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Desc:Health Ranger Reports!
Category:Educational, Science & Technology
Tags:magnets, crank, SCIENCE!, wheaties
Submitted:BorrowedSolution
Date:02/09/14
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SolRo
the video calls him a "food scientist".

/facepalm
SteamPoweredKleenex
Congratulations to this idiot for discovering an old trick from kiddie science books that can be done with any cereal containing iron. I love how his adherents equate iron in cereal with, say, depleted uranium or other "metal fragments" as if they're eating grenade shrapnel.

Then several of them go on to worry about minerals in tap water. Holeee shit.

I wish malnutrition would kill off these assholes quicker, taking their belief that someone wearing blue rubber gloves must be a "scientist."
BorrowedSolution
My (totally unnecessary because this guy's plainly an idiot) theory was that there's just enough moisture in the Wheaties to make them sticky.

SteamPoweredKleenex
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/get-the-iron-out-of-your -breakfast-cereal-bring-science-home/

BorrowedSolution
Well I stand corrected, then.

EvilHomer
Yeah, I really don'y know how to respond to this one. On the one hand, Wheaties DO have iron, and that IS the reason why magnets can pick them up. On the other hand, so what? The amount of iron is fairly miniscule, and at any rate it's perfectly healthy.

Checking around, this story seems to have been picked up by many, many "alternative" websites, mostly of the organic food activist and conspiracy theory variety. The "food scientist" claim is repeated everywhere (most likely because the webmasters running with this "story" are idiots who reprint stories verbatim), and they do seem to be under the impression that Wheaties are full of massive shards of iron, presumably as a result of poor industrial controls or just plain corporate malice.

EvilHomer
I mean, don't they even advertise Wheaties as "being a good source of iron"? Not much of a secret if the Evil Corporation plasters that fact all over the place.

BorrowedSolution
It's called Externalizing The Hierarchy; classic Illuminati tactic.

Redford
So he has another interesting video where he dunks a boar tooth in a standard 85% solution of phosphoric acid (PH 1.4~) and then claims that because it dissolves the tooth after soaking in it for a while, that soft drinks corrode your teeth instantly on contact.

While attempting to find out what amount of truth is in this, I found a number of interesting articles and images and am secure in my knowledge that the internet is rife with misinformation and trying to separate it from byased health nuts who hate acids is nearly impossible.

http://rawjunkie4life.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ph-food-c hart-497x720.jpeg

As we proceed down the chart the entries get progressively more and more insane. Also, note that a "Lack of sleep" or any food you cook in your microwave regardless of it's actual content is PH 3, while lemons are somehow PH 10 even though lemon juice is used as a scientific benchmark at around PH 2~. The explanation of this is passed off as citric acid somehow magically turning to basic in the body after they are consumed to preserve their batshit insane anti sugar/meat logic.

CornOnTheCabre
to be fair "soda is bad for your teeth" is a much more sane position to take than "minerals are bad for human beings"

RockBolt
What do they think "iron" is different than, you know, iron?
Koda Maja
"GrimmReality 1 week ago

How stupid are people to think that nutritional iron is the same as the metal iron, lol, they are 2 different things"

pyslexic dharmacist
They think that vitamin C from an orange is different from vitamin C created synthetically and that everyone who drinks fluoridated water has brown teeth. I'm surprised this guy even knows how to operate a magnet.

SteamPoweredKleenex
One of them pulled this gem out of their asses:

"Elemental iron is not nutritive (id est: General Mills and the like can suck it two times cuz we can be sure they had people that told them better). If a medical doctor prescribes one an iron supplement one will notice the key nutritive substance is iron(2) sulfate. On a side note: even that garbage will totally jam your pooper up... Key takeaway here is God's iron is stuff like spinach leaves you poor lost souls."

So you see, the periodic table is wrong, as there's Elemental Iron and God's Iron.

Also, I'm sure this idiot would be annoyed to know one of the prescriptions for boosting iron in your diet is to cook with an iron skillet (I guess they're made of God's Iron?) and that you're able to absorb iron more easily from meats than from veggies, so there's another strike against going vegan.

Killer Joe
DUDE WATER HAS HYDROGEN IN IT DID YOU SEE THE HINDENBURG DID YOU SEE IT?!?!

garcet71283
I love this kind of ignorant crazy. Maybe we can elect a few of these and just have a full-on dark age. I could go for some pillaging.

Also, since iron in our blood is, you know, iron....why doesn't Magneto just rip all the blood out of all the X-Men?
Spaceman Africa
The fact that this has 100k+ views and none of the comments involve any critical thinking depresses me.
That guy
YOU READ EVERY COMMENT.

Old_Zircon
Stars because I didn't know Wheaties had anywhere near enough iron in it to do this.

Also for all the other obvious reasons.
pyslexic dharmacist
I couldn't even finish this and I feel like my IQ's been drained 50 points.
boner
by the way, yeah, there are people who believe that magnets can interact with the iron in your blood to cure arthritis and who knows what else. i've seen those products at retail in pharmacies that know better.
Hooker
This guy just never lets up that fucking condescension. Even if he were right, which he isn't, I'd still want to punch him in the throat.
Jeriko-1
Jagged Metal Krusty O's!
Oscar Wildcat
When you add milk, your cereal will rust.
gambol
fragments

guys there's some fragments here

fragments
Jet Bin Fever
FOCUS YOUR FUCKING CAMERA. ARGGGGGGG
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