My Blah Blah Blog - Archive for October, 2009

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More On Killer Biscuits

In a follow-up to my recent post about Killer Biscuits, I have some good news about Custard Crèmes. You’ll recall that these innocent looking cookies were rated the most likely to cause bodily harm while you eat them, scoring a whopping 5.63 on the Biscuit Injury Evaluation Scale. (By comparison, the Ginger …

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Halloween

Halloween is the easiest holiday to hostess: all you have to feed people is store-bought candy. I take a lesson from my own childhood when it comes to Halloween handouts. My siblings and i did not care for people who gave you apples. One lady in our neighborhood gave them every year. …

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The Dead Salmon Study

Just when I thought the Killer Biscuit study was the juiciest piece of research I’d heard of in months, along comes the Dead Salmon study. Some post-grad researcher at UCSB propped up a dead, 18-inch salmon and showed it photos of humans “in social situations.” He asked the salmon what emotion the …

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The Marshmallow Study

I’m having a rather significant birthday right around now. Given my advanced age, you’d expect me to behave with more maturity than I did last week when I got an advance birthday gift from my friend Valerie. I promised to save it for the actual B-day, and then I sprinted to the …