Oh, PETA, you never fail to amuse. Yes, PETA is alleging that eating chicken wings during pregnancy can affect the size of your baby’s penis. It’s part of their attempt to curb participation in the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Of course.
In a letter from PETA to the festival’s founder, Drew Cerza, the organization claims that “scientific evidence shows that the sons of pregnant women who consume chicken are more likely to have smaller penises because of a chemical found in the birds’ flesh.” Which, of course, leads us to wonder how the people in Buffalo, NY, home of the Buffalo Wing Festival, fare when it comes to these, um, sizable matters.
According to Women’s Health, they don’t have too much to worry about. The chemical PETA points to is phthalate and while it’s true that boys born to moms with the highest levels of phthalate exposure were more likely to have shorter penises, poultry didn’t rank very high on the laundry list of foods containing the chemical.
Spices are actually on top of the list. Gotta love how science does that to you.