Following That sachet in packets of Beef Jerky... Page 2

  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 2 Sep 2013 20:20:06 32,040 posts
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    YoshiMcTaggis wrote:
    Guys I was at the zoo and I saw a sign that said "lion enclosure, do not enter, ever, ever, ever" so I got in. I'll be ok right?
    Yep. Any zoo is a petting zoo if you're cool enough to ignore those signs.

    *Stolen from a comedian, can't remember which one
  • Whizzo 2 Sep 2013 20:33:36 44,776 posts
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    Bit late/early for an April Fools thread.
  • Whizzo 2 Sep 2013 20:33:55 44,776 posts
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    Unless caligari really is mental of course.
  • caligari 2 Sep 2013 21:07:46 17,928 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    Unless caligari really is mental of course.
    Ahem...I wish I could say it was a joke - I really do.

    The scary thing is that it really doesn't taste that bad. Kind of salty - I'm guessing the 'spicy' sensation on my tongue was actually just some kind of brain-melting chemical reacting with my saliva.
  • caligari 2 Sep 2013 21:09:10 17,928 posts
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    YoshiMcTaggis wrote:
    Guys I was at the zoo and I saw a sign that said "lion enclosure, do not enter, ever, ever, ever" so I got in. I'll be ok right?
    With these hilarious examples (not one but TWO) you are really spoiling us.

    Honestly, I would be crying with tears of laughter right now - but my tear ducts have stopped working.
  • the_dudefather 2 Sep 2013 21:09:11 10,806 posts
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    Anyone else enjoy that white crispy lettuce that takeways wrap chips in?
  • caligari 2 Sep 2013 21:18:32 17,928 posts
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    the_dudefather wrote:
    Anyone else enjoy that white crispy lettuce that takeways wrap chips in?
    Oh yes, you might mock, but the egg will be well-and-truly suffocating your face when you hear that Pleasurewood Hills (East Anglia's finest amusement park - 'your biggest day out ever') used to serve their chips in edible polystyrene containers.

    We're the 'disposable' generation - let us take a stand and devour our crisp packets.
  • kentmonkey 2 Sep 2013 21:24:31 22,625 posts
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    Were the edible polistyrene containers, actually, quavers?
  • L0cky 2 Sep 2013 21:30:36 2,015 posts
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    Or were they just edible in the sense that they you didn't see a label that said DO NOT EAT?
  • L0cky 2 Sep 2013 21:33:20 2,015 posts
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  • Deleted user 2 September 2013 22:23:30
    I used to eat opal fruits without unwrapping them.

    But I was seven at the time.
  • Deleted user 2 September 2013 23:31:34
    You know the 'skins' on continental style cured sausages, chorizo, salami, etc, does it do you any harm to eat that?
  • kentmonkey 2 Sep 2013 23:36:51 22,625 posts
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    I think the skins are called 'fore'. Heard they're fine.
  • Salaman 2 Sep 2013 23:41:52 23,139 posts
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    Nah, that "skin" is actually pig's guts, so it's fine to eat.
    :-)
  • neilka 2 Sep 2013 23:42:21 21,558 posts
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    I think I've just realised why I never enjoyed Dairylea as much as everyone else seemed to.
  • kentmonkey 2 Sep 2013 23:44:51 22,625 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    I think I've just realised why I never enjoyed Dairylea as much as everyone else seemed to.
    Yeah me too. Them and Kit Kats always fucked up my fillings.
  • localnotail 2 Sep 2013 23:48:12 23,072 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    I'm kind of hoping his head has dried up to the size of a kumquat
    Caligari, earlier:
  • S.J.Rogers 3 Sep 2013 10:21:20 3,593 posts
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    lol.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 3 Sep 2013 10:26:49 47,493 posts
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_dioxide#Health_effects

