Tuning into The Joe Rogan Experience is like opening a treasure chest of fascinating stories and unexpected revelations.
Joe Rogan, renowned as the world’s most famous podcaster, welcomed Elon Musk, a frequent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, for a chat on episode #2054. Their wide-ranging conversation, typical of Rogan’s engaging style, touched on various subjects, including a rather personal one.
In their casual conversation, Musk delved into his intriguing history with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, even touching on their planned MMA showdown that never came to be.
Yet, the conversation took a quirky turn when they dived into the topic of mercury in tuna. It was during this discussion that Rogan shared an out-of-the-ordinary personal tale: he once fell victim to arsenic poisoning, and surprisingly, sardines were the culprits behind this strange ordeal!
“You can get arsenic from sardines, too,” Rogan said. “I found that out the hard way. I got my bloodwork done, and the doctor says, ‘You have arsenic in your blood. I go, ‘Is someone poisoning me?’ He said, ‘It’s very low levels.”
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Elon Musk couldn’t help but respond with a playful comment:
“It’s like, is your girlfriend angry at you? Because there have been situations like that.”
It appears that the reason behind the arsenic in his bloodstream was a rather unusual sardine addiction.
“Yeah, I eat like three cans of sardines a night. I love sardines. I love them. I really do. I’ve always loved sardines,” Rogan added. “I come home late from the comedy club, and I want something easy to eat. I don’t want to stop for fast food. So I open up a few cans of sardines.”
While the conversation was filled with light moments, in episode #2054, Elon Musk also delved into the challenges he’s encountered since acquiring X/Twitter. He shared his concerns about how the social media platform was previously used for ideological purposes by its former owners.
Joe Rogan Ditches Sardines After Arsenic Scare
According to a study published on Pubmed central, “The presence of heavy metals in the environment is increasing, which can be a danger to public health. Fish exposed to contaminated environments tend to have higher concentrations of some metals in their tissues. Monitoring these elements remains urgent as it is a matter of global concern.”
Rogan shared that he’s now scaled down his sardine indulgences.
Arsenic, believe it or not, can be everywhere, from soil and air to the food we munch on. But it’s the stuff we eat that often contains it, and seafood takes the top spot, with rice, mushrooms, and poultry also playing a part, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.