Saturday, August 11, 2012

How Do You Eat Corn-on-the-Cob?

There are, apparently, two distinct ways that people eat corn-on-the-cob.  Some people work back-and-forth, chewing all the corn in a row and only then rotating the cob.  Others eat in a spiral, rotating the cob all the way around while chewing off a narrow stripe and only then moving the cob a bit sideways.

I was actually surprised when I read the above – the only way to eat corn-on-the-cob that had ever even occurred to me was the second method.  The first method seems to me somehow ... unnatural.

This post postulates a causal connection (or at least a strong correlation) between the way one eats corn-on-the-cob and two other things: the way one prefers to approach mathematics, and the way one programs.  This is a very strange idea.  Strange, but interesting...

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