My physiology professor explained it to me years ago. There's two reasons. First, we're told to cut salt not because salt is bad, but because we eat shitty food filled with salt. Telling people to avoid salt is easier than telling them to avoid bad foods.
Yeah, that's what I did. Avoided salt and went for the carbs instead. Now I've both high blood pressure AND am type 2. Worked great. Protein, often high in salt, or carbs. Choose your poison.
old languages never die, the programmers just start charging a prohibitive amount of money to code in them. Forth is only justifiable doing embedded programming when you don't have an OS. APL and J are only justifiable if you don't have a popular OS, AND you're stuck with a low speed printing terminal.
the area around Chernobyl is uninhabitable. Before the accident, 120,000 people lived there. The Fukushima exclusion zone is currently a 30 km radius where all residents Were evacuated and is also a no-fly zone. The US Embassy subsequently advised Americans to keep a 80 km distance. Radiation induced cancers take decades to play out, and the claim that "no one died from Fukushima other than a few plant workers" is complete hogwash, as it's too soon to tell the longer term effects.