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Experiments Involving 'The Breeding Properties Of M&Ms'

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Well, it's not about movies, exactly, but it is from Roger Ebert. The letters section on Ebert's blog includes a gem from a gentleman named R. Crutch, who explains that he is investigating candy with an evolutionary perspective:

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this end, I hold M&M duels.

Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them breaks and splinters. That is the "loser," and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round.

I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior... .

Believe me, there's more where that came from. Read the whole thing.