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(Daily Mail)   Good: Doctors find substance that could help beat the MRSA superbug. FARK: It's Marmite   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 37
    More: Interesting, MRSA, Journal of Clinical Investigation, innate immune system, white blood cells, Oregon State University, bacterial infections, bacteria, vitamins  
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2012-08-28 02:38:29 PM  
You're going to have to put that in pill form for me.

mmm' kay?
 
2012-08-28 03:34:56 PM  
Now I want some Marmite. I have to figure out which dark corner of the grocery store they're hiding it in these days.
 
2012-08-28 03:45:26 PM  
You're going to have to put that in beer form for me.

mmm' kay?
 
2012-08-28 03:55:29 PM  
I'd like to try marmite, but I wish Nutella had antibiotic properties.
 
2012-08-28 03:55:50 PM  
Even superbugs can't survive the foulness of British food.
 
2012-08-28 03:57:00 PM  
imontheinternet
Even superbugs can't survive the foulness of British food.

I've made similar jokes about Vegemite.

It's got no expiry date because even the bacteria won't touch it.
 
2012-08-28 03:59:01 PM  
Well, now that I know that it's just super high doses of niacin, I can stay away from marmite.
 
2012-08-28 03:59:04 PM  
I love turtles marmite.
 
2012-08-28 04:04:24 PM  
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2012-08-28 04:05:00 PM  
Maybe there's a naturally grown substitute for Marmite's medicinal properties. Possibly a tropical fruit like durian?
 
2012-08-28 04:18:23 PM  
FTFA: "US researchers believe the ingredient - which is also found in beer, bread and other foods containing yeast - could be used to develop new drugs."

Way to bury the lede, subbidiot. THIS IS GOD'S WORK! Beer can cure almost anything. Add bacon, and you have a gol-darn panacea.
 
2012-08-28 04:30:24 PM  

Makh: high doses of niacin


Better have a fan ready. And a towel.
 
2012-08-28 04:34:25 PM  
What about thermite?
 
2012-08-28 04:37:05 PM  

InfrasonicTom: What about thermite?


That too will cure MRSA. And anything else you may be suffering from, such as life.
 
2012-08-28 04:40:02 PM  
I'd rather spread MRSA on my toast.
 
2012-08-28 04:42:44 PM  

DECMATH: Better have a fan ready. And a towel.


I had a dumbfark friend who used to get stinking drunk at parties and then demand to sleep on people's floors. One time he did that at the house of another friend of mine, who woke him up in the morning with a cup of coffee and some "hangover cures", i.e. niacin pills. He never slept on that floor again.
 
2012-08-28 04:55:30 PM  

gopher321: You're going to have to put that in beer form for me.

mmm' kay?


www.puppiesandflowers.com
 
2012-08-28 04:56:57 PM  
I picked up MRSA a couple of years ago and the funny thing is that the only time I had outbreaks was a two or three month period when I was eating Marmite.
 
2012-08-28 05:04:06 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: InfrasonicTom: What about thermite?

That too will cure MRSA. And anything else you may be suffering from, such as life.


I can see that as a slogan for thermite. "The cure for all of your ails, including life! Try some thermite today!"
 
2012-08-28 05:06:49 PM  
Studies by a joint Australian - Belgian (he was 6'4" and full of muscles) team at the Land Down Under University have confirmed the results.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-28 05:12:06 PM  

Jackpot777: Studies by a joint Australian - Belgian (he was 6'4" and full of muscles) team at the Land Down Under University have confirmed the results.


Sadly, the team was discovered lying dead in a den in Bombay soon after that photo was taken
 
2012-08-28 05:51:33 PM  

InfrasonicTom: What about thermite?


Yeah, that's good enough. It will easily get rid of MRSA.

/I'm a scientist.
 
2012-08-28 06:34:08 PM  
If the choice is a horrible, bloody, excruciating death, or eating Marmite, I'm not sure which option would come out ahead.
 
2012-08-28 07:01:09 PM  
Isn't Marmite banned by the Biological Weapons Convention?
 
2012-08-28 07:31:59 PM  
what does marmite taste like?
 
2012-08-28 07:53:33 PM  
So the country that brought us MRSA also has found a cure??? Coincidence, I think not.

/Spent 5 weeks in isolation with MRSA. Since that meant 5 extra weeks of hospital food, I think I'll go with the Marmite.
 
2012-08-28 08:13:35 PM  
pottie
what does marmite taste like?

Nobody's ever survived to tell the tale.
 
