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Is Hornet Juice the Next Big Thing?(7 posts)

Is Hornet Juice the Next Big Thing?Me Dot Org
Oct 2, 2001 8:02 AM
Naoko Takahashi, the first woman to run a marathon in under 2:20:00, has been drinking hornet juice for FIVE YEARS and swears by it.

To quote the Reuters article:

i Japanese scientists have found the juice can give an
i astonishing boost to human performance.

i They said it reduced muscle fatigue and improved the
i body's efficiency by increasing the ability to metabolize i fat and thus reduce the build up of lactic acid.

i Because it is 100 percent natural, it does not break
i rules on performance-enhancing drugs.

Here's the link:

http://news.excite.com/news/r/011002/10/odd-takahashi-dc
re: Is Hornet Juice the Next Big Thing?Jon
Oct 2, 2001 8:47 AM
I read a similar article almost two years ago. Supposedly a British company was involved in patent
and marketing negotiations with the Japanese group who did the original clinical research. However
I hadn't heard anything since. As I understand it, a number of Japanese runners use the stuff and
swear by it. However, the Japanese are not yet knocking off the African like flies. So I guess we'll
all have to wait and see.
It's too hard to squeeze the juice outmr_spin
Oct 2, 2001 8:49 AM
Hornets don't like that very much. It's so hard to get them to sit still. You'll get more juice out of bumblebees, anyway.

Maybe this woman ran such a fast marathon because she was whacked out of her skull. Or trying to find a quiet place to throw up.

Who discovers stuff like this? How many different insects did they "juice" before they stumbled on the magical hornet?
Yuck!MrCelloBoy
Oct 2, 2001 9:24 AM
Those guys PISS ME OFF! They're right up there past saddle sores as far as I'm concerned.
I'd go for that corn juice the Tarahumara indians drink on their multi-day runs in the Andes.
That and a cuouple of Coca leaves!
Maybe you can just chew them up. Fiber, ya know. nmSpinchick
Oct 2, 2001 1:26 PM
Double yuck. What do you do, wipe them off the windshield?nmMB1
Oct 2, 2001 2:01 PM
Well at that point there'd be nothing left to chew. nmSpinchick
Oct 2, 2001 2:23 PM