Big, big news for handicapped rodents.Posted: July 28, 2009
For a long time, there has been the urban legend that green M&M’s would, depending on the version of the story you adhere to, serve as an aphrodisiac, or lead to a pregnancy.
I recognize that, if they had the first quality, the latter would be an expected potential result.
Today, the news is that the dye in the blue candy can reduce the damage from spinal injuries. Apparently, this dye, when given to rats with spinal injuries, restores their ability to walk. It does leave them with a limp, and they temporarily turn blue.
This is really big news for rats, mice, and even squirrels involved in motor sports of any sort.
One thing I’d point out is that the article says nothing about mending broken skulls. If you have a motorcycle riding rat, I urge you to continue to insist that it wear a proper helmet whenever it goes out for a ride, even if it is just around the neighborhood.
Yellow, brown, red and orange remain unconnected with any sort of powers.
In the interest of fairness, and to give people the opportunity to improve their lot in life simply by investing in candy, I’d like to assign mythical powers to the remaining colors.
I’m not hitting on any new ideas for what should go with which color. Actually, the fact that I’m even writing about this topic should make it self evident that this is not one of my deeper thinking days.
Let’s work together to help people less fortunate than ourselves by identifying the magical gift each shade of M&M can bestow on the person who consumes it.
Suggestions in your comments, if you please, ladies and gentlemen.
As an aside, did you know if you search white mouse motorcycle in Yahoo image search a picture of Fabio comes up? Of course you did. I kind of resent being the last to find these things out.