If you're old, pregnant, under the age of 20, or regularly sleep deprived/drunk, you may not want to buy a 3D TV. At least that's what the manufacturers of these sets are now warning consumers. Is 3D-TV the new Olestra?
You remember Olestra, right? It was supposed to be the next great thing that would make your Cool Ranch Doritos yummy and fat free and everyone was all excited about it. But then we found out it caused anal leakage and the excitement died faster than a goldfish on the living room floor. Now 3D-TV is going to do horrible things to you, although exactly what that is or why is still a little unclear. But Samsung—which has already started mass producing their souped-up sets—issued this warning on their website. "Pregnant women, the elderly, sufferers of serious medical conditions, those who are sleep deprived or under the influence of alcohol should avoid utilizing the unit's 3D functionality." Watching the TV might also induce side effects like seizure, nausea, motion sickness, headaches, impaired vision, disorientation, cramps, and falling down the stairs. Damn, if we wanted something this unhealthy in our home, we'd just go buy a Twinkie.