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(Natural News)   Wheaties: Breakfast of champions, highest of all cereals in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and so much metal that each flake can be lifted with magnets, biatch. Wait, what?   (naturalnews.com) divider line 83
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2014-01-24 01:02:44 PM  
Still not as much as Krusty-O's

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2014-01-24 01:09:00 PM  
 
2014-01-24 01:11:15 PM  
Wheaties can be lifted with magnets? How does that work?
 
2014-01-24 01:17:14 PM  
I've got some neodymium magnets, I'm tempted to try this. But this guy seems to think that iron in a plant is significantly different than iron filings. Why? One of the known benefits of using cast iron cookware is that it leaches iron into your food. Wheaties is iron fortified so it has *gasp* extra iron in it.
 
2014-01-24 01:20:04 PM  
It's just a marketing tie in for X-Men: Rise of Magneto
 
2014-01-24 01:27:51 PM  
i41.tinypic.com

Exeter: Now place your hands above the rail
[hands suddenly attach to the rail]
Exeter: They're magnetized.
Crow T. Robot: And if your hands were metal, that would mean something.
 
2014-01-24 01:53:29 PM  
Could be worse.

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2014-01-24 02:05:19 PM  
Apparently, someone has never been to a 5th grade science fair.

Iron-fortified foods. How do they work?
 
2014-01-24 02:05:42 PM  
Wheaties has nothing on lobster.
 
2014-01-24 02:06:19 PM  
If I can recall my childhood correctly, they did something like this on Bill Nye the Science Guy. They crushed up a bunch of cereal in milk then put a magnet in and pulled out a bunch of iron particles to show what "fortified with iron" means.
 
2014-01-24 02:06:53 PM  

whither_apophis: It's just a marketing tie in for X-Men: Rise of Magneto


Just had the mental image of Magneto eating his Wheaties without using a spoon.
 
2014-01-24 02:09:38 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: whither_apophis: It's just a marketing tie in for X-Men: Rise of Magneto

Just had the mental image of Magneto eating his Wheaties without using a spoon.


So Mystique didn't actually have to shoot iron into that guard's rump in X2 to break Magneto out of the plastic cell.  All she had to do was feed him a bowl of Wheaties.
 
2014-01-24 02:10:08 PM  
LOL, I guess you didn't know that some foods are allowed to have a percentage of rat droppings, spiders, flies, and other insects?  This is nothing more than bits of metal that come off the machinery.  Unless you consume an entire box at one sitting, (other than the fact your colon would blow up), this isn't going to bother you one little bit.
 
2014-01-24 02:10:13 PM  

Diogenes: Could be worse.

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Holy moley!  I actually remember seeing that skit on teevee! T'was hilarious!
 
2014-01-24 02:11:28 PM  
That site is like reading the Weekly World News. http://weeklyworldnews.com/

"Genetically Modified Food Came From Aliens!"
"Bigfoot Droppings Found In Twinkies!"
"Elvis Found Working At EPA!"
 
2014-01-24 02:11:41 PM  
This isn't new.  I remember doing the same thing with breakfast cereal in the 1970s.  Try it with any of the so called "high in vitamins and minerals" cereals, I bet you'd get the same thing.
 
2014-01-24 02:12:35 PM  
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2014-01-24 02:12:38 PM  

cgraves67: If I can recall my childhood correctly, they did something like this on Bill Nye the Science Guy. They crushed up a bunch of cereal in milk then put a magnet in and pulled out a bunch of iron particles to show what "fortified with iron" means.


Episode 62: Nutrition.
 
2014-01-24 02:12:59 PM  
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2014-01-24 02:13:38 PM  

Diogenes: Could be worse.

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You ignorant slut.
 
2014-01-24 02:15:20 PM  
I'd rather eat tiny bits of iron compared to the Butylated Hydroxy Toulene listed as an ingredient.
 
2014-01-24 02:16:31 PM  
We did this science experiment back when I was in like high school, except a little different. You mash up Total or Wheaties and mix it in water, and then place a magnet at the bottom and the magnet will pull all of the iron bits out of the mashed up cereal.
 
