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Drawkward's avatar

Can you think of any information that makes you (kinda) sorry you found out about it?

Asked by Drawkward (857points) November 15th, 2009

The content of Slimjims, serving sizes for foods, amount of money spent annually on the military, etc…

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faye's avatar

sigh, what really is in weiners and mcdonalds

nmac's avatar

your hair or my hair in your food?

OutOfTheBlue's avatar

When your new love reveals how many people they had sex with in the past LOL

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

* Sesame Street doesn’t exist no matter how fast you run away from your own neighborhood

* My hoopty car is trying to die… again

* An IRA account I’ve had for over a decade (forgot about it) has been so poorly managed that there’s less than the original investment as a balance.

* Cheez Its have more calories than potato chips

trailsillustrated's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence your hoopty car hahahahahaha so funny

Drawkward's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence That cheez comment made me die a little. Please tell me it’s Cheez-its and not ordinary cheese.

J0E's avatar

That Mountain Dew is really bad for you.

Oh, it was a simpler time before that…

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

How many people watch and trust Fox News as a reputable news source.

OutOfTheBlue's avatar

@jbfletcherfan Many parts of life aren’t cool, but we go on living. All i know is every time i have asked that question i wish i hadn’t.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

@OutOfTheBlue: I agree, there are things I won’t share even here because they just kill the hell out of me, things that can’t be unseen or undone.

augustlan's avatar

I was just talking about this with a friend last night! We both agreed that it really sucked to find out that Mel Gibson is such an ass. So disappointing. :(

ratboy's avatar

“Santa” is an anagram of “Satan.”

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Finding out Julie Powell cheated on her husband and they are now divorced. For me, the best part of the film Julie and Julia, was how wonderfully the husbands where portrayed.

The other thing was finding out how corn products are in everything we eat.

Drawkward's avatar

@PandoraBoxx Corn being in everything seems kind of conspiratorial.

MacBean's avatar

I really wish I didn’t know what Britney Spears’s crotch looks like.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@MacBean I hate the term LOL very, very much, but in regards to your answer, I’ll make an exception.

wildpotato's avatar

That Syd Barrett, John Updike, and George Carlin had died. It made me really sad when I heard about each of those deaths. My favorite famous people should live forever.

sjmc1989's avatar

I don’t like to talk about it but it involves my beloved baby harp seals, an email, a very cruel ex-boyfriend, and poachers.

SeventhSense's avatar

Yes I never wanted to know a brother’s wife has an STD and that he first got with her in a tag team with his buddy…ummm more info than I need….family gatherings…AAAAwkward.

Was it really a mystery? You’ve seen one taco, you’ve seen them all.
Some are rare, some well done…figuratively speaking..guess she’s the latter :P

MrItty's avatar

Which of my friends are virgins.

Fetishes of some of those that aren’t.

Endings to various books/movies/sports I haven’t finished reading/seeing/watching

Which baseball players (and the overall number that) have been caught using steroids

The circumstances under which I was conceived

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

That all the freshwater fish I ate growing up was full of mercury, PCBs, and agricultural fertilizer runoff. That’s going to kill me in a nasty, nasty way someday.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@MacBean and @SeventhSense most tacos are pretty darned ugly, and I can’t think of one that would win a prize for looking beautiful. I’ve seen more beautiful penises than I have attractive ‘tacos’.

Drawkward's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra Everything causes cancer nowadays.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra: Good point! I grew up eating corn picked from fields grown for livestock feed and you know what all kind of chemicals are in that. I also learned we didn’t have floridated water and later on I was told snacking on children’s aspirins was a bad thing.

juniper's avatar

That my dad probably wasn’t my mom’s true love.


chyna's avatar

@phoenyx Didn’t need to know that.

wundayatta's avatar

How Tilapia are grown in fish farms. I haven’t eaten any since I found out maybe a dozen years ago.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@jbfletcherfan I was just going to Google it.

wundayatta's avatar

@jbfletcherfan and @Psychedelic_Zebra You really don’t want to know.

JLeslie's avatar

My mom doesn’t let me eat farm fish or fish from China.

oratio's avatar

@JLeslie From China? Why not?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@daloon that’s what I was afraid of.

@Psychedelic_Zebra be gentle….LOL

JLeslie's avatar

@oratio She doesn’t trust what is dumped into the rivers and ocean in or near China.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

I just watched a video on Tilapia Fish Farming, closed system, and read a couple of websites on it. I don’t see the big deal; what, you think fish need to run wild and free to be happy, like the lions of Born Free in Africa? They’re fish, for Evelyn’s sake. not trying to be rude, trying to be a realist.

I know of a place that raises turtles for meat, I’m sure the system they use is probably about the same, except designed for turtles.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@JLeslie—you have any idea of the garbage that’s been released into US rivers since at least the 1950’s. One word, Monsanto

JLeslie's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra I’m sure we suck here too. Probably everything is poison.

