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4 November 2008 9:12 pm

M&M's, Skittles, and Genetics

I'm always amazed how genetic inheritance manifests itself in Dylan and Andrea. Tonight at dinner, Dylan and Andrea were eating Skittles from their Halloween loot. Dylan dumped his bag on his plate and remarked how his green Skittles blended in on his green plate. (After which Andrea remarked how her green Skittles blended in on her pink plate.) He then sorted his Skittles by color and counted how many he had of each type. He then proceeded to eat whichever color Skittle he had the most. When he had the same number of all colors, I believe there was a priority order in which he ate them, but I'm not sure what it was. This continued until he ate all of his Skittles.

I eat M&M's the exact same way. After sorting by color and counting, I eat whichever color I have the most. When I have the same number of more than one color, I eat them in this order: brown, red, orange, yellow, blue, and green. This order may be influence by some commercial or story about green M&M's resulting in a home run in baseball.

Posted by geoff at 21:12 in /family