Corn Flakes invented to stop people from masturbating

The inventor of Corn Flakes, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, had a strong conviction that masturbation is a sin. Therefore, he invented Corn Flakes.

A picture of a Corn Flakes box

At least, that is, according to rotten.com:

…the bland breakfast flakes that go almost instantly limp in milk were originally invented to bore you into such a deep coma that you would fall face down in the milk drenched flakes, drown, and thereby be spared the temptation and sin known as masturbation.

While I’m not sure about the Corn Flakes and the intention with them, Kellogg expressed his freakish view of masturbation, campaigning against it, with methods like these:

A remedy for masturbation which is almost always successful in small boys is circumcision. The operation should be performed by a surgeon without administering an anesthetic, as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind, especially if it be connected with the idea of punishment. In females, the author has found the application of pure carbolic acid to the clitoris an excellent means of allaying the abnormal excitement.

This is absolutely terrifying! I just can’t believe some of the ideas that were forced down on kids, usually in a violent way, in the past. All I can do is end this with is a little question:

What breakfast cereal do you eat?

6 thoughts on “Corn Flakes invented to stop people from masturbating”

  1. All I can tell you I was raised in the 1950′s with a steady diet of cornflakes for breakfast (I wondered why Mom insisted on that cereal) and it sure didn’t stop me from whacking off! I became a real pro at it in fact! When I read this nonsense it still makes me want to boycott Kellogg products though! What a crock of shit!

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