Friday, March 6, 2009

Introducing "Bottom of the Barrel" Fridays

It's a blogging truth universally acknowledged, that when you have nothing of value to say, you can always post pictures of baby animals.

Another good blogging trick is to say disparaging things about cute animals, or just link to those who do:

Monday, March 2, 2009

Immature Poets prefer veggies with cool names

This story is about how naming vegetables cool things increases how many kids will eat them.

Kids won't eat their vegetables? Rename them, scientists say.

In a new study, 186 four-year-olds were given regular carrots and, on other lunch days, they were given the same vegetables renamed X-ray Vision Carrots. On the latter days, they ate nearly twice as many.

The study suggests the influence of these names might persist.

To sum, scientists say if you want your kids to eat veggies... lie to them. Recipe for success. I'd suggest getting them to blog about it, but it may have been done already.