Sunday, March 30, 2008

When humor is too accurate to be humor

Sometimes in pursuit of humor, Cracked hits the nail on the head. Here's one article that hits a lot of nails. Start here to read The 5 Most Ridiculously Over-Hyped Health Scares of All Time:
See, what many people don't know about DDT is that the person who discovered that it could be used as a pesticide actually won a Nobel Peace Prize. Why? Because it was kind of effective in fighting malaria. When spraying of DDT stopped in Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka), malaria cases rose from 17 in 1963 to 2.5 goddamn million in 1969, an increase of approximately a bajillion fofillion percent. And to this day, the mosquito remains the deadliest killer Mother Nature has to offer, with a confirmed 2 million kills per year.
And the clueless feelgooders are trying to fight it by supplying people with sleeping nets, because killing mosquitoes is too cruel.

1 comment:

  1. I've always wonderd what they think people are supposed to do when they're not in bed....being protected by netting?

    Are they suppsed to wrap thmselves up in it?