Well, there’s good for your health and then there’s good for your health

Authorities have warned people against eating raw marmot meat because it can carry Yersinia pestis, the plague germ. Some people ignore the warnings as they believe that consuming the innards of the large rodent is good for their health.

Each year in Mongolia at least one person dies of the plague, mostly due to consuming such meat, according to the US National Center for Zoonotic Disease.

16 comments on “Well, there’s good for your health and then there’s good for your health

  1. I wish to register a complaint. I wish to complain about this marmot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

  2. Yersinia pestis

    I misread that as Yersinia penis.

    they believe that consuming the innards of the large rodent is good for their health

    I can’t even bring myself to eat kale.

  3. MC said:
    “I can’t even bring myself to eat kale.”

    Samuel Johnson’s dictionary entry for oats fits kale rather well:

    “in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland [Hoxton?] supports the people”

  4. If you’re thinking that eating raw rodent innards is a good thing then, well, you’re lounging in the swallow end of the gene pool.

    And it doesn’t matter whether its a Norwegian Blue Marmot or not.

  5. @Gamecock May 7, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    God invented cows so people didn’t have to eat kale.

    FTFY

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