From the comedy magazine (now web-only), Cracked, comes a hilarious take on "7 Retarded Food Myths the Internet Thinks Are True." I have heard most of them, in some way, shape, or form; however, I thought MSG burns your stomach lining, not your brain. I also never knew how bad water was for you after eating. How I've for lived this long - we'll never know.
My own high school Physics teacher (Mr. Brundin?) had a story about HIS college Biochemistry professor keeping an unwrapped Twinkie on hand to make the class guess how old it is. If I remember correctly, it was more than 20 years old. Although it is all hearsay, I don't think I ate a Twinkie for at least the next ten years.
This Twinkie story pre-dates the internet and I'm sure all of these rumors existed by word of mouth well before Netscape Navigator existed. Nevertheless, at the time I had now way of "fact-checking" on the web (oxymoron?) to confirm or deny the truth behind Mr. Brundin's story. So here are Cracked's Top 7:
#7 - Coca-Cola Will Melt Your Stomach
#6 - Red Bull Gives You Wings, and By Wings, We Mean a Brain Tumor
#5 - MSG Burns Your Brain Cells
#4 - Cold Water After a Meal will Give You Cancer... Or a Heart Attack...
#3 - Twinkies Are Not Real Food, They Last Forever
#2 - Margarine is Actually Plastic
#1 - Canola Oil is RAPE OIL
Read the article here for their Facts for each one and commentary from their readers.
- Dave Koch