Oh, no. The vegans (and Hindus and Muslims) have discovered that…

New Fiver Contains Animal Fat, Provoking Anger From Vegans
The Bank of England has admitted that its new five pound notes contain tallow, an animal fat, and that they have no idea whether it contains pork products.

Specifically, the notes contain a polymer which partially derives from stearic acid, which in turn is commonly derived from tallow. So…

No. The notes don’t contain “fat.” The fat was a chemical precursor to a material which is yet another precursor to the polymer which is a minor component of the bills.

If the vegans are going to get upset over — and refuse to use — anything made with stearic acid…

A partial list of things stearic acid is used in:

Soap, cosmetics, detergents, grease/lubricants, paper plates/bowls, injection molded plastics, molded ceramics, molded plaster, fireworks, lead/acid batteries, playing cards, fabric sizing, rubber, PVC plastics, dyes, candles, candy, foods, buffing compounds and metal polish, cements, waterproofing…

I don’t think a First Worlder can exist without using something that incorporated stearic acid in its manufacture. Most Third Worlders would be hard-pressed to avoid it.

I invite all vegans to forego all stearic acid-based products. Forever. Please.

But contact me via email first, to arrange to send me all your unwanted £5 notes.


6 thoughts on “Techno-Ignorami

  1. wdg3rd November 29, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    Please. Vegans tend to smell bad as a dietary side effect. If they give up soap and detergents it won’t get better.


    • Bear November 29, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      When they also give up food, dietary supplements, energy, and shelter, they’ll start smelling even worse. But then we can bury them.


      • wdg3rd November 29, 2016 / 6:39 pm

        For years, damn near every time I tried to dig a shallow grave by the side of the road somebody else had been there first. That’s life in the NYC metro area. Now that I’m finally home in New Hampshire I expect conditions will be a bit less crowded.

        If you’re ever back up in NH, I’m directly across 106 from where they rent machine guns and have Barretts in stock.


        • Bear November 29, 2016 / 6:48 pm

          Oh, man. Have you ever tried to dig a grave there? They call it the Granite State for a reason. And rocks aside, it’s frozen half the year.



          • wdg3rd November 29, 2016 / 8:16 pm

            Well do I know the reason it’s called the Granite State. I spent several years helping my grandmother with the two vegetable gardens (one below the house, one above, the street was about 20% grade). New rocks every spring and I was using a manual push-plow, not a roto-tiller. But now I’ve got access to serious earth-moving equipment.


        • Anonymous November 30, 2016 / 8:54 pm

          Okay,I’m curious. so why were you trying to dig shallow graves by the side of the road; and what had the “somebodies” put there first ?


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