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Dec. 9th, 2006 | 05:05 am

WELL IT'S A GOOD THING I HAVE AN ENTIRE CASE OF POP ROCKS

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Bean

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from: fulguritus
date: Dec. 9th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
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WOAH! Don't you think that's just a little out of line!?

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Dec. 19th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
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YOU DIDN'T TELL ME SHE WAS YOUR SISTER

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Tanjent

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from: tanjent
date: Dec. 9th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
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OMG PANDAS

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Dec. 18th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
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YES!

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Tongue in Cheek.

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from: katesmash
date: Dec. 9th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
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That's marvelous. My dogs happen to adore pop rocks.

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I think you have a marketable concept there

from: triple_entendre
date: Dec. 19th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
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Do you have any experimental data you can share?

I keep turning this idea over in my head, but I cannot fathom it. I think it can only be properly understood from the dog's point of view.

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Tongue in Cheek.

Re: I think you have a marketable concept there

from: katesmash
date: Dec. 19th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
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The following is a recount of one of the worst scientific experiments ever performed:

The Subjects:
My dogs are very good at telling you what they don't like. Unlike other dogs who snorfle down everything before it touches their tastebuds, my dogs have their preferences. For example: Sally likes broccoli heads better than stalks (though she'll still eat the stalks, but she won't wag her tail).

Things they aren't fond of get spit out with out aplomb.

Things that they don't like at all get spit out, and they spend a few moments afterwards trying to remove the flavor or sensation from their mouthes.

The Experiment:
On Halloween, a friend came by with several packets of Pop Rocks. After eyeing them warily for awhile, I decided to give them a go. Three of my dogs approached, hoping that I would share with them. Each dog was presented with approximately one teaspoon of Pop Rocks on an open palm.

Dog #1, Sally (clever German Shepherd mutt mix), lapped them up. The Pop Rocks didn't linger in her mouth long enough to experience the "pop," but when I showed her my open mouth full of jubilantly popping rocks, she wagged her tail and attempted to french kiss me. When offered another handful of Pop Rocks, she again lapped them up, this time taking a little more time with them. She seemed to prefer watching the Pop Rocks in my mouth than having them in hers, but she never rejected a palm full of Pop.

Dog #2, Charlie (a more conservative Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix), touched his tongue to my hand. He is not a fan of candy in general, so I was surprised that he even attempted it. He did not finish the pop rocks on my hand, but did wag his tail at me and stare. He usually does this when I've pulled a trick on him.

Dog #3, Kavorka (yellow lab/German Shepherd mix), finished off the first palm of Pop Rocks and then sat, savoring the pop by seemingly swishing the rocks around in his mouth. When the popping subsided, he returned, and eagerly lapped up another palm full of Pop Rocks. The same savoring occurred with the second mouth full of Pop Rocks.

Dog #4, Katie (amorphous blob/pot bellied pig mix), laid on her back and watched. She is fat, and had no desire to get up for something that apparently didn't require chewing.

Subsequently, the sound of Pop Rocks in a mouth caused all three participating dogs to approach the source of the sound and wag their tails.

Summary
All dog participants responded favorably to their interaction with the Pop Rocks. While their reactions were not uniform, all participating dogs exhibited signs known both traditionally and experientially to be means of expressing pleasure.

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Triple Entendre

Re: I think you have a marketable concept there

from: triple_entendre
date: Dec. 23rd, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
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Excellent. If you get published I will nominate you for an Ig Nobel Prize.

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