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November 9, 2008 1:24 PM   Subscribe

A hitherto unknown (to me at least) urban legend.

I just went on a run to the corner store. Pips asked me to pick up a bag of Cheetos. Athena (her real name) The Countergirl (i'd put her age around 19-20), a casual acquantianceof ours, was ringing up the purchase. "Cheetos are for my wife, I don't like 'em, I'm a chip guy," I said. "I like Cheetos, they delay a girls period." "Whaaa?" "For like a couple days." "Where'd you hear that?" "I dunno, I just heard it." I realize this is bullshit, but it's always nice to pick up a new urban legend. I'd be interested to know if anyone else knows this one or it's origins.
posted by jonmc to Society & Culture (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
True? This smacks of the bull semen in Red Bull myth (sorry, WikiAnswers had the most concise rebuttal. Not a source I'd normally use) though...
posted by niles at 1:41 PM on November 9, 2008

On 30 Rock, Liz Lemon's bodega-Cheetos gave her false positives on pregnancy tests and delayed her period. But this was just last year, so perhaps it was a response to this myth rather than its source. Google Sabor de Soledad if you want plot summaries, et cetera.
posted by felix grundy at 3:24 PM on November 9, 2008

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