I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the myth about swallowing an entire teaspoon of cinnamon. The myth indicates that the feat is impossible. Do a youtube search and you’ll find a million demonstrations “proving” that it cannot be done.
Anyway, last night, Noah was noodlin around in our spice cabinet; randomly wanting something that tasted “cinnamony.” Sometimes, I don’t know what gets into him.
That’s when I made a gigantic mistake and challenged Noah to disprove the myth of swallowing an entire teaspoon of cinnamon for a $50.00 cash prize from my personal allowance. It was like an intense episode of Mythbusters. I was incredibly confident. After all, I am a 13 year youth ministry veteran. I knew that he would never be able to swallow an entire teaspoon. The bet was a sure thing.
The challenge was accepted and the family quickly gathered around to watch the main event.
We loaded the teaspoon with a heaping pile of cinnamon. It was a slow motion moment. The entire spoon entered Noah’s month and came back clean.
We held our breath and waited for a blowout of cinnamon powder exploding from his mouth. No luck. With pure will and desire to win, Noah clamped his mouth closed, until every hint of cinnamon had been swallowed. AMAZING!
Today, I am $50.00 poorer but have a final verdict on the Teaspoon of Cinnamon myth: BUSTED!