Joke 539

13 Sep

This was sent to me by quite a few people, so chances are you’ve seen it, but it’s still worth sharing.

Thanks to everyone who sent this and other jokes.  Please keep them coming.

English: Foie gras with onions and figs Dansk:...

Foie gras with onions and figs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here’s the final word on nutrition and health:

1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
6. The French eat foie-gras, full fat cheese and drink red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.


Eat and drink what you like.  Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

21 Responses to “Joke 539”

  1. terry1954 September 13, 2012 at 04:05 #

    how true this is!!! i majored in Spanish in high school and today remember very little, but i do recognize words and have been known to turn around to Mexican’s behind me in a waiting line and let them know that understood every word they say!!!


  2. slpmartin September 13, 2012 at 04:07 #

    Oh…now that’s advice I can live with…I’m off to my foreign language class! 🙂 Thanks for the evening laugh.


  3. jmgoyder September 13, 2012 at 04:20 #

    I hadn’t seen this one before but it makes a lot of sense – haha!


  4. The Wanderlust Gene September 13, 2012 at 04:42 #

    I didn’t expect that! Made me laugh, with surprise and mirth 🙂


  5. benzeknees September 13, 2012 at 04:45 #

    Like it!! Maltesers for you!


  6. viveka September 13, 2012 at 11:20 #

    to be honest I think it’s all the fries you eat – but you could be right .. maybe it’s the language that is problem …. so you should all start to learn Swedish and you will be okay.


  7. sharechair September 13, 2012 at 12:14 #

    I wish there was a “LOVE this” button! 🙂


  8. judithatwood September 13, 2012 at 12:46 #

    This is great!


  9. Jeff September 13, 2012 at 21:50 #

    Oui, oui, madame. Si habla deutsche.


  10. restlessjo September 14, 2012 at 18:26 #

    Had me going for a while, Tilly. Could be the figs!


  11. grannymar September 14, 2012 at 18:37 #

    I love figs and I love this too.


  12. cherilynde September 14, 2012 at 19:29 #

    hahaha! I’m headed to the state fair for a while this evening, so it’s good to know I don’t have to be careful about what I consume, as my fate is apparently already sealed!


  13. Perfecting Motherhood September 18, 2012 at 21:45 #

    I agree, it has to do with speaking English. Or even worse, American English!


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