Don't Drink the Water. Eat the Pizza!
A ruling from the European Food Standards Authority today has declared that it is illegal to claim that water prevents dehydration. No joke. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't read the article myself. Not only illegal to claim it, but punishable by 2 years in prison if you're caught doing just that. This after 21 scientists (surely they can't be called that now) decided that it is so - that dehydration is a clinical condition that drinking water cannot prevent from happening. Indeed, it seems heavily implied that you won't suffer dehydration if you stop drinking water. It boggles the mind, it really does.
In other new, pizza fans everywhere can rejoice! Pizza has been declared a vegetable because of the tomato paste. Yes, that's right, you all knew that's what your doctor meant when he said to eat 5 servings of vegetables a day. He was quietly telling you to down 5 slices of pizza a day. How did such a thing come to pass? Congress (yes, the US Congress) wants to pass a law declaring pizza (with tomato sauce) a vegetable as a means to cut costs involved in serving school lunches. So no, it's got nothing to do with your favorite Straw Hat or Papa John's special. It's that nasty shit they served in school that nobody wanted even on Friday.
Yes folks, the economy can burn and the world can purge itself in the fires of war, but by God, laws MUST be passed to ban water and hail pizza as the savior of man!
RIP United States of America
July 1776 - November 2012.
As for pizza...well...its not like our societies have severe obesity problems already (especially Australia and the US, these two countries are the least overweight places in the world - sarcasm). But then, knowing what school pizza can be like...
And im with Dwip on the school house pizza, ours had great ingredients, Bocconcini , fresh herbs like basil, oregano and parsley, fresh tomato, capsicum, onion, olives, pinapple and good quality low salt meats.What more could you ask for, 5 food groups in something you can pick up in your hand.
For those familiar with the Little Caesar's brand here in the US (maybe only SoCal?) the school pizzas made their stuff seem like gormet.
It sounds like prettyfly had the same experience.
What does the UK have to do with the Euro zone?