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January 28, 2006

Cool Facts About Lots Of Stuff

This is cool, if true, which, you know, half of these "cool facts" aren't:

CAN CARROTS HELP TO IMPROVE YOUR VISION?

The eyesight myth dates back only to the Second World War when the Royal Air Force was trying to hide the fact that it had developed a sophisticated radar system to shoot down German bombers. They said that the accuracy of British fighter pilots at night was a result of them being fed huge quantities of carrots.

It’s true that carrots are rich in betacarotene. The body converts betacarotene to vitamin A and extreme vitamin A deficiency can cause blindness. But only a small amount of betacarotene is necessary for good vision. If you’re not deficient in vitamin A, your vision won’t improve, no matter how many carrots you eat.

Then of course Mark in Mexico ruins it all with his filth and potty-talk.

You'll never fill the big rooms working blue, Mark.


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