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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cheesy Dreams

Have you ever heard the old wives tale, that eating cheese causes you to have nightmares? Well, I never had heard it. Maybe it is just a British myth. Apparently it is widespread enough that the British Cheese Board funded a study.

An in-depth Cheese & Dreams study, reports that 85% of females who ate Stilton had some of the most unusual dreams of the whole study. 65% of people eating Cheddar dreamt about celebrities, over 65% of participants eating Red Leicester revisited their schooldays, all female participants who ate British Brie had nice relaxing dreams whereas male participants had cryptic dreams, two thirds of all those who ate Lancashire had a dream about work and over half of Cheshire eaters had a dreamless sleep.

This study could open up a whole new world. Those who complain that they do not dream, should just eat cheese. Want to order a certain type dream? Eat the recommended cheese. It would probably be best to keep a log of your own experiences so you can order the proper dream. It would certainly increase awareness of the various kinds of cheese.

What about those of us who are lactose-intolerant? That's worth a whole new study.


  1. What governments won't study with our taxes.

  2. Hey - how do I sign up for that study!:) Very interesting...

  3. I don't know of any current study, but maybe you could conduct your own. I had Edam cheese last night and dreamed of being kissed.

  4. Cheese straws?....maybe you would dream of a cow, or a camel.....


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