We have interoffice email wars around here at JoeCrazy.
You know – the kind of things you get that say “Mad coincidence! If you don’t forward this to 10 other people your cat will get herpes!”. Things like that. Occasionally, you get crackpot science in amongst them, too.
Usually they’re sent by Margaret in Judicial. She’s old and likes cats, therefore anything she gets she forwards – no matter how stupid – because she’s afraid that the one email that said “forward this to 10 people or your cat gets herpes” applies to all of them. It drives our IT department mad.
I got one sent by Margaret, and I thought I’d share it with you. It’s written in multicolored Papyrus, like it’s trying extra hard to be a supporting cast member on the off-Broadway version of Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat, which is your first sign of concern.
“Heart attacks and hot water” it reads. “The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.” Maybe!
But only because Chinese tea is really nice (as long as you don’t let the leaves stew and turn bitter), not because of any health benefits. Apparently, if you drink cold water (or any cold drink) right after a meal you will die of a heart attack.
I don’t mean to concern you, but it’s right there. In bold, underlined, 24pt Papyrus. “It will slow down the digestion. Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer.”
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