I know I shouldn't feel this way. I mean being surprised by this seems a bit silly, yet I still am flabbergasted by the sheer amount of misinformation that people spread as gospel.
Ok, yes, once upon a time, in a new frontier, these things came in handy to know. Rules to live by to help you stay safe and sane. But things changed. New pioneers challenged the status quo and proved that these rules were not always the full truth.
Remember when tomatoes were a poison? Of course not, you had people that proved that little ditty wrong. The leaves can make you sick, and the plant itself is a night shade. But the fruit is edible. So not the full truth.
Eggs, a floating egg doesn't mean it is rotten, it means that it is older, that the membrane has shrunk slightly allowing for more air, hence it's ability to float. Someone, somewhere decided to crack the "bad" egg open and decide for themselves. They found that it wasn't the full truth when it came to eggs. Yet people still practice this. All one needs to do is crack the egg open in a small dish. It will tell you instantly that the egg is edible or not. What is that old adage, waste not want not?
Corn has no nutritional value. . .
Grass has no benefits, better to replace it with edibles. . .
Brown or green eggs have more cholesterol. . .
Nitrates are unnatural. . .
Sugar causes hyperactivity. . .
Oh the list can go on. And daily the media tells us another half truth to scare the bejeebers out of us. Popcorn, apples, steak, fish. . .etc. . . Evil death!!!! Then social media and people we trust to be experts twist and spin, fit the half truth into their utopia (I don't care for onions so watch my Facebook page for misquotes and mislabeled scientific studies so I can get more people to shun the raw onion. It can only be cooked in this certain manner to be safe)
It all can get so confusing. Too many voices. It's hard to trust the info out there. Once upon a time I would receive hate mail, grossly out of context comments, and critical reviews of posts I would write. One thing was, I have certain rules to follow to keep my readers safe and keep legal liabilities at bay. So I would be attacked on saying things like, I do not recommend. . . And here is the case study. . . Warning potentially fatal. . . And I had so many people threatening to turn me in to PETA for my posts on butchering that I actually waited for them. I got into an argument with someone about beans being a fruit or vegetable. My view was a stance on cooking. But that is beside the point.
I guess my point being, take everything with a grain of salt (while salt is still legal). If something doesn't sound copacetic, do a bit of research on your own. You may find half truths.
Guess I am just getting cynical and frustrated with my old age.