However, it gets a bit serious when state bodies start believing such nonsense without question, and instigate quite absurd illiberal policy, as happened in 2007.
It was a straightforward piece of advice which appeared to do a generation of Britons no harm at all.Well, the flip flop health advice has flopped the other way now.
But the classic advertising slogan 'Go to Work on an Egg' is far too dangerous for modern-day audiences, it seems.
Advertising watchdogs have banned the catchphrase, claiming it fails to promote a varied and balanced diet.
The egg industry wanted to rerun the 1960s television adverts, starring Tony Hancock, to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic campaign's original use on billboards and newspapers in 1957.
But the Government watchdog has blocked it on the grounds that eating an egg for breakfast every day does not constitute a healthy diet.
While an apple a day is known for keeping the doctor away, researchers suggest going to work on an egg everyday could be the best way to start the day. For, they say, it can also keep unwanted intake of calories at bay. According to a Surrey University study, the first of its kind in Britain, eating eggs for breakfast can help slash the calories eaten at lunch and dinner. They keep us fuller for longer compared with other common breakfast foods. The researchers suggest, eggs are also better for people who want to resist afternoon snacks on biscuits, cake or chocolate.Wouldn't it be funny if the health advice given by the DoH in 2007 had actively contributed to the 'obesity epidemic' they keep blaming us for?
Well, no, of course it wouldn't.
However, it would show, yet again, that these pillocks are fumbling in the dark while issuing daft edicts based on absurdly negligible risk, and that all they are really good at is restricting freedom - both for the individual and for businesses - because they have little else constructive to do.
In the meantime, I presume it's safe to show this without fear of the western world collapsing into a pit of debauchery and industry-led self-harm?
Count the heads. Did anyone drop dead during that?