Monday, May 04, 2009

Make mine Alpo...

Ever had pâté? What did you think when you first saw it?
In a double-blind test, subjects were presented with five unlabeled blended meat
products, one of which was the prepared dog food. After ranking the samples on the basis
of taste, subjects were challenged to identify which of the five was dog food. Although
72% of subjects ranked the dog food as the worst of the five samples in terms of taste
(Newell and MacFarlane multiple comparison, P<0.05), subjects were not better than
random at correctly identifying the dog food. [More]

If we were supposed to eat it, it wouldn't have funny letters in the name, I say.

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