2014-01-24 02:16:59 PM  

p51d007: LOL, I guess you didn't know that some foods are allowed to have a percentage of rat droppings, spiders, flies, and other insects?  This is nothing more than bits of metal that come off the machinery.  Unless you consume an entire box at one sitting, (other than the fact your colon would blow up), this isn't going to bother you one little bit.


When I read the list of what the allowable level of insect parts in various foods are, I vowed never to eat apple butter ever again. Not that I ate that much apple butter before.
 
2014-01-24 02:17:20 PM  

nmrsnr: I've got some neodymium magnets, I'm tempted to try this. But this guy seems to think that iron in a plant is significantly different than iron filings. Why? One of the known benefits of using cast iron cookware is that it leaches iron into your food. Wheaties is iron fortified so it has *gasp* extra iron in it.


Easy enough to verify.  I may grab a box of Wheaties on my way home this evening.
 
2014-01-24 02:17:22 PM  
Mr Wizard did this, too.
 
2014-01-24 02:17:28 PM  
It's an obvious hoax.

If you take a magnet and put some iron filings on it - there is NO REPELLING FORCE FIELD!!!

Take a magnet, put it under a paper plate and put some iron filings on it - they all attract.
Turn the magnet over - the flakes simply flip directions, not fly off in all directions.

The video appears to be showing electrostatic forces which can be reversed if you discharge the static buildup - say with a stick.

Rub a balloon on your hair, it can pick up Wheaties, small bits of paper, styrofoam peanuts - OMG they must be contaminated with molecules!!!

Farking Mag^H^H^H^H Static Electricity - how does it work???
 
2014-01-24 02:17:33 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Diogenes: Could be worse.

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Holy moley!  I actually remember seeing that skit on teevee! T'was hilarious!


I definitely date myself sometimes here ;-)
 
2014-01-24 02:17:49 PM  

nmrsnr: I've got some neodymium magnets, I'm tempted to try this. But this guy seems to think that iron in a plant is significantly different than iron filings. Why? One of the known benefits of using cast iron cookware is that it leaches iron into your food. Wheaties is iron fortified so it has *gasp* extra iron in it.


Oxidation state.  Iron metal (like in a nail, or cereal, in this case) is Fe +0 -- i.e., neutral iron.  Iron can also exist in 2* oxidation states: Fe +2 and Fe +3 (missing 2 or 3 electrons, respectively).  Fe +3 is the iron in your blood or in rust -- or (though I'm not a botanist) presumably in plants.  ...but iron in this state is not metallic and will not be attracted to a magnet.

/ * there are some exceptions -- higher oxidation states -- but they are uncommon
 
2014-01-24 02:19:17 PM  
I've tried all the 'good' cereals.
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But only one cereal provides 100% of my recommended daily allowance of space energy...

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2014-01-24 02:23:24 PM  
I found it funny that in the article, Mike Adams was referred to in the third person, such as with this: "but lab director and food scientist Mike Adams is skeptical of the formulation." And the article goes on to quote Mike Adams. Who wrote the article? Mike Adams.

And just who IS Mike Adams, lab director and food scientist? Where is this article found?
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/NaturalNews

/Mike Adams grew up in Kansas in a small farm town; he didn't have the prep school education or the sterling silverware or the bumper pool table in the basement; ... didn't have the shower massage with five-way adjustable heads or the sit-down lawnmower! Mike Adams didn't have those things!
//Mike Adams!
 
2014-01-24 02:23:38 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Still not as much as Krusty-O's

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Done in one
 
2014-01-24 02:24:30 PM  
Something something john belushi smoking and eating chocolate doughnuts from SNL


/Can't find pic at work here
 
2014-01-24 02:25:06 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: Natural News, the same people that brought you  Baby-murdering CDC conspired to bury evidence of vaccine-induced fetal deaths

and


Industrial agriculture has reached its 'peak,' say scientists; time for a return to small-scale organics

and

Television damages brain structure of children

and

Obama worse than Bush on civil rights abuses

And those are just from their front page!


Well, they got one right.

Sorry...had to.
 
2014-01-24 02:27:49 PM  
 
2014-01-24 02:27:53 PM  
Iron-ic thread?
 
2014-01-24 02:27:58 PM  

JohnnyApocalypse: I found it funny that in the article, Mike Adams was referred to in the third person, such as with this: "but lab director and food scientist Mike Adams is skeptical of the formulation." And the article goes on to quote Mike Adams. Who wrote the article? Mike Adams.

