M&M Physics

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  1. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome. So candy isn't always a bad thing...;)
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    so I can fill up 4% more of my mouth with M&Ms or Skittles than with Whoppers (Malteasers for the brits :p)!
     
  3. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Not surprising when packing flat objects the number goes up over 75% The limit of the transformation from Sphere to M&M is a coin shape
     
  4. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    HAHAHAHAHA!

    nice thinking!!

    i guess it was an interesting study... no one had thought of this before?
     
  5. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    and they needed a professor to figure this one out? jeez...

    pretty bloody logical to me :rolleyes:

    does make me want some chocolate now though
     
  6. iGav macrumors G3

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    I don't like chocolate... so it's of no use to me... :( however if they try a similar thing involving cans of Strongbow... I'm all for this kind of 'scientific research'... :D
     
  7. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Eat 'em while you can. Your government is planning on taxing all the good sweets, chips and the like. I could'nt read the whole aritcle because it required registration so I don't have the details.
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    The amazing uses of physics. I definitely would like to have Professor Paul Chaikin when I tried to guess the number of a candy that is in a container. Whenever I saw a contest that included guessing the number in the Jar, thought there had to be a way to do more than just take a guess.
     
  9. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    How do "Smarties" compare to M&Ms, density wise?
     
  10. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Hm...

    I'm still not understanding how they can pack into a smaller space... just because they are slightly stretched out?


    hmmm.
     

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