run faster, jump higher, and lift 10% more weight than normal.

Z S, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:43 (seven years ago) link

Like ZS, I love ice. I often think that it is a very American trait. I like my beverages to be served in a glass filled to the top with ice. At home I keep 4 ice trays in the freezer, more in the summer. I go through 1 each weekday, and 2-3 on Saturday and Sundays.

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:43 (seven years ago) link

dang. I have sensitive teeth so I can't go for that, jack

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:49 (seven years ago) link

^yah me too

Mr. Farmer, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:49 (seven years ago) link

I had a friend in high school who was taught to ask for little ice or no ice at fast food restaurants, why, because ice is cheaper than soda and if they filled it up w/ ice that meant you were getting less soda

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:51 (seven years ago) link

Yes there's that but in the land of free refills that's no problem.

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:52 (seven years ago) link

My mom is from Mexico, which contributes to her conviction that cold drinks will give you a stomach ache or a cold.

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:54 (seven years ago) link

your mom otm

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:55 (seven years ago) link

Drinking one of those right now.

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Friday, 30 December 2011 02:53 (seven years ago) link

i pretty much only drink seltzer when it comes to water. the colder the better.

t. silaviver, Friday, 30 December 2011 02:53 (seven years ago) link

what's the deal with club soda? it's saltier than seltzer, right? i like it but it never quenches my thirst, it's like i could drink 2 gallons of it and still feel unsatisfied.

t. silaviver, Friday, 30 December 2011 02:55 (seven years ago) link

Isn't club soda just carbonated water? No other ingredients.

nickn, Friday, 30 December 2011 03:21 (seven years ago) link

http://www.livestrong.com/article/408009-how-healthy-is-club-soda/

trudy campbell, Friday, 30 December 2011 03:30 (seven years ago) link

I like room temp water but Melb's water is very clean and tastes good (well, most of the time, occasionally it is v vagely bleachy), but the water in Perth is GODAWFUL, in the north anyway, it is incredibly chloriney and has a strange soapy/salty taste and the only way I could stomach it was icy cold which killed any "flavour" in it blegh. Canberra's tap water tastes like a swimming pool :(

Leave town with an orange, and pretend you're laughing at it. (Trayce), Friday, 30 December 2011 04:13 (seven years ago) link

Brita pitchers at room temp grow green slimy shit p quickly ime

Jaq do you like vanilla coke zero? So good!!!

Stevie :-D, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:28 (seven years ago) link

Haven't tried it, but will do now! I mainly just doctor regular diet coke with torani sugarfree vanilla syrup.

jaq, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:29 (seven years ago) link

Since I lost my sense of smell I prefer Coke Zero and regular Coke. Both used to taste too sweet, and Diet Coke had a nice light "crispness" about it. When I got anosmia, Diet started tasting like garlic, which was weird.

Sandbox Jesse, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) link

i used to just drink a couple glasses of ice water a day but then a gastroenterologist with a bow tie scolded me and now i'm up to like 3.5 liters/day, from a smartwater bottle which i fill with regular dumbwater. i had a v. strict preference for freezing too but it was surprisingly easy to kick. when i get anything else though i blitz it with ice. and then eat all the ice.

difficult listening hour, Friday, 30 December 2011 18:08 (seven years ago) link

A bow tie. Well no wonder.

OH GNUS (Pyth), Friday, 30 December 2011 18:21 (seven years ago) link

I drink a lot of water. SF water out of the tap is excellent. I'm not a huge fan of the American habit of super cold water. My favorite bottled fizzy water is Badoit.

M. White, Friday, 30 December 2011 18:24 (seven years ago) link

xxxp: I presently drink tap exclusively, mostly as tea or coffee. I definitely plan on installing post-plumbing reverse osmosis filtration on a drinking water faucet once I'm settled down, but it isn't the fluoride that concerns me. I thought this hypothesis of copper plumbing as a cause of the modern Alzheimer's epidemic was pretty compelling.

Filled with Kolaveri (Sanpaku), Friday, 30 December 2011 18:39 (seven years ago) link

Jesse, do you have an anosmiac assessment of Pepsi Max?

saddle shoes for X-Men (rusty flathead screwdriver), Friday, 30 December 2011 21:23 (seven years ago) link

I'm not even sure what Pepsi Max is. Is it like Jolt! cola?

Hey, remember Coke Black? I lived in a Jesuit priests' residence for a couple months while working New Orleans and they went through a lot of Coke Black. I don't think it still exists. Poor priests, having to drink regular brown Coke.

Sandbox Jesse, Friday, 30 December 2011 23:09 (seven years ago) link

I drink a lot of water, have a big 24oz water bottle I fill 2 or 3 times a day, and I drink a few glasses at home. Don't like freezing cold water much, not a big ice fan either. Just room temperature water is good enough for me.

