1) grated cheese has fewer calories than ungrated because of all the air between the bits;
2) the risk of Covid is higher in a cinema because it's dark.
I recently did a FaceBook post saying something along these lines: If I'm using cheese that has 30% less fat then I can eat 3 times as much.
Some people realised it was just an excuse to eat more cheese but a few very kindly corrected my maths. I know I only scraped through but I do have A-level maths although please don't ask me to do algebra.
Anyway, back to the two sentences at the top. Now 90% of my brain knows they're not accurate, not even right, but the first-thought-logic of them still lingers. I mean wouldn't you feel more at risk from all those viruses in the dark? And when you grate cheese you're breaking down all the cell walls so reducing the calories.
You see, even thinking about it rationally I'm pulled towards the ridiculous. Maybe that's what happens to the conspiracy theorists only in opposite proportions. Ninety per cent crazy, ten per cent rational.