Monday, October 30, 2006

In honor of the season

jack-o-lanternScience applied to everyday things is one of my favorite topics, whether it's the lifespan of a twinkie, the response of a marshmallow peep to extreme treatments, or what happens to various foods when they're overcooked. Today, in honor of Halloween, I offer you a comparison of methods to preserve a carved pumpkin. Unfortunately, none of them work super-well, but the best might buy you a few extra days, if you got out the knife a bit too early this year...

(via boing boing)

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