Imaginary Allergies, Hospital Price Transparency & A High-Tech Tragedy in Las Vegas | The Daily Show

Angelica Nelson
Angelica Nelson

Just 5 years ago, the FDA published its first ever guidance on labeling of gluten free products. Before that, from the 1950s to 2014, all people with proven Celiac or valid IgE mediated anaphylactic allergy to gluten, gluten ataxia, gluten triggered psychosis, gluten triggered migraines, and general gluten sensitivity, ... had to make their best guess for gluten free foods. The reason it's a 'trend' now is because food companies have been responding to the FDA guidance, sometimes in a positive way, by providing labeling, and sometimes negatively.  One of those negative ways is to attempt to discredit the need for labeling by influencing opinion on social media. https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/Allergens/ucm362880.htm It's really sad when people make jokes in irresponsible ways, that can hurt people, without ever checking to see what the FDA has to say about it. FDA is far from perfect, but Trevor and lots of misinformed people could've saved themselves the embarrassment of putting foot in mouth, by just checking the site. Premium food ideas have always been very profitable, Grass Fed, Organic and Gluten Free, not to mention Vegan, and Paleo labels all increase profits for everyone from farmers to manufacturers, shipping companies, and stores. They also spur innovation. They don't fit the plans of chemical companies though, who prefer to plan for a food system that requires the use of chemicals to produce food (glyphosate ripening of grains, fertilizer dependence, antibiotics as a growth enhancer, etc..). If you want to understand more about it, go and see the website "Cornucopia Institute" which is a watchdog for Organic food producers, or the website "Gluten Free Watchdog" which does the same for GF labeling. If you really want to capitulate to the chem co's, hey go ahead. I'll be on the side of the clean food / slow food people though. And what's driving the criticism of GF is probably more corporate oriented than any concern for health. Don't be fooled into thinking we're living under a government. We're living in the world created by corporations that are currently poorly regulated. Trevor just directed us to stand in the way of an oncoming bus by ridiculing food sensitivity, in particular gluten-related allergy. It's irresponsible and short sighted. It would've been funnier to make fun of the study's probable biases or funding or to show how it compares to other studies done on that subject. Science is not perfect, not until humans are perfect.

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KJ Boulware
KJ Boulware

The state of the world is so bad that we now have robot on robot violence.

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Hetherwick Ntaba
Hetherwick Ntaba

That Ebola comment was NOT ok !

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libratigerpictures
libratigerpictures

Charge yourself $80,000, then you'd be rich? Don't you make like $4 million a YEAR?!

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Donald Ducko
Donald Ducko

And many men who think they’re really women aren’t. #biology

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T Mox
T Mox

My mental health meds are necessary. My condition is not from lifestyle so there’s nothing I can do about it. If I don’t get my meds I will cost a lot more from my symptoms going out of whack. I am unfortunately one of the lucky ones. Honestly the lion’s share of my financial means is because I chose not to have children. I can only imagine how heartbreaking it is for people who want to be parents and have to make this decision for $$ reasons.

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Gaming Dreamer
Gaming Dreamer

3:40 Racieset

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African Explorer
African Explorer

True on the African Bit... We got more important issues than allergies but I've noticed a lot of city folks getting weird western diseases and allergies... Yeah, the KFC chicken and domino's pizza be doing its thing....

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limeonion
limeonion

“Your mom was a Roomba” LMAO!

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Julianne McLaughlin
Julianne McLaughlin

“Yo momma was a roomba” LOL

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Cute Cats and Kittens
Cute Cats and Kittens

This is so ignorant I almost want to stop watching The Daily Show all together. I have severe food allergies including peanuts, tree nuts, soy, apples, and peaches and yes I went to an allergist and had a skin and blood test to confirm. My food allergies literally effects every aspect of my life and it is very socially isolating.

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Catherine Iyoha
Catherine Iyoha

Whatever they took out, it ain't your appendix honey - not on your left side lol.....

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Queen of My Universe
Queen of My Universe

uhh Trevor your appendix is on the right...😎😉

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BuffaloThat
BuffaloThat

I recently started attending a funeral service school and the first rule we learned in ethics was that it's a law in NY to give prices over the phone to any one who calls and asks for prices even if they are not looking to make arrangements. Anyone who comes in we give them a paper with a list of prices (that we go over with them and/or that they take with them) of the funeral home expenses because not all homes charge the same prices so people do like to look around and we are required to tell anyone the prices at any time asked. Apparently Funeral Homes will get "secret shoppers" as well to make sure workers are adhering to the proper laws and conducts and the most common one is calling and asking for pricing. I wondered why hospitals didn't do the same.