Drawkward's avatar

Finding out about the pollution of the oceans in general makes me kind of nauseated.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I’ve always said that if we knew what we eat in any restaurant, we’d never go out again. We’d all be cooking all our own food!

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@Drawkward Then whatever you do, don’t read the book The World Without Us by Alan Wiseman. He goes into pretty graphic detail of what is in the oceans, thanks to humanity.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@jbfletcherfan If we knew what was in our food, we’d all be growing and raising everything, meat as well as fruit and veggies.

JLeslie's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra I love that idea, although I know I will never do it 100%. I have a friend who is into homesteading, she has a veggie garden and apple trees, and cans for the winter. Her husband hunts a deer each year, and they fish in local lakes. They do what they can.

I hated finding out how calves are treated that are destined to be veal and how cows and other animals are slaughtered in general.

syz's avatar

The ingredients in marshmallows.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@syz at least it isn’t made from people.

@JLeslie you can’t have omelets without breaking a few eggs, and you can’t have steak without slaughtering a few cattle. A friend of mine used to work the kill floor at a slaughterhouse, they don’t really feel any pain, as long as the guy with the ‘boomstick’ is doing it right.

janbb's avatar

What happened at Abu Ghraib.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

That there weren’t really weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Opium production in Afghanistan increased dramatically after the U.S. Invaded, the CIA sells drugs to fund off the book operations. Oh and that the government is responsible for countless acts of torture on probably hundreds of people, at least that we can account for.

Supacase's avatar

@Drawkward Low-fat Cheez-Its are darn good and they would have to be lower in calories than the regular ones. Or at least I would think so

Drawkward's avatar

@Supacase Perhaps it’s a very small difference so that they still are about as bad as regular ol’ potato chips.

SeventhSense's avatar

Jeez…no lurve?
That’s the last time I share something so personal. flips the fluther fuck off

Drawkward's avatar

@SeventhSense Were you sharing something personal just expecting to have someone else click a button that reads “lurve”?

wundayatta's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra The reasons why tilapia are desirable have to do with how easy they are to grow and how unfishy they taste. They are very tolerant of extremely dirty conditions. So some fish farmers, in order to save money, grow their fish in very dirty water. Then, the last day or two before harvesting, they let them in clean water to clean out their systems. They also use antibiotics to keep the fish healthy.

Not every farmer does this, but you never know where your fish come from, nor how they were raised, and thus I, for one, never eat them. People who sell fish farm systems are not likely to tell you how these systems can be used—where farmers can cut corners. But a number of years ago, I did a study of aquaculture with the idea that it was something that inner city entrepreneurs could do. During the course of that study, I picked up that tidbit of information—I don’t remember where now. It was enough to put me off.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@daloon there are at least 100 different types of Tilapia. I for one am not that fond of it. I prefer Grouper, Catfish, or the very best, Permit. Tuna steaks aren’t bad, either.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@SeventhSense you are such a lurve whore. }:^)

LKidKyle1985's avatar

@augustlan the Mel Gibson one reminded me of how disappointed I was when I found out how bat shit crazy Tom Cruise actually was.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@SeventhSense What are you talking about? You have 5 lurve…...

@Psychedelic_Zebra & @daloon…I’ve never eaten tilapia. I’m a catfish fan. In fact, I cooked it yesterday. I do killer catfish. Better than any restaurant can cook it up. No brag…just fact.

SeventhSense's avatar

Pimpin ain’t easy.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@jbfletcherfan you’re on, I accept your challenge; catfish filets on the grill at forty paces, bring your own spatula.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

One thing I found out about that made me ill was the way that circumcisions are performed.

MacBean's avatar

Earlier tonight I was linked to a website about clitoral unhoodings. There were before and after pictures. (If you need to be told that’s NSFW, there’s no hope for you.) I absolutely could have lived my entire life without seeing the hoodectomy/labiaplasty after picture. It doesn’t even look like girlbits anymore. It looks like an open knife wound. Why would someone do that? I don’t understand.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra Yeah…you’re on! You grill…I’ll deep fry. I have my spatula. You bring your tongs. :-)

@MacBean Nooooooo! WHY would anyone DO that!!!??? I am now tramatized for the day!

Aster's avatar

that the shrinks are really Not interested, think you’re Boring, Expendable and Redundant and have their minds on getting this over with while pretending to listen and care.

SeventhSense's avatar

That sounds like a kind of a generalized, and dare I say, highly subjective sentiment. I’m sure there are many psychologists quite sincere and genuine in their concern. I saw a counselor for 18 years who during the last 5 I saw him wouldn’t even mention money and at the end couldn’t care less if I paid him or not. He was a world class man and helped me tremendously at a time when I had very little material means.

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