Thursday, June 25, 2009

Things I just learned I didn't know

Remember olestra, that fantastic sucrose polyester blend fat substitute? You know, the fat substitute that would enable us to stuff our faces with potato chips and still bypass the cardiologist? You know, the fat substitute that causes anal leakage?

Turns out that all the excessive oiliness was a feature not a bug.

Olestra has migrated from the supermarket to the hardware store: it’s now used in eco-friendly paints and industrial lubricants.

2 comments:

Mo MoDo said...

And our language has been enriched by the phrase 'anal leakage'.

Brendan said...

Takes "eating paint chips" to a whole new level, doesn't it?