When you jump a battery, connect the positive line, the red cable, to the battery, and the negative line to the chassis of the car whose battery you are charging.
You don’t want to connect the negative line to the battery terminal itself, as you could get a spark that could ignite that hydrogen gas and explode the battery… with dire consequences. — TW, Viroqua. From
Dear TW: Thanks for clearing it up. I always wondered why you didn’t connect the negative cable to the battery. I’m sure my readers will appreciate it, especially since cold weather is on the horizon in Wisconsin, and that means jumping batteries.
Dr. Zorba: I know you, and experts, are no longer recommending daily low doses of aspirin because they found that the potential for damage to the stomach or intestines outweighs the benefits of lowering blood pressure.
I was wondering if low-dose enteric-coated aspirin would be less likely to cause damage to the stomach or intestinal track? PS: Thanks for your great work. – M., Delafield . From
Dear M.: For years, we recommended taking aspirin a day—not to ward off high blood pressure, but to prevent heart attacks. I like to say that science is messy. We give what we like one day, give advice one day, then say the opposite the next day. But that’s the science for you – always changing.