Avoid These 10 Foods If You Want to Get Lucky on Valentine's Day

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Beware the dreaded asparagus pee...
8. Asparagus
If you are in the half of the population who has no idea what I'm talking about when I use the phrase "asparagus pee," then ignore this section and eat as much asparagus as you want. But the rest of you. You know who you are. You're one of the lucky ones who, according to researchers, have a special gene that allows them to smell the sulfurous amino acids that asparagus is broken down into during digestion. But it doesn't just stop with pee. Those funky asparagus chemicals will invade other, um, things, which will smell just as bad. But before the folks who don't have the "special gene" start gloating, know this: Your pee smells funny, too. You just don't have the evolutionary tools to detect it.

7. Spaghetti
I don't care how expert you think you are at twirling pasta daintily around your fork into the perfect-size bite to place seamlessly into your mouth: You are going to mess up. And when you do, you'll end up shoveling strands of noodles into your gaping pie hole and slurp-chewing until it's all secreted between your lips, at which point you'll realize you have sauce all over your face and have, in the process of sucking pasta strands, flung some of the sauce across the table, where it landed on the disgusted face of your unwitting date. Stick with penne.

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