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BuffaloThat
BuffaloThat

One time a hospital charged me $80 for ONE Ibuprofen.

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Danielle Dickson
Danielle Dickson

Medical student here, sorry Trevor but your appendix is on the right side not left.

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Annie-France Cheriki
Annie-France Cheriki

Lol, Trevor is showing his left side when talking about an appendectomy.

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SugoiRyan
SugoiRyan

Omg what is this? Trevor, this is spreading very horrendous information. Okay actual people who know something, know but when you have a real allergy and you consume stuff that don't work for you, you actually die (anaphylactic shock). I died twice almost, only the hospital intensive care saved me. - Besides these food allergies where this came from for me, you also can have very serious allergies for animals, dust mites and more- and they have a incapacitating effect.

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TechAztech
TechAztech

Hospitals and Health Insurance are the BIGGEST SCAMS in America.

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Jacob Nevins
Jacob Nevins

Could have sent my self to medical school learned how to do my own surgery and charged my self $80,000.00 ...yeah I don't think that could work because you would go into shock and loose a shit ton of blood😂😂

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BD L
BD L

We need medicare for all + national price controls on care/procedures.

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Sierra Ferguson
Sierra Ferguson

So funny loool

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Buckle Up!
Buckle Up!

Makes me wonder about the food itself I honestly don't believe it's 100% food. That or it's pumped with to may chemicals.

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PJ Tippett
PJ Tippett

Im also suspicious (but respectful) of folks and their allergies. Most have never been tested for anything. Once long ago I ate cooked crab, just crab. Later that evening broke out in horrible hives all over face and neck. Scared me off crab until weeks later news reported high mercury counts in that seasons crab. Been eating it ever since no problem.

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Will Smith's Twin Who Failed in Life
Will Smith's Twin Who Failed in Life

Only a Democrat would get imaginary allergies

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Elder Lemon
Elder Lemon

gf sensitivities don't exist lol gluten allergies and celiac diseases do obviously. most people feel mildly like crap after eating bread is because of the commercial yeast. slowly leavened bread with long living yeast strains are what we should be eating (sourdough is amazing). because the body can't properly ferment shitty commercial yeast. it rises too quickly to keep up with consumer demand for wonder bread. buy local slowly leavened bread and watch how quick your 'allergies' stop.

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CyberdelicXP
CyberdelicXP

Stop machine on machine violence!

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Imperator Titus
Imperator Titus

i'm african never left africa and i've actually have an allergy right now

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Joshua Reaper
Joshua Reaper

this made me die Trevor: but seriously in Africa like food allergies ain't even a thing. Now I know your thinking " well that's because in Africa you don't have food", no we have food you racist its just rashes are impossible to detect when you have Ebola. actually funny story my friend broke his arm and we wanted to take him to the hospital and he said no I'm good i don't wanna pay 100,000$ for a cast lmao

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Liza Tanzawa
Liza Tanzawa

Hey, MORE GLUTEN FOR ME!!

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iFart Magic
iFart Magic

Anyone else dance to the end song every. damn. time?

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Richard Servello
Richard Servello

The robot getting hit was actually fake..it was a promo for something.

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DAT DanyBoyy
DAT DanyBoyy

The hospital bills now are BS, to pay them so much money, like we have a lot of money.

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Ihate People
Ihate People

I have an allergy TO people. I hate people with all my heart . I WISH I WAS DEAD

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nickolai bernar
nickolai bernar

says symptoms. not that they dont have the allergy just that they don't show

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Patricia Bogan
Patricia Bogan

Love you Trevor! ALSO! ...the food source (GMOS, Pesticides) affects the increase in food "allergies". We need to stop MONSANTO!

