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02/23/11 Grif.Net – Theory of Evolution

02/23/11 Grif.Net – Theory of Evolution

Did you know that M&M’s prove the Theory of Evolution?

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue to
test 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 cracks 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. I have hypothesized that the blue
M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of competition
that is the modern candy and snack-food world.

Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen or pointier or
flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but
on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the
species continues to adapt to its environment.

When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of
the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it
neatly in an envelope and send it to: M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc.
Hackettstown, NJ 17840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3×5 card reading, “Please
use this M&M for breeding purposes.”

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Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
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