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Many recipes for candy

Make your own candy (canes). Konpeitō. Pop rocks. Rock candy. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Dec 13, 2013 - 28 comments

As if baking wasn't complicated enough already

17 cooking projects ain't nobody got time for. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Jun 22, 2013 - 119 comments

a blend of sulfur and marshmallows

Researchers in the Earth Sciences and Art departments at Syracuse University melt basalt and make their own lava flows for science and art! Here's the project's homepage, including videos. via make blog
posted by moonmilk on Aug 22, 2012 - 8 comments

Who Knew?

Apparently, alligators like marshmallows. [via]
posted by quin on Jul 25, 2011 - 44 comments

So is the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man correlated to a crimefighter?

Can marshmallows be the link that helps explain falling crime rates and increased environmental cleanliness? It seems that falling environmental lead levels may lead kids to have have more activity in their brains' frontal cortices. After following the kids from the marshmallow experiment for over 40 years, Walter Mischel found that those that could resist immediately eating the marshmallow were more likely to have increased activity in that area of their brains. These kids were also more likely to later exhibit such things as increased SAT scores and fewer anger management issues. [more inside]
posted by BevosAngryGhost on Jun 2, 2011 - 63 comments

Microwave science!

Measure the speed of light using your microwave. (via The Puzzler, who is, incidentally, a mefite)
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 17, 2010 - 18 comments

A box of cereal just never does have enough marshmallows... UNTIL NOW!!!..;-p

Here at Cereal Marshmallows Our Goal is to Deliver you the absolute best and Crunchiest marshmallows available and I believe that is just what we have. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 8, 2010 - 56 comments

You see this marshmallow? You don’t have to eat it. You can wait. Here’s how.

In the late 1960s, Walter Mischel conducted a series of experiments on delayed gratification in preschoolers that became known as the Marshmallow Test. A recent New Yorker article talks about the eventual path that his research took and its wider implications. New research points to specific differences in brain activity between people with good self control and people with poor self control. Promising scientific findings aside, it's the (adorable) movie re-enactment of the marshmallow tests that is making news recently.
posted by hindmost on Sep 18, 2009 - 47 comments

Keep your hands to yourself.

Jonah Lehrer in The New Yorker profiles Walter Mischel, whose recent research indicates a child's ability to delay gratification can predict the child's academic success. Mischel was previously mentioned in a thread on behavorial economics. He is best known for the marshmallow experiment in the 1960s. (via)
posted by shadytrees on May 11, 2009 - 25 comments

Watch out for Milk 'n Cookies too...

Federal marshmallow-mixup bust.... "a teacher's aide who forgot to put away her marshmallows and hot chocolate at Yellowstone National Park last year was taken from her cruise ship cabin in handcuffs...."
posted by troutfishing on Jun 23, 2004 - 29 comments

Marshmallows-A Take-Home Lab

How to calculate the speed of light with a microwave and some marshmallows
via Making Light

posted by thatwhichfalls on Apr 30, 2004 - 11 comments

Lord of the Peeps!

One Peep to rule them all, and in the darkness eat them. It's not Friday, but any day is a good day to see "Lord of The Rings" executed with marshmallow peeps. There's also a "PeepHenge" on the site...mmmmmmm, PeepHenge. (God bless Bifurcated Rivets.)
posted by serafinapekkala on Nov 14, 2002 - 14 comments

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