October 14, 2011

Best reason ever to be vegan

Now calm down vegans, vegetarians and squeamish omnivores. According to snopes.com, a product such as this may have been available from around 1900 to 1920, but there's no substantial proof that the product actually contained tapeworms. It may have been just another fraudulent product marketed to susceptible people as a scam. It's not certain if anyone has ever tried to lose weight by swallowing a tapeworm. The person most associated with the possibility was opera singer Maria Callas, who was known to suffer from tapeworm, and also to struggle with weight issues. However, it's generally believed she acquired her tapeworm from her habit of eating raw meat.

Aren't you glad you're vegan?

Thus ends week 2 of VeganMoFo 2011. Next week I'll be seriously reviewing cookbooks and restaurants. Have a great weekend! I'm on my way to the East Coast.


  1. I'm soooooooo grateful I'm vegan. I knew that was the stuff of urban legends, but here's a true story. My brother had an intestinal parasite that he purposefully kept to lose weight. Ew!

  2. Can't wait to hear about your trip!

  3. Can't wait to hear about your trip!

  4. I like the "Eat, Eat, Eat" part! :D

    Have a great trip, looking forward to seeing some East Coast eats.

  5. I am glad I wasn't eating when I read that Andrea!

  6. I'm really loving these old ads you're posting! I would have to agree with you & say that she most likely got tapeworms from raw meat. Eew.

    Love the song. :)

  7. Eew! How do you sanitize tape worms? Just another reason I'm happy to be vegan. Have a great trip! :-)

  8. Jenny,
    Thanks, I did! But no Internet.

    EEEWWW. Are you absolutely sure????

    I wish I had something exciting to post. We'll see.

    Too bad about the tapeworm part.

    So am I!

    That's actually a fact I found out from reading about her.

    Chow vegan,
    That's a good question. How do you? Yuck.


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