And just who IS Mike Adams, lab director and food scientist? Where is this article found?
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/NaturalNews

/Mike Adams grew up in Kansas in a small farm town; he didn't have the prep school education or the sterling silverware or the bumper pool table in the basement; ... didn't have the shower massage with five-way adjustable heads or the sit-down lawnmower! Mike Adams didn't have those things!
//Mike Adams!



Mike Adams is gettin' upset!
 
2014-01-24 02:28:09 PM  
Those don't look like wheaties in those pictures.

Also, that website is full on cray cray.
 
2014-01-24 02:29:48 PM  

JohnnyApocalypse: I found it funny that in the article, Mike Adams was referred to in the third person, such as with this: "but lab director and food scientist Mike Adams is skeptical of the formulation." And the article goes on to quote Mike Adams. Who wrote the article? Mike Adams.

And just who IS Mike Adams, lab director and food scientist? Where is this article found?
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/NaturalNews

/Mike Adams grew up in Kansas in a small farm town; he didn't have the prep school education or the sterling silverware or the bumper pool table in the basement; ... didn't have the shower massage with five-way adjustable heads or the sit-down lawnmower! Mike Adams didn't have those things!
//Mike Adams!


Mike Adams was just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit. Mike Adams doesn't care if Monday's blue, Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too. Thursday Mike Adams don't care about you, it's Friday Mike Adams' in love. Mike Adams comes from a land down under. Mike Adams bought a ticket for a runaway train, like Mike Adams laughing at the rain. Two Princes, princes here before Mike Adams. Put on Mike Adams' red shoes and dance the blues.
 
2014-01-24 02:32:43 PM  

Diogenes: Could be worse.

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Or worse yet:

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2014-01-24 02:51:08 PM  

nmrsnr: I've got some neodymium magnets, I'm tempted to try this. But this guy seems to think that iron in a plant is significantly different than iron filings. Why? One of the known benefits of using cast iron cookware is that it leaches iron into your food. Wheaties is iron fortified so it has *gasp* extra iron in it.


The article, while otherwise probably completely full of shiat, is 100% accurate there. Bioavailability is an important factor with minerals.

You can get your iron by letting a nail rust in a glass over water overnight. It tends to lead to all sorts of other health problems, but lesser ones than anemia (which can quickly kill a child). So, it's not merely bioavailability, but in fact some forms of iron can be hard on your digestive system.

TL/DR: Swallowing thumbtacks is no substitute for eating your spinach.
 
2014-01-24 02:51:32 PM  
Oh no, not dietary iron.  Whatever will we do with vital nutrients?
 
2014-01-24 02:52:17 PM  
What, no Ironic tag?
 
2014-01-24 02:53:52 PM  
Imagine that near final scene in Soylent Green where the dying character Charles Heston portrays utters: "Wheaties.... it's washing machines."
 
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2014-01-24 02:54:56 PM  
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2014-01-24 02:57:27 PM  
It's clearly a communist plot to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
 
2014-01-24 02:58:01 PM  
Yet, the ad on their home page is for "colloidal silver".
 
2014-01-24 03:02:42 PM  
YEAH, biatch! MAGNETS!
 
2014-01-24 03:04:30 PM  

Diogenes: MelGoesOnTour: Diogenes: Could be worse.

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Holy moley!  I actually remember seeing that skit on teevee! T'was hilarious!

I definitely date myself sometimes here ;-)


"Like swimmin' holes and heapin' bowls
of cereal made from stone."

"Quarry: tastes better, because it's mined."

/from memory
/just as old.
 
2014-01-24 03:04:35 PM  

cyberspacedout: YEAH, biatch! MAGNETS!


How do they work?
 
2014-01-24 03:13:27 PM  

Uzzah: Diogenes: MelGoesOnTour: Diogenes: Could be worse.

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Holy moley!  I actually remember seeing that skit on teevee! T'was hilarious!

I definitely date myself sometimes here ;-)

"Like swimmin' holes and heapin' bowls
of cereal made from stone."

"Quarry: tastes better, because it's mined."

/from memory
/just as old.


Would you like something to wash that down?

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