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(New Scientist)   Swedish scientists develop five kilos of broccoli in pill form, to be used against diabetes, and also for fart-propelled flights to Sweden   ( newscientist.com) divider line
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2017-06-15 09:53:19 AM  
Broccoli farts are nothing compared to lutefisk farts.

It's all a matter of perspective.
 
2017-06-15 11:00:30 AM  
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Ant
2017-06-15 11:03:27 AM  
What's everyone's problem with broccoli? Broccoli is delicious. I had some last night.

*pbbbbbtttttttt*
 
2017-06-15 11:54:20 AM  
If you just ate the broccoli, in lieu of other carbs, your blood sugar would go down even further. I'll even let you top it with butter and salt, whatever non-sugar spice you like. I know one guy who puts nutmeg on everything, even his nutmeg.

Also, according to Dr. Carlin, it'll cure the cancer you're getting from the water.

 
2017-06-15 02:10:18 PM  
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2017-06-15 02:18:00 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Broccoli farts are nothing compared to lutefisk farts.

It's all a matter of perspective.


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2017-06-15 02:21:57 PM  

wildcardjack: If you just ate the broccoli, in lieu of other carbs, your blood sugar would go down even further. I'll even let you top it with butter and salt, whatever non-sugar spice you like. I know one guy who puts nutmeg on everything, even his nutmeg.

Also, according to Dr. Carlin, it'll cure the cancer you're getting from the water.

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This.  If you stuff your face with broccoli or any other green thing first (just 1 cup at each meal) and choke it down before eating anything else, you will solve most of these diabetes/heart disease issues as long as you make good choices about dessert items.  You'll be too full to eat anything else.

If you have trouble eating vegetables, a little butter and pinch of salt goes a long way to making them more palatable and is infinitely better than the alternative of fried potatoes or dough infused with oil, topped with salt, and dipped in sugar.
 
2017-06-15 02:23:05 PM  
HAFE will get you every time.
 
2017-06-15 02:24:17 PM  

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And I raise you
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2017-06-15 02:24:24 PM  
A 5kg broccoli pill? Given how big it must be, can we assume it's a suppository?
 
2017-06-15 02:24:57 PM  
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2017-06-15 02:25:04 PM  
Still not going to eat it.

Read that in George H.W. Bush's voice.
 
2017-06-15 02:26:32 PM  
5 pounds?!

I hope it's not a suppository.
 
2017-06-15 02:27:21 PM  

Running Wild: A 5kg broccoli pill? Given how big it must be, can we assume it's a suppository?


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2017-06-15 02:29:32 PM  
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2017-06-15 02:29:50 PM  

Target Builder: Running Wild: A 5kg broccoli pill? Given how big it must be, can we assume it's a suppository?

*shakes tiny fist*


If it's any consolation, you still have time to post the relevant Dr. Farnsworth picture.
 
2017-06-15 02:30:02 PM  

brantgoose: Still not going to eat it.

Read that in George H.W. Bush's voice.


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2017-06-15 02:30:53 PM  

Ant: What's everyone's problem with broccoli? Broccoli is delicious. I had some last night.

*pbbbbbtttttttt*


People who complain about how vegetables taste generally don't know how to cook.
 
2017-06-15 02:31:45 PM  
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2017-06-15 02:34:03 PM  
Vile weed.
 
2017-06-15 02:37:23 PM  
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2017-06-15 02:37:38 PM  
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2017-06-15 02:38:27 PM  
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I think the next to last one on this evolution chart is broccoli.
 
2017-06-15 02:39:00 PM  
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2017-06-15 02:39:59 PM  

Klivian: Ant: What's everyone's problem with broccoli? Broccoli is delicious. I had some last night.

*pbbbbbtttttttt*

People who complain about how vegetables taste generally don't know how to cook.


People who generalize widely generally don't kno... ah hell with it.  Some people just don't like them - cooked or raw - in any shape or form.  While this isn't a particularly good idea nutritionally, it's still the truth.  Just like there are people that don't like chocolate, pepperoni, cheese, and about a zillion other things.  It isn't because they don't know how to cook, or they just have never had X done right - it's because they simply don't like that food.  The whole idea that everyone needs to magically like everything is a bit dooftacular at best - not sure where the hell this one sprung up.  As long as you have some sort of reasonable source of the vitamins etc. that would be in the food you dislike, that'll work fine.

/disclosure: love some veggies, dislike others - so pretty much without a horse in that race
//seriously, the whole "You haven't had that done right!" and the equivalents make me want to kick people in the generative organs they possess
///not everyone likes the same shiat
 
2017-06-15 02:40:42 PM  

Klivian: Ant: What's everyone's problem with broccoli? Broccoli is delicious. I had some last night.

*pbbbbbtttttttt*

People who complain about how vegetables taste generally don't know how to cook.


Drown it in a sweet or fatty sauce so that you'd be eating healthier if you avoid it altogether ?
 
2017-06-15 02:40:50 PM  
If you want the turbo farts condense 5 kilos of colliflower cheese into pill form.
 
2017-06-15 02:44:02 PM  
I like broccoli.  I wouldn't eat it o. Pill form.  Or 5lbs of it, even concentrated.

I thought everything in moderation?
 
2017-06-15 02:44:40 PM  
*in.

