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Sword_Thain t1_jdpwpt7 wrote

He also had important lessons on how landlords are terrible and the KKK was a terrorist organization to be opposed.


[deleted] t1_jdr0f2m wrote

Looks like Superman took on more social issues than most politicians do these days.


Cetun t1_jdrp33q wrote

Listen, there are good people on both sides /s


ConradBHart42 t1_jdt9c9h wrote



esgrove2 t1_jdq8w9o wrote

One Punch Man type stuff. "lift a chair and look at something far away 100 times a day and you'll be as powerful as Superman."


buck45osu t1_jdqv4jp wrote

But seriously howd you do it?

Saitama "I just told you"


Beli_Mawrr t1_jdt05u1 wrote

"That's just a strength training workout... and not even a hard one!"


trai_dep t1_jdq2pde wrote

I (gently) threw my puppy into a mound of pillows for years.

Still no Krypto.


oodelay t1_jdqx8g9 wrote

I would love to see a story by chatgpt on how throwing (gently) puppies into a pillow can generate bitcoins.


Ahelex t1_jdtvk4i wrote

  1. Fill pillow with some coins.
  2. Teach dog to treat pillow as chew toy.
  3. Throw dog into pillow.
  4. Dog bites pillow and coins.
  5. Bitcoin!

PMzyox t1_jdpz2uw wrote

Ah yes, the old look at things close and then far away


nrkbarnetv t1_jdqcj6w wrote

Which does actually work.

Kids won't get x-ray vision, but the increasing need for eye-correction is due to a lack of simulation of the eye muscles.

And lifting chairs will indeed give you "super" strength. In that it'll make you stronger and more coordinated.


Admetus t1_jdqfxkm wrote

That's the problem for in-city kids. They never need to look further than one block, and their infinity focus is seriously impaired.


Spare-Competition-91 t1_jdrsh8m wrote

Damn, never thought about this until now. I've lived all over, I have great vision, but I think a lot of the time I was focusing on all kinds of distances growing up. Also on fast moving objects. I used to race motorcycles and you need fast eyesight to deal with corners you're flying up to at 100+ MPH.


Grimsqueaker69 t1_jdsoexk wrote

I don't believe that's true at all. When it comes to distance vision, the difference between a focal point of a couple blocks and infinity is very minor actually and certainly not something that is improved by living somewhere with longer focal distances more readily available. I can find no evidence to back up that this has any affect whatsoever


fourdac t1_jdr4j4q wrote

No man, that’s parents who don’t get their kids off the screen. City fuckers don’t live there to survive one block to the next, they take time off to sightsee and there’s a lot more to see in the city.


kaenneth t1_jdsgc8t wrote

shhh, you're making the teenage redditors mad.


fourdac t1_jdsk7el wrote

No man, it’s those city fuckers taking offence to being called fuckers.


-1KingKRool- t1_jdr05ow wrote

The ‘increasing need for eye correction’ is due to better detection of poor vision.

Harvard states that eye exercises do not improve vision, and at absolute best only slightly delay the usage of corrective lenses, although they posit it’s more likely that, once lenses are worn, people acclimate to the improved vision, and no longer find their previous levels of vision acceptable.

Saying it’s due to recent developments is like saying people are only developing celiac disease in the last few decades. People have had it for millennia, they just suffered without us knowing what caused it before.


nrkbarnetv t1_jdr8yio wrote

That specifically talks about eye exercises as adults, and nothing on the effects of (a lack of/ eye stimulation while growing up.

This is typical contrarianism, you pat yourself on the back for finding something tangentially relevant to the topic to dispute a claim.

If you do the opposite Google search, you'll find multiple articles and studies about the importance of eye stimulation in children. Myopia in children is and has been on the rise due to a lack of stimulation.

This finding is recorded in countries who started screening children for myopia years ago, and have statistics to back up that yes, we are indeed seeing increased myopia in children and thus the population in general.

This does not mean eye "exercises" work on adults. Which is what the Harvard article is about.


throwawaytrumper t1_jdri4wp wrote

Can confirm, I have the useage of only on eye at a time due to minor childhood strabismus which could have been corrected with easy exercises as a child. I regret very often that this did not occur, I have no depth perception as an adult as a result.


-1KingKRool- t1_jdrz7hf wrote

Source it then, I sourced mine.


nrkbarnetv t1_jds6k7p wrote

You "sourced" an irrelevant article for the topic of conversation.

Here's one:

Here's two:

Here's a third and final

These all day the same thing, environmental factors are at play on children, and the last two decades have seen a dramatic increase of myopia in children.

Now tell me, are you mature enough to admit when you're wrong, or are you going to be a bitch about it?


-1KingKRool- t1_jdthp4m wrote

Amazing, you sourced three articles that all provided 0 links to studies, and all of which admitted that the best they have is “well maybe environment contributes” but they all admit that genetics is the only known issue.

Come back when you have an actual study, buddy. Until then, I’ll trust the actual medical school.


DiscretePoop t1_jdswl12 wrote

Myopia probably has more to do with not enough sunlight. children are spending more time indoors. normally, sunlight is supposed to trigger a dopamine response in the retina which triggers normal eye development. With insufficient sunlight stimulation, the eye develops poorly and becomes elongated. You can't fix that by doing eye exercises.


ElJamoquio t1_jdr5se7 wrote

I clipped a red towel to my shirt and attempted to fly.

It ended poorly.


ffnnhhw t1_jdrbvl1 wrote

did you forget to wear your underwear on the outside?


revtim t1_jdr9pbx wrote

Yup, that's how Superman achieved those things, so why not?


JesseCuster40 t1_jdsedz5 wrote

If you buy a barstool and lift it ten times a day, as it grows into an armchair you will grow stronger.


shdwrnr t1_jdr3wdz wrote

Well, when you need to be able to draft your citizens into military service, there's a bigger push to teach kids how to be healthy and fit. When you instead have an all volunteer force and big lobbyist shoving money at the government to get people to buy more cereals and dairy you wind up with the food pyramid posters in every classroom.


Ok_Copy5217 OP t1_jdruume wrote

anyone here read Superman as a kid and tried his advice?


omp0711 t1_jdrhe7b wrote

Bullshit I used to glance at the sun as a kid and now need glasses


LoryMaster t1_jdv28ag wrote

To be fair, if you read the first superman comics (I think at least the first 50 releases, but probably more), he is an extremely, almost superhuman, athletic dude, but not the god that we see in modern superman. He couldn't fly, just jump from roof to roof. He was strong enough to lift a car, not the entire planet, he was reeaaally fast when running, not light speed.

So, training advice wasn't that exaggerated.