Thu 17 Mar 2011
This morning I awoke to myself yelling, “there are 71 ridges around a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.” I have no idea of where that outburst came from, nor do I have any recollection of the dream context that would have produced such an exclamation. There’s only one possible explanation: I’ve become a creative dream-genius fueled by my recent lack of sleep.
This mystery is further deepened because I don’t eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (or waxy American chocolate in general) nor do I have I ever counted candy grooves.
I just Googled it. 66 is the unofficial number provided for the Peanut Butter Cup ridge count. That’s only an percent error of 7.57*. Not bad at all for a subconscious night’s work.
I’m already starting to reap the rewards of fatherhood.
* Percent Error equation: take the difference from accepted value which is also your result minus the accepted value, divide by accepted value and multiply this result by 100.