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According to new research done at Oxford University, people who eat meat are less likely to suffer from shrinking of the brain than those that stick strictly to a vegetarian diet.


This doesn’t mean that vegetarians need to immediately start eating meat; it just means that when they decide to attack meat-eaters they should think about their small mindedness before hand.

via Random Nuclear Strikes (with added recursion)


  1. RAB says:

    I wonder how many vegetarians have won a Nobel Prize?

  2. NickM says:

    A fair few Hindus I would guess.

  3. Alisa says:

    Are Hindus vegetarian? I thought they only cannot eat beef.

  4. Sunfish says:

    Some are and some aren’t. Beef is forbidden. Some go further, because they believe that animals are reincarnated humans and humans are reincarnated animals, but I don’t think that the religion officially requires this.

  5. Alisa says:

    I thought reincarnations is Buddhist, but never mind.

  6. Nick M says:

    The higher the caste the more restricted is the diet. Untouchablesw can eat what they like. Of course killin a sacred cow, even accidentally, will get you into a world of pain.

  7. Alisa says:

    The higher the caste the more restricted is the diet.

    I didn’t know that – thanks. About that sacred cow: is it OK to eat it if someone else killed it, or if it was simply struck by lightning (hopefully having been marinated a day before)?

  8. Sunfish says:

    IIRC, strict adherence forbids even cow’s milk, and that’s where the cow isn’t harmed.

    So, I’m going to guess that beef isn’t going to happen.


  9. NickM says:

    If you can arrange to marinate a live cow and then arrange for it to be killed by a lightning strike I’d best be careful around you. Those are godlike powers ;-)

    No, I don’t think eating sacred cows (a particular breed) is on any which way. I think they’re buried with full Hindu honours.

  10. Alisa says:

    Nick, unfortunately (!) I don’t do lightning. I just thought I’d marinate the cow in advance when a thunderstorm is in the forecast, let it out to the pasture, and hope for the best.

    A particular breed? I thought it’s just any cow. Does this mean that a different breed can be killed/eaten/both?

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