Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

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.

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