Oreology Here's how to split your Oreo cookie correctly according to

0



Oreology: It’s the science behind the “twist, lick, dunk.”A group of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology dug deep into the science by devising an Oreometer, a device designed to split the iconic Oreo cookie with a specific amount of force. The goal was to create a perfect split every single time: one side a clean cookie, the other side with all the filling. Their peer-reviewed study was published Tuesday in the journal American Institute of Physics. Study author Crystal Owens, as a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, told USA TODAY she got the inspiration for this study from using a rheometer, which measures liquid and substances’ responses to force. The laboratory instrument measures the affects on a fluid by moving one of two discs it is sandwiched between.”One day, just doing experiments, and, all of a sudden we realized that this machine would be perfect for opening Oreos because it already has … the fluid in the center and then these two discs are like the same geometry as an Oreo,” she said. The scientists, unfortunately were not able to decipher how to manipulate the perfect split Oreo split with equal cream on each side of the cookie. But, there is good news for people who want all the cream to wind up on one side. There’s just one stipulation, the researchers found: The Oreo needs to be from a freshly opened pack and separated with a twisting motion, Owens said. The scientists concluded the main factor was not the twisting of the cookie, but rather the “adhesiveness” of the creme filling. The filling can be affected by a number of factors, including the way it’s stored, packaged, manufactured and shipped, according to the study. Marketing for Oreos has often challenged cookie lovers to try twisting the cookies open so that the creme filling is evenly distributed on both wafers. “Many have tried to figure out that very question – rest assured, there isn’t a secret that we’ve been hiding – but none have gone to such playful lengths as Crystal Owens and her team of researchers,” wrote Justin Parnell, Oreo’s vice president of marketing and strategy, said in a statement to USA TODAY. “We want to extend a huge congratulations to these brilliant minds and applaud their dedication to our cookie twisting ritual.”

All data is taken from the source: http://usatoday.com
Article Link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/04/21/oreo-cookie-opening-study-science-mit/7379804001/

300*600 2

#cookie #newsradio #usanewstoday #bbcworldnewstoday #cnnnewstoday #newstodayoncnn #

source

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Get the latest updates and local news here