    Inhaling finely divided crystalline silica dust in very small quantities over time can lead to silicosis, bronchitis, or cancer, as the dust becomes lodged in the lungs and continuously irritates them, reducing lung capacities.[37] Prior to new rules issued in 2013 OSHA allowed 100 micrograms a cubic meter of air. The new regulations reduce the amount to 50 g/m3 down from 100 g/m3. The exposure limit for the construction industry is also set at 50 g/m3 down from 250 g/m3.[5]
    In the body crystalline silica particles do not dissolve over clinically relevant periods of time. Silica crystals can activate the NLRP3 inflammasome inside macrophages and dendritic cells and thereby result in processing of pro-Interleukin 1 beta into its mature form. Chronic exposure to silica may thereby account for some of its health hazards, as interleukin-1 is a highly pro-inflammatory cytokine in the immune system.[38][39][40] This effect can create an occupational hazard for people working with sandblasting equipment, products that contain powdered crystalline silica and so on. Children, asthmatics of any age, allergy sufferers, and the elderly (all of whom have reduced lung capacity) can be affected in much less time. Amorphous silica, such as fumed silica is not associated with development of silicosis, but may cause irreversible lung damage in some cases.[41] Laws restricting silica exposure with respect to the silicosis hazard specify that they are concerned only with silica that is both crystalline and dust-forming.
    Plant materials with high silica phytolith content appear to be of importance to grazing animals, from chewing insects to ungulates. Studies have shown that it accelerates tooth wear, and high levels of silica in plants frequently eaten by herbivores may have developed as a defense mechanism against predation.[42][43]
    A study that followed subjects for 15 years found that higher levels of silica in water appeared to decrease the risk of dementia. The study found an association between an increase of 10 milligram-per-day of the intake of silica in drinking water with a decreased risk of dementia of 11%.[44]
    So you may get cancer and irreversible organ damage, but you'll probably not get dementia. Swings and roundabouts really.
  • Cappy 3 Sep 2013 10:35:14 13,865 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    ...are you supposed to eat it? Ever?

    It says 'Oxygen Absorber' on the side of the packet - along with 'DO NOT EAT' - you'd think that was enough to put most people off BUT I've always tipped it out in to the packet thinking that it was seasoning/salt.

    Time to stick my fingers down my throat?
    Let me get this straight in my mind Mr. C, you put the 'special seasoning' on first, then happened to notice the 'DO NOT EAT' on the discarded packet afterwards, right?

    You should be absolutely fine, it may do you some good even, who's to say? The oxygen absorber was most likely composed of iron powder, sodium and activated carbon (charcoal) so you've had your RDA and then some for iron and sodium at the very least.
  • simiankid 3 Sep 2013 10:42:46 641 posts
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    Thread of the year!

    Caligari - if it's any consolation, I used to be mocked endlessly in primary school for eating the core and pips when I had an apple. The only reason I don't do it any more is the accretion of BURNING CHILDHOOD SHAME.
  • robthehermit 3 Sep 2013 10:49:04 6,632 posts
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    Definitely thread of the year. I can't remember the last time I properly laughed reading a thread on here.
  • Stickman 3 Sep 2013 10:57:32 29,987 posts
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    If you like oxygen absorbers, why not get a friend to hold a pillow over your face for an hour or two?
  • nickthegun 3 Sep 2013 11:13:01 74,456 posts
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    1) Find packet that says 'DO NOT EAT' on the side

    2) Eat it

    3) Go onto the internet to see if you should have eaten the packet that said 'DO NOT EAT' on it
  • nickthegun 3 Sep 2013 11:17:56 74,456 posts
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    When she was younger, my daughter ate half the contents of a sandpit and then shat mortar all over sainsburys while we were doing the big shop.
  • Alastair 3 Sep 2013 11:23:17 22,265 posts
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    I hope you plan to include that in your Father of the Bride speech in 20 years.
  • nickthegun 3 Sep 2013 11:33:59 74,456 posts
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    Its on the list.
  • Carlo 3 Sep 2013 11:49:40 20,246 posts
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    My friend from school used to dip his chips in McDonald's Milkshake (Strawberry)... Said it was really nice.

    Another friend would happily munch on Boneo Dog-biscuits (the black ones especially).

    As a toddler, I was 'known' to eat the odd bit of play-doh.

    All the above pails in comparison to eating a Doner Kebab of course!
  • Tonka 3 Sep 2013 12:18:21 27,977 posts
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    Depends on who the donor is really.
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