Welcome to Talk About It Tuesday! Hope y’all have been enjoying the unseasonable, wonderful weather. Lat week we talked about Sexist Laundry Instructions and Stalkers. Peoples is the craziest peoples!
This week I found some really interesting stuff. You know how when you’re talking to your friend and she says she saw a huge spider under the sink and you go to get it and it is about the size of your fingernail (pinky) and you’re like, “he’s not so big” and she sees it and goes running into the other room screaming “it’s freaking huge!” and you look away uncomfortably?
Yeah, well, she really thinks it’s as big as she says. Spiders look much bigger to those that are terrified of them. There was a study published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders that says (ad-libbing here) that the more freaked out people are over spiders, the bigger they look. I am not afraid of spiders, so I couldn’t say. However, any of my readers.. are you afraid of spiders? Do they look bigger to you than what others say? Feel free to share!
In Texas, a couple of teenage boys were messing around with a Ouija Board when the Ouija Board told Friend One (15 yo) to stab Friend Two (14 yo). The bizarre part of the story is that Friend One believed that the Ouija Board told him to stab his friend (or maybe kill him?) and that the friend was causing his problems. The Ouija Board is retailed by Hasbro for amusement purposes only. But, do Ouija Boards really work? Have you ever used one to communicate with the dead or after life? Did you get results? Tell us!
Extra! Extra! Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer! In Chicago, the PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) is putting billboards up that warn of the dangers of eating hot dogs. According to the PCRM (and the billboards) hotdogs cause colon and other cancers. They don’t only say they cause cancer, they say they are the leading cause of colon and other cancers.
Janet Riley, president of the hot dog council (yes there really is one) says that hotdogs are part of a healthy, balanced diet. Uh, healthy, balanced diet? I know when I was a kid, I loved hot dogs and baked beans. Even better? Hot dogs with the sideways slices on them cooked up on the grill. Now I know that they are processed foods which are never, ever good for the body. But butt cancer?
What are your thoughts on these findings? Is this another scare tactic from hardcore vegans?
Thanks for joining me for another edition of Talk About It Tuesday! Enjoy the rest of your week.