Confabulat: Butter comes from cows? Is there anything they can't do?
Bathia_Mapes: I'd be willing to bet that if you asked U.S. residents in the same age bracket these questions they'd give similar answers. There are plenty of people of all ages in the U.K. and the U.S. who 1) have never seen a cow, pig, chicken, or any other farm animals except on TV or in a book, 2) and their only connection with these products is at a grocery store.
mr_a: mixed with commodity proteins melamine made in China.
violentsalvation: Bathia_Mapes: I'd be willing to bet that if you asked U.S. residents in the same age bracket these questions they'd give similar answers. There are plenty of people of all ages in the U.K. and the U.S. who 1) have never seen a cow, pig, chicken, or any other farm animals except on TV or in a book, 2) and their only connection with these products is at a grocery store.No shut up Bathia. I know all that to be untrue. Ribeyes will not grow unless they are between a styrofoam tray and some clear stretchy wrap. The stickers were originally used to encourage the steak's growth, the backside is loaded with nutrients. I'm glad they wisened up and printed on the other side, OUR side, because it was 50% wasteful otherwise.
sweetmelissa31: On that Jamie Oliver show in WV, he showed an eggplant to some kids and asked if anyone knew what it was. Nobody knew, and one kid said, "A pear?"
HailRobonia: [images.wikia.com image 575x431]
Pair-o-Dice: LIES! Butter comes from the dairy aisle.
Millennium: One common argument in vegetarian circles is that people have become too disconnected from their food: they no longer draw the relationship between what exactly they eat and where it comes from. I disagree with the conclusions they draw from this observation, but I do think there's something to the observation itself.
danielscissorhands: ...And 2/3 don't know where toothpaste comes from.
aerojockey: If only these people also didn't know penis goes in the vagina.
Cythraul: And cheese comes from a box marked 'Velveeta.'
Oldiron_79: I'm sure if people had to slaughter and butcher their own animals there would be more vegetarians, and I'm about as big of a meat fan as there is.
loonatic112358: Do they also know that hens come from eggs?
Gwendolyn: I have three kids in U.S. public schools. There are facts every day that get mentioned where I ask them "Didn't you go over that in school by now?" The answer is always no. I mean easy things like who Teddy Roosevelt was or how the nervous system works.
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