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íncσgnítσ uѕєr
íncσgnítσ uѕєr

OMG imaginary allergies, oh no we better build a wall to keep them out 😁

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iquanyin
iquanyin

not hypochondria, just not knowing the difference between a true allergy (the immune system goes to war; you could even die)) and an intolerance (digestive system freaks out; not life threatening)

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L Jaw
L Jaw

I am allergic to pecans and it kills me, not literally, but also maybe not yet? I think it's because I grew up poor and in the country. We ate them from the trees everywhere and overtime my body stopped wanting to be so destitute? Like Bish, you are 30 and not that poor now...stop. My Grandmomma made authentic Georgia pecan pie. Now I can't eat pecan pie at Christmas, but I think I just need an epi pen, her recipe and go to town. Also, pecans hurt on the inside and coming out too.

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curtis rinck
curtis rinck

Did he point to his left side for his appendix?

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mmgpa2580
mmgpa2580

I swear when it comes to social issues the US reveals its true nature. Unbelievable.

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William Fuchs
William Fuchs

Your gonna regret that last comment in twenty years when the robot me2 movement starts searching for your robophobic rhetoric

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Francisco Rodriguez
Francisco Rodriguez

Racist white Tesla assaults colored Robot. On other news, Chairs Union demand equal treatment and to allow for positions on top of the Table. Vinegar creates a bitter argument over Honey's sweet economic forum. Also Strawberries, forced to wear cover for exposing their seeds. This and other news, when we return.

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Trine Langohr
Trine Langohr

Well, if you don't have healthcare, then you probably won't go to the doctor to get checked for suspected allergies. You'll just "self-diagnose" to stay on the safe side. Had tomatoes yesterday? Threw up tonight? Probably allergic to tomatoes! Got stung by a bee? Arm swells up? Allergic to bees! (I remember one contestant in ANTM season 1 seriously making that claim. Apparently she didn't know what a bee allergy actually is.)

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Drex Ferguson
Drex Ferguson

I had a friend when I was a kid who's saliva was like acid. She ate at our house once and her fork was bent and "melted" looking, she also had weird blue eyes, like they were purple looking and her whites of her eyes were purplish white. Her and her mom had no furniture at their house and moved a lot. She only stayed for the summer and left suddenly. She used to freak us all out and make us laugh by spitting on things and they would turn black or sizzle, one time a piece of wood started to smoke. I think she was a fuckin alien or something.

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Tucker Bowen
Tucker Bowen

i think the robot thing is a Tonya Harding-style scenario. the car didn't want to be upstaged.

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Olivia Pendergast
Olivia Pendergast

You don't have to be allergic to gluten to be sensitive to it....

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B Marti
B Marti

the best thing about those pretend allergies is that they sometimes end up becoming real allergies later in life. serves them right. people faking allergies don't deserve to go out to eat and cause trouble for every establishment they visit.

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Laura Strong
Laura Strong

😂😂😂 Trevor

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Angelica Nelson
Angelica Nelson

Ohhh Trevor, you're going to trigger everyone now with that gluten comment. Really way off base there dude. Way off base. 80% of people worldwide with Celiac disease are not diagnosed at all. The highest rate int he world is probably in Algeria (that's right, Africa, man!), or Pakistan. Neither of those places is it possible for those people to avoid gluten. They die of strokes and or organ failure. It's absolutely tragic. Have some mercy. Celiac is not an allergy, although some people do have an IgE mediated allergy to gluten. It's a protein that acts as an opiate, can trigger psychosis in people who are sensitive (even if they aren't celiacs), and can trigger balance and muscle weakness in gluten ataxia (also not celiac, but causes a rare kind of brain damage). It's actually under diagnosed. Wheat has been bred to have way more gluten than ever before so it's triggering more and more of these illnesses now. It's being sprayed with glyphosate just before harvest which sensitizes people to it because glyphosate disrupts nerves too. We've created a monster.

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S TA
S TA

"Only thing ya mother fuckers alergic to is a good time" hahahhahaha this segment was amazing!! Hilarious!!

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DoctorWeeTodd
DoctorWeeTodd

In an international study Mozambique and Tanzania had the highest reports of food allergies from parents of children 5 and older. African countries. https://waojournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1939-4551-6-21

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Luna Morgana
Luna Morgana

80,000...?? Tell me you're joking...! My sister's husband got surgery on a triple hernia in his back including two nights' stay and they paid 300 euros, meds-room-specialist-surgery-meals included. And no, they have no special insurance, it's basic health care here. And yes, it's quality health care. And yes, you get to choose your own doctor and hospital. What the hell, America??

