I was once at an all you can eat buffet when an older gentleman approached me and announced that I was eating food that could kill me. I was like "Duh, I'm at an all you can eat buffet." He then went on to say that I was eating the most dangerous food in the world that his doctor had said had caused his need for triple bypass surgery. I said "Duh, it's fried shrimp." No, no it was not the fried shrimp but the few seemingly harmless coconut flakes that had been fried into the shrimp. According to AOL Health:
Ounce for ounce, coconut oil delivers more saturated fat than butter, lard, or margarine.
I always thought that a coconut was a fruit or something good for you because it comes from nature. Now I know that nature wants me dead.
This was probably my favorite conversation last week. I was talking with a friend about deer hunting and how the kids in Utah get a day off from school for it but they say it's for an autumn festival or something. Back when I was a kid on our school calenders it was just marked "Deer Hunt". This started a debate about whether or not bow hunting or gun hunting was more humane. (I voted for no hunting.) I was fascinated to learn all about the different permits and tags required for each and that you had to get special tags to hunt in certain areas in this weird lottery. My immediate response was "What kind of tags do Ninjas have to get?"