2012-08-28 09:43:15 PM  
my parents used to put marmite on my sister's thumb to cure her thumbsucking addiction when she was four. worked wonders.

they also used to threaten to feed it to us if we misbehaved. we were very quiet kids.
 
2012-08-28 09:56:22 PM  

imontheinternet: Even superbugs can't survive the foulness of British food.


If you think Marmite is foul, you're probably using too much of it. It's umami. On toast, a fine layer is delicious. You can make a warming, vegetarian bovril with about a quarter-teaspoon of marmite in a mug of hot water. Add a little to stews or casseroles to accent the flavours.

I always thought that the "British food is shiat" myth came from post-war rationing, by the way, but apparently in Victorian times it was quite fashionable to prefer tinned food over fresh food, canning being a new technology.

It's still fairly ironic that a native of a nation that brought the world McDonalds, Burger King and Pizza Hut would have the chutzpah to scold the dietary habits of any other nation.

Gough: So the country that brought us MRSA also has found a cure??? Coincidence, I think not.


Huh? MRSA was apparently first isolated in the UK, but was known in many other countries too.

It's also a fine demonstration of the evolutionary arms race - we can kill lots of staphylococcus aureus bacteria, first with penicillin, then with methicillin, but, the bacteria who survive will develop resistance, when we over-use any particular antibiotic.

/Spent 5 weeks in isolation with MRSA. Since that meant 5 extra weeks of hospital food, I think I'll go with the Marmite.

Clostridium difficile killed my gran. She hated the indignity of shiatting herself to death.

/She used to put marmite in the stovies she made though.
//Om nom nom.
 
2012-08-28 10:38:27 PM  

theorellior: DECMATH: Better have a fan ready. And a towel.

I had a dumbfark friend who used to get stinking drunk at parties and then demand to sleep on people's floors. One time he did that at the house of another friend of mine, who woke him up in the morning with a cup of coffee and some "hangover cures", i.e. niacin pills. He never slept on that floor again.


I'm clue-deficient here - what was the outcome?

Context says that it makes you feel very hot and/or violently flatulent.

Either one would be preferable to the violent uncontrollable squirtshiats from an MRSA...
 
2012-08-28 10:40:11 PM  

RogueVortex:
I can see that as a slogan for thermite. "The cure for all of your ails, including life! Try some thermite today!"


"As used in 'ospitals!"

"'OSPITALS?!?"

"'Ave you ever seen an 'ospital that didn't 'ave thermite?"
 
2012-08-28 10:42:30 PM  

pottie: what does marmite taste like?


If it's anything like Vegemite, it tastes like awesome.

The thing is, you use it sparingly. You wouldn't put a cup of soy sauce in a bowl of rice, would you? Same deal.
 
2012-08-28 11:46:19 PM  

Mister Peejay: The thing is, you use it sparingly. You wouldn't put a cup of soy sauce in a bowl of rice, would you? Same deal.


Of course nobody bloody tells you that when they bring a jar of it to your table with your toast and (bad) coffee. There you are groggily sitting at breakfast, at beer o'clock body time, and you put a big fat spoon of it on the toast, take a bite, then blow a spray of toast-vegemite all over the head of the person sitting 2 tables away.
 
2012-08-29 12:51:31 AM  

iron de havilland: i
Gough: So the country that brought us MRSA also has found a cure??? Coincidence, I think not.

Huh? MRSA was apparently first isolated in the UK, but was known in many other countries too.

.


The British developed Methicillin and had the first cases of MRSA, it spread pretty quickly to other countries. I know that it made it to south-central MN by late summer of 1970....
 
2012-08-29 06:25:47 AM  
Marmite and vegemite were invented as a way to market massive quantities of vitamin-rich yeast sludge leftover from the primary fermentation of beer.

So its basically a byproduct of beer manufacturing waste...
 
2012-08-29 09:27:55 AM  
Marmite is my secret ingredient in chili. Along with some beer.

I think the reason it is considered so vile by merkins is they tend to slather it on like peanut butter, expecting it to be sweet like nutella. It's not, it's very salty and yeasty (like your mom). As mentioned above, it is also one of the strongest umami foods out there, so it has a meaty richness to it.

Spread it on buttered toast (that has been allowed to cool a bit before buttering so all the butter doesn't melt into the toast and make it soggy) very thinly - so you can barely see it - until you develop a craving for it.

No you are ready to move onto this:

upload.wikimedia.org

Like your mom.
 
2012-08-29 11:38:51 AM  
So it's niacin...

I'll be quaffing the nastiest flavor of 5 hour energy way before I eat marmite again.
 
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