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C Tran
C Tran

While this might be a good step to have hospitals disclose their prices, ultimately its private insurances who are the ones to blame and the fact we don’t have universal healthcare. I can’t speak for every hospitals, but keeping their prices a wild secret unfortunately is the only way they can keep afloat when faced with cost cutting demands from insurances.

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Kattywagon29
Kattywagon29

Displaying the price doesn't change the fact that they charge to damn much in the 1st place.

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Adam Martin
Adam Martin

Okay, which politician got that hospital regulation introduced and passed? That person deserves a medal.

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Liz C
Liz C

It's not grains that make people sick, it's the additives in all our prepared food which are getting people sick. No bread is just wheat, flour, salt, and yeast. No ingredient label on the back will ever have less than 5 ingredients (unless it's at a high end specialty market). To keep large box stores full, we have to put in additives for shelf live and a lot of those are sourced from industrial byproducts. Until more Americans start growing their own food, this issue will continue.

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Nylak Otter
Nylak Otter

I'm currently too sick to move, and have been for three weeks, but I'd rather lose my job than go to the hospital.

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Akitten84
Akitten84

I definitely don’t have allergies but I find it amusing that I sneezed a second after tapping on this video.

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I'm older than my parents
I'm older than my parents

I use that as an excuse to avoid drinking anything that has alcohol in it.

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Katheryne Mero
Katheryne Mero

I don't most people who claim to have an allergy to gluten even know what it is. It's our latest catch phrase- like gotcha before it. Everything says its gluten free, things that don't even have gluten in them like milk and ice cream. It just goes to show people are reacting hysterically over things that they haven't even bothered to investigate. And in six months, it'll be the next big made up thing.

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Karine Bartelle
Karine Bartelle

Road-bot

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Randy Savage
Randy Savage

Damn I thought that robot was J-5 from blankman.

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Factory
Factory

Yeah what Robot on Robot crime? maybe we should focus more on that

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BetterLifeAhead
BetterLifeAhead

The food allergy study is basically a PSA on why you don't fucking self-diagnose. Seriously, if the test isn't positive you don't have the allergy. The problem really isn't doctors over-diagnosing. If anyone at the Daily Show had actually read the study they would have seen that most of those people diagnosed themselves or were diagnosed by a homeopathic person, chiropractor, alternative medicine practitioner, or some other pseudo science bullshit person.Allergy doctors will only diagnose you if you have a positive test result. It's a yes or no, no sensitivities, no intolerance.

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Angelica Nelson
Angelica Nelson

Oh for goodness sake, what you said is counter to even the most mainstream medical advice: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-allergy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355101

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dr 335
dr 335

Any operation in Sweden will set you back 25-40$. Socialism and taxes > american "freedomz"

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JamieLan2011
JamieLan2011

Actually, both the robot and the car were in on the insurance scam 😂

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razi uddin ahmed
razi uddin ahmed

i remember trevor talking about his appendix operation in one of the between the scenes segments... he commented that he could go to africa, build a hospital , get his operation done there and then come back to usa and still have change in his pockets

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Alex Landherr
Alex Landherr

Maybe get a proper doctors notice before braggning about allergies...

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Robert Ketteringham
Robert Ketteringham

It WAS trying to get hit by a car, because the whole thing was a marketing stunt, in the original video you can see the rope they used to pull the robot over.

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BabakoSen
BabakoSen

You know there's something called intolerance that isn't an allergy but still makes food feel like playing crocodile dentist with a game set that gives you e coli when it bites

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koujimoreno
koujimoreno

Tip if you need an ambulance: Call uber.

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Otto Von Bismarck
Otto Von Bismarck

*_ROBOT WAR I!_*

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Jenalyn McLin
Jenalyn McLin

I'm allergic to soy, but when I eat out the food service operation either doesn't know what soy is or does not have the necessary allergen information on hand. If I want to eat outside, I have to look up the information online and unless it's a fast food corporation, there usually isn't any chart. The other day, I called ahead to a breakfast diner to see their options for people with soy allergies and they said they could accommodate me. When I got there, they told me that everything they had uses a base of soybean oil except for oatmeal and fruit. Less than a week ago, a pizza place could not provide information, so I ordered a salad without any dressing. The salad had some kind of vinaigrette, and I had a reaction to it a few hours later. My favorite interaction with someone however, was by far the following: Me: Hi, I'd like to know the allergy information pertaining to soy. Cashier: Um, we have gluten free pizzas. Me: No, it's soy. It's different. Cashier: What do you mean by soy? Me: Like soy lecithin, soybean oil, etc. Anything with soy. Cashier: So like, soy sauce? Me: Yes. Cashier: I'll go check. Me: *waits* Cashier: Okay, so we don't have your information, but like, you won't die, right? Me: Umm... No? Sorry for the long rant. As a person that wants to go into food service as a career, I just wish places made their allergy information readily available to the public, at least for the top eight allergens.

