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Take Your Vitamins

By posted at 11:00 am on December 20, 2013 1

Did Gollum have a vitamin D deficiency? In the Medical Journal of Australia, Joseph A. Hopkinson and Nicholas S. Hopkinson posit that the Lord of the Rings saga could’ve been prevented had the inhabitants of Middle Earth just gotten a little more sunlight. “Systematic textual analysis of The Hobbit supports our initial hypothesis that the triumph of good over evil may be assisted to some extent by the poor diet and lack of sunlight experienced by the evil characters.”





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One Response to “Take Your Vitamins”

  1. JOHN T SHEA
    at 12:10 pm on December 20, 2013

    An idiotic contention if intended seriously, given that neither neither Gollum, Saruman, Sauron, or the Orcs were human. And most characters, good and bad, lived for centuries.

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