Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

Sine Timore Early Warning System -- When Them Cotton Balls Turn Rotten

In the quest to lose weight and become a Beautiful Person (™), people will try all kinds of things.  Some are weird, like Snooki's infamous cookie diet.

And some are far more dangerous.

There is a spate of videos appearing on YouTube that are spreading like wildfire.  These people claim that eating cotton balls is a good way to lose weight.

Now, I can tell most of you are already staring at your screens at how stupid this idea is.  But for those that are not scientifically inclined, let me explain why this is a bad idea.  The body does not digest cotton, which means, yes, it will fill you up without adding calories.  But it is also fibrous, which means if it can lead to intestinal blockage and require surgery to fix.

Tags: did not do the research, don't say i didn't warn you, don't try this at home, haven't we suffered enough, i feel much better about myself, important life lessons, look out for each other, nightmare fuel, no sir i don't like it, portents of doom, stupidity, that had to hurt, things that make you go hmm, this ought to be interesting, we must science this at once!, wrong on every level, wtf
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