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Anti-Superstition Parties

Post by lpetrich » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:28 pm

The Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center -- the irrational fear of Friday the 13th.

It is about anti-superstition parties that the Philadelphia Freethought Society has had, parties on that date.

I've never been able to attend, but if I did, I know what I'd attend as.

I'd show up as a stereotypical wizard, complete with a long robe. On it, I'd put zodiac signs, a flat Earth, flying saucers, and the like. I might also bring some bean dip as a way of making fun of Pythagoras's belief in the wickedness of eating beans.

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Post by Tubby » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:13 am

[quote=""lpetrich""] I might also bring some bean dip as a way of making fun of Pythagoras's belief in the wickedness of eating beans.[/quote]

Sheldon Cooper would get it.

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Post by lpetrich » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:13 am

[quote=""Tubby""]
lpetrich;663926 wrote: I might also bring some bean dip as a way of making fun of Pythagoras's belief in the wickedness of eating beans.
Sheldon Cooper would get it.[/QUOTE]
I don't get it.

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Post by Tubby » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:46 pm

[quote=""lpetrich""]I don't get it.[/quote]

You and Penny. Two peas in a pod. :D

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Post by Jackrabbit » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:18 am

A demonstration of the wickedness of eating beans.
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Post by MattShizzle » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:24 am

I remember years back hearing of some group that used to do this every Friday the 13th, but their charter required they disbanded some years back. May have be the last Friday 13th of 1999 IIRC.

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Post by lpetrich » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:23 am

[quote=""Jackrabbit""]A demonstration of the wickedness of eating beans.[/quote]
Yes, flatulence: Why Beans Make You Fart

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Post by Tubby » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:59 am

Yesterday a coworker told me his diabetic wife won't eat lima beans because they are high in sugar.
True?

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Post by dancer_rnb » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:30 am

Lima beans are pretty high in carbs.

from labels on cans:
green beans 1/2 cup (120g) 4g carb

lima beans 1/2 cup (126g) 19 g carb

That all becomes sugars after digestion, mostly glucose from starches.
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