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   xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 8 11:34 PM

Oct 9th, 2017: Food Rationing

You know when I do IOtD you're subjected to whatever blows my skirt up. This picture did.
I found this picture of UK food rationing in 1943, this is a weeks rations for two people… it got worse.



Intrigued by the picture, I started looking into it. Starting in January of 1940 with bacon, butter, and sugar, more and more
things were added as the war dragged on. Just before VE day it was cut again and it took until 1954 to end completely.
There were special supplement rations for certain hard working occupations but they were very small. Diabetics got more butter
and meat but gave up sugar coupons. Vegetarians got more cheese but gave up meat coupons. Everybody was growing gardens.



In 1939 the University of Cambridge did a secret study to determine the minimum people could live on and stay health with
fairly rigorous activity. They established guidelines but found it took a long time to prepare and eat, plus what they described
as a "remarkable" increase in flatulence from the high amount of starch in the diet, plus a 250% increase in poop.

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sexobon  Monday Oct 9 12:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
... Just before VE day it was cut again and it took until 1954 to end completely. ...
Welp, that explains Twiggy.


Griff  Monday Oct 9 07:07 AM

I guess the Nazis weren't targeting the dairies.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 9 11:02 AM

No, but they were only allowed to make one kind of cheese up to the end. The Brits got used to that cheese and stuck with it later, much to the disgust of the French.



Clodfobble  Saturday Oct 14 06:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
They established guidelines but found it took a long time to prepare and eat, plus what they described as a "remarkable" increase in flatulence from the high amount of starch in the diet, plus a 250% increase in poop.
Any major dietary change will result in a huge amount of flatulence for a few weeks, because it's caused (among other things) by mass bacterial die-off. You're starving the bacteria that eat what you used to eat, while growing the colonies that eat what you're now eating. The farting from a newly-high-starch diet will go away after awhile, and then would come back with a vengeance if/when you switched back to a relatively starchless diet. The same is partially true of poop quantities--the efficiency of our metabolism and how much we're able to utilize from a given meal has to do with the colonies we've cultivated. Give it a few months, and the more efficient colonies will thrive and the poop quantity will go down again. This is, of course, independent from certain generally-more-or-less digestible foods with variable fiber content, fermentable sugar content, etc. But radical shifts in diet play at least a partial role in the output of one's butthole.


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Clodfobble  Monday Oct 16 11:08 PM

I love that movie!



Quote:
WILL: Eleanor, you're naked!

ELEANOR: It's Die Freikorper Kultur!

WILL: And you're being manipulated!

ELEANOR: It's Die Handhabung Therapeutisch!

WILL: Don't give me that German crap! He was handhabunging you! You let a stranger handhabung you!

ELEANOR: Herr Spitzvogel is a doctor!

WILL: And you, you ginger-haired pig balls, you were masturbating!

SPITZVOGEL: Sir, I was not!

WILL: I saw you with my own eyes!

SPITZVOGEL: I was massaging my colon!

WILL: Massaging your colon? I know where the colon is, and it doesn't stick up in the air!



SPUCK  Monday Oct 23 10:05 PM

I bet the deer population evaporated during the rationing.

Was the rationing rigid? Like if you slaughtered your own cow did you have to hand it over?



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