01/24/2006: And this deserves an IgNobel prize, for sure.....
Over at the Annals of Improbable Research, we get some preliminary results answering the earth-shaking question, "Is it possible for a decade-old sandwich to remain mold-free without divine intervention?"--the question being posed, of course, is a reference to the infamous Virgin Mary grilled cheese sandwich. The results:
The results were that if the sandwich had been grilled then it would, on average, mold 47 days later, if store-bought bread would have been used it would mold 27 days later and margarine added 15 days to the time to mold. Adding cheese, however, took 15 days off the time to mold. The last 3 sandwiches did not mold and are not likely to mold ever because they are rock hard.Nothing like some news you can use.
Len on 01.24.06 @ 08:35 PM CST