An old Stanford study
famously found that preschoolers who could leave a marshmallow alone for 15 minutes in order to gain a second one would go on to do better at life. A new study suggests
that the important factor here may not be the self control of the child, but the child's level of trust that the second marshmallow would ever appear.
posted by jacalata
on Jul 2, 2013 -
Consider the Marshmallow,
and it’s offspring the Peep
. The marshmallow is said to have originated in Egypt as honey-based candy flavored and thickened with the sap of the root of the Marsh
Recently marshmallow have caused not one
, but two
deaths by suffocation from playing Chubby Bunny
Clearly this is retaliation from the bunny-like Peep, for the atrocities committed upon them in the name
! Will we resort to, guns
to solve the struggle? Or just give in and continue our primative
way of flaming, making and eating the confectionary?
posted by edgeways
on Sep 19, 2006 -
A comprehensive and well documented look at the study habits and research practices of marshmallow Peeps. "Our observations indicated that it was virtually impossible for Peeps to remove items from the upper shelves of the library stacks."
Conclusion: Marshmallow Peeps have no business doing research at the university level.
posted by y6y6y6
on Oct 30, 2003 -
Sure, sex and drugs have been associated with rock & roll from its very beginnings. But what about finely granulated sugar? See defining moments
in the history of rock and roll, as re-enacted by marshmallow peeps. swiped from large hearted boy
posted by iconomy
on Apr 19, 2003 -