Sac's tap water is pretty drinkable, but we keep a Brita in the fridge.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 30 December 2011 23:25 (seven years ago) link

Omg I loved that shit. Summer of '06 was the last I saw it

Stevie :-D, Friday, 30 December 2011 23:26 (seven years ago) link

I had no string opinions on it. It was just Coke with espresso, right? It was mostly just a bit confusing for my tongue, but inoffensive.

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 31 December 2011 00:00 (seven years ago) link

THose of you who insist on ice, how do you get over the horrid taste ice always has? Mine always does anyway, it... I dunno, it aborbs fridge smells or something?

Leave town with an orange, and pretend you're laughing at it. (Trayce), Saturday, 31 December 2011 01:09 (seven years ago) link

ooh the freezer smell - frozen meat - totally

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Saturday, 31 December 2011 01:11 (seven years ago) link

Whatever it is, it is metallic and weird. I mean I'll use ice anyway but that fridgey taste :(

Leave town with an orange, and pretend you're laughing at it. (Trayce), Saturday, 31 December 2011 01:35 (seven years ago) link

IME ice gets that taste from sitting around too long, which mine doesn't get to do. Tho sometimes if there is some strong stuff in the freezer with it, it picks up the flavor That sucks.

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 31 December 2011 02:15 (seven years ago) link

IME ice gets that taste from sitting around too long, which mine doesn't get to do.

Ditto. Our ice tastes fine, but we outpace the icemaker most days.

William (C), Saturday, 31 December 2011 02:20 (seven years ago) link

That's another reason why we don't bother with ice. By the time we use the ice, it's all fridgey.

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:12 (seven years ago) link

USE MORE ICE

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:29 (seven years ago) link

We never have room in the freezer for ice, either.

My parents have an ice maker that's separate from their fridge and it makes really awesome ice that is perfect for crunching and I use lots of ice when I'm at their house.

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Saturday, 31 December 2011 17:50 (seven years ago) link

smelly ice? never heard of it. crazy.

i <3 water but i don't drink a ton of it, even all day cycling i'll rarely drink more than a litre. if i don't have any to hand though, i panic.

ledge, Saturday, 31 December 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) link

I have considered buying a standalone ice machine. I would love to find one that dispenses these things

http://www.manitowocice.com/images/uploaded/mii/ice_forms/alt-ice-type-tubular.jpg

Which Manitowoc Ice Machines calls "tubular nuggets" and says of them Softer, chewable texture with good cooling. Cylindrical shaped nugget with 5/8'' diameter and average length of approximately 1''. With the longer pieces and 90% ice quality, tubular nugget is ideal for dispensing applications.

This discussion reminded me of this gourmet ice company in Chicago:

But Lang, whose grandfather founded the company in 1923, said Gourmet Ice is special. It is frozen over 48 hours, as opposed to about 12 minutes for a conventional cube. Air bubbles, which cause cloudiness and trap freezer smells in other cubes, are removed, as are dissolved minerals.

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 31 December 2011 18:29 (seven years ago) link

I think on a whole, ILX drinks too much water.

Jeff, Saturday, 31 December 2011 18:29 (seven years ago) link

I'm sure that statement will make some people IA.

Jeff, Saturday, 31 December 2011 18:30 (seven years ago) link

I was arguing with a friend on FB about the cult of hydration. She was saying she was trying to drink more water b/c she was always dehydrated. I really, really doubt that many people are actually regularly dehydrated. The eight-glasses-a-day thing is kinda malarky. The bottled water industry has been successful in convincing us that we're dehydrated, I think.

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 31 December 2011 18:38 (seven years ago) link

I mean, the body is pretty good at telling you when it needs water. Unless your nervous system has some kind of glitch, you probably can drink fluids when you're thirsty and all will be well.

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 31 December 2011 18:50 (seven years ago) link

Or if you have gotten into some kind of disordered hydration habit. Which I guess is pretty likely if people are saying "I hate water."

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 31 December 2011 18:51 (seven years ago) link

I almost never drink water alone but I drink tons of herbal tea

tanuki, Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:04 (seven years ago) link

I love those tubular nuggets of ice!

Maybe another reason I don't care for home ice is because when I have ice, I eat it and home ice isn't very fun to eat.

When a friend of mine was pregnant, she used to crave ice from a very specific Burger King and would often go out at inconvenient hours to just get giant cups of their ice.

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:14 (seven years ago) link

If you piss about 5 to 7 times a day, you're adequately hydrated, unless you are introducing obvious diuretics into your system, such as several cups of coffee. That throws everything out of whack.

Aimless, Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:16 (seven years ago) link

My sister-in-law craved pellet ice when she was pregnant.

Which reminds me: that side of the family, which is made up entirely of horrible people, hate water. My s-i-l's mother drinks literally ONLY Diet Rite.

