[thechat] Genetically Superior M&Ms
martin at members.evolt.org
Fri Dec 28 12:37:33 CST 2001
On Friday, December 28, 2001, at 05:27 pm, Luther, Ron wrote:
> Anyway, [speaking of lives] .... A while back there was a (US)
> television advertisement for Chips Ahoy cookies that boasted something
> along the lines of "Now with an average of [x] chips per cookie!".
> Naturally a statement like that can't go unchallenged! A selfless
> statistics professor from the University of Akron plopped himself down
> in front of the TV on a sunday afternoon [to watch the Browns game] ...
> with a bag or two of Chips Ahoy cookies, a clipboard, and a large empty
> bowl. He crumpled each cookie in turn and counted up the chocolate
> chips - tallying the results as he went along.
> I believe the verdict was that the advertising was correct.
In contrast to a similar experiment carried out by a teenager regarding
the Tetley claim that each tea bag has "10000 perforations to let the
flavour flood out"
Don't remember how many bags he assessed, though.
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