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March 27, 2004

ATTENTION, CUISINE-LOVERS

Here's an old but still tasty little story by one of our favorie culinary journalists, Roopa Raveendran.

Be sure to note the practical tip on dealing with frog urine.

(Thanks to Tommer Peterson)

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"Yogesh attributes these feats to yoga"

OR to the fact that he is an idiot with a chemical imbalance and a really strange fetish.

It's a toss up, really.

How'd you like to kiss this guy after having a frog in his mouth? Sheesh. Get the Listerine!

>He was instructing young children on how to >overcome fear through various >demonstrations. "The next minute I was placing >tiny insects in my mouth and finally I even >tried to put a snake in my mouth," he says.

Hmmm, I think people probably never place a snake or tiny insects in their mouths because of their lack of neccesity, not because they were too scared. I, myself, haven't because they were never chocolate-coated at the time.

I had no idea that this was one of the side-effects of yoga. Maybe I'll start doing tai chi instead.

I guess the author never saw Fear Factor. Yogesh Chavan would cry like a baby at some of that stuff.

There was an Old Yogi Who Swallowed a Roach

There was an old yogi who swallowed a roach.
I dunno why he swallowed that roach.
Its a topic I don't think we should broach.

There was an old yogi who swallowed a toad,
that he hoped wouldn't drop a load.
He swallowed the toad to catch the roach.
I dunno why he swallowed that roach.
Its a topic I don't think we should broach.

There was an old yogi who swallowed a snake;
You'd think he'd have learned from the last mistake.
He swallowed the snake to catch the toad,
that he hoped wouldn't drop a load.
He swallowed the toad to catch the roach.
I dunno why he swallowed that roach.
Its a topic I don't think we should broach.

What's so special about this talent/hobby? I have a couple of little kids that would do this without the benefit of yoga. They aren't scared of anything, they put everything in their mouths, and they constantly want to eat something. ;o)

Hm. I don't think fear is really the issue here so much as common sense. It's common to just simply not be afraid of toads, non-poisonous snakes, or insects - I know I'm not, and I certainly didn't have to do any yoga to get that way. But I'm still not going to put any of them in my mouth, because it's very likely that I could get horribly ill from doing so. So maybe this guy has actually overcome his fear of salmonella and who knows what other reptile-borne diseases. I don't think that's a good thing, because this isn't exactly an irrational fear. And good song, Mike.

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