Twisting off Oreos -- and lots of attention

oreo scale dan andersonFun: A Queensbury High School math teacher -- Dan Anderson -- and one of his classes did some research on whether a "double stuf" Oreo actually has double the amount of filling (show your work!). Spoiler: It comes up a bit short. (Though Nabisco says it is double.) [ABC News]

It's a fun idea for a class project (we wish our math/science classes had included this sort of thing) . It's also the kind of thing that's pretty much share crack. And the posts have been getting a bunch of attention this week in various media outlets, thanks in part to Reddit. [HuffPo] [GMA] [Gawker] [CNN] [FoxNews] [Reddit]

As Anderson told the Post-Star about all the attention: "It's been crazy. It's been really bizarre." [Post-Star]

Earlier on AOA: Proof that the peanut butter egg is better than the peanut butter cup

photo: Dan Anderson / A Recursive Process

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