Originally Posted by Somegeezer
I don't even enjoy paracetamol [or aspirin, I believe is more common over the ocean]
Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid. Google informs me that paracetamol is acetaminophen (aka Tylenol.) I thought you were talking about some crazy narcotic... I didn't realize acetaminophen wasn't the official name for the stuff... learn something new every day! I want to start calling it paracetamol now, but no one around here would know what I'm talking about. I'm not even sure I could remember it when I want to sound all clever and stuff.
Aspirin is cool. It grows on willow bark. Humans have been using it since the hunter-gatherer days. You can rub it on your skin and use it as sunscreen. We synthesized it in 2nd year organic chemistry. I hated the class, but the labs were fun.