What Would Happen If Popeye Really Ate All That Spinach

12/06/2014 13:45 | Updated 12 June 2014

Once upon a time, Popeye - the one-eyed sailor with a penchant for a lady named Olive Oyl - taught children far and wide that eating spinach would make them big and strong.

After opening up a can of the leafy green and pouring the contents into his mouth, Popeye's forearms would swell and he'd be able to fight even the biggest oaf to win his heart of his lady friend.

But sadly, while we fully support anything that encourages healthy eating, we have to break it to you - Popeye was lying to you.

Eating nothing but canned, pre-cooked spinach wouldn't make you strong - it would probably make you quite poorly.

The Realistic Popeye video, created by Pete Holmes, illustrates this perfectly.

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