THE internet has gone predictably crazy over a report by a Harvard professor who suggested the ideal serve of chips should comprise just six French fries.
Eric Rimm from the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. School of Public Health was quoted in a New York Times article noting that the popular side dish was unhealthy “no matter how good it tastes”.
Rimm described potatoes as “starch bombs” and cited earlier studies noting people who ate hot chips two to three times a week had a higher risk of mortality.
“I think it would be nice if your meal came with a side salad and six French fries,” he said.
Responses to the article quickly went viral, with one online commentator describing Professor Rimm as “a monster” and another saying having six chips on the side amounted to “potato croutons”.
A 28 YEAR OLD NZ man who has suffered from stuttering for his whole life has discovered he could speak smoothly simply by pretending to have an Irish accent.
Nick Prosser told the Rotorua Daily Post he had never been to Ireland, and had spent years having speech therapy to help deal with the issue.
He found the miracle cure when trying out different accents with a work colleague as a joke.