This blog covers everything except sports and gardening, unless we find a really good link about using dead professional bowlers for mulch. The author is a StarTribune columnist, has been passing off fiction and hyperbole as insight since 1997, has run his own website since the Jurassic era of AOL, and was online when today’s college sophomores were a year away from being born. So get off his lawn.

Posts about Nutrition & diet

Bacon Triumphs Again

Posted by: James Lileks Updated: March 29, 2010 - 4:16 PM

 According to a new study - and yes, everyone in the media has that phrase in a macro key - bacon and chocolate are so wonderfully delicious and emotionally satisfying that rats will eat it even when they know they'll get an electric shock. This is the first evidence that rats can prioritize correctly.

The study puts it differently, as you might expect. It says junk food is like heroin. It changes your brain, you become addicted. Expect this study to be used in case the government tries to pass a Fat Tax. Then there's this:

On the other hand, rats fed a healthy diet with little access to junk food would stop eating the snacks when they knew a shock was coming.


Well, of course. There's the next good bacon slogan: No One Ever Risked a Jolt for Arugula.



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