Monday, August 18, 2008

What's Your Favorite Urban Legend?

We've all heard plenty of them, I'm sure. I have a handful of legends that irk me, annoy me, and flat out make me wanna scream, "You're Nuts if you believe that!"

Plastic in the Microwave... That has to be my favorite.
No it's not bad for you - I used to work for a food packaging company. Worst it'll do is cause minor digestive upset as your body tries to figure out how to process without digesting.

Snopes has disputed it, as have many other more scientific resources.

Whew.. got that off my chest. I feel better now.

No pony updates. Chewie got the mud & sweat hosed off, and I think he's happy about it. Bugs have settled a bit with the rain coming & going.


fssunnysd said...

That's a good one. I don't like microwaving in plastic due to the ring-around-the-rim marks when I heat it for too long - especially spaghetti sauce. The stains are hard to wash out.

My favorite is the aspartame disease thing - you know, artificial sweetener causes blindness, cancer, etc.? We actually have a book in the library titled Aspartame Disease: the ignored epidemic by H. J. Roberts (Sunshine Sentinel Press, 2001). It goes out frequently. So far the FDA, researchers at MIT, and the American Council on Science and Health (among others) aren't buying it, but the general public doesn't read the scientific journals much, I guess.

Oh, and peanut butter also causes cancer in laboratory rats.... Tab, anyone? ;)

Jennifer said...

Man.. with my sugar problems, all the aspartame I drink... jiminy crickets, I should be dead by now. :)