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[–] grapefruitforever 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

This is actually really interesting. My mom did this experiement on my siblings and I with cookies when we were kids. No idea why I remember it.

I was the fat kid of all of us. I remember my mom laughing that I obviously had the hardest time not eating the cookie.

As teens I was still the fattest but had better grades and higher test scores, though we all did well, and was the only one who didn't use any substances and now I think I may be the only one without even a mild substance abuse problem. As adults, we're all thin, healthy eaters and gym rats. (I'm 5'7" 130-135 just to clarify). But we all have severe anxiety issues. Only one sibling makes less money that I do, but she has a higher degree and in the long run will surpass me income wise I'm sure.

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[–] grapefruitforever 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I honestly don't remember.

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[–] Grave_Mercy 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I would have aced this test. Not so much because of self control, but mostly because I hate marshmallows. But even if it had been something I liked (like say chocolate) I probably would have aced it because I was a greedy gut and would have waited to get even more. It's so interesting to think that their lack of self control outweighs their greed and gluttony. It's so stupid. Why wouldn't you wait just minutes to get twice as much of something you really want? It's the easiest investment ever. Stupidity is just as detestable as gluttony and this just makes me hate fatties even more. It shows that at some base level they lack something. That it's not just society or learned behavior, but deep down they are defective pathetic creatures.

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[–] VegetarianZombie1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I would've, too, but it would be torture. I love marshmallows.

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[–] RoboWarrior 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm surprised that the one who eats the cookie would more likely get STIs, I wouldn't think fat people would get laid as much or perhaps I'm horribly mistaken.

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[–] theepilepticferret 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There was a study that showed overweight/obese females were more likely to engage in riskier sexual behaviours (such as not using the condom)

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[–] l23r 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

My theory? They're more likely to fuck whatever comes around, because they can't be picky, so they're more likely to catch something.

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[–] geese 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_marshmallow_experiment

wiki of it, original paper is behind a paywall

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[–] salad_monger [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Here's the experiment and the results and a TED talk about it because TED talks kick ass.

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[–] shmuklidooha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I thought the experiment would be to stuff their face with marshmallows and say "chubby bunny"

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