Fat fingers.  Apparently I need more broccoli
 
2017-06-15 02:45:42 PM  
I love broccoli. It's my favorite vegetable.
 
2017-06-15 02:46:52 PM  

Klivian: Ant: What's everyone's problem with broccoli? Broccoli is delicious. I had some last night.

*pbbbbbtttttttt*

People who complain about how vegetables taste generally don't know how to cook.


Perhaps, but there is a particular genetic mutation that makes many vegetables taste bitter to people who have it.

http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/new-gene-variant-i​d​entified-makes-vegetables-taste-bitter
 
2017-06-15 02:47:53 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Broccoli farts are nothing compared to lutefisk farts.

It's all a matter of perspective.


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2017-06-15 02:48:16 PM  

Literally Addicted: I thought everything in moderation?


I watched this crackpot documentary last night called "Food Matters" that claimed mega-doses of vitamins / nutrients could not only prevent disease, it could cure things like MS and cancer.

My organic-eating ladyfriend wasn't amused as I sat there and pointed out ridiculous inconsistency and pseudoscience.
 
2017-06-15 02:49:11 PM  
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Steamed or oven roasted al dente

Salt, Pepper, Butter and a shake of garlic apple cider vinegar.

ALSO!!!
I can't *believe* I have to be the one to post this.
SHAME ON YOU FARK!!!!!!

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2017-06-15 02:50:42 PM  
I've never noticed an increase in flatulence after eating broccoli. I'm cooking some tonight. I'll have to pay attention to whether I'm farting after dinner.
 
2017-06-15 02:52:20 PM  
Lunch: Steamed broccoli, boiled eggs, burritos smothered in hot sauce, and a Miller light to wash it down.

Afternoon meeting: Shortest Ever.
 
2017-06-15 02:52:50 PM  

Literally Addicted: I like broccoli.  I wouldn't eat it o. Pill form.  Or 5lbs of it, even concentrated.

I thought everything in moderation?


Read again, not 5lbs, 5 kilograms. That's roughly 11lbs.
 
2017-06-15 02:55:17 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: seriously, the whole "You haven't had that done right!" and the equivalents make me want to kick people in the generative organs they possess


That's just because the people telling you that all this time have been pointing it out to you in the wrong manner.
 
2017-06-15 02:56:24 PM  
I love broccoli. Skip the butter, toss in a tsp or two of olive oil, a little salt and pepper. Delicious.

I also like dark beers, so my opinion on broccoli related flatulence is invalid.
 
2017-06-15 02:57:40 PM  
Cutting blood sugar by 10% doesn't exactly make a huge amount of difference. If your blood sugars are chronically high, you need to cut them by a lot more than 10%. So this pill is a little bit helpful, but it's not like it's a game-changer in the world of diabetes or anything.
 
2017-06-15 02:57:41 PM  

Bin_jammin: Literally Addicted: I like broccoli.  I wouldn't eat it o. Pill form.  Or 5lbs of it, even concentrated.

I thought everything in moderation?

Read again, not 5lbs, 5 kilograms. That's roughly 11lbs.


I didn't read it at all, TBH. I think I saw the 5lbs in another post.

However, I am part of what you would call "the rest of the world" who understands the metric system and knows how to convert measurements, thank you.

It still doesn't change my original point that I would not eat concentrated amounts of broccoli.
 
2017-06-15 02:57:51 PM  

Private_Citizen: Lunch: Steamed broccoli, boiled eggs, burritos smothered in hot sauce, and a Miller light to wash it down.

Afternoon meeting: Shortest Ever.


Good thing I read this whilst sitting on the shiatter.
 
2017-06-15 02:58:43 PM  
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2017-06-15 03:01:06 PM  
I don't need broccoli to inspire flatulence.  These days, pretty much all it takes is water.
 
2017-06-15 03:04:01 PM  
Wave Of Anal Fury

I don't need broccoli to inspire flatulence. These days, pretty much all it takes is water.

You must need a more powerful trigger.
 
2017-06-15 03:05:45 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: I don't need broccoli to inspire flatulence.  These days, pretty much all it takes is water.


No one needs broccoli to inspire flatulence. You use broccoli to enhance the flavor and smell of the flatus.
 
2017-06-15 03:08:42 PM  
Wouldn't it be fart flights 'from' sweden?
 
2017-06-15 03:09:17 PM  
 
2017-06-15 03:10:28 PM  

Al_Ed: Literally Addicted: I thought everything in moderation?

I watched this crackpot documentary last night called "Food Matters" that claimed mega-doses of vitamins / nutrients could not only prevent disease, it could cure things like MS and cancer.

My organic-eating ladyfriend wasn't amused as I sat there and pointed out ridiculous inconsistency and pseudoscience.


Sounds like you cold mansplained your way out of her panties.
 
2017-06-15 03:10:36 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: I don't need broccoli to inspire flatulence.  These days, pretty much all it takes is water.


Random Anonymous Blackmail: Wave Of Anal Fury

I don't need broccoli to inspire flatulence. These days, pretty much all it takes is water.

You must need a more powerful trigger.


Yellow Beard: Wave Of Anal Fury: I don't need broccoli to inspire flatulence.  These days, pretty much all it takes is water.

No one needs broccoli to inspire flatulence. You use broccoli to enhance the flavor and smell of the flatus.


FART THREAD!!!!

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