Melts In Your Mouth


My first thought was that maybe some M&M colors are just more common than others. Like, perhaps there is some technical reason why the yellow M&M machine suffers more downtime than the blue M&M machine.

Then I figured that was nonsense, and that the color breakdown in my bag was a strange, but not unexpected, deviation. What I should do is get a bag every night for a month and keep track of the color distribution, expecting the count to break about even after a while.

But then I thought, wait, maybe color distribution will be similar through bags packaged at around the same time? What if every bag in the office vending machine has four times as many blues as yellows? In order to get a truly random sample, I should buy a bag of M&Ms at a different location every night for a month, just to make sure the spread is as even as possible.

While I was at it, I might as well keep track of partial or missing Ms. You know, for science.

Then I came to my senses and just ate my frickin’ candy. I bet we’ve all had days like this.

5 comments to Melts In Your Mouth

  • Kadj

    My first thought was “candy world map.”

  • Metal Man Master

    Personally, the only round letter-stamped candy I’d actually worry about that happening with is Skittles. The different colors make a difference when you can actually taste the rainbow instead of everything just being chocolate.

    Not saying that chocolate’s bad, though; I love me some M&Ms too. It’s just their colors are purely visual instead of flavor.

    …Goddammit I want candy now. Or tomorrow since it’s half past 1AM. >_<;

  • ShifterChaos

    This is why I hate having a mathematicians brain… now I must conduct this experiment… Ill get back to you on that.

  • Sanagi

    My mom used this as an assignment in her math class.

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