In an attempt to finally prove or disprove their mothers’ warnings that sugary breakfast cereal was “as nutritious as cardboard,” the Mythbusters set up a controlled experiment using laboratory mice.

One group was fed normal mouse food, the second group was fed sugary breakfast cereal and the third group was fed cardboard pellets.

After the first week, there was no noticeable change in the two groups. After the
second week, the cardboard-eaters were starting to look skinny. On the Monday morning of the third week…

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