My s-i-l's close friend puts Mountain Dew in her babies' bottle as a "treat" while they were nursing, and later because "they like it" and "water is gross" ("it rusts your insides lol!"). The s-i-l would probably have done something stupid like that, but my brother put strict limits on the kids' soda intake. Even so, she would sneak sugar in their water b/c "water is gross," nevermind that my niece loved plain water as a toddler.

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:27 (seven years ago) link

you guys should read the chapters of this book i have about pica that address a fixation with eating ice

http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/101640000/101643417.jpg

league of women voters, Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:28 (seven years ago) link

Oh! I want to read that!

jaq, Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:30 (seven years ago) link

Huh, so apparently I'm part of a trend in ice munching.

-Sales of machines that make easier-to-chew ice jumped about 23% [from] 2006 from 2003, according to data from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute.
- Ice chewers swap tips on Icechewing.com.
- Amy Grant bought Vince Gill an ice pellet machine for Christmas. Gill says [i]"Europe is a drag," he says. "I ask for ice, and they give me one or two cubes. They're stingy with their ice. I'd never survive there."[i]

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120165510390727145.html?mod=blog

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:37 (seven years ago) link

I became anemic a couple of years ago because of a medication I was taking and experienced some pica-like cravings as a result. It was disconcerting.

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:50 (seven years ago) link

ice chewers are disgusting savages imo

silby, Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:57 (seven years ago) link

even the sound of someone biting down on a popsicle makes my whole nervous system wig out

silby, Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:57 (seven years ago) link

oh man i wanna read that pica book. i used to eat a lot of paper. (eighth grade was a hard year.)

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 31 December 2011 20:01 (seven years ago) link

it's pretty good, would recommend!

league of women voters, Saturday, 31 December 2011 20:07 (seven years ago) link

> I have considered buying a standalone ice machine. I would love to find one that dispenses these things

Which Manitowoc Ice Machines calls "tubular nuggets" and says of them Softer, chewable texture with good cooling. Cylindrical shaped nugget with 5/8'' diameter and average length of approximately 1''. With the longer pieces and 90% ice quality, tubular nugget is ideal for dispensing applications.

― Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, December 31, 2011 2:27 PM (7 hours ago)

Not quite that shape, but Manitowoc's SM50. residential ice machine does make these terrific, perfectly clear, gem-like octagonal ice cubes. It's what I hope to have in my kitchen someday. Once you try these you'll never want to go back to the smelly, cloudy-white ice crescents that your refrigerator makes again.
http://www.towsleys.com/mfsg/itemimages/IF14_rg.jpg

Scotsman makes a good undercounter ice machine too, and less expensive, which makes cylindrical ice. Every other residential undercounter ice machine i'm aware of makes boring rectangular cubes, although they'll still taste good and be perfectly clear.

Everything else is secondary, Sunday, 1 January 2012 03:11 (seven years ago) link

water with lemon juice squeezed in, about 2 liters a day. refrigerated, no ice.

must have lemon because i just don't really like drinking plain water. this is probably cause i grew up in a town with very chemical-ly tasting water, i always hated drinking water as a kid. now that i've discovered the magic of putting lemon in my water, i drink it constantly, and have stopped drinking soda almost completely.

that said, soda water is awesome. i went through a diabetes scare + doctor complaining about my "liver numbers" and suggesting i cut back on teh booze, so i stopped consuming sugar but needed something non-alcoholic to drink at the bar that wasn't sweet sugary coke. soda water totally works for that, and bonus, bartenders usually give it to me free

messiahwannabe, Monday, 2 January 2012 14:29 (seven years ago) link

Water w lemon was my jam until I discovered water w lime

Stevie :-D, Monday, 2 January 2012 14:47 (seven years ago) link

Not quite that shape, but Manitowoc's SM50. residential ice machine does make these terrific, perfectly clear, gem-like octagonal ice cubes. It's what I hope to have in my kitchen someday. Once you try these you'll never want to go back to the smelly, cloudy-white ice crescents that your refrigerator makes again.

I don't think those are chewable like the pellets (the website for a commercial ice maker company actually said "often called 'rabbit turds'") I like. Apparently the pellet extrusion machines are impractical for residential use at this time. Or they were in 2011. Maybe now that it's the future things are different.

Sandbox Jesse, Monday, 2 January 2012 17:03 (seven years ago) link

since i got a 32oz nalgene last christmas i have drank at least 1 gal of water a day and have been more energetic, had better bowel movements, been hungover less, and had little to no acne. i prefer it just below room temperature, sometimes drinking very cold water is shocking.

also i feel compelled to drink tap water because though i know it contains things that are probably bad for me i have been told by my girlfriend that it's good for your immune system. and i haven't gotten sick in a very long time. and basically i do whatever she says because she's always right.

NZA, Monday, 2 January 2012 17:20 (seven years ago) link


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