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Jai T
Jai T

UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE, we are the only 1st world country that does not have it😒

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Omar Jimenez
Omar Jimenez

The Tesla clip was staged by the company that made the pedestrian robot

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Megan Hoang
Megan Hoang

i love trevor so much

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Thortok2000
Thortok2000

They actually don't know why that robot was in the road. Apparently it was pulling a Johnny 5. However after getting run over by the car, the reboot for the short circuit movies apparently got cut short

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Powerhouse band
Powerhouse band

“I eat bees everyday” hahaha!!!

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Yoana Batres
Yoana Batres

too much money for fake medicine

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Musawenkosi Khulu
Musawenkosi Khulu

Trevor is amazing and rep us very well as south Afrikans...Amandla

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Caden Young
Caden Young

Wow thanks for lowering yourself to that level and attacking us GF eaters 😜

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Think Gorilla Beats
Think Gorilla Beats

😂😂😂💪

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Wanna_be_baller
Wanna_be_baller

The tesla dosent autopilot on roads like that so that was a human who hit the robot

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Paulo Machado
Paulo Machado

One night at the hospital and 20k bill. No diagnosis. Am I paying? Of course not! Never! Ever.

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Chadrach William
Chadrach William

Yo, Trevor, for reals MSG is no joke, nor yellow dye #5. MSG knocks me out like narcolepsy, and yellow 5 messes with my junk. I'm certain I'm not the only one. All that processed crap can stay in the store.

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Richelle Robertson
Richelle Robertson

I live in Jamaica and the only people I know with food allergies were people born in America

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Margarita M.
Margarita M.

So they force things on you that don’t even have a price tag until they send you a bill? America is a weird place.

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Abheek Dhara
Abheek Dhara

Woah! 50 thousand dollars for a peanut allergy recovery! Better try to get a cheaper allergy.

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Nazlıcan
Nazlıcan

Trevor, your appendix wasn't supposed to be on your left dear, where tf is your surgery scar omg

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Phillip Beckman
Phillip Beckman

Anxiety. Is it the same thing? No. But similar.

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Perseus Bolt
Perseus Bolt

It's not even that. Insurance literally run the world. They have crazy amounts of money. But hospitals can suck. Like, if u have daily meds, they don't have you bring yours in, but make u pay 1k for a pill

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oXBixbyXo I
oXBixbyXo I

Fist!👊

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Dragoner Productions
Dragoner Productions

I'm allergic to your imaginary allergies. But seriously those ambulance rides are stupidly expensive, not even freaken limos cost that much so unless my legs get injured I'll crawl to the dam hospital, and if both my legs and arms are gone? I'll roll to the dam hospital.

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creativeusername
creativeusername

I learned this from Adam Ruins Everything already

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Crystal Z
Crystal Z

I knew he was gonna make fun of gluten allergies. Celiac isn’t an allergy though. It’s an autoimmune disease and I wish the doctors were wrong. I miss real pizza! 😭

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ErykaSoleil
ErykaSoleil

The study isn't properly represented by the soundbites, or by Trevor's explanation of it; there was more discovered than just those simple numbers. For those of you who care to read it for yourselves: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2720064

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Tom Voke
Tom Voke

Most hospital charges are a fraud. They milk you as much as they can.

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SSJ Shapiro
SSJ Shapiro

This guy is racist, downvoted 👎

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JardinBonnement
JardinBonnement

This title was such a letdown! I was hoping it would basically say that all allergies, including pet ones, were all in our heads. Guess I’m still not getting a cat 😭😭

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4004 Beats
4004 Beats

🔥🔥 I take a seat at the table, in these streets where I’m paid/ To make magic, now come check the BEATS on my PAGE🔥🔥 good vibes 😊

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