Monday, March 8


Not sure how scientifically sourced this is, but Britain's Channel Five apparently will air findings that the infamous gladiators of old were vegans, so rough & tough they fought not in sandals, but barefoot! "Anthropological autopsies ... indicate a vegetarian diet of beans and barley which produced a thick layer of fat. 'They got enough of this food every day to make them very fat and strong,' said Karl Grossschmidt, a forensic anthropologist at Vienna University. Grossschmidt said the diet likely provided protection from slashing wounds and damage to nerves and blood vessels, with the layer of fat augmenting their scant armor." Well, OK. If you say so. All I can say is, if they were eating vegan and getting that fat, they must've had a hell of a lot of barley.

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