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(Daily Mail)   Was the original Ironman, Popeye? The connection is more ferrous than you think   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 26
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2013-07-03 11:47:38 AM  
I knew it! I knew my mom was just being used as a tool of Big Spinach.
 
2013-07-03 12:16:24 PM  
I thought everyone already knew the misplace decimal thing.
 
2013-07-03 12:19:19 PM  
So what? I still prefer it as a sandwich topping over lettuce.
 
2013-07-03 12:22:33 PM  
No way. Those forearms of his aren't very aero.
 
2013-07-03 12:30:08 PM  
But Radioactive spiders still work... right?
 
2013-07-03 12:32:12 PM  

Sybarite: I knew it! I knew my mom was just being used as a tool of Big Spinach.


Well, I've never been called Big Spinach before, but I certainly have answered to worse...
 
2013-07-03 12:32:19 PM  
Oh No, my whole life is a lie
 
2013-07-03 12:43:37 PM  
Both long after women that can easily be described as stick figures?
 
2013-07-03 12:46:54 PM  

picturescrazy: I thought everyone already knew the misplace decimal thing.


Yeah, isn't this at least 3 years old by now? Maybe more like 4 or 5 since I first heard it...
 
2013-07-03 12:58:11 PM  
Is that anything like a misplaced comma?
 
2013-07-03 01:04:25 PM  
You win again, Superfluous Comma Man.

/or is this the work of your sidekick, Poorly-worded Sentence Boy?
 
2013-07-03 01:14:11 PM  

Leo Bloom's Freakout: Sybarite: I knew it! I knew my mom was just being used as a tool of Big Spinach.

Well, I've never been called Big Spinach before, but I certainly have answered to worse...


Wait, she said that was her name for me.
 
2013-07-03 01:20:00 PM  
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2013-07-03 01:33:38 PM  
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2013-07-03 02:33:50 PM  
Not ironic.
 
2013-07-03 03:03:48 PM  
Hey look, the high school freshman turned in this article again.

Despite the spinach iron content myth being busted in the 1937, wine fortified with spinach juice was given to French soldiers during World War One.

I didn't know you could do something disgusting despite not knowing better until 20 years later.
 
2013-07-03 03:49:37 PM  
Doesn't kale have more iron anyway? Get with the times, Popeye.
 
2013-07-03 03:53:00 PM  
Things that the author didn't know until now does not equal news.

Next in the Daily Fail, we actually use all of are brain, and the moon isn't made of cheese.
 
2013-07-03 04:15:41 PM  
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/hot like a spinach souffle'.
 
2013-07-03 04:59:13 PM  
 
2013-07-03 05:14:17 PM  
Despite the spinach iron content myth being busted in the 1937, wine fortified with spinach juice was given to French soldiers during World War One.

First of all, well, that.

Second, I'm pretty sure that's a war crime, especially against the French.
 
2013-07-03 07:09:29 PM  
Dinosaurs, reboots, now spinach!

Lies!
 
2013-07-03 09:58:07 PM  
I love schadenfreude! Samuel Arbesman should write about himself on his new book, because the decimal point story is a myth. If he actually looked at the scientific history, he would realize that no such story existed before the 1980s, and the story has spread like wildfire since then.

/Out drinking beer, will post source when I get home.
/Alternatively, just look at my old posts here on fark, I've talked about this before.
 
2013-07-04 06:39:08 AM  
I remember my maternal grandmother, who was born in 1919, telling me that when the was young, kids ate spinach because of Popeye
 
2013-07-04 10:25:17 AM  
 
2013-07-04 10:26:49 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I remember my maternal grandmother, who was born in 1919, telling me that when the was young, kids ate spinach because of Popeye


Yeah, Popeye did a lot of good in trying to get kids to eat spinach and other vegetables.  The original author promoted them because of their vitamin content, though, not because of Iron, which is what the fark article says.
 
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