Monday, March 08, 2010

Don't Eat The Viking

Remember when I baked that whimsical little cake based on the movie, Alive? You thought that was tasteless, didn't you? That's OK. You're gonna really love this one from an article about what to eat to avoid obesity:

"To bring this all home, imagine you've been in a terrible plane crash in the Andes, like those poor souls depicted in the movie "Alive." The only way to survive is to pick one of the dead folks to eat. You're given the choice of an obese, grotesquely muscled, man-boob-toting Minnesota Vikings lineman with shrunken testicles who's been injecting himself with hormones for a dozen years, or someone of normal size and body type and hormonal function. (One of the Kardashian sisters, maybe.) Which would you choose?

Well, every time you eat conventionally raised beef, you're choosing the Viking."

You can read the rest of the article, HERE. Granted, it came from Men's Health, so the writing style is somewhat less serious than say, something published in Nature. That just made me laugh to think of an article published in a scientific journal making a comparison between cannibalising a football player or a celebrity.

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