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#544: The M&M Anomaly

June 6th, 2014

Episode 695 of 902 episodes

The other day we noticed something strange: a pack of Milk Chocolate M&M's weighs 1.69 ounces, but a pack of Peanut Butter M&M's weigh a tiny tiny bit less, 1.63 ounces. The two packs are same price, but you get slightly less of the Peanut Butter M&Ms! 0.06 ounces less! It turns out there is a whole weird world living down there at the third decimal place. When you pull on that little thread, lots of things start to unravel.After today's show, you will never pop a piece of candy in your mouth and think about it the same way again.

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