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Can't Possibly Be True!

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Jan. 24, 2022

Can't Possibly Be True!

In a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology, researchers from Furman University asked children ages 4 to 7 to identify whether certain foods come from plants or animals, and which things were OK to eat.

The results were shocking, as Oddee.com reported: About a third of the kids thought eggs came from plants. Forty percent thought hot dogs and bacon were vegetables. Almost half thought french fries were animal-based.

More than a third thought chicken nuggets were plant-based, even though the word "chicken" is right there in the name.

Another third said fish were not OK to eat. Seventy-six percent said cows were not OK to eat. We have some work to do, folks. [Oddee.com, 11/10/2021]