Food Idiocy

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Apparently there are people who think walnuts are good for your brain because they look like brains, tomatoes for the heart because they look like hearts and celery for the bones....   Oh yeah, they look that way because God wanted it that way.

Here is a link to this shit. This is magical thinking - and it makes me shake my head just how many stupid things people will believe.

 

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I wonder what they think

I wonder what they think bananas are good for......

 

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and melons, and cucumbers....

 

.....Oh God

 

But what about pineapples?


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MattShizzle wrote:Apparently

MattShizzle wrote:

Apparently there are people who think walnuts are good for your brain because they look like brains, tomatoes for the heart because they look like hearts and celery for the bones....   Oh yeah, they look that way because God wanted it that way.

Here is a link to this shit. This is magical thinking - and it makes me shake my head just how many stupid things people will believe.

 

OMG too funny, I've joked about this with some friends when I was drunk before except with nuts only. I can't believe people are taking this seriously.

BTW the list we came up with for fun based on the shape and colour of nuts:

Walnuts : womens brains;

Pecans: mens brains (cause it looks primitive)

Hazelnuts: Heart

Almonds: muscle in general

Brazil nuts: Liver

Cashews: lung or adrenal gland

Pistachios: gall bladder

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Quote:Cashews: lung or

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Cashews: lung or adrenal gland

They kind of look like kidneys as well, although obviously if we are to go for greatest resemblance, I can't believe you missed kidney beans.

But seriously, I can't believe people take this seriously.

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They did say kidney beans

They did say kidney beans are good for the kidneys. I can kind of excuse people in ancient/mideval times for thinking this - but if you live in a modern, non-third world society and you believe this you are an idiot.

 

Carrots are good for the eyes because the slice of carrot looks like an eye (not really and carrots being good for the eyes is false - in fact it was started by the RAF in WWII as disinformation to preserve the secret of RADAR.)

Grapes are good for the heart because they grow in a heart shaped cluster. (HUH???????)

 

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MattShizzle wrote: Carrots

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Carrots are good for the eyes because the slice of carrot looks like an eye (not really and carrots being good for the eyes is false - in fact it was started by the RAF in WWII as disinformation to preserve the secret of RADAR.)

 

 

What?


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Carrots are good for the

Carrots are good for the eyes since they are rich an Vitamin A, which is better known as retinol, the coenzyme in rhodopsin, which is the central light-stimulated protein controlling the signals sent from the back of the eye to the brain in the form of a G-linked protein reception complex which induces the opening of an Na+ VGIC, depolarizing the optic nerve.

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Oh....

deludedgod wrote:

Carrots are good for the eyes since they are rich an Vitamin A, which is better known as retinol, the coenzyme in rhodopsin, which is the central light-stimulated protein controlling the signals sent from the back of the eye to the brain in the form of a G-linked protein reception complex which induces the opening of an Na+ VGIC, depolarizing the optic nerve.

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MattShizzle wrote: Carrots

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 Carrots are good for the eyes because the slice of carrot looks like an eye (not really and carrots being good for the eyes is false - in fact it was started by the RAF in WWII as disinformation to preserve the secret of RADAR.) 

Ever see a rabbit wearing glasses?

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*ahem*I know I may be going

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I know I may be going out too far for even this board, but I feel the need to point out that my racist great grandmother used to call brazil nuts "nigger toes."

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Vegetables

 

 

    Let's try brussel sprouts, and asparagus spears.


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Boon Docks wrote:     

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    Let's try brussel sprouts, and asparagus spears.

In a 2:1 ratio?


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feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but...

wasn't there a debunked "theory" of plant associations prior to the original Intelligent Design assertion that had certain plants marked for certain uses based on their appearance?

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MattShizzle wrote:Apparently

MattShizzle wrote:

Apparently there are people who think walnuts are good for your brain because they look like brains, tomatoes for the heart because they look like hearts and celery for the bones....   Oh yeah, they look that way because God wanted it that way.

Here is a link to this shit. This is magical thinking - and it makes me shake my head just how many stupid things people will believe.

You know, our family has a small walnut farm.  It's so much cooler to say that I'm a brain harvester than a walnut farmer.


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Everyone knows that red

Everyone knows that red beets are good for your blood riiiight?


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If this was true, wouldn't

If this was true, wouldn't it make sense to eat nothing but animal parts?  Real brains look a whole lot more like real brains than any nut does.  Same deal for eyes, livers, dicks, boobs and the rest.

 

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