Saturday, March 19, 2005

Easter Basket Cases

Link - Eating Marshmallow Peeps seems crazy enough. But if you knew what some people do with these things ...

In the mid-1990s, web pages and local papers began recording Peep-eating contests, including an annual Peep Off in Sacramento. In the late 1990s, the Associated Press and CNN picked up the story of two Emory University science professors who experimented on the (fairly indestructible) creatures and reported their results. On April Fool's Day 2000, NASA launched five Peeps in a balloon from the Marshall Space Flight Center; they went missing when the balloon ruptured.

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