Monday, June 20, 2011

TWINKIE WATCH: Day Seven

SCIENCE marches on, and SCIENCE also survived my absence from the office for three full days, as nobody disturbed either the Scientific Twinkie or the Control Group:



I am, even with my highly trained eyes, unable to discern any difference between Day One and today's exhibit (other than that I chose a closer up, eye-level view for today's post.)(But that's not really a scientific difference.)

But, as all scientists do, I will make my observations, in time. I say in time because I also realized, as I posted this today, that I never had a key Scientific ingredient in this experiment, a hypothesis.

The hypothesis, according to what I remember from high school, is the part of the experiment that I had to write down on the worksheet while Derrick Van Orten was taking the frog's liver out of it in order to throw it at me and get it on my hair so that he would look cool while I would forever have trouble getting a date to homecoming.

But the laugh is on Derrick Van Orten, because as it turns out, I went to prom three times, in my junior year and my senior year and as a 19 year old dating a then-senior in high school.

So who's laughing now, Derrick? Who?

My hypothesis for this experiment is this:

I don't think that Twinkie will EVER rot.

Now
, I can make my Scientific Observations for today

1. You cannot get Rebecca Black's Friday on Youtube anymore.
2. Did the Control Group always have that little bump sticking up just left of center at the back of the peppermint patty?
3. Yes, it did.
4. The other day, on Twitter, I mentioned that I thought "dark matter" would be a great ice cream flavor, but I'm not sure what would be in it.
5. If you have ideas about that, you should let me know, and I will cut you in for a share of the profits, because
6. I've just googled "Dark Matter ice cream flavor" and nobody has ever created one, so
7. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor.


Coming tomorrow: An infrared view of the Twinkie. Or maybe it's an ultraviolet view of the Twinkie. Assuming I remember. And assuming that nobody throws away or eats the Twinkie, which I actually get quite nervous about at night.

Also, to ponder: should I touch the Twinkie? I'm considering.

Day three here.

2 comments:

Rogue Mutt said...

I've heard Twinkies turn to alcohol if you let them sit around for years so that the sugar inside would ferment.

Dark matter ice cream: Dark chocolate ice cream with dark chocolate fudge and dark chocolate-covered nuts? I mean I think it'd have to be dark chocolate unless you want to go with some weird fruity thing like blackberry serbert or something.

anna. said...

this is still awesome. keep the updates coming.