Yellow 5 killing sperm

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Jun 22, 2011

Yellow 5 killing sperm by JoostinOnline at 11:27 PM (1,644 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

  1. JoostinOnline
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    A lot of people think that Mountain Dew kills your sperm count because of yellow 5 (food coloring). I don't know how old the rumor is, but I first heard this a few years back. I recently heard it mentioned again, which is what prompted this topic. Do you ever wonder how such a stupid rumor could spread? Food coloring killing sperm? That's just ridiculous, yet it seems a lot of people believed it.
     


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    This thread is so retarded... JoostinOnline, go search google. You'll see that this was just a silly rumor started by people just like you.
     
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    I know it's a rumor, lol. Read my post. I am wondering how so many people could believe something that stupid.
     
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    People believe a lot of rumors since because they don't know how to go here http://snopes.com/.
     
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    a rumor ..........even if it is a myth basted i still wouldn't bay ti Oo
     
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    But common sense should suffice with something like this.
     
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    You'd think that but once something spreads people believe it.
    Example: I tell two people they tell two people and suddenly it is somehow a fact.
     
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    One way to tell if a rumor is fake. If it causes harm to your body, they would not be allowed to sell the product without having warnings.

    It's a stupid rumor and people who even consider it as being true, is just as stupid, if not more.
     
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    even if it's just a rumor, any reason to not drink mountain dew is a good reason.


    but food coloring causes cancer so don't eat it.
     
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    Wow, I must've hurt someone's feelings.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Mountain Dew kills something, but I don't think it's your sperm.

    Outside of that Game Fuel. It tastes really shitty but for some reason you're compelled to drink it.
     
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    Eff that. The only reason that I'll accept is "it'll cause your penis to fall off". Anything other than that, is not acceptable, and I'll continue drinking it. I drink the soda, and I drink the energy drink from Moutain Dew too.
     
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    Are you saying you actually believe it?

    -snip-
     
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    no that's not what i'm saying - i need a lawyer to posts in this forum.
     
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    That's interesting because a lot of people think that Mountain Dew kills your sperm count because of yellow 5 (food coloring). I don't know how old the rumor is, but I first heard this a few years back. I recently heard it mentioned again, which is what prompted this topic. Do you ever wonder how such a stupid rumor could spread? Food coloring killing sperm? That's just ridiculous, yet it seems a lot of people believed it.
     
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    i remember that rumor from way back in the early 90s. i even heard a teacher say it.
     
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    -snip-

    And hey if it wasn't a rumor... lower chance to get someone pregnant as a teenager!
     
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    Rumour or not, my balls feel funny whenever I drink Mountain Dew.
     

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