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10th Sep '17 11:20:07 AM GrammarNavi
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* BillNye was once explaining medicinal properties of various plants. Taking a bite of lemon, as his face scrunched up he said "It's got to be good for you..."

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* BillNye [[Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy Bill Nye]] was once explaining medicinal properties of various plants. Taking a bite of lemon, as his face scrunched up he said "It's got to be good for you..."
31st Aug '17 7:48:32 AM Macsen
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*** Anti-freeze's sweet taste has actually resulted in it being the weapon of choice in more than one murder case, and quite frequently in animal cruelty cases, since the victim will consume food or drink laced with the stuff without noticing anything amiss. Most if not all antifreeze manufacturers now include a bittering agent to prevent this.

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*** Anti-freeze's sweet taste has actually resulted in it being the weapon of choice in more than one murder case, and [[KickTheDog quite frequently in animal cruelty cases, cases]], since the victim will consume food or drink laced with the stuff without noticing anything amiss. Most if not all antifreeze manufacturers now include a bittering agent to prevent this.
31st Aug '17 7:47:54 AM Macsen
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** Also inverted with antifreeze, which tastes sweet, works quickly, and is extremely deadly, which is why people are advised to keep it locked away from children and pets. (Unfortunately, it is a common poison used to kill pets.)

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** Also inverted with antifreeze, which tastes sweet, works quickly, and is extremely deadly, which is why people are advised to keep it locked away from children and pets. (Unfortunately, it is a common poison used to kill pets.)



*** Anti-freeze's sweet taste has actually resulted in it being the weapon of choice in more than one murder case since the victim will consume food or drink laced with the stuff without noticing anything amiss. Most if not all antifreeze manufacturers now include a bittering agent to prevent this.

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*** Anti-freeze's sweet taste has actually resulted in it being the weapon of choice in more than one murder case case, and quite frequently in animal cruelty cases, since the victim will consume food or drink laced with the stuff without noticing anything amiss. Most if not all antifreeze manufacturers now include a bittering agent to prevent this.
31st Aug '17 7:41:20 AM Macsen
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** Also inverted with antifreeze, which tastes sweet, works quickly, and is extremely deadly, which is why people are advised to keep it locked away from children and pets.

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** Also inverted with antifreeze, which tastes sweet, works quickly, and is extremely deadly, which is why people are advised to keep it locked away from children and pets. (Unfortunately, it is a common poison used to kill pets.)
31st Aug '17 7:33:08 AM Macsen
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Compare IfItTastesGoodItMustBeBadForYou. See also MiseryBuildsCharacter.

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Compare IfItTastesGoodItMustBeBadForYou.This goes hand in hand with AWeightyAesop, formerly named "If It Tastes Good, It Must Be Bad For You". See also MiseryBuildsCharacter.
6th Aug '17 9:52:05 AM Antigone3
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* Medicines in the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' novels bounce back and forth between averting this trope and playing it straight. The normal remedy for overstraining one's psychic abilities tastes absolutely horrible. Most Healers will provide a "chaser" with no medical properties but which will clear the taste out of a patient's mouth; one character who needs the potion because he just invoked WhatAnIdiot gets the potion but ''not'' the palate-cleanser. On the other hand, when Karal is flattened by overstress he's assured that potions for stomach ulcers are deliberately made to be tasty (it's the only way to get people who need them to take them).
6th Jul '17 5:43:40 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', when concocting a type of tea that's good for colds, Luke complains that it's a little too bitter for him. Layton explains to him that that that's how you know it works, quoting a Japanese proverb about how good medicine is bitter to the taste.

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* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', when concocting a type of tea that's good for colds, Luke complains that it's a little too bitter for him. Layton explains to him that that that's how you know it works, quoting a Japanese proverb about how good medicine is bitter to the taste.
27th Jun '17 8:13:26 PM SilentStranger
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** In "Saturated Fat Guy", Lois watches a PBS documentary about America's awful food habits and forces the family to start eating healthy, with predictable reactions from Peter, who ends up starting his own food truck that only sells ludicrously unhealthy food. After Lois throws him out of the house, Peter starts living in the truck and only eats the food he sells, which, of course, makes him morbidly obese and he eventually has to be cut out of the truck and hoisted out in a horse harness. The ending narration reveals that Peter learned his lesson and had a healthy dinner that night... then went right back to eating like crap for the rest of his life.
4th Mar '17 12:53:19 AM SilentStranger
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* An episode of ''ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' has Montery Jack realize that his weight is becoming a problem when it keeps him from being effective during a mission, and decides to go on a diet, with the other Rangers joining him out of support. As part of the diet, Jack cooks a kind of seaweed stew he learned from a strongman he once knew. Turns out it has less to do with nutrition (though its good in that department too), and more that the stew tastes so bad that you wont eat much of it.
3rd Feb '17 8:29:11 PM OrangenChan
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* A slight variation occurs in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' when Coran tries to get the paladins to try some traditional Alien food.
--> '''Hunk:''' Ugh, it smells disgusting!
--> '''Coran:''' I know! That's how you know it's healthy!
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