The Thoughtful Animal

Editor’s note: If you are offended by cholesterol, or are a health and nutrition blogger, or an obesity blogger, avert your eyes. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Earlier today, dear friend of the blog AV Flox conducted an experiment. It went something like this:

Observation: Everyone says the KFC Double-Down is gross.

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Figure 1: Experimental stimulus. Bacon and cheese are served betwixt two pieces of original recipe fried chicken, which serve as the bun.

And so it was that in the name of SCIENCE, AV set out to investigate this issue.

Null Hypothesis: The KFC Double-Down really is as gross as it sounds.

Alternative Hypothesis: THE KFC Double-Down, while being really bad for you, is actually delicious.

Result: Fail to reject the null hypothesis. “If I were going to have a little tasty snack, I’d probably not have that one. It’s not very noms.”

Ancedotal data, perhaps, but with p < .05, it's pretty convincing. What do you think, Peter and Travis? Think we can get into Obesity?

Of course, I couldn’t let poor AV end her day with the double-down. And so there was sushi.

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Figure 2: The Shima Roll. Spicy tuna, avocado, cilantro, with a bit of Sriracha on top. Truly a work of art.

Comments

  1. #1 AV Flox
    April 27, 2010

    It’s settled. I can turn any event into an orgy and you can turn it into a science experiment.

    We need to have an experiment with an orgy, obvs.

  2. #2 Thee Desecrator
    April 27, 2010

    I tried it and loved it. I don’t like fast food much anymore, but this had me interested so I had to try it and thought it was great. I actually thought it was rather big, unlike she said in the video. It’s bigger than any typical fast food burger and it, alone, filled me up. Although I really loved it, I doubt I will have another. Seriously, I think just 3 of these things in a lifetime is enough to kill a person.

  3. #3 Travis
    April 27, 2010

    That’s awesome, I love food experiments! I haven’t tried it yet personally, although I’m considering it. In the name of science of course :) Obesity is a great journal but I think ground breaking research should aim for the top – JAMA :)

    Travis

  4. #4 John
    April 29, 2010

    Actually three kinds of cheese in that version.

  5. #5 Jim Thomrson
    April 29, 2010

    I had one and thought it very good. It is not something one should have very often. I’m thinking maybe one every 60 days or so.

  6. #6 Jason G. Goldman
    April 30, 2010

    I’m content with letting AV have my allotted dosage of double downs once every 60 days.

  7. #7 anonymous
    May 10, 2011

    I was considering trying one just for fun. But what I don’t get is, how AV managed to finish it even though she said it was gross.

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