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Dr. Muhammad Li (b. July 2, 1997 in Hong Kong, China - d. 2046 near Talladega, Alabama, Canadamerica) was a Muslim European scientist who in his research concluded that television was a harmful drug like alcohol and cannabis, although we now know that it is not the case.
Criminalization of television
His theories would eventually create a worldwide television ban in the year 2040. By the time that television would be banned, 40% of the world would be functionally illiterate thanks to television (despite switching to a student-led learning model to make learning more interesting like television was). After combining the criminalization of television with the Singularity, the average IQ would increase by 150% nearly overnight and functional illiteracy would finally be reduced to 0.5% worldwide by the year 2105. Fitness clubs would see a rise in enrollment and work places would see reduced absenteeism thanks to the television becoming illegal. Muhammad Li would eventually be murdered by a rabid former television fan somewhere in the former United States while on vacation. While talking to police, the killer would identify himself as "Ricky Bobby's grandson;" that killer would hang himself in prison 72 hours later.
Without television, most of the fast food companies went out of business and the average woman's size went down from a size 14 to a size 6 by the end of the 21st century. As recently as the year 2007, people were complaining about television's role in causing the global obesity epidemic. Even though most elderly people didn't agree with television's role in causing obesity, it was the lack of exercise followed by the massive amount of beef consumed that would almost destroy human fertility. An increasing amount of people would turn to either a vegetarian or a vegan diet in order to restore their good health, fight cancer, and regain their fertility (including WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan). People would abandon fast food almost shortly after television was criminalized worldwide until McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut lured them back with health foods. Satellite television was the worst because radiation from the satellite beams had the ability to silently kill passing birds and bees.