Alma’s Pancake Dinner Will Help Kids and Might Get You To Cure Glaucoma
Some of the best inventions in history were accidents. Penicillin, the microwave, Velcro and Teflon were all created by mistake. I'm not sure THIS accidental discovery is going to join the list.
A team of scientists at University College London were recently trying to find a cure for glaucoma . . . and accidentally discovered the recipe for the perfect PANCAKE instead.
Glaucoma is caused when liquid builds up in your eye. So they wanted to figure out HOW it builds up, and how it escapes. And weirdly enough, pancakes are a pretty good stand-in for eyes from a physics perspective.
So the team started making different types of pancakes, analyzing the ratio of liquid to flour, and tracking how it affected the size and the quality of the pancakes.
Unfortunately they weren't able to figure out a cure for glaucoma. But on the bright side, they DID come up with the recipe for perfect pancakes.
You want to use a ratio of 1.75 cups of water for every one cup of flour. That should get you a nice, smooth, perfectly browned pancake. Won't do a damn thing for your eye pain, though.
You know what, though - you should attend the upcoming Pancake Supper at the Trinity Lutheran School Cafeteria in Alma. They had to reschedule it due to fears about the "Icepocalypse" we never got. They'll be having it on Sunday, January 29th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They'll have golden brown pancakes, mouth waterin' sausage, and steamin' hot coffee. Your freewill donation might not go to curing Glaucoma, but it will help kids with House of Hope, Share the Harvest, Trinity High School Youth Group, and the Trinity Lutheran School Tuition Fund. Maybe you can get inspired!