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'Stupid' studies

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No matter how hard I tried to think of eels, and frogs, as appetizing I just couldn't.

I'm not alone.

But University of Minnesota researchers say that if you take a little time to think about the food you're eating, or perform a little ritual before having it -- like singing "Happy Birthday" before eating cake -- it makes it more delicious.

Is this a stupid study? We think so.

But media writer Jon Friedman says these studies are sometimes more about the money, publicity or marketing than the science.

For instance, there's one study that says drinking a lot of beer is good for you. It was paid for by the Japanese beer company Sapporo. And then there's another study saying 97 percent of parents dread long family car trips. That was paid for by a toy company.

I asked my Twitter followers if any "stupid studies" came to mind. One guy sent me a link to two studies: 1) the scientific comparisons of apples and oranges, and 2) horses' favorite flavors, among them bananas and carrots. Wow, what a shock.

Here's another: that men mostly have sex, food and sleep on their brain. Not me of course.

I asked a young lady if any "stupid studies" came to mind. She mentioned a study that said if you charge your iPhone in a microwave it will fully charge. Well, it caught fire, so I'm not sure where she got that study.

Now I could go on about all the "stupid studies" out there. I tried to ask one guy, but he had heard enough.

"I was thinking that this exact study of stupid studies is a stupid study," he said. "No comment."

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